Our team keeps us focused on our mission to empower children to make healthier choices by strategically integrating food and nutrition education within school standards, curriculum, and culture.

Long Term Strategy 

Brian Tijan

Nathan Lohrmann

Eric Bohn

Marketing & Communications

Nora Allen‌ (Chair)

Paul Chen

Susan Hague

Hannah Hemperly

Stacy Lucier

Michelle Weber‌

Community & Policy

Shari Berland (Co-Chair)

Taylor Meredith (Co-Chair)

Tynisha Jointer

Nicole Kerr

Natalie Perkins

Ron Whitmore

Teacher Advisory

Chandra Garcia

Meghan Dolan

Vicki Drewa

Amy Peterson

Development

Ashley Allen

Vincent Beckman

John Behrens

Neilav Bhatt 

JP Bitting  (Co-chair)

Marcus Cook  

Megan Gusick

Frank Mahoney

Mark Orlowsky  (Secretary) 

Paige Smith  (Co-chair)

Robert Teinowitz

Joe Campagna

Shulamis Rouzaud

Ann Beteta

 

Irene Fogelson

Mallory Ulaszek

Kelsey Kreiling

Samantha Lande

Taylor Allison

Marci Ponto

Karrie Leung

Alycia Rock

Eric Chmiel

Co-Presidents: Kelsey Kreiling and Taylor Allison

Secretary: Kristin Webb

Mallory Ulaszek

Shulamis Rouzaud

Steve Attanasio

Brian Moy

Ray Akpan

Caitlin Arens

Emily Clark

Cara Fumigalli

Paige Smith

Audrey Lenkiewicz

Kristen Webb

Mistey Nguyen

Kevin Fitzgerald

Alexander Zeleniuch

Rayna Yaker

Madelaine Kukanza

M. Elysia Baker

Katrina Mata

Kelly Meggenberg

Frances Lendacki

Katie Law

 

Our talented chefs take their passion for food into the classroom to inspire children to make healthier choices.

Akiko Moorman (El Ideas)
Allison Scott (Local Foods)
Amy Biller (Yusho ChicagoYusho VegasBilly SundayA10)
Andy Lim (Swift & Sons)
Becca Grothe (Sunday Dinner Club)
Christine Cikowski (Honey Butter Fried Chicken & Sunday Dinner Club)
Charlie McKenna (Lillie’s Q)
Dawn Rogan (El Ideas)
Doug Sohn (Hot Doug’s)
Drew Davis
Eric Shaw (Lula Café)
Hunter Moore (Parson’s Chicken and Fish)
James Grey (Goddess & Grocer)
Jason Hammel (Lula Café)
Joshua Kulp (Honey Butter Fried Chicken & Sunday Dinner Club)
John Manion (La Sirena Clandestina)
John Vermiglio (Billy SundayA10)
Jon DuBois (Green Zebra)
Julie Warpinski (Big Star)
Justin Large (Vander Mill)
Joe Flamm (Spiaggia Cafe)
Lauren Freeburg (Lula Café)
Marisa Vande Velde (formerly of Black Dog Gelato)
Matthias Merges (Yusho ChicagoYusho VegasBilly SundayA10)
Nick Schmuck (Real Kitchen Chicago)
Nina Cantamessa (Lillie’s Q)
Paula Haney (Hoosier Mama Pie Co.)
Paul Kahan (The PublicanBlackbirdAvec, Big StarPQM)
Phillip Foss (El Ideas)
Rachel Post (Our House)
Raeanne Sarazen, Dietitian and Culinary Consultant
Ryan Poli (Catbird Seat)
Sandra Holl (Floriole)
Sean Sanders (Brown Trout)
Tim Coonan (Big Shoulders Coffee)
Patrick Cloud

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Chartwells K12

Chicago Blackhawks Foundation

Chicago Gourmet

Dose Marketing Inc.

Drew Davis and Amelia Runyan

Eileen Furey and Tom Quinn

Eric Frey and Michelle Hartnett

Fogelson Family Foundation

Fortune Fish International

Fresh Thyme

Joan and Jeffrey Matthews

Jordan Shields and Sarah Donovan

Julie and Gregory Goldstein

Keith and Robin Struve

Lifeway Foods

Louis A Sr. and June M. DeSorbo Charitable Foundation

LR Development Co LLC

Maggie and Michael Murzanski

Marilyn Joy Scripps

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

Penserra

Peter Krupp

Piece Pizzeria

Posey Family Foundation

Robert Guttman and Family

Robert Murphy

RW Troxell Insurance

Solomon Barnett

Telos Group, LLC

Tengelsen Family Foundation

The Chicago Community Trust

The Lyon Family Foundation

The Savage Family

The Irvin Stern Foundation

Turano Bread Company

University of Chicago Medicine & the Institute for Translational Medicine

5600K Foundation

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