People: 2016 Change Food Fest Speakers

We’re excited to announce our first speakers for the Change Food Fest – Eric Kessler of Arabella Advisors and Daniel Lubetzky from KIND. Speakers will be announced on a rolling basis, so please check back often as we add more people to the program. Are you making a change in the Food Movement? Apply to speak at the Change Food Fest!

  • Mary Cleaver (Panelist)

    Founder & Owner, The Cleaver Co.

    Mary is the Sustainable Food Curator for the Change Food Fest. Mary Cleaver, one of the country’s foremost authorities on sustainable food and local sourcing, is the founder [...]

  • Jason Green

    CEO and Co-Founder, Edenworks

    Jason Green is CEO + Co-Founder at Edenworks, a Brooklyn-based indoor farming company. Edenworks grows uncompromisingly delicious and sustainable greens and fish in [...]

  • Daniel Blake

    Co-Founder, Open, Ag, Inc.

    Daniel Blake joined the OpenAg, Inc. team because of his passion for fixing our food ecosystem. Our current food system, which feeds 7.3 billion people, is rapidly approaching [...]

  • Annalyn Lavey (Quickbites)

    GM, Founding Member, Square Roots Urban Growers, Inc.

    Annalyn is an impact driven businesswoman ­ primarily focused in the intersection of food and technology. Most recently, she joined up with The Kitchen, an impact organization [...]

  • Angel Rodriguez

    Vice President of Community Economic Development, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha

    Angel serves as the Vice President of Community Economic Development (CED) for Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM). APM is a Philadelphia based, catalytic non-profit [...]

  • Martina Lynch

    Rapper, Song Writer and Poet

    Martina Lynch (born December 2nd, 1995) is an American rapper, song writer and poet from Baltimore, MD (Also known as Tina TurntUP). Martina is mostly known for her talents as [...]

  • Sam Fromartz

    Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Food & Environment Reporting Network

    Sam Fromartz is Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network. He is a veteran journalist who focuses on the intersection of the food, [...]

  • Kim Huskey

    Food Services Manager, Americas, Google

    Kim Huskey has worked for Google in NYC since 2007. She has 20 years experience as a hospitality leader in global corporate food services, restaurant fine dining, and [...]

  • Cary Junior

    Founder and General Manager, Southeast Michigan Producers Association

    Mr. Junior is a Founder and General Manager of SouthEast Michigan Producers Association, or SEMPA. The organization was established to assist small rural African [...]

  • Kate Cox (Panel Moderator)

    Editor, The New Food Economy

    Kate joined The New Food Economy after several years covering the American aging experience for radio and text as a freelance health reporter. She is a contributor to The [...]

  • Adam Eskin

    Founder & CEO, Dig Inn

    Adam’s passion for the food industry grew after two somewhat cliched encounters—a visit to an asparagus farm, and a poignant reading of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s [...]

  • Konstantin Zvereff (Panelist)

    Co-Founder & CEO, Blue Cart

    Konstantin left his native Barcelona at 18, earning his BA before spending two years with the Peace Corps in northern Mozambique. On his return to the States, Konstantin [...]