People: Advisory Board

  • Loren Cardeli

    Founder and President, A Growing Culture

    Loren Cardeli is the Founder and President of A Growing Culture (AGC), an organization that promotes ecological agriculture across the globe.  In creating AGC, Loren has [...]

  • Alain Coumont

    Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Le Pain Quotidien

    Alain Coumont is the founder of the Belgian bakery and restaurant, Le Pain Quotidien, and currently serves as the company’s Chief Creative Officer. In this role, he remains [...]

  • Devita Davison

    Director of Marketing & Communications, FoodLab Detroit

    Devita Davison, a native of Detroit and granddaughter of a preacher, lived almost 19 years in New York before moving back to her hometown of Detroit in 2012. Her words are not [...]

  • Laura Howard-Gayeton

    Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Lexicon of Sustainability

    Laura is the co-founder and Executive Director of “The Lexicon”. A social entrepreneur deeply rooted in the environmental movement, she founded Laloo’s, the first goat’s milk [...]

  • Henry Hargreaves

    Photographer, Artist

    Henry Hargreaves is a New York City based photographer and artist whose work has regularly been covered by the media and represented at the Venice Biennale and at Art Basel. [...]

  • Tony Hillery

    Founder & Executive Director, Harlem Grown

    Tony Hillery is the Founder and Executive Director of Harlem Grown. Tony founded Harlem Grown in 2011 to address the health and academic challenges facing public elementary [...]

  • Judith LaBelle

    Board Member, GRACE Communications Foundation

    Judith LaBelle’s career has been spent at the intersection of sustainable food, land use and community development. She was the founding President of Glynwood, a nonprofit [...]

  • Jennifer O’Flanagan


    Jennifer is the founder of FeastPR, a boutique Brooklyn-based marketing and public relations agency specializing in the strategic development of 360° brand-building campaigns [...]

  • Stephen Ritz

    Chief Eternal Optimist, Green Bronx Machine

    Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx educator who believes that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn in a better one. Self-proclaimed CEO [...]

  • Emmanuel Verstraeten

    Founder & CEO, Rouge Tomate and SPE Certified

    Emmanuel Verstraeten is a “serial entrepreneur” who to date has launched 11 companies. He is currently Founder & CEO of SPE Certified. Born in Brussels, he was raised by a [...]