People: Speakers

  • Anne O’Connor (Panelist)

    Director of Public Affairs, Organic Valley

    Anne O’Connor is the Director of Public Affairs at Organic Valley/Organic Prairie. Anne oversees the teams that promote the cooperative’s mission, manage the [...]

  • Viraj Puri

    Co-Founder and CEO, Gotham Greens

    Viraj co-founded and serves as CEO of Gotham Greens, a worldwide pioneer in the field of commercial-scale urban agriculture. Gotham Greens provides its diverse retail, [...]

  • Jonathan Cetnarski (Panelist)

    President & CEO, Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts

    Jonathan Cetnarski is the President & CEO of NYC’s Natural Gourmet Institute. He is a transformational executive who aims to redefine the culinary school experience for [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Patrick J. Stover

    Professor and Director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

    Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University.  He graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a BS degree [...]

  • Matthew Kenney

    Plant-Based Chef and Founder, Matthew Kenney Cuisine

    Matthew Kenney graduated from the French Culinary Institute and, after working in upscale New York City kitchens, opened a number of his own highly regarded restaurants in New [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Mark Post

    Physiology Department Chair, Maastricht University

    Professor Mark Post is a medical doctor who has had several appointments as assistant professor at Utrecht University, Harvard University, as associate professor at Dartmouth [...]