Board of Directors

The FMC board of directors represents the farmer, consumer, and community interests served by farmers markets. Serving three year terms, the current volunteer board members include the following (read their bios to learn more):


Bernadine Prince

President, FMC Board of Directors
Co-Director and Co-Founder, FRESHFARM
Markets Washington, DC


Copper Alvarez

Vice President, FMC Board of Directors
Executive Director, Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance- Baton Rouge

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Jeffrey O’Hara

Treasurer, FMC Board of Directors
Agricultural Economist , Union of Concerned Scientists
Washington, DC

Monika Roth FMC Board of Directors Candidate

Monika Roth

Secretary, FMC Board of Directors
Agricultural Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Ithaca, New York

Christie Balch FMC Board of Directors Candidate

Christie Balch

Executive Director, Crossroads Community Food Network
Takoma Park, MD


Fred Broughton

South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Columbia, South Carolina


Ben Feldman

Food and Farming Program Director, Ecology Center
Berkeley, California

Dale Hazlewood FMC Board of Directors Candidate

Dale Hazlewood

Special Event Coordinator/Farmers Market Manager & Special Project Coordinator City of Aurora
Aurora, IL

Kim Hines

Kim Hines

Executive Director, Augusta Locally Grown, Inc
Evans, GA

Gary Matteson FMC Board of Directors Candidate

Gary Matteson

VP, Young, Beginning, Small Farmer Programs and Outreach, The Farm Credit Council
Washington, DC

Dru Montri FMC Board of Directors Candidate

Dru Montri

Director, Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA)
East Lansing, MI

Gus Schumacher

Gus Schumacher

Executive Vice President, Wholesome Wave
Washington, DC


Nicky Uy

Senior Associate, Farmers Market Program
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Ruth White

Programs Administrator, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
St. Paul, Minnesota


Sharon Yeago

Community Food Systems Consultant
High Springs, Florida



Jen Cheek

Executive Director

Miami Beach, Florida

Alex Canepa

Alex Canepa

Research and Education Director

Austin, TX

Mae Carroll

Mae Carroll

EBT Program Associate

Washington, DC


Elizabeth Comiskey

Membership & Outreach Coordinator

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

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Stacy Miller

Program Advisor

Charlottesville, Virginia

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Sara Padilla

Project Manager

Portland, Oregon


Honesta Romberger

Communications Associate

Arlington, VA

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Darlene Wolnik

Senior Research Associate

New Orleans, Louisiana

Advisory Committee