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):

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Bernadine Prince

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

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Copper Alvarez

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

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Sharon Yeago

FMC Treasurer, Past President
Community Food Systems Consultant
High Springs, Florida

Christie Balch FMC Board of Directors Candidate

Christie Balch


Executive Director, Crossroads Community Food Network
Takoma Park, MD

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Fred Broughton


South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Columbia, South Carolina

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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

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Jeffrey O’Hara

Agricultural Economist
Union of Concerned Scientists
Washington, DC

Monika Roth FMC Board of Directors Candidate

Monika Roth


Agricultural Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Ithaca, New York

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Gus Schumacher


Executive Vice President, Wholesome Wave
Washington, DC

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Nicky Uy


Senior Associate, Farmers Market Program
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Ruth White


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

Staff

Mae Carroll

Mae Carroll

EBT Program Associate

Washington, DC

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Jen Cheek

Executive Director

Miami Beach, Florida

Protecting Board Members & Learning the Nitty Gritty of Statewide Insurance Programs

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

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Honesta Romberger

Communications Associate

Arlington, VA

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Darlene Wolnik

Senior Research Associate

New Orleans, Louisiana

Advisory Committee