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

Gary Matteson FMC Board of Directors Candidate

Gary Matteson

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

Ruth White

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

Christie Balch FMC Board of Directors Candidate

Christie Balch

Executive Director, Crossroads Community Food Network
Takoma Park, MD

Dale Hazelwood FMC Board of Directors Candidate

Dale Hazlewood

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

Kim Hines

Executive Director, Augusta Locally Grown, Inc
Evans, GA

Dru Montri FMC Board of Directors Candidate

Dru Montri

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

Monika Roth FMC Board of Directors Candidate

Monika Roth

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

Gus Schumacher

Executive Vice President, Wholesome Wave
Washington, DC

Nicky Uy

Senior Associate, Farmers Market Program
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Jen Cheek

Executive Director

Miami Beach, Florida

Mae Carroll

Mae Carroll

EBT Program Associate
EBT Program Manager
Washington, DC

Alex Canepa

Research and Education Director

Austin, TX

Elizabeth Comiskey

Membership & Outreach Coordinator

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Emma Hansen

EBT Program Associate
Raleigh, NC

Stacy Miller

Program Advisor

Charlottesville, Virginia

Sara Padilla

Project Manager

Portland, Oregon


Honesta Romberger

Communications Associate

Arlington, VA

Marian Weaver

Metrics Program Manager
Baltimore, MD

Darlene Wolnik Farmers Market Coalition 2015

Darlene Wolnik

Senior Research Associate

New Orleans, Louisiana

Advisory Committee