Farmers Market Coalition Staff


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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 (click each thumbnail to read their bio and learn more):

Past Board Members

Adreinne Akers
Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market
Kokomo, IN

Amy Crone
Founder & Executive Director
Maryland Farmers Market Association, Haywood MD

Andrew Stout
Full Circle Farm, WA

Ben Feldman
Food and Farming Program Director
Ecology Center, CA

Bernadine Prince
Blue Skies Farm, DE

Brian Coppom
Boulder County Farmers Market

Longmont, CO

Brigitte Moran
Executive Director
Agricultural Institute of Marin, CA

Caroline Todd
Columbia Farmers Market, MO

Cheryl DeBerry
DeBerry Farm, MD

Chris Curtis
Executive Director
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance
Seattle, WA

Christie Balch
Executive Director
Crossroads Community Food Network, MD

Cindy Torres
Director (CFMA), Market Manager
Colorado Farmers Market Association/Longmont Farmers Market, CO

Copper Alvarez
Executive Director, BREADA
Baton Rouge, LA

Cory Chatman
Deputy Director of Operations at Experimental Station
Chicago, IL

Dale Hazelwood
Vice President
Illinois Farmers Market Association, IL

David Rand
Chief Operating Officer
Chicago Local Foods, IL

Diane Eggert
Executive Director
Farmers’ Market Federation of New York, NY 

Elise Ashby
Chief Operating Officer
The RobinHood Group

Fred Broughton
Marketing Specialist
South Carolina Department of Agriculture, SC

Gus Schumacher
Founder, Wholesome Wave
Former USDA Undersecretary

Hugo Fernando Mogollon Pazmino
Executive Director
Community Foodworks

Jan Walters
EBT consultant, farmer
Tarre De Amore Farms/Jan Walters Consulting Services, IA

Janel Leatherman
Kansas State University – Sedgwick County Extension
Past director of Virginia Beach Farmers Market and
Administrator of the Dallas Farmers Market, KS

Jaret Foster
Market Manager
Portland Farmers Market, OR

Jeff Cole
Executive Director
Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets, MA

Jeffrey O’Hara
Agriculture Economist
Union of Concerned Scientists, DC

Jim Bingen
Professor of Community, Food, & Agriculture
Michigan State University, MI

Judith Robinson
Market Manager
Princeton Farmers Market, NJ

Kathleen Glahn
Wild Juniper Farm
Gettysburg, PA

Kelly Foss
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Des Moines, IA

Kim Hines
Augusta Locally Grown, GA

Leslie Schaller
Appalachian Center for Economic Networks, OH

Maritza Owens
Chief Executive Officer
Harvest Home Farmers Markets

Michael J. Hurwitz
Executive Director
New York Greenmarket, NY

Monika Roth
Agricultural Extension Operator
Cornell Cooperative Extension, NY

Nicky Uy
Farmers Market Innovator
Community Assets Connector

Nony Dutton
Deputy Director
FreshFarm Markets

Qiana Mickle
New York City’s Office of Urban Agriculture

Richard McCarthy
Food System Consultant
Brooklyn, NY

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

Sagdrina Jalal
Executive Director
Georgia Farmers Market Association

Sharon Yeago
Sharon L Yeago, LLC

Swati J. Shah, MD, MPH
New Orleans, Louisiana