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Christie Welch

Mykalee McGowan March 15, 2022

Within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Welch serves as the Direct Food and Agriculture Marketing Specialist to assist Ohio’s agricultural and food producers increase their profitability and sustainability through best marketing practices, increase marketing efficiencies, and market diversification. Ms. Welch has a strong interest in the economic development of rural Ohio and is…

Robbi Mixon

Mykalee McGowan March 11, 2022

I grew up in Macon, Georgia and I currently reside on Dena’ina and Sugpiaq lands, in Homer, Alaska. I’ve just “retired” from directing our local farmers’ market for the last decade. I’m the executive director of the Alaska Food Policy Council and the Alaska Farmers Market Association. I am also the Local Foods Director for…

Megan Sankey

Hannah Fuller November 19, 2021

Megan joined FMC in late 2021 as Metrics Support and is looking forward to utilizing their academic understanding of farmers markets and local food systems. They see farmers markets as unique opportunities to address complex economic, social, and environmental issues in the larger food systems context. Megan is graduating from the University of Wisconsin in December 2021, majoring…

Lauren Wood

Hannah Fuller

Lauren joined FMC in November 2021 as the Farmers Market Support Associate and is thrilled to be able to support farmers markets and strengthen local food systems at scale.  After getting a M.S. in Food Policy & Applied Nutrition from Tufts University, she coordinated DC-based international food aid research projects and managed community health and…

Mykalee McGowan

Mykalee McGowan July 28, 2021

Communications Associate  Mykalee joined FMC as Communications Associate in July 2021. She has a Bachelors degree in Journalism from Howard University. Since then, she has also delved into photography, videography, and graphic design working for online publications such as Blavity, Greatist, and the Huffington Post. They have also worked in marketing and branding for organizations…

Willa Sheikh

Hannah Fuller June 3, 2021

Willa is a community organizer, racial equity educator and a systems thinker. She has worked in Diversity and Inclusion in institutions of higher learning, food education and advocacy, and with community-owned food cooperatives, supporting grassroots community economic development focused on equity, justice and sustainability. Current Focus: In her role as FMC’s Deputy Director, Willa oversees Administration,…

Erica Hall

Hannah Fuller April 16, 2021

Erica Hall, M.S. CED, MBA, ARM, has a multi-disciplinary background as a community economic development practitioner, community organizer, environmental justice advocate, Board member, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) facilitator/trainer/consultant, and Senior Legal Professional with interests in intersectional environmentalism exploring the connection between sustainability, resiliency, food waste, climate change, food insecurity, the built form and placemaking,…

Regan Emmons

Hannah Fuller April 12, 2021

Regan Emmons is the Farmers Market Promotion Program coordinator for Utah State University and is working to strengthen a generative network for farmers markets in UT and helps markets increase capacity to accept SNAP. Originally from East Tennessee, Regan has lived in the west for 16 years in Hawaii, Arizona, and Oregon before moving to…

Qiana Mickie

Hannah Fuller

Qiana is a food systems and equity consultant. For over 11 years, she has worked on fostering racial, economic, and environmental equity within regional food/farm systems. Qiana is also active in local and international policy on issues such as food sovereignty, land tenure, and health. Qiana serves on the International Council of Urgenci, the Coordination…

Reana Kovalcik

Hannah Fuller

Reana Kovalcik is a lover of all things food and farm, community organizer, and founder of the Slow Food USA Share a Seed program. Reana is a DC-based policy and communications professional dedicated to making our food and farm system more equitable and sustainable. She has worked both in the local and federal policy spheres…