Kitchen Cabinet of Advisors

The following people graciously provided inspiration, mentorship, friendship and encouragement in the years prior to the founding of Finance for Food, and they served as guiding stars through the duration of the project:

Brahm Ahmadi
Chief Executive Officer of People’s Community Market

Eric Becker
Chief Investment Officer of Clean Yield Asset Management and Founder of Greater Boston Slow Money

Leslie Christian
Chair of the Board of Upstream 21

Virginia Clarke
Coordinator of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders

Jim Cochran
Founder and Co-President of Swanton Berry Farm; Roots of Change Stewardship Council; Co-Founder of The Food Commons

Kathleen Fluegel
Executive Director of HRK Foundation and Steering Committee member of the PRI Makers Network

John Katovich
Partner and Founder of Katovich & Kassan Law Group; President of Cutting Edge Capital; Chief Regulatory Officer at Boston Options Exchange Regulation (NASDAQ OMX BX)

Warren Langley
Former President & COO of Pacific Exchange

Michelle Long
Executive Director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)

Mas Masumoto
Organic Farmer & Author; Member, National Council on the Arts

Martin Ping
Executive Director of Hawthorne Valley Association

Mike Roberts
President of First Nations Development Institute

Jeff Rosen
Finance Director of Solidago Foundation

Ricardo Salvador
Director and Senior Scientist of the Food & Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

Leslie Schaller
Director of Programming, The Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet)

Simran Sethi
Journalist and Kelly Scholar-in-Residence at St. Catherine University

Don Shaffer
President & CEO of RSF Social Finance

Brian Snyder
Executive Director of Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)

Josh Viertel
Former President of Slow Food USA

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