If you are interested in starting your own council, attending an event, getting involved, or simply learning more about OFPN, please contact a member of our steering committee.

Patricia Allen

Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
BIPOC Farming Network Program Manager

Amy Baskes


Amy Baskes Consulting

Maddie Chera

Director, Green Umbrella
Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council

Akron, Summit County

Jill Clark

Assistant Professor

Ohio State, John Glenn College of Public Affairs

Kathy Dickson

Methodist Theological School

Brian Estabrook

Food Systems Planner

Franklin County Economic Development & Planning

Tevis Foreman

Executive Director 

Produce Perks Midwest

Dr. Brittany Jones

University of Toledo

Beth Knorr

Executive Director

Summit Food Coslition

Hope Lane-Gavin

Director of Nutrition Policy and Programs

Ohio Association of Foodbanks

Amalie Lipstreu

Policy Program Coordinator

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

Wyndi Moore

Food Access Raises Everyone

Michelle Moskowitz Brown

Executive Director

Local Matters

Amanda Osborne

Community Development Educator

OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County

Zainab Pixler

Senior Analyst

Center for Good Food Purchasing

Karima Samadi

Management Analyst 

Columbus Public Health

Casey Slive

Food Access Coordinator

Ohio Department of Health

Carol Smathers

Assistant Professor & Director

OSU Extension, Ohio Farm to School

Liz Stites

Market Manager

Hyde Park Market, Ohio Farmers’ Market Network

Tanisha Velez


Cleveland Fresh

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