Speakers

Denise Morrison

Friday Keynote Speakers Jennifer Garner and John Foraker

11:30am - 12:30pm, Friday, March 9
Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central

Once Upon a Farm was founded with the dream of providing nutritious “farm-to-family” foods to kids of all ages. Soon after the company’s launch, award-winning actress, social advocate and mom of three, Jennifer Garner, as well as organic industry pioneer, John Foraker, came on-board as co-founders alongside Cassandra Curtis and Ari Raz. Together they grew the company with a goal of providing children with the best tasting, most nutritious, and highest quality food utilizing sustainable methods. Now, Once Upon a Farm aspires to be a leading organic family food company that will fight for and support efforts to drive positive social change and food justice for the benefit of families.

Anna Lappé

Saturday Keynote Speaker Anna Lappé

9:00 - 10:00am, Saturday, March 10
Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central

Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author and an internationally recognized expert on food systems. She is the director of Real Food Media and the author or co-author of three books, including Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It (Bloomsbury USA, 2010) and a contributing author to eleven more. She also serves as a consultant to foundations and philanthropists funding food system change and is the advisor to The Panta Rhea Foundation Food Program. With her mother Frances Moore Lappé, she also founded the Small Planet Institute and Fund, which has raised and given away more than $1 million to grassroots organizations worldwide since its founding in 2002, two of which have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She regularly speaks to audiences around the country, from university lectures to community-based events.

Rose Marcario

Esca Bona Story Stage Keynote Rose Marcario

2:00 - 2:30pm, Saturday, March 10
Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central (New location due to weather)

Rose is CEO of Patagonia Works and Patagonia Inc. companies owned by iconoclastic Founder Yvon Chouinard. She is credited with quadrupling the company’s profits and revenues during her tenure as COO and CEO since 2008, and taking Chouinard’s “radical revolution to scale.” She created the companies first in-house venture fund, and oversaw the development and creation of Patagonia Provisions, an organic regenerative food company focused on applying Patagonia’s mission to the food supply chain.

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Judith Ackerman

Corporate Engagement
Metro Caring

Lizzi Ackerman

Co-founder & CMO
Birch Benders

Chris Adams

Director of Transportation
Veritable Vegetable

Moiz Ali

Founder & CEO
Native

Maria Arbulu

Senior Marketing Specialist
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, Toronto

Gina Asoudegan

Vice President of Mission and Innovation Strategy
Applegate

Dave Asprey

Founder & CEO
Bulletproof

Susan Touchette Aust

Account Director
Vermilion

Tim Avila

Founder & CEO
Systems Bioscience, Inc.

B


Casey Bailey

Farmer
Clearlake Organic Farm

Ramkrishnan Balasubramanian

Chief Operating Officer
Quality Certification Services

Dr. Aron Barbey

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Carlos Barroso

Senior Vice President, Global Research & Development & Quality
Campbell Soup Company

Laura Batcha

CEO & Executive Director
Organic Trade Association

Jessica Bates

Director of Business Development
Dwight Funding

Judie Bizzozero

Editor
Natural Products INSIDER

James Bledsoe

Director, eCommerce Innovation Lab
U.S. Department of Commerce

Helena Bottemiller Evich

Senior Food & Agriculture Reporter
POLITICO

Dan Bourgault

Head of Brand Partnerships
Instacart

Dr. Jonny Bowden PhD, CNS

Author & Board Certified Nutrition Specialist

Asa Bradman PhD

Associate Director, Center for Environmental Research & Children’s Health; Associate Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Deanna Bratter

Director, Sustainable Development Strategy
DanoneWave

David Bronner

Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO)
Dr. Bronner's

Michael Bronner

President
Dr. Bronner's

Ethan Brown

President & CEO
Beyond Meat

Reyna Bryan

Director of Strategy
Elk Packaging

Patrick Bultema

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
FoodMaven

Dr. Helen Burgess

Director of the Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory
Rush University Medical Center

Bob Burke

Principal
Natural Products Consulting

Will Burke

Founder & CEO
Sol Simple

Bo Burlingham

Editor-at-Large, Inc. Magazine
Author, Small Giants: Companies that Choose to be Great Instead of Big

Adam Butler

Co-Founder & Collaboration Chief
The Butler Bros

C


Erin Callahan

Director
The Climate Collaborative

Birgit Cameron

Senior Director
Patagonia Provisions

Chris Campbell

President & CEO
Chameleon Cold Brew

Elizabeth Candelario

President
Demeter

Eric Carl

Merchandising Wellness Strategy Lead
Target

Christina Chambers

Senior Director of Retail Development
SPINS

Tom Chapman

Director of Ingredient Sourcing, Clif Bar & Company
Chair, National Organic Standards Board

Chef Charles Chen

Chef & Wellness Expert

Bill Chioffi

Vice President Global Sourcing
Gaia Herbs

Allan Christian

Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service/U.S. Department of Commerce

Lauren Clardy

Founder and CEO
NUTRIMARKETING

Katie Clark

Director of Sustainability
Happy Family Brands

Marieke Cormier

Owner
Roots Natural Foods

Dr. Bill Crawford PhD(c), MS

Founder & Principal Consultant
Crawford.Solutions

Mr. Jeffrey Crowther

Executive Director
U.S.China Health Products Association

D


Brenna Davis

Vice President, Social & Environmental Responsibility
PCC Community Markets

Megan DeBates

Director of Legislative Affairs & Coalitions
Organic Trade Association

Renaud des Rosiers

Sustainability Manager
Amy's Kitchen

Seleyn DeYarus

Co-founder & Executive Director
At the Epicenter

Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2; Co-Founder, Climate Collaborative;
Partner, Pluot Consulting

Kim Dietz

Senior Manager, Environmental, Natural & Organic Policy
J.M. Smucker Company

Mike Dill

Food Safety & Compliance Manager, Organic Trade Policy Analyst
Organically Grown Company

Matthew Dillon

Director of Agricultural Policy & Programs
Clif Bar & Company

Kate Dillon Levin

VP of Marketing - North America
Ecosphere+

Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association

Brian Durkee

Chief Operating Officer
Numi Organic Tea

E


Norah Eddy

Co-Founder
Salty Girl Seafood, Inc.

Mark Eisenacher

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Pyure Brands

CJ Eisler

Director - Specialty Feeds
Pipeline Foods

Sergio Eleuterio


Kraft Heinz & Springboard Brands

Melissa Elkins

Sustainability Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
Community Food Co-op

Debra Eschmeyer

Food Entrepreneur
Former Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” Initiative & Senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition

F


Andrew Falcon

CEO
Full Cycle Bioplastics

Susie Farbin

Owner
Mama Jean's Natural Market

Chris Fenster

Founder & CEO
Propeller Industries

Mark Fergusson

Chief Executive & Chief Financial Officer
Down to Earth Organic & Natural

Grant Ferrier

Managing Director
Nutrition Capital Network

Perry Fields

Founder
Frau Fowler

Jordan Fink CPT

Store Manager
Adele's Naturally

Trish Flaster

Executive Director, Botanical Liaisons
Co-founder, ingedientID.com

Greg Fleishman

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
Foodstirs

Lisa Fong

SMB Marketing
Pinterest

John Foraker

Co- Founder & CEO
Once Upon A Farm

Katie Forrest

Founder/Chief
Epic Provisions

Jane Franch

Director of Quality, Sourcing & Sustainability
Numi Organic Tea

Maggie Frank

National Educator
CV Sciences

Daisy Freund

Director of ASPCA Farm Animal Welfare
ASPCA

Ben Friedland

Vice President of Marketing
Lucky's Market

G


Leah Garces

USA Executive Director
Compassion in World Farming

Jennifer Garner

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer
Once Upon a Farm

Kyle Garner

CEO
Organic India USA

Kate Geagan

Food & Nutrition Consultant
Kate Geagan Nutrition

Dana Geffner

Co-founder and Executive Director
Fair World Project (FWP)

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Actress, Entrepreneur, Author
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer Foodstirs

Bill Giebler

Managing Editor, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network

Genevieve Gilbreath

Managing Director
SKU

Andrea Girman MD, MPH

Consultant
Communitas Consulting

Anubhav Goel

EVP of Client Growth Solutions
SPINS

Justin Gold

Founder
Justin's

Beena Goldenberg

Chief Executive Officer
Cultivate Ventures & Hain-Celestial Canada

Dr. Michael Grandner

Director of Sleep and Health Research Program
University of Arizona

Gretchen Grani

Regeneration & Sustainability Cebadora
Guayaki

Phil Graves

Managing Director, Tin Shed Ventures
Patagonia

Joanne Gray

Partner
Goodwin Law

Doug Greene

Founder
New Hope Natural Media

Sergey Grigoryan

Owner/Designer
TNKR Design

Gary Groff

EVP, Director of Business Development
New Resource Bank

David Grotto MS, RDN, LDN

Senior Nutrition Manager
Morningstar Farms®

Brad Gruno

Founder
Unna Goods

Dr. Michael Gruttaudauria

Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist

Dana Gunders

Food Systems Efficienado
Author, Waste Free Kitchen Handbook

Trinanjan Gupta

Partner & Co-Founder
DreamWeaver LLC

H


Todd Halpern

Partner, Food and Drug Law Practice
Venable LLP

Jim Hamilton

CEO
Neptune Wellness Solutions

Elysa Hammond

Vice President, Environmental Stewardship
Clif Bar & Company

Michael Hansen

Senior Staff Scientist
Consumers Union

Jenni Harris

Rancher & Marketing Manager
White Oak Pastures

Todd Harrison

Partner
Venable LLP

Fred Hart

Partner & Creative Director
Interact Boulder

Amanda Hartt

Market Research Manager
New Hope Network

Bonnie Hawthorne

Director, Dreaming of a Vetter World
MightyCanoe

Madeline Haydon

Founder & CEO
nutpods

Marshall Hayes

CEO
Amplio Digital

Katharine Hayhoe

Climate Scientist
Texas Tech University

David Haynes

Managing Director
Greenmont Capital Partners

Chip Heim

Co-Founder & Head of Marketing
The Soulfull Project

Joe Heitzeberg

Founder & CEO
Crowd Cow

Josh Hendrix

Director of Business Development - Domestic Production
CV Sciences, Inc.

Annie Herzig

Independent Illustrator
Annie Herzig Illustration

Arno Hesse

Co-Leader & Investor
Slow Money Northern California

Diana Hicks

Owner
Mama Jean's Natural Market

Siggi Hilmarsson

Founder
siggi's

Nancy Hirshberg

Chief Catalyst
Hirshberg Strategic

Bob Hoban

Managing Partner
Hoban Law Group

Shannon Hoffmann

Owner
GreenAcres Market

William Hood

Managing Director & Founder
William Hood & Company

Elzaphan Hotam

VP Sales, North America
TIPA

Melissa Hughes

Chief Mission Officer/General Counsel
Organic Valley

I


Nina Ichikawa

Policy Director
Berkeley Food Institute

Loren Israelsen

President
United Natural Products Alliance

J


Michelle Jackson

Partner, Food and Drug Law Practice
Venable LLP

Prashant Jagtap

President & CEO
Trayak

Kazia Jankowski

Founder, Brand & Culinary Innovator
KJ Culinary

Bety Javidzad

Counsel, Class Action Litigation Practice
Venable LLP

Brindusa Jimenez

Agency Development Manager
Google Marketing Solutions

Tera Johnson

Director
Food Finance Institute

K


Christine Kapperman

Senior Content Director
New Hope Network

Seth Kaufman

President
PepsiCo North America Nutrition

Chris Kerston

Director of Public Outreach & Events
The Savory Institute

Andrew Kimbrell

Executive Director
Center for Food Safety

Amy Kirtland

Executive Vice President, Natural & Fresh
KeHE Distributors

Roberta Kline MD

Co-Founder & CEO
Genoma International

Annalea Krebs

Founder & CEO
Social Nature

Jennifer Krupey

Sr. Vice President
Booyah Advertising

Scott Kucirek

CEO
OCHO Candy

L


Andressa Lacerda Ph.D.

Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder
Noblegen

Mary Laguardia

Omega-9 Oils Market Manager
Dow AgroSciences

jiani Lai

Business Development Specialist, Asia
Informa

Denise Lambertson

Founder & Chief Connector
LMS

Gregory Landua

CEO
Terra-Genesis International

Anna Lappé

Director, Real Food Media
Co-Founder, Small Planet Institute & Fund

Lenny Lebovich

Founder & CEO
Pre Brands

Shari Leidich

Founder & CEO
Know Brainer

Gero Leson

Vice President of Special Operations
Dr. Bronner's

Justin Levy

Executive Director
Conscious Alliance

Jake Lewin

President
CCOF Certification Services, LLC

Claudia Lewis

Partner and Co-Chair, Food and Drug Law Practice
Venable LLP

Craig Lieberman

President & Founder
34 Degrees

Mark Lipson

Senior Policy & Program Specialist
Organic Farming Research Foundation

Daniel Lohman

Organic & CPG Industry Strategic Advisor
Category Management Solutions

Jamie Lomas

Director, Global Emerging Account Sales
Amazon.com

Helen Long

President
Canadian Health Food Association

Josh Long

Legal & Regulatory Editor
Natural Products Insider

Gunnar Lovelace

Founder
Thrive Market

Adam Lowry

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Ripple Foods

Britt Lundgren

Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
Stonyfield

Jerry Lynch

Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer
General Mills

Renske Lynde

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Food System 6

M


Shaheen Majeed

President
Sabinsa

Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group Inc.

Daniella Malin

Senior Program Director, Sustainable Food Lab
Deputy General Manager, Cool Farm Alliance

Rose Marcario

President & CEO
Patagonia

Monique Marez

Director of International Trade
Organic Trade Association

Juliana Maria Leite Nobrega de Moura Bell Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis

Jon Marshall

Vice President
VMG Partners

Heather Marvin

Principal
E2E Innovation

Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President of Content
New Hope Network

Matt Mayer

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands

Michael McBurney, Ph.D., F.A.C.N.

VP Science, Communications & Advocacy
DSM Nutritional Products

Gina McCarthy

Former EPA Administrator
Director, Center for Health & the Global Environment; Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Joe McCarthy

Senior Financial Executive
McCarthy Consulting Services

Laura McCord

Executive Director Category Management
KeHE Distributors

Betsy McGinn

Founder
McGinn eCommConsulting

Jill McIntosh

Vice President Merchandising, Natural Foods
The Kroger Company

Yadim Medore

Founder & CEO
Pure Branding

Zach Mercurio

Author, The Invisible Leader
Founder, ZachMercurio.com & ZM Consulting & Speaking

Melody Meyer

Vice President Policy & Industry Relations
UNFI

Tracy Miedema

Vice President, Innovation & Brand Development
Presence Marketing

Jane Miller

Founder
Janeknows.com

Jesse Miller Ph.D.

Director of Applied Research Center
NSF International

Tracy Misiewicz

Associate Director of Science Programs
The Organic Center

Alyson Mitchell Ph.D.

Professor & Food Chemist
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis

Blake Mitchell

Principal
Interact on Shelf

Dr. Cheryl Mitchell

Sr. VP Ingredient Manufacturing
Elmhurst Milked

Jason Mitchell

Co-Founder & President
HempFusion

Maryellen Molyneaux

President & Founding Partner
Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)

Dr. Martha Clare Morris

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center

Claire Morton

Senior Industry Analyst
New Hope Network

Donna Morton

CEO
Change Finance

Jim Moscou

Founder & CEO
NatchCom

Tim Mount

Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Certified Clinical Master Herbalist
Director of Education at NeoCell

Michael Movitz

Founder & Managing Partner
The Movitz Group

Jeff Moyer

Executive Director
The Rodale Institute

Sean Murphy

Founder & Publisher
Hemp Business Journal

Dr. Michael Murray N.D.

Natural Medicine, Health & Nutrition Expert
DoctorMurray.com

Daren Myers

Co-Founder
Rau Chocolate

Liz Myslik

Chief Marketing Officer
Fresca Foods

N


Abraham Nabors

Owner, Director of Education & Standards
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe

Gabe Nabors

Owner
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe

Soumya Nair

Director of Marketing Insights
Kerry North America

Jim Nielsen

President & Chief Operating Officer
Sprouts Farmers Market

Nitin Nitin Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis

O


Robyn O'Brien

Founder
AllergyKids Foundation

Sheila Ongie

Sustainability Manager
National Co+op Grocers

Tina Owens

Director, Sustainability & Strategic Sourcing
Kashi Company

P


Serafina Palandech

President & Co-Founder
Hip Chick Farms

Russ Parsons

Author & Food Journalist

Keith Paustian

University Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences
Colorado State University

Logan Peterman

Farm Resources Manager
Organic Valley

Eric Pierce

Director, Strategy & Insights, NEXT
New Hope Network

Andrew Pittz

Farmer-in-Chief
Sawmill Hollow Family Farm

Deanna Pogorelc

Senior Content Producer
New Hope Network

Rick Polito

Editor in Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network

Nate Powell-Palm

President
Cold Springs Organics

Nathan Pratt Ph.D. RD

Nutrition Scientist
Kerry North America

Justin Prochnow

Co-Chair Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Practice
Greenberg Traurig

R


Alison Rabschnuk

Director of Corporate Engagement
The Good Food Institute

John Raiche

SVP Marketing & Supplier Relationships
UNFI

Mark Rampolla

CEO
Beanfields

Luke Raymond

Founder Partner & Executive Creative Director
VMG Creative

Mark Retzloff

Co-Founder
Horizon Organic Dairy, Aurora Organic Dairy & Alfalfa’s Markets

Walter Robb

Former Co-CEO
Whole Foods Market

Eimear Robertson

Vice President and General Manager of Culinary
Kerry North America

Diana Rodgers LDN, NTP

RD, Producer of Kale vs. Cow and Podcast Founder
The Sustainable Dish

Carlos Rojas

Vice President - Legal, Risk & Sustainability
Sprouts Farmers Market

Sheldon Romer

Executive Consultant/Coach

Jessica Rubino

Senior Content Marketing Director
Informa Global Health & Nutrition Network

Todd Runestad

Ingredients & Supplements Editor
New Hope Network

Eric Ryan

Co-Founder & CEO
Olly

Matt Ryan

Retail Services Manager
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association

Alison Ryu

Managing Director
CircleUp

S


Shauna Sadowski

VP of Sustainability & Industry Relations
Annie's Inc.

Chad Sarno

VP of Culinary
Good Catch

Bradley A. Saville, Ph.D, P.Eng.

Chief Science and Technology Officer
Prenexus Health

Miss Nova Sayers

Senior Business Development Manager for the Food and Sustainability
NSF International

Francine Schoenwetter

Content Marketing Director, Supply Chain Solutions
Informa Global Health & Nutrition Network

Susy Schöneberg

Director of Solutions
Flexport

Edward Schultz

Corporate Shareholder
Greenberg Trautig, LLP

Errol Schweizer

Advisory Board
Good Eggs

Jon Sebastiani

Founder
Sonoma Brands

Leah Segedie

Creator
ShiftCon, Mamavation

Jessica Shade PhD

Director of Science Programs
The Organic Center

Dr. Kantha Shelke

Principal
Corvus Blue

Corinne Shindelar

CEO / President
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association

Natalie Shmulik

CEO
The Hatchery

Robynn Shrader

CEO
National Co+op Grocers

Dr. Aimee Shunney ND

Medical Advisor
CV Sciences

Kristie Sigler

North American Food & Agribusiness Lead
FleishmanHillard

Dan Silverman

Partner, Class Action Litigation Practice
Venable LLP

Christopher Simmons Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis

Michele Simon JD, MPH

Executive Director
Plant Based Foods Association

Rob Sinclair

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands

Susan Skjei

Director, Authentic Leadership Center
Naropa University

Carly Smolak

VP of Innovation
Forager Project

Erin Sojourner Agostinelli

Director of Business Development
Demeter USA

Jostein Solheim

Executive Vice President & CEO
Ben & Jerry's

Faith Son

Vice President, Global Marketing and Innovation at PureCircle
PureCircle

Lisa Spicka

Associate Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association

Adam Spriggs

Founder
Nucleus Maximus

Mark Squire

Owner
Good Earth Natural Foods

Dan Stangler

Business Unit Director
General Mills

Scott Steinford

CEO
Trust Transparency Consulting

Tawnee Steinke

Business Development
iGlobal Stores

Crystal Stewart

Vice President
Booyah Advertising

Kimberly Stewart

Editor & Director of Content Development
Today's Practitioner

Pamela Stewart

Founder & President
Essenza Communications

Albert Straus

Founder & CEO, Organic Dairy Farmer
Straus Family Creamery

Rachel Stroer

Chief Operating Officer
The Land Institute

T


Josh Tabin

Co-Founder
Wild Zora Foods, LLC

Hormis Tharakan

Senior Materials Manager
Nature's Path Foods

Kate Toews

Strategic Marketing
Kerry North America

James Topper

Market Development Manager
Neogen Corporation

Bety Tovar

Senior Director Research and Development
PepsiCo

Tiffany Tran

Senior Sustainability Analyst
Annie's, Inc.

Robin Tsai

Managing Director
VMG Partners

Lauren Tucker

Executive Director
Kiss the Ground

Bill Tuohig

Sr. Vice President & Market Leader, NEXT Data & Insights
New Hope Network

U


Mikaila Ulmer

CEO
Me & The Bees Lemonade

V


Luke Vernon

Managing Partner
Ridgeline Ventures

Carla Vernón

President, Natural & Organic Operating Unit
General Mills

Kristin Vesa

Business Coach & Consultant
Vesa Enterprises

David Vetter

President
Grain Place Foods, Inc.

Shazi Visram

Founder & ChairMom
Happy Family Organics

Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen's Garden Market

Elfrun von Koeller

Partner & Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group

W


Jason Wachob

Founder & CEO
mindbodygreen

Jessica Walden

Senior Reviewer/ Policy Specialist
Quality Assurance International (QAI)

Lisa Walsh

CEO
Truco Enterprises

Kari Warberg Block

Founder & CEO
earthkind

Kevin Weiss

VP, Growth & Strategy
Amplio Digital

Megan Westgate

Executive Director
Non-GMO Project

Shae Whitney

Founder
Dram Apothecary

Debbie Wildrick

Chief Strategy Officer
MetaBrand

Carl Winter Ph.D.

Specialist
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis

Gwendolyn Wyard

Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs
Organic Trade Association

Z


Javier Zamora

Owner
JSM Organics

Marci Zaroff

Founder & CEO, Metawear
Co-Founder, Good Catch & BeyondBrands

Michelle Zerbib

Standards Director
New Hope Network

Ryan Zinn

Organic & Fair Trade Coordinator
Dr. Bronner's