Concord Food Collaborative Steering Committee & Advisors

2016-2017 Steering Committee

Matt Bank
Partner at Windhorse Capital Management

Maria Barker
Director of Nutrition and School Food Services, Concord Public Schools

Brooke Redmond
(2013, 2014–2017)
Principal Consultant of Radish Road; Co-Founder of the Farm-Based Education Network; Member of the The Trustees' Agriculture, Advisory and 125th Anniversary Committees; Member of the Fenn School's Board of Visitors; and founding member of the Concord Inter-Elementary School Wellness & Sustainability Committee.

Polly Reeve  
Director of Development, Massachusetts Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Vice-Chairman of the Concord Land Conservation Trust

Past Steering Committee Members

Debbie Barr
2013, 2014–2016)
Concord Climate Action Network Steering Group, League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle Representative, and Food for Thought/Gardening for Life Facilitator

Enid Boasberg
(2013, 2014–2016)
Co-Coordinator of the Concord Seed Lending Library

Ian Calhoun
(2013, 2014–2016)
General Manager and Owner, 80 Thoreau Restaurant

Cameren Cousins
Sustainability Coordinator, the Fenn School

Jim Crosby
CEO, Crosby's Market

Represented by Bob Vello, General Manager and John Cummings, Concord Store Manager

Jennifer Hashley
(2013, 2014–2016), Program (& Governance advice)
Director of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Co-Owner of Pete & Jen’s Backyard Birds, Lowell Food Security Coalition Steering Committee

Peter Hilton
President of the Board, Open Table

Ben Elliot
Chef & Farmer, Salt Box Farm

Laura Sackton
(2013, 2014–2016)
Co-Founder and Farm Manager, First Root Farm

Mayra Seyfarth

Clinical Nutrition Manager/General manager, Emerson Hospital

Linda Booth Sweeney, Ed.D
2013, 2014–2016)
Educator, Author, and Gaining Ground Board member

Emily Wheeler
(2013, 2014–2016)
Concord Agriculture Committee and Concord Climate Action Network steering group member

Joel Salatin visits with Food Collaborative Members before his
 lecture hosted by Concord Museum's Farm to Lectern series and
exhibit: The Greatest Source of Wealth: Agriculture in Concord. January 2013

Community Advisors

Elizabeth Akehurst-Moore
Owner, Trails End Cafe and Concord Corner Store


Bob Andrews
Concord Clergy-Laity Group, ConcordCAN Steering Committee Member

David Bearg
Sage Farm

Debbie Bier
East Quarter Farms Community Garden / Thoreau Farm

Hilary Boynton
Holistic Health Counselor

Leah Butler
Tribe Event Planning

Manager and Owner, 80 Thoreau Restaurant

Wayne Castonguay
Director of The Ipswich River Watershed Association

Brian Donahue
Professor of American Environmental Studies, Brandeis University

Author of Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farming and Forestry in a New England Town and The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord, Chairman of the Board of Battle Road Farms


Michael Goodwin
Director, Rivers and Revolutions, Concord-Carlisle High School US History Teacher


Karen Graziani
Kids Eat Smart Co-Chair, Concord Public School Lunch Team Member


Julia Elliot, RD, LDN
Clinical Dietitian in the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Metabolic Syndrome Clinics and Emerson Hospital

Joe Karr
Former Lower School and Grade 4 Science Teacher, Nashoba Brooks School

Delia Kaye
Natural Resources Director for the Town of Concord, Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

Nancy Nelson
Superintendent, Minute Man National Historical Park

Marcia Rasmussen
Director, Town of Concord Department of Planning and Management

Lucy Rossborough
Gaining Ground Board of Directors

Dan Schmid
Farmer, The Farm at Walden Woods

Debra Stark
Owner, Debra's Natural Gourmet

Gabrielle White
Town of Concord Public Health Inspector

Sarah White
Environmental Sciences Department, Minuteman Career and Technical High School






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