COMMITTEES

Cape Fear Food Council committees and current membership are as follows:

PRODUCTION & PROCESSING

  

Topics of interest: Farm production, farmer support, farm labor, agritourism, farm land preservation, fishing

     industry, food processing, home gardening, community gardens

  

Committee Chair - Gwen Gulliksen, Instructor, Cape Fear Community College Culinary Department

Executive Board Rep - David Brenner, Founder, Wilmington Green

Jordyn Appel, Community Food Access Coordinator, Feast Down East

Graham Cole, Owner/Operator, WILgrow

Matt Collogan, Education Director, The Hemp Farmacy

Sarah Daniels, CEO, Heirloom Ideas Consulting

Marie Davis, Owner, Centripetal Farms

Mari Carl Fisher, Food Resource Coordinator, Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

Karen Thompson, Homesteader & Blogger, Lil' Suburban Homestead

Duane Truscott, Owner, My Garden Plants Company

  

DISTRIBUTION

  

Topics of interest: Farmers' markets, Community Supported Agriculture, on-site farm offerings (u-pick, farm

     stands), wholesale vendors (grocers, restaurants, institutions), local food marketing

  

Committee Chair - Sarah Daniels, CEO, Heirloom Ideas Consulting

Executive Board Rep - Jill Waity, Assistant Professor, UNCW Department of Sociology & Criminology

Megan Canny, Member Services Director, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

Rob Collins, community member

Sierra Coomer, student, UNCW

Mari Carl Fisher, Food Resource Coordinator, Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

Lauren Smith, community member

Kyle Stennerson, Owner, Humble Roots Farm

Chelsea Thornhill, Marketing & Community Liaison, Whole Foods Market

  

ACCESS

  

Topics of interest: Food deserts and food insecurity, local food access for the general public and limited-

     resource consumers, nutrition education, farm-to-school/school gardens

  

Committee Co-chairs - Jordyn Appel, Community Food Access Coordinator, Feast Down East &

     Chelsea Thornhill, Marketing & Community Liaison, Whole Foods

Executive Board Rep - Beth Gaglione, Wilmington Branch Director, Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

Casey Auch, Food Resource Coordinator, Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

Leah Mayo, Coordinator, UNCW Center for Healthy Communities

Steve McCrossan, Executive Director, Nourish NC

Katelyn Matney, Health Education Supervisor, New Hanover County Health Department

Rachel LaCoe, Community Development Analyst, City of Wilmington

Vanessa Lacer, Mobility Manager, WAVE Transit

Morgan McKnight, Extension Area Agent - Family & Consumer Sciences, NC Cooperative Extension

Sara Wingate, Nutrition Educator, NC State University SNAP-Ed Steps to Health

Brian Blake, Program Manager, Blue Ribbon Commission

Qailinn Bowen, Community Outreach Coordinator, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity

Rob Collins, Owner, Copper Sun Micro Farm

Stephanie Harris, Community Outreach Education Consultant, Smart Start of New Hanover County

Kathleen Hoolihan, FoodCorps Service Member, Brunswick County Cooperative Extension

Kit Huelskamp, Assistant Professor, UNCW School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

Heather Kelejian, Director, The Ability Garden

Nathan King, Owner, Seaview Crab Company

La'Toya Parker, Parent Education Consultant, Smart Start of New Hanover County

Allie Price, Nutrition Coordinator, New Hanover County Head Start Program

Anthony Snider, Associate Professor, UNCW Department of Environmental Studies

Dolores Williams, Community Enrichment Initiatives

  

WASTE REDUCTION & RESOURCE RECOVERY

This committee is a dual-purpose function of the Coastal Composting Council. For the most up-to-date information about their meetings and activities, follow them on Facebook.

  

Topics of interest: Governmental waste management, food vendors' waste disposal, at-home composting and

     food waste reduction, on-farm food waste reduction

  

Committee Chair - Marie Davis, Owner, Centripetal Farms

Executive Board Rep - Joe Suleyman, Director, New Hanover County Environmental Management

Kat Pohlman, Sustainability Captain, UNCW Sustainability

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