Comprised of chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, academics, food system funders, and leading NGO representatives, the new Impact Programs Advisory Committee serves as a source of expertise and a sounding board for JBF's Impact Programs team. Meet the committee members who will advise JBF on the areas of food waste reduction, sustainable meats, sustainable seafood and fish, and childhood nutrition.


  • Andrea Reusing, JBF Award–Winning Chef, Lantern and the Durham, Chapel Hill, NC —Chair
  • Jason Clay, JBF Leadership Award Winner; Senior Vice President, Food and Markets, and Executive Director, Markets Institute, World Wildlife Fund
  • Marianne Cufone, Executive Director and Founder, Recirculating Farms Coalition
  • Scott Cullen, Executive Director, GRACE Communications Foundation
  • Ben Hall, Chef and CEO, Russell St. Deli, Detroit
  • Maria Hines, JBF Award–Winning Chef, Maria Hines Restaurants, Seattle
  • Jennifer Jasinski, JBF Award–Winning Chef, Rioja, Bistro Vendome, Euclid Hall Bar + Kitchen, and Stoic & Genuine, Denver
  • JJ Johnson, JBF Rising Star Chef Semifinalist, The Cecil and Minton’s, Harlem, NYC
  • Eric Kessler, JBF Trustee and Founder, Arabella Advisors
  • Josette Lewis, Associate Director, World Food Center, UC Davis
  • Elizabeth Meltz, Director of Environmental Health, B&B Hospitality Group, Eataly USA
  • Mary Sue Milliken, JBF Trustee; JBF Award–Winning Chef and Co-Owner, Border Grill Restaurants and Trucks, Los Angeles
  • Michel Nischan, JBF Award–Winning Chef, Founder and CEO, Wholesome Wave
  • Erik Olson, Director, Health and Environment Program; Senior Strategic Director, Food and Health, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Chris Powell, Trustee, Good Food Advocacy, The Osprey Foundation
  • Ricardo Salvador, JBF Leadership Award Winner; Director, Food and Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Bryant Terry, JBF Leadership Award Winner, Author, Food Justice Activist, and Chef-in-Residence, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco
  • Will Witherspoon, Former NFL Player, Owner and CEO, Shire Gate Farm, MO


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