Fairfax Food Council

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

10777 Main Street, Suite 325
Fairfax, VA 22030

Diane Charles,
Project Manager

Steering Committee


Community Sector Name Organization

Co-Chairs, Food Council

Kate Garsson*

Annie Turner*


Food for Others

Project Manager, Food Council

Diane Charles*

Fairfax Food Council/Health Dept.

Anchor Organization

Heather Yutzy

Health Department/WIC

Anchor Organization

Matt Mulder

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Farmers Market

Chelsea Roseberry


Clergy & Leadership Council


Clergy & Leadership Council

FCPS Food and Nutrition Services

Megan Mauer

FCPS Food & Nutrition Services

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS)

Office of the Fairfax County Executive 

Zugheilie Licea

Dawn Hyman*

NCS Region III
Coordinated Services

One Fairfax

Fairfax County Department of Family Services (DFS)

Maria Loh

Marcela Castro

Area Agency on Aging

DFS, Self Sufficiency Division

Government Agency Dr. Benjamin Schwartz Fairfax County Health Department/ Epidemiology and Population Health

Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA)

Aimee Long Vosper

Fairfax County Park Authority

Farm Community

Michael Lipsky Potomac Vegetable Farms

Business Community

Loreann Grimes

Frontier Kitchen

Nonprofit Community

Cynthia Singiser*

Capital Area Food Bank

Nonprofit Community  

Bill Threlkeld

Nonprofit Community Carol Barbosa  SevaTruck


Patricia Moreno

Marcia Twomey

Anthem HealthKeepers Plus

MCCP Foundation

University (Higher Education)

Dr. Kerri LaCharite

Constance Gewa

George Mason University, Dept. of Nutrition & Food Studies

George Mason University


WG Chairs/Urban Agriculture

Juan Pablo Echeverria

Stacey Evers

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Hands on Harvests

WG Chairs/Food Access & Literacy

Katie Strong

Matt Mulder

Amy Biestek 

Virginia Cooperative Extension


No Kid Hungry

Ex-Officio: Chair, BOS Human Services Committee Dalia Palchik   Fairfax County Board of Supervisors 

Ex-Officio Member

Chris Garris *



Theresa Benincasa



Nourelhoda Alashem

Stephanie Moreno-Mejia

Justice High School

John R. Lewis High School   

*Member of Executive Committee

Fairfax Virtual Assistant