Fairfax Food Council

703-246-8404 TTY 711
10777 Main Street, Suite 325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Diane Charles
Project Manager

Steering Committee

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Community Sector Name Organization

Co-Chairs, Food Council

Kate Garsson*

Matt Mulder*


Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Project Manager, Food Council

Diane Charles*

Fairfax Food Council/Health Dept.

Anchor Organization

Heather Yutzy

Health Department/WIC

Anchor Organization

Annie Turner*

Food for Others

Farmers Market



Clergy & Leadership Council


Clergy & Leadership Council

FCPS Food and Nutrition Services

Megan Mauer

FCPS Food & Nutrition Services

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS)

Zugheilie Licea

NCS Region III
Coordinated Services

Fairfax County Department of Family Services (DFS)

Maria Loh

Marcela Castro

Area Agency on Aging

DFS, Self Sufficiency Division

Government Agency Dawn Hyman* Fairfax County Park Authority
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

Casandra Lawson

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Potomac Vegetable Farms

WG Chairs/Food Access & Literacy

Gillian Kimura

Jo Doumbia

Amy Biestek 

Capital Area Food Bank

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions 

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

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