Speaker List

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Ari Adams

Blogger/Influencer, CEO
Love, Peace + Tiny Feet, ShiftCon Eco-Wellness Influencer Conference

Sarah Andrysiak

Director, Soil Health Initiatives
Green America Center for Sustainability Solutions

Gina Asoudegan

Vice President, Mission & Innovation
Applegate

Hammad Atassi

CEO
American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)

Meghan Ayles

Influencer Networking
Protect Our Breasts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Andrew Bahrenburg

National Policy Director
National Young Farmers Coalition

Ed Barker

Senior Director, Agriculture and Food Programs
Green America Center for Sustainability Solutions

Cynthia Barstow

Marketing Faculty, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Founder & Executive Director, Protect Our Breasts

Laura Batcha

CEO & Executive Director
Organic Trade Association

Morris Beegle

Founder & President
We Are for Better Alternatives: NoCo Hemp Expo, Let's Talk Hemp

Marisa Bertha

Director of Business Development & 7-Ventures
7-Eleven

Tejas Bhatt

Senior Director, Food Safety Innovations
Walmart

Roxanne Bispham

Kitchen Manager & Head Chef
Debra's Natural Gourmet

Brianna Blanton

Marketing Coordinator
Exclusive Brands, Whole Foods Market

Neil Blomquist

Innovation & Business Development
Natural Habitats

Jenna Blumenfeld

Senior Food Editor
New Hope Network

Kiko Bourne

Host
The Lunch Agenda

Terry Brett

Owner
Kimberton Whole Foods

Annie Brown

Development Director
Rodale Institute

Kate Brown

Founder & President
Boulder Organic Foods

Orion Brown

Founder & CEO
The Black Travel Box

Jordan Buckner

CEO & Co-Founder
TeaSquares

Mike Burgmaier

Managing Director & Co-Founder
Whipstitch Capital

Bob Burke

Principal
Natural Products Consulting

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Berto Calkins

Founder
Tatted Vegan

Erin Callahan

Director
The Climate Collaborative

Hank Cardello

Senior Fellow & Director, Food Policy Center
Hudson Institute

Michel Cavigelli PhD

Lead Scientist
USDA Agricultural Research Service, Farming Systems Project

Sashee Chandran

Founder & CEO
Tea Drops

Cheryl Clements

Founder + CEO
PieShell

Perry Clutts

Owner & Operator
Pleasantview Farm

Maria Carolina Comings

Marketing Director
General Mills

Nancy Coulter-Parker

Principal
NCP Content & Consulting

Doug Crabtree

Owner / Operator
Vilicus Farm

Chris Crawford

Vice President of Education
LifeSeasons

Elizabeth Crawford

Deputy Editor
Food Navigator-USA

Jenny Cruse

Coordinator
Accredited Certifiers Association

Lisa Curtis

Founder & CEO
Kuli Kuli

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Ken Dallmier

President & Chief Operating Officer
Clarkson Grain Company

Lisa de Lima

Vice President of Grocery
MOM's Organic Market

Megan DeBates

Director of Legislative Affairs & Coalitions
Organic Trade Association

Brian Dey

Sr. Merchandiser & Natural Stores Coordinator
Four Seasons Produce

Kim Dietz

Senior Manager, Environmental, Natural & Organic Policy
J.M. Smucker Company

Mike Dill

Food Safety & Compliance Manager, Organic Trade Policy Analyst
Organically Grown Company

Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA)

Alexandra DySard

Environmental & Community Partnership Manager
MOM's Organic Market

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Caroline Fausel

Founder
Olive You Whole

Tracy Favre

Global Director
Quality Assurance International

Lisa Fennessy

Founder
This Organic Girl

Grant Ferrier

Managing Director
Nutrition Capital Network

Kate Finley

Founder & CEO
Belle Communication

John Foraker

Co- Founder & CEO
Once Upon A Farm

Maggie Frank

National Educator
CV Sciences

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Steve Geest

Vice President of Wellness, Data & Pricing
MOM's Organic Market

Bill Giebler

Managing Editor, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network

Lewis Goldstein

Executive Vice President of Brand Marketing
Organic Valley

Lauren Gollnitz

Director of Marketing, Strategy & Communications
Simple Mills

Bryan Gray

Senior Marketing Manager
New Hope Network

John Grubb

Founder
Summit Venture Management

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Todd Halpern

Partner
Venable LLP

Rebecca Hamilton

Second Generation Family Owner & Co-CEO
W.S. Badger Company

Thomas Harding

Founder
Lehigh Valley Organic Growers

Sara Harper

Founder & CEO
Grounded Growth

Todd Harrison

Partner
Venable LLP

Fred Hart

Partner & Creative Director
Interact Boulder

Amanda Hartt

Market Research Manager
New Hope Network

Marshall Hayes

CEO
Amplio Digital

Erin Heitkamp

Managing Director, Strategy, Sustainability & Assurance
Pipeline Foods

Avery Henderson

Account Supervisor
Interact Boulder

Valeria Hinojosa

Founder
Water Thru Skin

Gary Hirshberg

Co-Founder & Chief Organic Optimist
Stonyfield Farm

Cate Hollowitsch

Community Engagement Manager
Organic Valley

Melissa Hughes

Chief Mission Officer/General Counsel
Organic Valley

Lisa Hyman

Co-Founder
goodDog

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Michelle Jackson

Partner
Venable LLP

Yumna Jawad

Founder
FeelGoodFoodie

Dr. Karen Jensen ND

Author
Speaker on Behalf of Natural Factors

Holly Johnson Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer
American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)

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Max Kabat

Co-Founder
goodDog

Christine Kapperman

Senior Content Director
New Hope Network

Daniel Karsevar

Chief Problem Solver
Solutiontopia

Ali Kelley

Associate Marketing Manager
Annie's

Blair Kellison

CEO
Traditional Medicinals

Chris Kerston

Director of Public Outreach & Events
The Savory Institute

Eckhart Kiesel

VP of Sustainability & Business Development
Ciranda

Heili Kim

Partner
Venable LLP

Carrie Kocik

Director of Communications
New Hope Network

Kunal Kohli

Co-Founder & COO
BOU Brands

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Laura Lagano MS, RDN, CDN

Co-Founder
Holistic Cannabis Academy

Denise Lambertson

Founder & Chief Connector
LMS

Frank Lampe

VP, Communications & Industry Relations
UNPA

Ben Lee

Managing Director
CircleUp Funds

Joyce Lee

Founder
Nibble

Mike Lee

Founder, The Future Market
Co-Founder, Alpha Food Labs

Sujean Lee

Chief Operating Officer
Milk Bar

Gigi Lee Chang

Partner
BFY Capital

Benjamin Levy

Vice President
Echo Capital Group

Alan Lewis

Government Affairs, Food & Agriculture Policy
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

Claudia Lewis

Partner
Venable LLP

Denver Lewis

Community and Conference Content Manager
New Hope Network

Sarita Lopez

Owner & Founder
Green-Go Cactus Water

Tyler Lorenzen

President
PURIS

Max Lugavere

Filmmaker, Health & Science Journalist
Author, Genius Foods

Britt Lundgren

Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
Stonyfield

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Karl Marsh CRC

Chief Culinary Officer
Eat Fit Go

Steven Marshall

Partner
Venable LLP

Annie Martin

Business Program Lead
Kiss the Ground

Carlotta Mast

SVP of Content & Insights
New Hope Network, Informa Global Health & Nutrition Network

Tim McCollum

Co-Founder/Co-CEO
Madecasse LLC

Nick McCoy

Managing Director & Co-Founder
Whipstitch Capital

Jeremiah McElwee

Senior VP Merchandising and Product Development
Thrive Market

Melody Meyer

President
Source Organic

Peggy Miars

President
IFOAM – Organics International

Tracy Miedema

Vice President, Innovation & Brand Development
Presence Marketing

Jane Miller

Founder, JaneKnows.com
CEO, Lily's Sweets

Jonathan Miller

Lexington Member-in-Charge
Frost Brown Todd LLC

Stanley Minnick

Energy Services Manager
Organic Valley

Johanna Mirenda

Farm Policy Director
Organic Trade Association

Tracy Misiewicz

Associate Director of Science Programs
The Organic Center

Blake Mitchell

Principal
Interact on Shelf

Maryellen Molyneaux

Founder & Managing Partner
Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)

Nikki Montisanti

PTA Global Trainer
Kill Cliff

Courtney Moran

Founding Principal
EARTH Law, LLC

Claire Morton

Senior Industry Analyst
New Hope Network

Elizabeth Moskow

Culinary Director
Sterling-Rice Group

Michael Movitz

Founder & Managing Partner
The Movitz Group

Jeff Moyer

Executive Director
Rodale Institute

Brittany Mullins

Founder
Eating Bird Food

Jim Murphy

Vice President of Strategy and Venturing for Venturing and Emerging Brands, “VEB”
VEB / Coca-Cola Company

Steve Myers

Senior Editor
Natural Products Insider

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Sarah Nathan

Incubator Program Specialist
Chobani

Sara Newmark

Vice President of Social Impact
MegaFood

Lauren Nixon

Food Educator

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Andi O'Conor

SpeakCoach

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Alice Pang

Associate
McCarter & English

Poorvi Patodia

CEO & Founder
Biena Snacks

Katie Paul

Executive Director
KeHE Distributors

Ricardo Perdigao

CFO & COO
Sambazon

Eric Pierce

Vice President of Business Insights, NEXT Data & Insights
New Hope Network

Andrew Pittz

Farmer-in-Chief
Sawmill Hollow Family Farm

Michelle Poler

Founder
Hello Fears

Rick Polito

Editor in Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network

Alicia Potter

Founder + Creative Director
Faven Creative

Chris Pruneda

Chief Marketing Officer
Cece's Veggie Co.

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Douglas Raggio

Managing Partner
Bias & Blind Spots

Sam Raser

Procurement
Grain Millers

Hema Reddy

Founder & CEO
Crafty Counter Brands

Graham Rigby

Chief Innovation Officer
Organic India

Elena Rosenblum

Accelerator Director
Union Kitchen

John Roulac

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Nutiva
Founder & Chief Hemp Officer, RE Botanicals

Jessica Rubino

Senior Content Marketing Director
Informa Global Health & Nutrition Network

Todd Runestad

Senior Editor, Ingredients & Supplements
New Hope Network / Natural Products Insider

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Cynthia Samanian

Founder
Hidden Rhythm

Robby Sansom

CFO/COO
Epic Provisions

Jason Sapsin

Counsel
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Nova Sayers

Senior Business Development Manager
NSF International

Sarah Schmansky

VP, Growth & Strategy
Nielsen

Francine Schoenwetter

Content Marketing Director, Supply Chain Solutions
Informa Global Health & Nutrition Network

Matt Segal

Co-Founder
Alpine Start Foods

Jason Sepp

Owner
ShiKai

Jessie Shafer

Editor in Chief, Delicious Living
New Hope Network

Anjali Shah

Founder
The Picky Eater

Rachael Shayne

Senior Director Partnerships, Sales & Marketing
Vivabox

Bill Shen

Managing Director
Encore Consumer Capital

Kavita Shukla

Founder & CEO
The FRESHGLOW Co.

Dr. Aimee Shunney ND

Medical Advisor
CV Sciences

Heather Snavely

Vice President, Marketing
PCC Community Markets

Joanne Sonenshine

Founder + CEO
Connective Impact

Perteet Spencer

Principal, Brand Growth Solutions
SPINS

Tom Spier

Founder & Managing Partner
Boulder Food Group (BFG)

Adam Spriggs

Founder
Nucleus Maximus

Mark Squire

Owner
Good Earth Natural Foods

Paul Stamets

Owner, Founder & Director of Research
Fungi Perfecti

Dan Stangler

Business Unit Director
Annie's

Debra Stark

Founder & Co-Owner
Debra's Natural Gourmet

Mitchell Stevko

CEO
Growth CEO Advisors

Charlie Stone

Founder
SRW

Matt Storey

Director of Global Business Development
Charlotte's Web by the Stanley Brothers

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Ashish Talati

Partner
Amin Talati & Upadhye, LLC

Sylvia Tawse

Founder & Chief Fresh Officer
Fresh Ideas Group

Jerry Taylor

President
Niskanen Center

Mark Thomann

Managing Director
Spiral Sun Ventures

Haile Thomas

Founder + CEO
HAPPY (Healthy Active Positive Purposeful Youth)

Jennifer Tucker

Deputy Administrator
USDA National Organic Program

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Luke Vernon

Managing Partner
Ridgeline Ventures

Carla Vernón

President, Natural & Organic Operating Unit
General Mills

Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen's Garden Market

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Stephen Walker

Operations Manager
Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA)

Margarita Wallach

Partner
McCarter & English

Karen Washington

Co-Owner & Farmer
Rise & Root Farm

Debbie Wildrick

Chief Strategy Officer
MetaBrand

Lori Wyman

North American Representative
Global Organic Textile Standard

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Marci Zaroff

Founder & CEO, Metawear
Co-Founder, Good Catch & BeyondBrands

Leslie Zuck

Principal
Common Ground Consulting