Members (as of Summer 2016)

Spike Mendelsohn | Chair, Food Policy Council | Owner, Good Stuff Eatery, Bearnaise Restaurant, and We, The Pizza
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Tambra Raye Stevenson | Founder / Principal Consultant, NativSol Kitchen | Founder / CEO, Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics, and Agriculture (WANDA)
Jonas Singer | Chief Executive Officer, Blind Dog Cafè, Union Kitchen
Christopher Bradshaw | Founder and Executive Director, Dreaming Out Loud
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Paula Reichel | Advocacy Director, Capital Area Food Bank
Caesar Layton | Founder and CEO, Cultivate Ventures
Alexander Moore | Chief Development Officer, DC Central Kitchen
Joelle Robinson | Community Organizer

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Laine Cidlowski, AICP, DC Food Policy Director

Laine is the Food Policy Director for the District of Columbia Office of Planning and the District of Columbia Food Policy Council. She was previously the Lead Urban Sustainability Planner for the Office of Planning where she was the project manager for the Office of Planning for the Sustainable DC initiative and Plan to make the city the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the United States. It is a citywide initiative crafted for and by the District’s diverse community with the ultimate goal of making DC more socially equitable, environmentally responsive, and economically prosperous. Laine holds a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning and a Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania and B.A. Degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in Environmental Studies. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and co-chairs the American Planning Association’s Food Interest Group.

Eric Shaw, Director, DC Office of Planning

Ashley Stephens, Staff Assistant, DC Office of Planning

DC Government Agency Members

Donna Anthony, Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Mark McCain, Department of Parks and Recreations

Stephen Campbell, Department of General Services

Dr. Djinge Lindsay, Department of Health

Vincent Parker, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Dan Guilbeault, Department of Energy and Environment

Roberta Downing, Department of Human Services

Pia Brown, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development