Speakers

Denise Morrison

Friday Keynote Speakers Jennifer Garner and John Foraker

11:30am - 12:30pm, Friday, March 9
Marriott, Marquis Ballroom S/C

Once Upon a Farm was founded with the dream of providing nutritious “farm-to-family” foods to kids of all ages. Soon after the company’s launch, award-winning actress, social advocate and mom of three, Jennifer Garner, as well as organic industry pioneer, John Foraker, came on-board as co-founders alongside Cassandra Curtis and Ari Raz. Together they grew the company with a goal of providing children with the best tasting, most nutritious, and highest quality food utilizing sustainable methods. Now, Once Upon a Farm aspires to be a leading organic family food company that will fight for and support efforts to drive positive social change and food justice for the benefit of families.

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Tom Aarts

Co-Founder
Nutrition Capital Network

Lizzi Ackerman

Co-founder & CMO
Birch Benders

Joshua Aikens

Chief Marketing Officer
iGlobal Stores

Dave Asprey

Founder & CEO of Bulletproof
Bulletproof

Tim Avila

Founder & CEO
Systems Bioscience, Inc.

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Carlos Barroso

Senior Vice President, Global Research & Development & Quality
Campbell Soup Company

David Berenson

Principal & Founder
E2E Innovation

James Bledsoe

Director, eCommerce Innovation Lab
U.S. Department of Commerce

Deanna Bratter

Director, Sustainable Development Strategy
DanoneWave

David Bronner

Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO)
Dr. Bronner's

Bob Burke

Principal
Natural Products Consulting

Adam Butler

Co-Founder & Collaboration Chief
The Butler Bros

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Erin Callahan

Director
The Climate Collaborative

Chris Campbell

President & CEO
Chameleon Cold Brew

Elizabeth Candelario

Managing Director
Demeter

Eric Carl

Merchandising Wellness Strategy Lead
Target

Allan Christian

Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service/U.S. Department of Commerce

Lauren Clardy

Founder and CEO
NUTRIMARKETING

Katie Clark

Director of Sustainability
Happy Family Brands

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Seleyn DeYarus

Co-founder & Executive Director
At the Epicenter

Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2
Partner, Pluot Consulting

Joe Dickson

Global Quality Standards Coordinator
Whole Foods Market

Kate Dillon Levin

VP of Marketing - North America
Ecosphere+

Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association

E


Norah Eddy

Co-Founder
Salty Girl Seafood, Inc.

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Chris Fenster

Founder & CEO
Propeller Industries

Grant Ferrier

Managing Director
Nutrition Capital Network

Perry Fields

Founder
Frau Fowler

Jordan Fink CPT

Store Manager
Adele's Naturally

Greg Fleishman

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
Foodstirs

John Foraker

Co- Founder & CEO
Once Upon A Farm

Katie Forrest

Founder/Chief
Epic Provisions

Ben Friedland

Vice President of Marketing
Lucky's Market

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Ms Leah Garces

USA Executive Director
Compassion in World Farming

Jennifer Garner

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer
Once Upon a Farm

Kyle Garner

CEO
Organic India USA

Dana Geffner

Co-founder and Executive Director
Fair World Project (FWP)

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer
Foodstirs

Bill Giebler

Senior Editor
Nutrition Business Journal

Justin Gold

Founder
Justin's

Phil Graves

Managing Director, Tin Shed Ventures
Patagonia

Sergey Grigoryan

Owner/Designer
TNKR Design

Gary Groff

EVP, Director of Business Development
New Resource Bank

Brad Gruno

Founder
Unna Goods

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Jim Hamilton

CEO
Neptune Wellness Solutions

Michael Hansen

Senior Scientist
Consumer Union

Fred Hart

Partner & Creative Director
Interact Boulder

Bonnie Hawthorne

Director, Dreaming of a Vetter World
MightyCanoe

Madeline Haydon

Founder & CEO
nutpods

Katharine Hayhoe

Co-Director, Climate Science Center
Texas Tech University

David Haynes

Managing Director
Greenmont Capital Partners

Josh Hendrix

Director of Business Development - Domestic Production
CV Sciences, Inc.

Annie Herzig

Independent Illustrator
Annie Herzig Illustration

Arno Hesse

Co-Leader & Investor
Slow Money Northern California

Siggi Hilmarsson

Founder
The Icelandic Milk and Skyr Corporation

Nancy Hirshberg

Chief Catalyst
Hirshberg Strategic

Bob Hoban

Managing Partner
Hoban Law Group

William Hood

Managing Director & Founder
William Hood & Company

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Kazia Jankowski

Founder, Brand & Culinary Innovator
KJ Culinary

Tera Johnson

Director
Food Finance Institute

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Christine Kapperman

Editor in Chief, Natural Foods Merchandiser
New Hope Natural Media

Andrew Kimbrell

Executive Director
Center for Food Safety

Amy Kirtland

Senior Vice President Natural
KeHE Distributors

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Denise Lambertson

Chief Connector
LMS

Anna Lappé

Director, Real Food Media
Co-Founder, Small Planet Institute & Fund

Timothy LaSalle Ph.D.

International Coordinator, Alternatives to Agricultural Burning, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative
Co-Founder & Co-Director, Regenerative Agriculture Initiative, Chico State University

Shari Leidich

Founder & CEO

Gero Leson

Vice President of Special Operations
Dr. Bronner's

Josh Long

Legal & Regulatory Editor
Natural Products Insider

Britt Lundgren

Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
Stonyfield

Jerry Lynch

Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer
General Mills

Renske Lynde

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Food System 6

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Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group Inc.

Rose Marcario

President and CEO
Patagonia

Monique Marez

Director of International Trade
Organic Trade Association

Juliana Maria Leite Nobrega de Moura Bell Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis

Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President of Content
New Hope Network

Matt Mayer

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands

Betsy McGinn

Founder
McGinn eCommConsulting

Jane Miller

Founder
Janeknows.com

Jesse Miller Ph.D.

Director of Applied Research Center
NSF International

Alyson Mitchell Ph.D.

Professor & Food Chemist
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis

Maryellen Molyneaux

President & Founding Partner
Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)

Claire Morton

Senior Industry Analyst
New Hope Network

Jeff Moyer

Executive Director
The Rodale Institute

Sean Murphy

Founder & Publisher
Hemp Business Journal

Dr. Michael Murray

Natural Medicine, Health & Nutrition Expert

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Jim Nielsen

President & Chief Operating Officer
Sprouts Farmers Market

Ted Ning

Executive Director, NatchCom
Principal, LOHAS Group

Nitin Nitin Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis

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Robyn O'Brien

Founder
AllergyKids Foundation

Sheila Ongie

Sustainability Manager
National Co+op Grocers

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Serafina Palandech

President & Co-Founder
Hip Chick Farms

Eric Pierce

Director, Strategy & Insights, NEXT
New Hope Network

Deanna Pogorelc

Senior Content Producer
New Hope Network

Rick Polito

Editor in Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network

Justin Prochnow

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

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John Raiche

SVP Marketing & Supplier Relationships
UNFI

Mark Rampolla

CEO
Beanfields

Walter Robb

Former Co-CEO
Whole Foods Market

Beth Robertson-Martin

Sourcing Lead - Organic, Natural & Non-GMO Ingredients
General Mills

Sheldon Romer

Executive Consultant/Coach

Jessica Rubino

Content Marketing Director
New Hope Natural Media

Todd Runestad

Editor in Chief, Engredea
New Hope Network

Eric Ryan

Co-Founder & CEO
Olly

Alison Ryu

Managing Director
CircleUp

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Francine Schoenwetter

Director of Content Marketing, Engredea
New Hope Network

Errol Schweizer

Co-Founder
Good Catch

Jon Sebastiani

Founder
Sonoma Brands

Corinne Shindelar

CEO / President
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association

Robynn Shrader

CEO
National Co+op Grocers

Christopher Simmons Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis

Rob Sinclair

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands

Susan Skjei

Director, Authentic Leadership Center
Naropa University

Faith Son

Vice President, Global Marketing and Innovation at PureCircle
PureCircle

Lidia Sosa

Senior Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service

Adam Spriggs

Founder
Nucleus Maximus

Rachel Stroer

COO
The Land Institute

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Josh Tabin

Co-Founder
Wild Zora Foods, LLC

Lauren Tucker

Executive Director
Kiss the Ground

U


Mikaila Ulmer

CEO
Me & The Bees Lemonade

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Carla Vernon

President, Natural & Organic Operating Unit
General Mills

Luke Vernon

Managing Partner
Ridgeline Ventures

David Vetter

President
Grain Place Foods, Inc.

Shazi Visram

Founder & ChairMom
Happy Family Organics

Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen's Garden Market

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Megan Westgate

Executive Director
Non-GMO Project

Shae Whitney

Founder
Dram Apothecary

Debbie Wildrick

Chief Advisory Officer
MetaBrand Corporation

Carl Winter Ph.D.

Specialist
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis

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Marci Zaroff

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

Michelle Zerbib

Standards Director
New Hope Network