Food Well Alliance is staffed with a dynamic team, who share common goals to strengthen the local food system. Learn more about our contributions to the organization and our favorite local foods below.

Meet the Team

Nadirah Ali
Administrative Coordinator

Kim Karris
Grant & Community Capital Manager

Bobby Farmer
Grants Coordinator

Will Sellers
Collaboration Program Manager

Britni Burkhardsmeier
Collaboration Program Coordinator

Myriah Towner
Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Ellen Macht
Interim Executive Director


Meet the Board of Directors

Bill Bolling, Board Chairman and Senior Advisor
Bolling Consulting

Robby Kukler, Secretary
Partner, Fifth Group Restaurants

Bill Levisay, Treasurer
Levisay Consulting

Alex Taylor,
Chief Operating Officer, Cox Enterprises


Community Board

Bill Bolling, Chairman
Food Well Alliance

Mary Pat Matheson
Botanical Garden
Executive Director

Michael Halicki
Park Pride
Executive Director

Leesa Carter
Captain Planet Foundation
Executive Director

Rashid Nuri
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture
Founder & CEO

Katie Hayes
Community Farmers Markets
Executive Director

Fred Conrad
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Community Garden Manager

Allison Duncan
Atlanta Regional Commission
Principal Planner

Alice Rolls
Georgia Organics
Executive Director

Susan Kidd
Agnes Scott College
Sustainability Director

Suzanne Burnes
Collective Wisdom Group
Founder & CEO

Bobby Wilson
Metro Atlanta Urban Farm
President/Founder

Susan Pavlin
Merrill Lynch
Global Growers Board

Sara Berney
Wholesome Wave Georgia
Executive Director

Mario Cambardella
Mayor's Office of Resilience, City of Atlanta
Urban Agriculture Director

Peggy Barlett, Ph.D
Goodrich C. White Professor
Department of Anthropology, Emory University