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.


Nadirah Ali
Events & Experience Coordinator

J. Olu Baiyewu
Director of Programs & Outreach

Sarah Benedict
Administrative Coordinator

Britni Burkhardsmeier
Project & Impact Manager

Fred Conrad
Community Garden Coordinator

Bobby Farmer
Grants & Relationship Manager

Kim Karris
Executive Director

Will Sellers
Deputy Director

Ellen Macht
Innovation Strategy Consultant

Board of Directors

Bill Bolling, Board Chairman and Senior Advisor
Bolling Consulting

Robby Kukler, Partner
Fifth Group Restaurants

Bill Levisay, Treasurer
Levisay Consulting

Alex Taylor, President and CEO
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

Carol Hunter
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture
Executive Director

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

Susan Pavlin
Merrill Lynch
Global Growers Board

Denise Blake
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