Presented By:


Denise Morrison

Friday Keynote Speakers Jennifer Garner and John Foraker

11:30am - 12:30pm, Friday, March 9
Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central

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.

Anna Lappé

Saturday Keynote Speaker Anna Lappé

9:00 - 10:00am, Saturday, March 10
Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central

Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author and an internationally recognized expert on food systems. She is the director of Real Food Media and the author or co-author of three books, including Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It (Bloomsbury USA, 2010) and a contributing author to eleven more. She also serves as a consultant to foundations and philanthropists funding food system change and is the advisor to The Panta Rhea Foundation Food Program. With her mother Frances Moore Lappé, she also founded the Small Planet Institute and Fund, which has raised and given away more than $1 million to grassroots organizations worldwide since its founding in 2002, two of which have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She regularly speaks to audiences around the country, from university lectures to community-based events.

Rose Marcario

Esca Bona Story Stage Keynote Rose Marcario

2:00 - 2:30pm, Saturday, March 10
Arena Plaza Stage

Rose is CEO of Patagonia Works and Patagonia Inc. companies owned by iconoclastic Founder Yvon Chouinard. She is credited with quadrupling the company’s profits and revenues during her tenure as COO and CEO since 2008, and taking Chouinard’s “radical revolution to scale.” She created the companies first in-house venture fund, and oversaw the development and creation of Patagonia Provisions, an organic regenerative food company focused on applying Patagonia’s mission to the food supply chain.


Tom Aarts

Principal, Nutrition Capital Network
Co-Founder, Nutrition Business Journal

Judith Ackerman

Corporate Engagement
Metro Caring

Lizzi Ackerman

Co-founder & CMO
Birch Benders

Moiz Ali

Founder & CEO

Maria Arbulu

Senior Marketing Specialist
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, Toronto

Dave Asprey

Founder & CEO

Tim Avila

Founder & CEO
Systems Bioscience, Inc.


Casey Bailey

Clearlake Organic Farm

Carlos Barroso

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

Judie Bizzozero

Natural Products INSIDER

James Bledsoe

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

Helena Bottemiller Evich

Senior Food & Agriculture Reporter

Asa Bradman PhD

Associate Director, Center for Environmental Research & Children’s Health; Associate Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Deanna Bratter

Director, Sustainable Development Strategy

David Bronner

Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO)
Dr. Bronner's

Ethan Brown

President & CEO
Beyond Meat

Patrick Bultema

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO

Bob Burke

Natural Products Consulting

Will Burke

Founder & CEO
Sol Simple

Bo Burlingham

Editor-at-Large, Inc. Magazine
Author, Small Giants: Companies that Choose to be Great Instead of Big

Adam Butler

Co-Founder & Collaboration Chief
The Butler Bros


Erin Callahan

The Climate Collaborative

Birgit Cameron

Senior Director
Patagonia Provisions

Chris Campbell

President & CEO
Chameleon Cold Brew

Elizabeth Candelario


Eric Carl

Merchandising Wellness Strategy Lead

Allan Christian

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

Lauren Clardy

Founder and CEO

Katie Clark

Director of Sustainability
Happy Family Brands

Jeanne Cloutier

Director of Sustainability Projects
Elk Packaging

Dr. Bill Crawford PhD(c), MS

Founder & Principal Consultant


Brenna Davis

Vice President, Social & Environmental Responsibility
PCC Community Markets

Megan DeBates

Director of Legislative Affairs & Coalitions
Organic Trade Association

Renaud des Rosiers

Sustainability Manager
Amy's Kitchen

Seleyn DeYarus

Co-founder & Executive Director
At the Epicenter

Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2; Co-Founder, Climate Collaborative;
Partner, Pluot Consulting

Mike Dill

Food Safety & Compliance Manager
Organically Grown Company

Kate Dillon Levin

VP of Marketing - North America

Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association

Brian Durkee

Chief Operating Officer
Numi Organic Tea


Norah Eddy

Salty Girl Seafood, Inc.

Mark Eisenacher

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Pyure Brands

Melissa Elkins

Sustainability Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
Community Food Co-op

Debra Eschmeyer

Food Entrepreneur
Former Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” Initiative & Senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition


Andrew Falcon

Full Cycle Bioplastics

Susie Farbin

Mama Jean's Natural Market

Chris Fenster

Founder & CEO
Propeller Industries

Grant Ferrier

Managing Director
Nutrition Capital Network

Perry Fields

Frau Fowler

Jordan Fink CPT

Store Manager
Adele's Naturally

Trish Flaster

Executive Director, Botanical Liaisons

Greg Fleishman

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

John Foraker

Co- Founder & CEO
Once Upon A Farm

Katie Forrest

Epic Provisions

Jane Franch

Director of Quality, Sourcing & Sustainability
Numi Organic Tea

Ben Friedland

Vice President of Marketing
Lucky's Market


Leah Garces

USA Executive Director
Compassion in World Farming

Jennifer Garner

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer
Once Upon a Farm

Kyle Garner

Organic India USA

Dana Geffner

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

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Actress, Entrepreneur, Author
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer Foodstirs

Bill Giebler

Managing Editor
Nutrition Business Journal

Andrea Girman MD, MPH

Communitas Consulting

Justin Gold


Phil Graves

Managing Director, Tin Shed Ventures

Doug Greene

New Hope Natural Media

Sergey Grigoryan

TNKR Design

Gary Groff

EVP, Director of Business Development
New Resource Bank

David Grotto MS, RDN, LDN

Senior Nutrition Manager
Morningstar Farms®

Brad Gruno

Unna Goods

Dana Gunders

Food Systems Efficienado
Author, Waste Free Kitchen Handbook


Jim Hamilton

Neptune Wellness Solutions

Elysa Hammond

Vice President, Environmental Stewardship
Clif Bar & Company

Michael Hansen

Senior Staff Scientist
Consumers Union

Fred Hart

Partner & Creative Director
Interact Boulder

Amanda Hartt

Market Research Manager
New Hope Network

Bonnie Hawthorne

Director, Dreaming of a Vetter World

Madeline Haydon

Founder & CEO

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

Diana Hicks

Mama Jean's Natural Market

Siggi Hilmarsson


Nancy Hirshberg

Chief Catalyst
Hirshberg Strategic

Bob Hoban

Managing Partner
Hoban Law Group

Shannon Hoffmann

GreenAcres Market

William Hood

Managing Director & Founder
William Hood & Company

Elzaphan Hotam

VP Sales, North America

Thomas Howard

Fleet Director
Veritable Vegetable


Nina Ichikawa

Policy Director
Berkeley Food Institute

Loren Israelsen

United Natural Products Alliance


Prashant Jagtap

President & CEO

Kazia Jankowski

Founder, Brand & Culinary Innovator
KJ Culinary

Brindusa Jimenez

Agency Development Manager
Google Marketing Solutions

Tera Johnson

Food Finance Institute


Christine Kapperman

Editor in Chief, Natural Foods Merchandiser
New Hope Natural Media

Chris Kerston

Director of Public Outreach & Events
The Savory Institute

Andrew Kimbrell

Executive Director
Center for Food Safety

Amy Kirtland

Senior Vice President Natural
KeHE Distributors

Roberta Kline MD

Co-Founder & CEO
Genoma International

Annalea Krebs

Founder & CEO
Social Nature

Jennifer Krupey

Sr. Vice President
Booyah Advertising

Scott Kucirek

OCHO Candy


Andressa Lacerda Ph.D.

Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder

Denise Lambertson

Founder & Chief Connector

Anna Lappé

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

Timothy LaSalle Ph.D.

Co-Founder & Co-Director, Regenerative Agriculture Initiative
Chico State University

Taylor Lee

Customer Marketing Manager
Clif Bar & Company

Shari Leidich

Founder & CEO
Know Brainer

Gero Leson

Vice President of Special Operations
Dr. Bronner's

Justin Levy

Executive Director
Conscious Alliance

Craig Lieberman

President & Founder
34 Degrees

Mark Lipson

Senior Policy & Program Specialist
Organic Farming Research Foundation

Daniel Lohman

Organic & CPG Industry Strategic Advisor
Category Management Solutions

Helen Long

Canadian Health Food Association

Josh Long

Legal & Regulatory Editor
Natural Products Insider

Gunnar Lovelace

Thrive Market

Adam Lowry

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Ripple Foods

Britt Lundgren

Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture

Jerry Lynch

Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer
General Mills

Renske Lynde

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Food System 6


Shaheen Majeed


Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group Inc.

Daniella Malin

Senior Program Director, Sustainable Food Lab
Deputy General Manager, Cool Farm Alliance

Rose Marcario

President & CEO

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

Heather Marvin

E2E Innovation

Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President of Content
New Hope Network

Matt Mayer

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands

Gina McCarthy

Former EPA Administrator
Director, Center for Health & the Global Environment; Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Laura McCord

Executive Director Category Management
KeHE Distributors

Betsy McGinn

McGinn eCommConsulting

Jill McIntosh

Vice President Merchandising, Natural Foods
The Kroger Company

Yadim Medore

Founder & CEO
Pure Branding

Zach Mercurio

Author, The Invisible Leader
Founder, & ZM Consulting & Speaking

Jane Miller


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

Jason Mitchell

Co-Founder & President

Maryellen Molyneaux

President & Founding Partner
Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)

Claire Morton

Senior Industry Analyst
New Hope Network

Donna Morton

Change Finance

Jeff Moyer

Executive Director
The Rodale Institute

Sean Murphy

Founder & Publisher
Hemp Business Journal

Dr. Michael Murray N.D.

Natural Medicine, Health & Nutrition Expert

Liz Myslik

Chief Marketing Officer
Fresca Foods


Abraham Nabors

Owner, Director of Education & Standards
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe

Gabe Nabors

Mustard Seed Market & Cafe

Jim Nielsen

President & Chief Operating Officer
Sprouts Farmers Market

Ted Ning

Executive Director, NatchCom
Principal, LOHAS Group

Nitin Nitin Ph.D.

Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis


Robyn O'Brien

AllergyKids Foundation

Sheila Ongie

Sustainability Manager
National Co+op Grocers

Tina Owens

Director, Sustainability & Strategic Sourcing
Kashi Company


Serafina Palandech

President & Co-Founder
Hip Chick Farms

Logan Peterman

Farm Resources Manager
Organic Valley

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

Nate Powell-Palm

Cold Springs Organics

Justin Prochnow

Greenberg Traurig


Alison Rabschnuk

Director of Corporate Engagement
The Good Food Institute

John Raiche

SVP Marketing & Supplier Relationships

Mark Rampolla


Mark Retzloff

Horizon Organic Dairy, Aurora Organic Dairy & Alfalfa’s Markets

Denis Ring

OCHO Candy

Walter Robb

Former Co-CEO
Whole Foods Market

Carlos Rojas

Vice President - Legal, Risk & Sustainability
Sprouts Farmers Market

Sheldon Romer

Executive Consultant/Coach

Jessica Rubino

Content Marketing Director
New Hope Natural Media

Todd Runestad

Ingredients & Supplements Editor
New Hope Network

Eric Ryan

Co-Founder & CEO

Alison Ryu

Managing Director


Shauna Sadowski

VP of Sustainability & Industry Relations
Annie's Inc.

Chad Sarno

VP of Culinary
Good Catch

Francine Schoenwetter

Director of Content Marketing, Engredea
New Hope Network

Errol Schweizer

Good Catch

Jon Sebastiani

Sonoma Brands

Leah Segedie

ShiftCon, Mamavation

Arthur Sevilla

Vertical Strategy Lead CPG

Dr. Kantha Shelke

Corvus Blue

Corinne Shindelar

CEO / President
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association

Robynn Shrader

National Co+op Grocers

Christopher Simmons Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis

Michele Simon JD, MPH

Executive Director
Plant Based Foods Association

Rob Sinclair

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands

Susan Skjei

Director, Authentic Leadership Center
Naropa University

Carly Smolak

VP of Innovation
Forager Project

Erin Sojourner Agostinelli

Director of Business Development
Demeter USA

Jostein Solheim

Executive Vice President & CEO
Ben & Jerry's

Faith Son

Vice President, Global Marketing and Innovation at PureCircle

Lisa Spicka

Associate Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association

Adam Spriggs

Nucleus Maximus

Mark Squire

Good Earth Natural Foods

Scott Steinford

Trust Transparency Consulting

Tawnee Steinke

Business Development
iGlobal Stores

Kimberly Stewart

Editor & Director of Content Development
Today's Practitioner

Pamela Stewart

Founder & President
Essenza Communications

Albert Straus

Founder & CEO, Organic Dairy Farmer
Straus Family Creamery

Rachel Stroer

Chief Operating Officer
The Land Institute


Josh Tabin

Wild Zora Foods, LLC

Susan Touchette Aust

Account Director

Tiffany Tran

Senior Sustainability Analyst
Annie's, Inc.

Lauren Tucker

Executive Director
Kiss the Ground

Bill Tuohig

Sr. Vice President & Market Leader, NEXT Data & Insights
New Hope Network


Mikaila Ulmer

Me & The Bees Lemonade


Carla Vernon

President, Natural & Organic Operating Unit
General Mills

Luke Vernon

Managing Partner
Ridgeline Ventures

David Vetter

Grain Place Foods, Inc.

Shazi Visram

Founder & ChairMom
Happy Family Organics

Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen's Garden Market


Jessica Walden

Senior Reviewer/ Policy Specialist
Quality Assurance International (QAI)

Kevin Weiss

VP, Growth & Strategy
Amplio Digital

Megan Westgate

Executive Director
Non-GMO Project

Shae Whitney

Dram Apothecary

Debbie Wildrick

Chief Advisory Officer
MetaBrand Corporation

Carl Winter Ph.D.

Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis

Gwendolyn Wyard

Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs
Organic Trade Association


Marci Zaroff

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

Michelle Zerbib

Standards Director
New Hope Network