Leadership of “Food for All” is provided by co-chairs Alice Ammerman and Marcie Cohen Ferris, both UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members with diverse experience and deep-rooted interest in food issues and food studies.

The “Food for All” Steering Committee includes faculty, staff, student, community and local university leaders from a wide array of disciplines.

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CO-CHAIRS
Alice outside 2ALICE AMMERMAN, DrPH
Director, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Professor, Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Ammerman is a professor in the Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.  Her current research is focused on nutrition programs and policies associated with obesity and chronic disease prevention, sustainable agriculture as it relates to improved nutrition, and social entrepreneurship as a sustainable approach to addressing public health concerns.

 

Marcie-Cohen-FerrisMARCIE COHEN FERRIS, PhD
Professor, Department of American Studies
Ferris, a professor in the Department of American Studies has taught and conducted research on both food in American culture and the foodways and material culture of the American South.  This work is reflected in her current book, “The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region” (UNC Press, 2014).  Ferris is a past president of the board of directors of the Southern Foodways Alliance.


 

UNC FACULTY
MAUREEN BERNER, PhD
Professor, School of Government

PETER COCLANIS, PhD
Director, Global Research Institute
Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor, History

RUDI COLLOREDO-MANSFELD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology

AMY COOKE, PhD
Director, Undergraduate Education, Curriculum for Environment and Ecology
Lecturer, Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology

MOLLY DeMARCO, PhD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition

ELIZABETH ENGELHARDT, PhD
John Shelton Reed Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies, Department of American Studies

JAMES FERGUSON, PhD
Program Director, Carolina Global Food Program, Global Research Institute

ELIZABETH HAVICE, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

CHRISTIAN LENTZ, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

ELIZABETH MAYER-DAVIS, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition

THOMAS OATLEY, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science

ELIANA PERRIN, MD, MPH
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Professor, Department of Pediatrics

JAYASHANKAR-SWAMINATHAN, PhD
GBlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations
Associate Dean, Kenan-Flagler Business School

SAMANTHA TERHUNE, MA
Associate Program Director, Carolina Global Program, Global Research Institute


UNC STAFF
RANDI BYRD
Community Engagement Coordinator, American Indian Center

LAURA FIESELMAN, MA
Social Innovation Initiative Coordinator, UNC Social Innovation Initiative

CLAIRE LORCH
North Carolina Botanical Garden

SCOTT MYERS
Director, Food and Vending, Carolina Dining Services


UNC STUDENTS
ROSSI ANASTOPOULO
Global Studies

CHRISTINA CHAUVENET
Maternal and Child Health

BETH HOPPING
PhD-candidate, Department of Nutrition

ALEXANDRIA HUBER
Public Policy & Environmental Science (2017)

MACKENZIE NELSEN
Environmental Science & Interdisciplinary Food Studies (2018)

MAYA WEINBERG
Latin American Studies & Political Science (2019)

ALEXANDRA WILLCOX
Environmental Health Sciences & French (2017)


COMMUNITY MEMBERS
SARAH BLACKLIN
Program Director, North Carolina Choices

NANCY CREAMER, PhD
Director, Center for Environmental Farming Systems
Professor, Horticultural Science Department, North Carolina State University

BETSY and ALEX HITT
Owners, Peregrine Farm

RICKY MOORE
Chef, Saltbox Restaurant

ANDREA REUSING
Chef, Lantern Restaurant

KAREN STANLEY
North Carolina Department Health/Human Services

MARY STORY, PhD
Associate Director for Academic Programs, Duke Global Health Institute


STEERING COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
BARRY RAMSEY
Administrative Coordinator, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Email:  foodforall@unc.edu