The Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council is composed of appointed (voting) and associate (non-voting) members. The Mayor of the City of Knoxville appoints five members, and the Knox County Mayor appoints six members. Appointed members may serve two consecutive three-year terms. Associate members are invited by the council and are typically local food system stakeholders with consistent participation. The council is subject to the Open Meetings Act, and our meetings are open to the public.

Appointed Members 

Jennifer Russomanno, Chair – UT Department of Public Health, 2 Chicks and a Farm
Adam Caraco, Vice Chair – CAC/Beardsley Farm
Bailey Foster, Secretary, Real Good Kitchen
Kimberly Pettigrew – United Way of Greater Knoxville
Bruce Crabtree – Boys and Girls Club
Vivian Williams – National Women in Agriculture Association
Ross Jones – Knoxville Dream Center and Lost Sheep Ministry
Brett Foster – Knox County Schools
Beth Brown – UT Extension
Laura Deubler – Second Harvest of East TN
Donna Wright – Salvation Army

Associated Members

Fiona McAnally – City of Knoxville
Madelyn Howe – Knox County Health Department
Lisa Healy – Catholic Charities of East TN
Ada Hernandez-Bell – Catholic Charities of East TN
Marsha Spence – Department of Nutrition, UT
Judith Pelot – Mobile Meals
Kara Finger – Wesley House
Jeff Reid – CAC/Commodities
Marisa Moazen – KCDC
Rylan Thompson – TSU Extension