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 

Kimberly Pettigrew, Chair – Nourish Knoxville
Vivian Williams, Vice Chair – National Women in Agriculture Association
Elizabeth Wunschel, Secretary – University of Tennessee, Extension
Victoria Raschke – Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition
Willa Essie – SFS Nutritional Reads
Jennifer Russomanno – 2 Chicks and a Farm
Daniel Nelson – Salvation Army
Kristen Faerber – WUOT
Rhea Kinney – Second Harvest of East TN
Adam Caraco – Beardsley Community Farm 
Brett Foster – Knox County Schools

Associated Members

Fiona McAnally – City of Knoxville
Amber Ford – Knox County Health Department
Ed Carter –  Sysco Knoxville
Alex Carmack – American Heart Association
Marsha Spence – Department of Nutrition, UT
Judith Pelot – Mobile Meals
Ashlyn Anderson – Student Basic Needs Coalition, UT
Cheryl Ball – Knox Education Foundation
Bailey Foster – Real Good Kitchen
Courtney Liles – Second Harvest of East TN