Stakeholder Board

Our Stakeholder Board

Michigan Good Food Fund’s work is guided by the shared vision of our Stakeholder Board—a diverse collective of people with deep roots in Michigan and a range of food industry careers. Some of them have received our loans in the past.

Together, we work to ensure that future investments reflect the priorities of the people and communities most affected by wealth inequities.

Current Board Members

  • April Anderson, Co-owner and CEO of Good Cakes and Bakes
  • Terri Barker, Economic and Community Development Analyst of Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Brittany Bradd, Greydale Farms
  • Carolyn Cassin, President and CEO of Michigan Women Forward and General Partner and Co-Founder of The BELLE Michigan Impact Fund
  • Dan Cornelius, Technical Assistance Specialist, Intertribal Agriculture Council-Great Lakes Region
  • Charles Donaldson, Senior Community Assistance Team Specialist (Region 6) of Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Juan Escareño, Government and Community Relations Director, Midwest Independent Retailers Association (MIRA)
  • Kiar Gamsho, Owner and Director of Operations of Park Street Market
  • Matt Gougeon, General Manager of Marquette Food Co-op
  • Jerry Ann Hebron, Executive Director of Oakland Avenue Urban Farm
  • Kaja Thornton Hunter, Founder and CEO of Kaja’s Flavor LLC
  • Ana Jose, Business Development Director at Michigan Women Forward
  • Daniel Marbury, Program Coordinator of Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology

  • Rebecca O’Connell, Government Affairs and Policy Professional of Lake Trust Credit Union
  • Christine Quane, Food Hub and Innovation Director of Eastern Market Corporation
  • Jamie Rahrig, Michigan Good Food Fund Specialist and Innovation Counselor of Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and Michigan State University Product Center
  • Darel Ross, Director of Start Garden and co-owner of Forty Acres Soul Kitchen
  • John Schoeniger, Loan Fund Manager of Detroit Development Fund
  • Tony Vu, Owner and Operator of MaMang, The Good Bowl, and Flint Social Club
  • Adrienne Wolff, Farmer and Owner of Buckwheat’s Market Garden
  • Milinda Ysasi, CEO of GROW