MV Food Policy Advisory Council

The Council’s role will be to identify, develop, promote and support local efforts to create a strong and resilient local food system where affordable, nutritious food is accessible to all. The Council’s efforts will focus on three key areas: healthy people, healthy environment and healthy economy. 

Council Members (as of 12/1/2015)
Melanie Adams, Oneida County Health Department
Marty Broccoli, Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida
Catherine Bullwinkle, NYS Department of Health
Tom Cassidy, Ag Radio Network
Bob DeSanctis, Royal Landscape
Dianne DiMeo, Utica Community Health Center
Barbara Freeman, Unitarian Church of Barneveld/OHSWA/Trenton Farmers’ Market
Beth Irons, Oneida County Public Market
Sarah Miller-Locke, Food Bank of Central NY
Hillary Joy Pitoniak, Hamilton College
Tim Reed, Boilermaker
Guy Sassaman, Oneida County Planning Department
Jake Schieferstine, Oneida County Farm Bureau
Jack Spaeth, City of Utica
Jan Squadrito, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties
Russell Stewart, Waterville CSD/OHM BOCES
Peter Zawko, Mohawk Valley EDGE

Facilitators, Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County
Jim Manning, Farm Business Management Educator
Caroline Williams, Community & Regional Development
Debra Richardson, 
Regional Public Policy Coordinator/Community Educator