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Who Is the AFPC?

The Alaska Food Policy Council’s members include a broad cross-section of Alaskans and organizations. Our members include restauranteurs and farmers, elementary school teachers and medical physicians, architects and bankers, nutritionists and agricultural agency administrators.


AFPC Governing Board Members

Charles Bingham                                      Board President, Sitka Local Foods Network, Sitka

Melissa Chlupach                               Regional Healthcare Dietitian, NANA Management Services, Anchorage

Danny Consenstein (Treasurer)
Food System Consultant, Anchorage

Jo Dawson  (ex-officio)                             Child Nutrition Program Manager, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, Juneau

Cara Durr
Senior Manager of Public Engagement,
Food Bank of Alaska, Anchorage

Lia Heifetz
Food Sustainability Planner, Grow Southeast / Sustainable Southeast Partnership, Juneau

Johanna Herron (ex-officio)
Farm to Institution Program Coordinator,
Alaska Department of Natural Resources,
Division of Agriculture, Palmer

Brian Himelbloom
Associate Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Kodiak

Elizabeth Hodges-Snyder (Co-Chair)
MPH Program Coordinator & Associate Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Health Sciences, Anchorage

Lorinda Lhotka (Co-Chair
Section Manager, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Food Safety and Sanitation, Fairbanks

Rachael Miller                                     Director of Community, The Food Corridor and Assistant Professor of Business, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage

Nicholas Moe (Secretary)
Business Development Advisor, Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage

Diane Peck (ex-officio)
Public Health Nutritionist, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Anchorage

Amy Seitz                                           Executive Director, Alaska Farm Bureau, Soldotna

Melissa Sikes
Natural Resource Education Specialist, Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District, Fairbanks

Darren Snyder
Agent & Associate Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, Juneau

Ryan Wiswesser
Owner, Alaska Artisanal and Chugach Chocolates, Girdwood