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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

Danny Consenstein (Treasurer)
State Executive Director, USDA
Alaska Farm Service Agency, Anchorage

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

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

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, Girdwood