There is no one-size-fits-all solution to create true systemic change within food.
Collaboration and partnership are key accelerants needed to get us there. The food and agriculture industries are complex, fast-changing and require a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary expertise ranging from data scientists, supply chain experts, policymakers and lobbyists, impact narrative strategists, PR firms, marketers, and even climate artists.
Eva attributes her own professional success to having the privilege of learning from and collaborating with, extraordinary individuals and organizations over the years. Those listed here are just a subset of that powerful network and we encourage you to reach out to them directly. If you would like a personal introduction or would like to be considered to be highlighted here, get in touch.
Armbruster Impact Management
ESG Strategy Development
Kari Armbruster is a purpose-driven leader with more than 10 years of experience developing creative, high-impact solutions to some of the world’s most critical environmental and social issues. Her proven track record of inspiring action and delivering results includes work with organizations of all sizes—from community nonprofits and high-growth startups to Fortune 20 enterprises and beyond.
AIM is designed to help bring sustainability to life inside organizations’ operations and cultures. The company can assist with ESG strategy development, goal setting, implementation and narrative development.
Policy & Communications
Brumidi Group is a boutique strategic consulting firm with expertise navigating the intersection of public policy and politics to advance and protect our clients’ purpose and promise. Our bipartisan team helps clients effectively navigate the increasingly complex policy ecosystem in Washington, DC.
We combine lobbying, policy development, political strategy, crisis management, DC branding, advisory services, messaging, communications, and a network of partners across the country to develop and implement solutions that position our clients for success.
Grow Well Consulting
Supply Chain & Procurement
Alison Grantham, PhD, is a scientist, business executive, and Founder of Grow Well. She brings a rigorous yet practical approach to her work with leading nonprofits, private sector businesses, and foundations to build a more just, regenerative, and resilient food future. Prior to launching Grow Well, she led Food Systems R&D and then Food Procurement at a $800M revenue e-commerce food company. Alison serves on the Rodale Institute’s board of directors and the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee to advise the US Global Change Research Program.
Grow Well is a leading, woman-owned, sustainable food and agriculture consulting firm, empowering organizations across the supply chain to achieve a resilient, safe, and equitable food future.
Dr. Lisa K Johnson
Food Loss & Waste Expert
Dr. Lisa K. Johnson is a leader in food loss and waste research, focused on agricultural production. She is a seasoned horticulturist with a broad range of experience in local, organic, sustainable, conventional, and biotech food and agriculture. Her work has been highlighted in Forbes, Huffington Post, American Vegetable Grower magazine, Scienceline, and many other outlets.
Dr. Johnson’s research has aimed to understand the loss of edible vegetables and constraints from the growers’ perspective, always encouraging people to incorporate more growers’ voices in their work. She is fortunate to be able to work with some of the most forward-thinking specialty crop growers in the country, as well as non-profits, governments, start-ups, industry, and the academy.
Nick Francis is a growth + marketing consultant based in Brooklyn and the owner of nf.c. He actively reframes how consumer organizations think about growth from one with limitless potential to one with responsible restraint for our planet and the people living on it. Select clients include: Matriark Foods, Princeton University, Google, MarketerHire, Ten Thousand + more.
Nonprofit Grant Writer
Nora is a grant writer and social impact strategist specializing in the intersection of food and public health. She has over a decade of experience developing and supporting initiatives that improve community wellbeing and has secured over $22M in grants and partnerships. She received her MPH from Columbia and is pursuing a Masters in food policy from NYU, to be completed in 2024. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist and Food Therapist. Nora provides a bespoke experience that sets up clients to succeed independently, offering a wide range of services from thought leadership and program strategy to grant execution. She enjoys working as a creative problem solver and is skilled at translating complex topics into engaging and accessible stories. Her areas of expertise include health and its social determinants, food policy and systems, and food as medicine.
Ray Goulbourne joins Littlefoot Ventures as Principal for Foodservice Sales as a foodservice expert with over 20 years of combined experience in luxury hospitality and high growth CPG. He’s worked for brands including Banza, Simulate, Mason Dixie, Sir Kensington’s, Unilever, St. Regis Hotels, Relais & Chateaux properties, amongst many others. Goulbourne helps brands define and execute sales strategies to unlock institute foodservice, university dining, QSR and hospitality.
The Regenerates is a network of marketers working to tell the story of that time when everyone turned toward a healthier, cleaner way of living. What happens next is up to all of us.
The Regenerates acts as flexible, fractional CMOs, marketing teams, coaches or advisors to climate tech startups across stages of growth. They bring deep operational experience in brand, communications, and product marketing. Their engagements are all right-sized for your needs: kickstart your marketing function, identify smart bets and manage the fractional specialists needed to execute, or plug into existing teams as functional experts.
The Regenerates touches all types of climate solutions from energy to food to carbon removal, with current and past clients that include Imperfect Foods, Mill, Eion, Techstars, Aurora Solar, and Blueprint Power.