Who We Are

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is a UC Berkeley campus-based body of individuals who provide oversight, advice, guidance, and support to our team. The Executive Committee plays an integral role in steering the general direction, strategies, and programs of the Berkeley Food Institute.

Chair: David Ackerly

Dean, Rausser College of Natural Resources; Professor, Integrative Biology

Charisma Acey

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design

Timothy Bowles

Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Rausser College of Natural Resources

Henry Brady

Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor, Political Science and Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy

Andrés Cediel

Professor of Visual Journalism, Graduate School of Journalism

Erwin Chemerinsky

Dean, Berkeley School of Law; Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law

Renee Chow

William W. Wurster Dean, College of Environmental Design; Professor of Architecture and Urban Design

Sharon Daraphonhdeth

Director, Student Environmental Resource Center

Elsadig Elsheikh

Director, Global Justice Program, Othering & Belonging Institute

Bob Epstein

Co-founder, E2; Co-founder and Former EVP, Sybase; Chairman, NRDC Action Fund; Advisory Board, Goldman School of Public Policy

Portrait photo of Michael Lu

Michael Lu

Dean, School of Public Health

Isabel Madzorera

Assistant Professor, Public Health Nutrition, School of Public Health

Isabel Martin

Undergraduate Student Representative, UC Global Food Initiative Fellow

Susana Matias

Cooperative Extension Specialist, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Kathryn Moriarty Baldwin

Assistant Dean, Development and Public Information, Rausser College of Natural Resources

Jesús Nazario

Graduate Student Representative

Will Rosenzweig

Faculty Co-Chair at Berkeley Haas Center for Responsible Business, Continuing Professional Faculty, Haas School of Business

Maura Smith

Assistant Dean for External Relations and Development, Goldman School of Public Policy

Jennifer Sowerwine

Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Rausser College of Natural Resources

David C. Wilson

Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy; Professor of Public Policy