Council Members

The Detroit Food Policy Council was established in 2009 by unanimous approval of The Detroit City Council. The DFPC is an implementation, monitoring and advisory body and consists of twenty-one members, including thirteen (13) representatives from various sectors of the Food System, four (4) "at-large" representatives, one (1) youth representative and three (3) governmental representatives, one each from the Mayor's Office, City Council and The Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (DHWP). Members serve as individuals.

Detroit Food Policy Council Roster

Executive Committee Officers

Sandra Turner-Handy, Chair
Environmental Justice

Mariangela (Mimi) Pledl, Vice Chair
Urban Planning

Jerry Ann Hebron, Treasurer
Farmers' Markets

Zaundra Wimberley, Secretary
Food Processors

Council Members

Velonda Anderson, Ph.D.
At Large

Jermond Booze
Retail Food Stores

Patrice Brown 
Wholesale Food Distributors

Diane Cress 
Nutrition and Well Being

Kristi Evans 
Colleges and Universities

Kevin Frank 
K-12 Schools          

Clara Gamalski
Institutional Food

Alex Hill
Detroit Health Department, Appointee

Joel Howrani Heeres
Mayor's Office Appointee

Jayne Jackson
At Large

Nick Leonard
At Large

Atieno Nyar Kasagam
At Large

Lindsay Pielack
Sustainable Agriculture

Jonathan Roberts
Food Industry Workers

Carla Underwood
At Large, Youth

Kathryn Lynch Underwood
Detroit City Council, Appointee

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