Lindsay Dahl is a seasoned campaigner and coalition builder and has been at the forefront of successful public health and environmental advocacy campaigns for over ten years. Currently Lindsay is the Director of Policy and Partnerships with Beautycounter, a safe skin care company dedicated to disrupting the beauty industry and reforming our out of date cosmetic safety laws. Lindsay helped start and run the nation’s largest campaign working to protect American families called Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. Before rolling up her sleeves in Washington D.C., Lindsay ran successful state level bans on toxic ingredients in consumer products in Minnesota, where they became the first state to ban the toxic chemical BPA.
Mike Schade spearheads the Mind the Store campaign which aims to work with the nation’s leading retailers on creating comprehensive chemicals policy. For the previous eight years, Mike was the Markets Campaign Coordinator with the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ), a national environmental health organization where he led national campaigns to phase out PVC plastic, phthalates, BPA and dioxin. Prior to CHEJ, he was the Western New York Director of Citizens’ Environmental Coalition. Ethisphere Magazine listed Mike as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics for 2007 and the PVC Campaign received two awards from the Business Ethics Network.
In 1983, Stonyfield co-founders Samuel Kaymen and Gary Hirshberg were simply trying to help family farms survive, protect the environment, and keep food and food production healthy through their nonprofit organic farming school. Just to keep things running, the duo started putting their farm’s seven cows to work making yogurt. They knew they were making a healthy food grown with care; what they didn’t expect was how much people would love it.
Robyn O’Brien has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by the New York Times and Bloomberg, and her story has inspired millions. Robyn was a financial analyst that covered the food industry. Her life changed when her fourth child had an allergic reaction.
Originally from a conservative Texas family, she now lends her analytical skill set, heart and mind to building a better food system and protecting the health of our country.
Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author, a renowned advocate for sustainability and justice along the food chain and an adviser to funders investing in food system transformation. A recipient of the James Beard Leadership Award, Anna is the co-author or author of three books on food, farming and sustainability and the contributing author to more than a dozen others. Anna’s work has been translated internationally and featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Oprah Magazine, among many other outlets. Named one of TIME magazine’s “eco” Who’s-Who, Anna is the founder or co-founder of three national organizations and currently runs Real Food Media,which brings together leading food and farm organizations to produce powerful communications initiatives to inspire, educate and grow the movement for sustainable food and farming.
Amy Thieringer is a board-certified Nutrition and Health Coach who created Allergy Release Technique™ (A.R.T.™), an integrative approach and treatment of food allergies. Over the last twelve years, Amy has worked with over three hundred children to conquer their seemingly incurable food allergies—giving them hope where traditional medicine gives up.
Launched in 2007, Catherine, mom to Kenya (10), Chloe (8) and Gemma (1), created Weelicious.com as a platform to show parents around the world how easy and beneficial it is to expose children to wholesome, delicious homemade food. After personally struggling with how to feed Kenya as a baby, Catherine recognized a need to be filled: simple, nutritious recipes for parents using minimal ingredients that are fully loaded with flavor. Weelicious is currently home to over 1,300+ original family friendly recipes and more than 260 videos. Catherine inspires the Weelicious community with readily available ingredients and recipes that are fast and easy. Debuting new recipes weekly and a how-to cooking video posted every Tuesday, Weelicious is a wealth of trusted information for families.