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Food Hub Consultants

Food system consultants from around the US have agreed to provide one hour of their time, pro bono, to food hubs participating in the National Food Hub Survey.

The following is a list of consultants, chosen from hundreds of Food Systems consultants in the Wallace Center's professional register, to provide an hour of free assistance to food hubs that complete the National Food Hub Survey. They are highly skilled and excellent at what they do, chosen specifically because of the experience that they can bring to assist food hubs around the nation.

Please browse the list below of our selected food hub consultants and if you are interested in more information about anyone listed, please contact us. If you would like to apply to be a Food Systems Consultant at the Wallace Center, please apply to be part of our Professional Register. 


Nancy Black

Foodservice and retail marketing, business development, new product launch campaigns, broker development

Susan Cocciarelli

Feasibility studies, operational planning, community-based finance, asset building, smaller scale market channels

Joe Colyn

Food processing, R&D, local food aggregation, market research, feasibility studies, strategic planning

Carol Coren

Impact assessments, feasibility studies, food hub operations and food business incubation and acceleration, cooperative, social enterprise and SME business financing

Robert Corshen

Production and marketing of further processed products, business management, new business development

Johnice Cross

Aggregation/distribution, GAP/GHP, production planning, farm to school, Sodexo

Adam Diamond

Food value chains, farmers’ market development, direct marketing strategies, market diversification

Anthony Flaccavento

Community development, value chain development, feasibility studies, market analysis, farmer/production training

Asta Garmon

Farm-to-school program coordination, local ingredient aggregation, nutrition, quality control, food policy

Christina Mitchell Grace

Marketing, market analysis, supply/demand analysis, institutional marketplace, wholesale sales, local food policy

Robert Haugen

Open source food hub software development and consulting

Buzz Hofford

Strategic planning, financial management, supply chain management, HR recruitment and retention, marketing, communications

Aley Schoonmaker Kent

Participatory program planning, participatory program evaluation, network development, organizational development, training of trainers and facilitative leaders

Christina King

Strategic sustainability planning, consumable and waste reduction and management, food safety, business development

Warren King

Local food purchasing, food hub development, market research, urban agriculture, development, and business planning

Beth McKellips

Strategic planning, fundraising, budget management, marketing and community partnership building

Ken Meter

Food-systems assessment, business feasibility and planning, food business clusters, public infrastructure, systems evaluation

Elizabeth B. Myles

Marketing, grant writing, program development, distribution, negotiating terms of trade

Kathy Nyquist

Growth strategies including branding, sales and marketing, channel diversification, product and service expansion

Georgia Richardson

Financial management, communication strategies, business planning, marketing, community development

Michael H. Shuman

Leakage analysis, small business development, local investment opportunities, local economic development, food system analysis

Ted Spitzer

Feasibility studies, market research, urban planning, public/farmers' markets and program evaluation


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