Russell Lehman, Executive Director

Russ became the Executive Director in June 2016. As a place where there is alignment of experience, passion, commitment and values, Russ is both extremely excited and incredibly optimistic about the opportunities for Food Action to make a difference. Russ brings his experience as an attorney, policy adviser, nonprofit creator and leader, and graduate faculty to the Network where his passion for truly sustainable communities can flourish… and be impactful. Russ spent 2013-2015 in Amsterdam, a truly magnificent place. When not working Russ is most often on a bicycle.

Emily Myette, Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Emily joined our team as the Communications and Outreach Coordinator in July 2017. Emily received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science from Denison University in May of 2017 and is thrilled to start her career in Environmental Policy at Food Action. Though she is an advocate of all things sustainable, farming and food systems are her passion. Emily is a Washington State native, but has pursued environmental and food studies at school in Ohio, studying abroad in Spain, and working on an organic farm in Pennsylvania. When she is not in the office you can find her hiking, trying new recipes, or singing.


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