In the second half of 2016, the CFSA’s Steering Committee was changing and growing. The group saw an opportunity to recruit new members and revisit its goals and responsibilities. In December 2016, the Transitional Steering Committee was born to shepherd the CFSA into its new chapter as an “Alignment Network” (see below).
The Transitional Steering Committee is committed to organizing and coordinating the network community in its desire to find connectivity, build alignment, and move toward collective action. This group of volunteers has guided the CFSA in one way or another since 2012, taking on different structures, goals, and members to achieve our vision for an equitable, just, sustainable food system in Connecticut.
Transitional Steering Committee Members
BRIDGEPORT –Anna Greer, Sacred Heart University
Dr. Anna E. Greer, PhD, CHES is an Associate Professor of Public Health at Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Fairfield, CT. Dr. Greer is the Director of the Master of Public Health program at SHU. Dr. Greer’s work focuses on improving community health through environment and policy changes to support active living and healthy eating.
Sarana Beik, Grow Hartford Youth Program (Hartford Food System
Sarana is the Youth Program Director for Hartford Food System. She brings with her many years of hands on experience in different facets of the food system as a mother of three, a farm worker, a permaculture enthusiast, a community organizer, a long time food service employee, and fierce advocate of the mothers, children and communities who are most vulnerable in our current food system.
NEW BRITAIN –
Joey Listro, New Britain ROOTS
NEW HAVEN –
The CFSA has endeavored to transition from a “Connectivity Network” to an “Alignment Network” starting in 2017. The goal of the Alignment Network is to build a shared vision for Connecticut’s food system among all actors: individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. We will also work to connect the work in Connecticut to the regional work of Food Solutions New England.
To contact the Transitional Steering Committee, email CFSACoordinator@HartfordFood.org