Who has access to healthy, fresh food and grocery stores? Who doesn’t? Why does it matter? What can we do to create sustainable food systems that deliver equitable solutions to all the citizens of our communities?
Frankie Roberts, Executive Director, LINC
Frankie Roberts is Co-founder and Executive Director of LINC, a non-profit supporting reintegration of people returning from prison. Frankie won “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in 2011. He’s a member of the Criminal Justice Partnership Board and NHRMC Cancer Outreach Board.
Joe Conway, Director of Health Equity, NHRMC
As NHRMC’s first Director of Health Equity & Human Experience, Joe promotes an understanding of Social Determinants of Health. Prior, he served NHRMC in multiple roles, held director positions at healthcare and environmental organizations, and Biloxi, Mississippi’s Amazing Grace Baptist Church’s Senior Pastor.
Beth Gaglione, Branch Director, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
Beth is dedicated to the Food Bank’s mission: No one goes hungry in central and eastern North Carolina. She leads the charge to maximize vital food distribution and serve balanced meals area children. Beth has served as Pender Alliance for Teen Health’s Executive Director and as a UNCW Grant Development Specialist.
moderated by Sarah Daniels, Facilitator & Distribution Committee Chair, Cape Fear Food Council
A long-time local food advocate Sarah helped found the CFFC while serving as Feast Down East’s executive director. As CEO of Heirloom Ideas Consulting, Sarah educates public service providers on how economic inequality impacts food security. She holds a BS in Political Science and an MPA from UNCW.