Our Team

Representing various backgrounds, skills, and professional talents, our team is dedicated to building a strong foundation for the plant-based foods industry to succeed and thrive.

RACHEL DRESKIN

RACHEL DRESKIN

Chief Executive Officer

Julie Emmett

Julie Emmett

Senior Director, Retail Partnerships

Sabina Vyas

Sabina Vyas

Senior Director, Impact Strategies

Nicole Negowetti

Nicole Negowetti

Vice President, Policy and Food Systems

Sara O'Leary

Sara O'Leary

Director, Membership and Events

Margaret Barnard

Margaret Barnard

Director, Operations and Administration

Alison Spasser

Alison Spasser

Senior Manager, Communications

Maddie Segal

Maddie Segal

Senior Manager, Member Relations

Kate Good

Kate Good

Senior Manager, Communications and Development

Ciara LaChaux

Ciara LaChaux

Operations Manager

Annie Tarashansky

Annie Tarashansky

Membership and Communications Coordinator

Consultants

Michael Robbins

Michael Robbins

Media Relations

Beverly Paul

Beverly Paul

Federal Policy

Carl Jorgensen

Carl Jorgensen

Agriculture

Jennifer Holt

Jennifer Holt

Retail Data

JODY GREENE

JODY GREENE

Digital Media

Jennifer Jacobs

Jennifer Jacobs

Retail Partnerships

Join PBFA

The Plant Based Foods Association consists of members and supporters with the shared goal of ensuring the plant-based foods industry can succeed and thrive.

We are proud to be a founding member of the Plant Based Foods Association. PBFA has helped us grow our business in more ways than one.

Madeline Haydon

Founder & CEO, nutpods