Organizational Council

The affairs of NSAC are governed by the Organizational Council.  Along with the NSAC Coalition Director, the Organizational Council establishes the NSAC mission, oversees strategic planning and development, evaluates NSAC’s effectiveness, and provides financial oversight and approval of the annual budget.  The Organizational Council also approves membership applications to NSAC.  Nominated and elected by both Represented and Participating Members, Organizational Council members serve two-year terms and meet at least bi-monthly.

The members of the Organizational Council are:

Sally Worley, Chair

Practical Farmers of Iowa (IA)

Edna Rodriguez, Vice Chair

Rural Advancement Foundation, International – USA (NC)

Andy Fisher, Treasurer

Ecological Farming Association (CA)

Noemy Serrano, Secretary

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (WI)


Laetitia Benador


Simone Benz

Sustainable Food Center (TX)

Vanessa Garcia Polanco

National Young Farmers Coalition (NY)

Duane Hovorka

Izaak Walton League of America (MD)

Lauren Marquardt

Michigan Integrated Food and Farming Systems (MI)

Wendy Peters Moschetti

Nourish Colorado (CO)

Melissa Vatterott

Missouri Coalition for the Environment