The People Behind Eat REAL

We Have the Team to Make Impact Happen

Our Eat REAL Team and Board are a passionate group of individuals with deep experience in Health, Nutrition, Pediatrics, K-12 Education, Food System Innovation, Tech, Certification, Market Building and Consumer Activation.

Board of Directors


Jordan Shlain, MD, FACP

Managing Partner & Founder, Private Medical

Chief Science Officer

Robert Lustig, MD, MSL

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, UCSF; Lecturer and Author


Arjun Gupta

Chief Believer, TeleSoft Partners 

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Meija Jacobs

Sr. Director, Design for Food, IDEO



Tesha McCord Poe

CEO and Founder, Joy-Raising; Director of Advancement, Girls Middle School


Laura Modi

Founder & CEO, Bobbie

Vice President

Andrew Deitz

Entrepreneur & Value Creation +
Talent Strategy Advisor


Alan Glazer

Associate Counsel, American Dream

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Miguel Villarreal

K-12 Foodservice Director & Industry Expert

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Lawrence Williams

Founder & CEO, Merlin Mobility


Helene Kocher


Dorothy Kilroy

Head of Community, Airbnb

“Eat REAL is creating well-being for the next generation.”

Meija Jacobs, Senior Director, Design for Food at IDEO
Member, Eat Real Board

Philanthropic Leadership Board

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Marques Anderson

Co-Founder, Director, Ism.Earth


Natalia Bushyager

Chair of Chefs for Kids Council

Stephanie Singleton

Founder and CEO, Prana Wellness

Daniel Erem

Cofounder, E2Global

Gina Garrubbo

President & CEO, National Public Media

Colleen Gregerson

Executive Director, Battery Powered

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Katrina Jefferson

Founder & Brand Strategist, Chica Intelligente

Dr. Hemalee Patel

Physician, Internal Medicine, One Medical

Katie Rinder

Katie Rinder

Director Of Individual Giving at Bay Area Discovery Museum

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Erica Rozetti

General Counsel & Vice President of Business Development, Whole30

Benjamin Schmerler

Co-Founder & Managing Director,
SUNU Capital

Alisa Tantraphol

Managing Director, Americas West for The Philanthropy Workshop

Our Team

Nora LaTorre
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Beth Seligman
Chief Program & Impact Officer
Ray Lacorte
VP, Culture & Infrastructure
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Kristin Zellhart
Senior Nutrition, Standards & Certification Manager
Jiwon Jun
Senior Program Manager
K-12 Schools
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Greg Plotkin
Director of Marketing, Communications, and PR
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Teresa Wang
Senior Manager, Generosity & Special Events
"Let us be measured by how healthy we support the next generation to be."
Dr. Jordan Shlain, Chairman, Eat REAL Board

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