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


Riva Z. Robinson, MD

Founder Riva Wellness &
Functional Medicine Physician

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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


Alan Glazer

Associate Counsel, American Dream

Director of Compensation Committee

Jim Warren

Venture Capital



Professional Title

“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

Sara Wortman

Director of Business Development,
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Our Team

Nora LaTorre
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Beth Seligman
VP, Operations
Ray Lacorte
VP, Culture & Infrastructure
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Kristin Zellhart
Nutrition, Standards & Certification Manager
Jiwon Jun
Program Manager - K-12 Schools
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Sarah Friedkin
Marketing & Operations Manager
"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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