UCLA School of Law’s Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy Appoints Inaugural Advisory Board

Lauri Gavel
Executive Director of Communications
UCLA School of Law
(310) 206-2611

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 26, 2015 – UCLA School of Law’s Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy has appointed its first advisory board. From former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin to Sam Kass, who served as the White House executive chef, its members include leaders working at the forefront of food policy issues. They represent fields ranging from government, academia and public service to the legal profession and business sector.

The board will provide a network of support for the Resnick Program and will help guide its development, growth and impact. Members will participate in discussions on the program’s goals, activities and future plans, and they will also be consulted on how to achieve the Resnick Program’s objectives.

“We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the most talented and innovative individuals working to address our nation’s pressing food law and policy concerns,” Michael Roberts, executive director of the Resnick Program, said. “Their contributions, experience and guidance will be invaluable in advancing the Resnick Program’s work to improve the modern food system.”

The inaugural Resnick Program Advisory Board members are:

  • Neal Baer, pediatrician, television writer and project scientist, Global Media Center for Social Impact, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
  • Andrew S. Clare, partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • Paula Daniels, executive director, California Central (a USC Initiative),  and founder, Los Angeles Food Policy Council
  • Michael Dimock, president, Roots of Change
  • Sarah Dusseault, chief of staff, L.A. councilmember David E. Ryu
  • Marsha Echols, professor, Howard University School of Law, and director, The World Food Law Institute
  • Ezekiel Emanuel, senior fellow, Center for American Progress, and vice provost for global initiatives, professor and chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Maisie Ganzler, vice president of strategy, Bon Appétit Management Company
  • Tom Harkin, former U.S. senator, Iowa
  • Joshua T. Hofheimer, partner, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Sam Kass, food entrepreneur, former White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition
  • David A. Kessler, professor, UCSF School of Medicine, and former FDA commissioner
  • Mary Lee, deputy director, PolicyLink
  • Margot Pollans, assistant professor, Pace University School of Law
  • Ilene Resnick, board member, Garden School Foundation, P.S. Arts, Crossroads School of Arts and Sciences, Young Story Tellers Foundation
  • Stewart Resnick, chairman and president, The Wonderful Company LLC
  • Brian Snyder, executive director, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Anurag Varma, partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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