Yesenia García

Yesenia García started her career as a member of the 10th class of Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows, where she served at the Children’s Alliance in Seattle, Washington and UnidosUS in Washington, D.C. The program inspired her passion for addressing … Read more

Joan McGlockton

Joan Rector McGlockton serves as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Sodexo, Inc. She oversees corporate affairs, corporate governance, government affairs, and law department operations. As a member of the Company’s senior leadership team, she has also … Read more

Patience B. Peabody

A native Washingtonian from southeast D.C., Patience has nearly 20 years of experience in nonprofits, philanthropy, and the public sector. As Executive Director of Flamboyan DC, she maximizes the impact of the organization’s education work by building and sustaining an equity-focused, high-functioning team that produces catalytic and sustainable results, and … Read more

Azad Oommen

Azad Oommen is the co-founder of Global School Leaders (GSL), a non-profit that develops effective school leadership to improve learning of students from marginalized communities around the world. GSL currently works with partners in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Malaysia to implement school leader development programs. He was the founding … Read more

Mary Catherine Toker

Mary Catherine Toker was most recently Vice President of Global Government and Public Affairs for General Mills, Incorporated. In this capacity, she led the company’s public and government affairs organization and provided strategic leadership on a broad range of public … Read more

Eric J. Steiner

Eric is a government affairs professional with 15+ years of experience in complex food and agriculture legislation and regulation. He’s been recognized by C-suite leaders for delivering value by combining business and cultural acumen to lead teams and build coalitions while working across party lines. Eric was named to The … Read more

Eric Silva

Eric Silva is a founding principal at North South Government Strategies. He began his career in Washington as a Hunger Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center and the Corporation For Enterprise Development before serving as an aide to Senator James … Read more

Jim Scheibel

Jim Scheibel is a Professor of Practice in the School of Business at Hamline University, teaching courses in nonprofit management, public administration and civic studies. His career and volunteer work has been about building community and developing leaders for our … Read more

Dennis Hertel

Dennis Hertel has provided legislative advocacy on behalf of his clients for more than twenty years, following his service as a six-term Member of Congress from Michigan. He is the Founder/Vice President of the Global Democracy Initiative that provides election … Read more