Our Team


Alice Waters
Alice Waters, founder of Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café in Berkeley, California, has championed local, organic farms for over four decades. After helping to change the American food landscape, Alice introduced her ideas into the public schools with the Edible Schoolyard, a program that involves students in all aspects of growing, cooking, and sharing food at the table.




The Edible Schoolyard Project Staff

Heather Campbell
Community Manager
David Chai
Executive Director
Emilie Kramer
Office Manager
Krissa Nichols
Operations Manager
Hannah Piercey
Digital Communications Director
Liza Siegler
Director of Partnerships and Engagement
Russell Sterten
Content and Engagement Coordinator

The Edible Schoolyard Berkeley Staff

Esther Cook
Head Chef Teacher
Griselda Cooney
Family Nights Out Coordinator and Chef Teacher
Kyle Cornforth
Eli McDougald
Garden AmeriCorps
Nicholas Lee
Chef Teacher
Geoff Palla
Garden Manager and Teacher
Molly Rose-Williams
Chef Teacher
Ashlee Johnson
Garden Teacher
Jason Uribe
Garden Teacher

The Edible Schoolyard Project Board

James Alefantis
Katrina Heron
Jonathan Moscone
Julie Simpson
Alice Waters

The Edible Schoolyard Project Advisory Board

Shelby Gans
José Andrés
Tom Colicchio
Michael Ableman
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Wendell Berry
Kelly Brownell
Peter Buckley
Mark Buell
Susie Tompkins Buell
Greta Caruso
Nancy Rutter Clark
Billy Collins
Eleanor Coppola
Troy Duster
Delaine Eastin
Angelo Garro
Stanlee Gatti
Adam Gopnik
Carole Shorenstein Hays
Sherry Hirota
Wes Jackson
Bob Kerrey
Christina Kim
Jonathan Kozol
Frances Moore Lappe
Phillip Lopate
David Mas Masumoto
Frances McDormand
Bette Midler
Daphne Miller
Margrit Mondavi
Davia Nelson
Marion Nestle
Nell Newman
Jamie Oliver
Michael Pollan
Kyle Redford
Robert Redford
Ruth Reichl
Boz Scaggs
Orville Schell
Eric Schlosser
Peter Sellars
Anna Deavere Smith
Neil Smith
Meryl Streep
Michael Tilson Thomas
Calvin Trillin
Alice Walker
Jacqui West