Heather Bruskin, Food Council Manager As manager, Heather oversees the day-to-day function of the Food Council, supporting the Council Members, Working Groups and Internal Committees in their efforts as well as connecting with local food system stakeholders. Prior to her work with the Food Council, Heather led a number of local volunteer community organizations, and she still serves on the board of the Garrett Park Nursery School. Heather spent the first decade of her career in higher education administration and student services, including serving as Director of the Freshman/Alumni Summer Internship Program at MIT, a financial aid counselor at Georgetown University and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and a Premed and Prelaw Advisor at the University of Virginia. Heather holds a B.A. from Tufts University and an M. Ed. from the University of Virginia.
Diana Ash, Communications Associate In this role, Diana will be working on expanding and updating the Food Council website, drafting press releases and council newsletters, providing content for social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and various other necessary tasks related to media outreach and communications. Diana also works for the Central Farm Markets as a communications associate and market manager. Diana graduated from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore's Hospitality Management program and she brings her kitchen experience, knowledge of social media, and passion for food to the council.