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Sue Moores

Executive Director

“Roots is a powerful catalyst for youth. Our teens gain courage, realize a bigger world is available to them and discover new ways they can build their futures.”

Sue is Executive Director of Roots for the Home Team. The longtime dietitian and nutritionist for Kowalski’s Markets provides our creative vision for helping youth change the food landscape, while giving them new tools and opportunities to dream bigger. With a self-proclaimed “stir-the-pot DNA,” Sue continually looks for new ways and new people to enrich the Roots experience. (Learn how you can help by visiting these pages: Become a Partner, Buy Our Salads and Donate.)

Bonnie Halvorsen

Milwaukee Director

Having grown her first carrots as a child in her grandfather’s garden, Bonnie Halvorsen has had a passion for healthy food as long as she can remember. She is co-founder of the Learn-Earn-Grow Milwaukee program which provides summer urban agriculture jobs to high school students and prepares them for higher education and careers. She was the founding executive director of the Institute of Urban Agriculture & Nutrition, and served as an officer on the board of directors at Milwaukee Food Council. During her career at UW-Milwaukee, Bonnie has managed the start-up of two new schools, the Zilber School of Public Health, and the School of Freshwater Sciences, earning her the distinguished recognition of a Women of Influence Award by The Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee. She studied therapeutic cooking at the University of Pune (India), and has completed four semesters at Braise Culinary School, including a learning tour of Tuscany. When not at work, you’ll find Bonnie pulling weeds in any number of Milwaukee’s urban gardens, including her own backyard. She believes her Grandpa would approve.

National (Board of Directors)

  • Brian Garshelis, Chair, Executive Director, New Sector Alliance
  • Tom Tefft, Vice Chair, Retired executive, Medtronic
  • Marshall Lehman, Treasurer, Senior Finance Director, Factory Motor Parts
  • Randy Larson, Secretary, Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Shinebox
  • Angie Andresen, Managing Director, Communications and Member & Audience Services, Minnesota Public Radio
  • Vanessa Gill, Community Education Site Coordinator, Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
  • Sue Moores, Executive Director, Roots for the Home Team

Twin Cities Leadership Council

  • Dana Provus, Chair, Educator, Heilicher Jewish Day School
  • Cory Provus, Play by Play Broadcaster, Minnesota Twins
  • Megan O’Hara, Non-profit consultant in food, farming and sustainability
  • Mary Cavanaugh, Senior Director, Marketing Services, Medtronic
  • Yia Vang, Chef, Owner, Union Kitchen
  • Vanessa Gill, Community Education Site Coordinator, Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School
  • Bertrand Weber, Director, Culinary & Wellness Services, Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Saba Andualem, Cook Fresh Manager, Urban Roots

Milwaukee Leadership Council

  • August Ball, Cream City Conservation Corp
  • Tracey Carson, MKR Mortenson Kim Raidious; MLK Economic Development Corp
  • Antoine Carter, Zeidler Center for Public Discussion; Wallpapered City (Black Cat Alley)
  • Nicole Gulatz, American Red Cross; Junior League of Milwaukee
  • Nada Johnson, Amuse Bouche Entertainment Productions
  • Patti Keating Kahn, P2K; Milwaukee Film Festival
  • Ashley Levering, National MS Society (formerly)
  • Jeff Levering, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Tim McCollow, City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office; Home Gr/OWN
  • Lilliann Paine, University of Wisconsin Extension
  • Brian Sales, Green Vets Organics; Groundwork Milwaukee
  • Dave Swanson, Braise Local Foods; Cultivate
  • Seth Vanderlaan, Delaware North at Miller Park; SpaceX
  • Michael Waite, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
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