Root Board of Directors

  • Jennifer Eddy, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Root NS, Inc.

  • Jon Payson, Chairman of the Board, Essex County Community Foundation (Danvers, MA); Treasurer

  • Nicole McLaughlin, Director of Strategy and Advancement, Plummer Youth Promise (Salem, MA); Clerk

  • Jami Barry, Vinwood Caterers (Ipswich, MA)

  • Mark Glovsky, Attorney, Glovsky & Glovsky LLC (Beverly, MA)

  • Elisabeth Massey, Community Volunteer

  • Felicia Pierce, Chief Program Officer, North Shore Community Development Corporation (Salem, MA)

  • Cynthia Ross, Community Volunteer

  • Linda Saris, Founder and CEO, LEAP for Education (Salem, MA)

  • Diane Stringer, Former President and CEO, Care Dimension, (Danvers, MA)

  • Frank McClelland, Chef, Proprietor (Essex, MA)

Root Advisory Council

  • Margo Casey, Regional Director, United Way of North Shore (Beverly, MA)

  • Q. Cassetti, Designer/illustrator, Luckystone Partners (Trumansburg, NY)

  • Michael Frechet, ASD-LIVE (Gloucester, MA)

  • Gordon Hamersley, Chef, author, culinary educator (Boston, MA)

  • Deborah Jeffers, Director, Food & Nutrition Services, Salem Public Schools (Salem, MA)

  • Julie LaFontaine, Executive Director, The Open Door (Gloucester, MA)

  • Heather McClelland, Community Volunteer (Essex, MA)

  • Kacey Morris, Associate Director of Admissions, Brookwood School (Manchester, MA)

  • Nina Simonds, Culinaria Ltd. (Salem, MA)