Root Board of Directors and Advisory Council

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)

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)
Timothy Hopkins, Owner of Timothy S. Hopkins Catering (Essex, MA)
Deborah Jeffers, Director, Food & Nutrition Services, Salem Public Schools (Salem, MA)
Julie LaFontaine, Executive Director, The Open Door (Gloucester, MA)
Frank McClelland, Chef, Proprietor, L'Espalier (Boston, MA) 
Heather McClelland, Community Volunteer
Kacey Morris, Associate Director of Admissions, Brookwood School (Manchester, MA)
Ken Rothwell, Owner of Ken Rothwell’s Custom Catering and Ken’s Kickin’ Chicken (Salem, MA)
Nina Simonds, Culinaria Ltd. (Salem, MA)