Our Team

J.E.D.I Collaborative is an OSC natural products industry collaborative. An array of industry peers and experts are leading this project for the natural products industry to frame the business case for embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into our entire food ecosystem.

Questions? Contact Lara@osc2.org

J.E.D.I FOUNDING TEAM
Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin
Founding Consultant & Founding Partner
J.E.D.I Collaborative & The Avarna Group
Ava Holliday
Founding Consultant & Founding Partner
J.E.D.I Collaborative & The Avarna Group
Carlotta Mast
Co-Founder & SVP Content and Insights
J.E.D.I Collaborative & New Hope Network
Lara Dickinson
Co-Founder & Executive Director
J.E.D.I Collaborative & OSC
MaryAnne Howland
Co-Founder & CEO
J.E.D.I Collaborative & Global Diversity Leadership Exchange
Sheryl O’Loughlin
Co-Founder & Founder
J.E.D.I Collaborative & Women On Boards Project
J.E.D.I CORE TEAM
Grace Rusch
J.E.D.I Project Lead & Marketing and Communications Lead
J.E.D.I Collaborative & OSC
Jazmine Cable-Whitehurst
Program Manager
J.E.D.I Collaborative
J.E.D.I Volunteer Program Leaders
Angi Rassi
Vice President of Innovation & Women's Circle Leader
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc & J.E.D.I Collaborative
James White
Board Chair & CEO Circle Leader
FairTrade USA & J.E.D.I Collaborative
Trisha Hutchison
Partner, Consumer Practice & ED Hire Lead Recruiter
Chartwell Partners & J.E.D.I Collaborative
J.E.D.I ADVISORY BOARD
Ahmed Rahim
Co-Founder OSC; CVO & Master Tea Blender
Numi Organic Tea
Ari Goldsmith
Vice President of Marketing
KeHE
Arielle Moinester
Program Director
Women’s Earth Alliance
Arno Hesse
Co-Leader
Slow Money Northern California
Caleb Zigas
Executive Director
La Cocina
Cameka Smith
CEO and Founder
The BOSS Network and BOSS On Campus
Ciara Dilley
Vice President of Marketing, Transform Brands & Portfolio Innovation
Frito-Lay North America
Gretchen Grani
Regeneration & Sustainability Cebadora
Guayaki Yerba Mate
GW Chew
Founder & CEO
Something Better Foods
James White
Board Chair & CEO Circle Leader
FairTrade USA & J.E.D.I Collaborative
Jill Staib
Managing Director and Partner
William Hood & Company
John Foraker
Co-Founder & CEO
Once Upon A Farm
Joy Basu
Senior Advisor
Magatte Wade
Founder & CEO
Skin is Skin
Rajneesh (Raj) Aggarwal
President and Lead Strategist
Provoc, Inc.
Rebecca Messina
Senior Advisor
McKinsey & Co
Ryan Black
CEO & Co-Founder
Sambazon
Sean Conner
Co-Founder & Chief Progress Officer
Force Brands
Sharon Miller
Founder & CEO
Skin is Skin
Steven Naccarato
CEO
Nutiva
Surbhi Martin
Vice President of Marketing
Danone North America
Trisha Hutchison
Partner, Consumer Practice & ED Hire Lead Recruiter
Chartwell Partners & J.E.D.I Collaborative
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl
CEO
Red-Horse Financial Group, Inc.
Vincent Kitirattragarn
Founder & CEO
Dang Foods
J.E.D.I Investor Resource Council
Aner Ben-Ami
Candide Group
Arno Hesse
Co-Leader
Slow Money Northern California
Brigette Wolf
Global Head
SnackFutures
David Cooper
Senior Portfolio Advisor
Mission Driven Finance
Don Buder
Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine
Inessa O-Childs
Director of Development
Treasure8
Kyce Chihi
Managing Director
AUA Private Equity Partners
Laina Raveendran Greene
CEO
Angels of Impact
Liz Myslik
2x Partners