Our Team

J.E.D.I Collaborative is an OSC² 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 Core Team

Cynthia Billops
VP Operations, Membership & Belonging One Step Closer & J.E.D.I Collaborative
Taylor Cade
Project Manager One Step Closer & J.E.D.I Collaborative
Jazmine Cable-Whitehurst
Project Manager & Director of Institutional Giving One Step Closer

J.E.D.I Founding Team

Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin
Aparna Rajagopal
Trailblazer Pathway Facilitator/Founding Partner J.E.D.I Collaborative/The Avarna Group
Ava Holliday
Ava Holliday
Trailblazer Pathway Facilitator/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 One Step Closer & J.E.D.I Collaborative
MaryAnne Howland
Co-Founder & CEO Action Learning Initiative Speaker/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

OSC JEDI Board Committee

Carlotta Mast
Co-Founder/SVP Content and Insights J.E.D.I Collaborative/New Hope Network
Jose Corona
Vice President, Programs and Partnerships Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation
Lara Dickinson
Co-Founder & Executive Director One Step Closer & J.E.D.I Collaborative
MaryAnne Howland
Co-Founder & CEO Action Learning Initiative Speaker/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

Program Contributors & Leaders

Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin
Aparna Rajagopal
Trailblazer Pathway Facilitator/Founding Partner J.E.D.I Collaborative/The Avarna Group
Ava Holliday
Ava Holliday
Trailblazer Pathway Facilitator/Founding Partner J.E.D.I Collaborative/The Avarna Group
James White
CEO Action Learning Initiative Speaker/Board Chair J.E.D.I Collaborative/FairTrade USA
MaryAnne Howland
Co-Founder & CEO Action Learning Initiative Speaker/CEO J.E.D.I Collaborative/Global Diversity Leadership Exchange
Trisha Hutchison
Executive Recruiter/Co-Founder J.E.D.I Collaborative/GreenSight Executive Search

Advisors

Ari Goldsmith
Vice President of Marketing KeHE
Arielle Moinester
Program Director Women’s Earth Alliance
Arno Hesse
Co-Leader Slow Money Northern California
Cameka Smith
CEO & Founder The BOSS Network and BOSS On Campus
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Cassie Nielsen
VP of Talent VMG Partners
Ciara Dilley
Vice President of Marketing, Transform Brands & Portfolio Innovation Frito-Lay North America
Gretchen Grani
Regeneration & Sustainability Cebadora Guayaki Yerba Mate
James White
CEO Action Learning Initiative Speaker/Board Chair J.E.D.I Collaborative/FairTrade USA
Jill Staib
Managing Director and Partner William Hood & Company
John Foraker
Co-Founder & CEO Once Upon A Farm
Konda Mason
Co-Founder & President Jubilee Justice, Inc
Joy Basu
Senior Advisor
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Lisa Curtis
Co-Founder & CEO Kuli Kuli
Magatte Wade
Founder & CEO Skin is Skin
Rebecca Messina
Senior Advisor McKinsey & Co
Sean Conner
Co-Founder & Chief Progress Officer Force Brands
Steven Naccarato
CEO Nutiva
Surbhi Martin
Vice President of Marketing Danone
Trisha Hutchison
Executive Recruiter/Co-Founder J.E.D.I Collaborative/GreenSight Executive Search
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl
CEO Red-Horse Financial Group, Inc.
Vincent Kitirattragarn
Founder & CEO Dang Foods