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JVTF's Board of Directors

Eva Robertson Board Chair
Protective Life Corporation

Trey Echols
Highland Associates

Shirley Fagan
O’Neal Industries

Lisa von Feldt
Shipt

Brandon Glover
AL Power

Braxton Goodrich
Timberline Holdings

Joe Hampton
Spire

Rosa Hooper
Medical Properties Trust

Kendra Key
Regions Financial

Hunter Lewis
Food & Wine Magazine

Danny McKinney
McKinney Capital

Erin Morgan
Regions Financial

Taylor Pursell
Pursell Agri-Tech

Dave Stewart
Bradley

Frank Stitt
Highlands Bar and Grill

Pardis Stitt
Stitt Restaurant Group

Mashonda Taylor
Woodlawn United

Jerone Wiggins
Birmingham City Schools

Nick Willis
PNC Bank

Caroline Yeilding
Morgan Stanley

Education Advisory Board
Education Advisory Board

Mr. Todd Davis
Director of CTE and Economic Workforce
Montgomery Public Schools

Dr. Dylan Ferniany
Chief Academic Officer
I3 Academy

Dr. Petra Leonard
Coordinator of Human Capital
Birmingham City Schools

Dr. Ann Marie McGough
District Academic Coach
Birmingham City Schools

Ms. Miriam Moore
Assistant Principal
Hoover High School

Mrs. Carita Venable
Senior Leadership Coach
Southern Regional Education Board

Culinary Advisory Board
Culinary Advisory Board

Rita Bernhardt
Executive Chef /Co- Owner
LUCA Restaurant

Aimee Domingue-Castro
Co-Owner/ FOH Manager
Sol Y Luna Tapas and Tequilas

Emily Hall
Recipe Developer & Tester, Food Stylist at DotDash Food Studios
Owner, Breakup Cookie

John Hall
Executive Chef / Co-Owner
Post Office Pies

Roscoe Hall II
Culinary Director
Post Office Pies

Hunter Lewis
Editor-In-Chief
Food & Wine

Tina Liolio
Owner
Local Link

Rob McDaniel
Executive Chef / Owner
Helen Restaurant

Diann Pilgrim
Director, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
Wenonah High School (Birmingham City Schools)

Tanesha Sims-Summers
Co-Owner
Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co.

Ama Ifágbàmílà’ Shambulia
Health Coach / Food Educator /Owner
A Beautiful Life Enterprises LLC

Pardis Stitt
Co-Owner / Operator
Bottega, Bottega Cafe, Chez Fonfon, Highlands Bar & Grill