Founder: Christy Innouvong-Thornton
Cofounder: Beatriz Aurelio-Saguin
Beatriz is a daughter of immigrants whose family hails from Jakarta, Pangasinan, and the Visayan Islands in the Philippines. Beatriz holds a Masters in Public Health and is completing a Masters in Global Health at Northwestern University. She has also completed courses on indigenous and migration health at the University of Peace in Costa Rica. Beatriz has a background in health policy and law and has worked on a variety of projects in advocacy for the social determinants of health and Asian and Pacific Islander health initiatives. Beatriz has presented on topics such as Child and Maternal health at the National School of Public Health in Havana Cuba, Pantawid Pamilya in the Philippines, and for the Consortium of Universities on global health.
Operations Manager: Allison Barcelon
Allison is a second generation multicultural Chinese American with Spanish and Mexican ancestry. Allison holds a Bachelors in Clinical Nutrition from UC Davis, and has held positions in public health and health advocacy for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Food has been a consistent way for Allison to get in touch with the different parts of her mixed race heritage and she is passionate about using food to connect with and empower others.