Our Staff

Representing various backgrounds, skills, and professional talents, our staff is dedicated to building a strong foundation for the plant-based foods industry to succeed and thrive.
Michele Simon

Michele Simon

Founder, VP of Policy

Sara O’Leary

Sara O’Leary

Membership Director

Julie Emmett

Julie Emmett

Senior Director, Retail Partnerships

Sabina Vyas

Sabina Vyas

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives

Jennifer Jacobs

Jennifer Jacobs

Retail Partnerships Manager

Ciara LaChaux

Ciara LaChaux

Operations Manager

Maddie Segal

Maddie Segal

Business Development Manager

Consultants

Carl Jorgensen

Carl Jorgensen

Agriculture

Dan Colegrove

Dan Colegrove

State Policy

Michael Robbins

Michael Robbins

Media Relations

Jennifer Holt

Jennifer Holt

Retail Data

Join PBFA

The Plant Based Foods Association consists of members and supporters with the shared goal of ensuring the plant-based foods industry can succeed and thrive.

We are proud to be a founding member of the Plant Based Foods Association. PBFA has helped us grow our business in more ways than one.

Madeline Haydon

Founder & CEO, nutpods