Current Team Structure:

Backbone Team

The Backbone Team is responsible for coordinating the daily network operations, including budget management, meeting facilitation and fundraising. Additionally, the Backbone Team convenes meetings and workshops and conducts research to inform network activities and monitor progress. The Backbone Team also facilitates communication and learning across the network to advance the Food Alliance's shared goals. 

  • Benjamin Hill, Network Coordinator (UNHSI),
  • Erin Hale, Research and Communications Associate (UNHSI)
  • Tom Kelly, Chief Sustainability Officer and Founding Director of the Sustainability Institute (UNHSI)
  • Jennifer Wilhelm, Research and Communications Associate (UNHSI)
  • Samantha Cave, Project Fellow

The Network Coordinator serves as the point of contact for all NH Food Alliance teams; please contact Benjamin at

Process Team

The Process Team is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the Food Alliance, and helping to ensure actions undertaken by the network are consistent with overall goals. The Backbone Team members also serve on the Process Team.

Action Teams

Action Teams will coordinate implementation of priority actions identified by the Viability Working Group in each of five areas: Market Development, Food Access, Land Resources, Fisheries, and Education. For more information about Action Teams, including a list of co-chairs, current projects, visit our Action Teams page. For information about how to get involved, visit our Join an Action Team page.


Market Development

Food Access (Consumer)

Food Access (Institutional)

Land Resources


The Backbone team is currently coordinating fisheries efforts with partners from across the state and New England region


Viability Working Group (February 2016-January 2017)

Throughout 2016, the Viability Working Group collaborated to refine and prioritize the goals, approaches, and indicators outlined in the Farm, Fish, and Food Enterprise Viability Initiative. They engaged with the NH Food Alliance network to understand what kinds of projects and enterprises already exist in New Hampshire and how to best implement actions that support the Viability Initiative. They also worked to understand where there are gaps within the food system and to determine best practices to fill those gaps.

NH Food Alliance distributes network leadership and coordination across several teams.