Center Leadership

Lauren Gwin, Director
Lauren is an associate professor and Extension Community Food Systems Specialist at OSU. She focuses on local/regional food systems policy and value chains; and integrating Extension efforts to support community food system development. She serves on the Leadership Team of the Oregon Community Food Systems Network and also facilitates OCFSN’s Policy Committee and the Oregon Food Hub Network. Email Lauren.

Center Advisory Committee

Nick Andrews: OSU Small Farms Program
Anita Azarenko: Former OSU Horticulture Department Head and Farmer, LaMancha Ranch and Orchard
Anne Berblinger: Farmer, Gales Creek Farm
Suzanne Briggs: OSU Extension Citizen Advisory Network
Ericka Carlson: Sustainable Food and Agriculture Marketing Consultant, formerly publisher, Edible Portland
Anne Hoisington: OSU Family & Community Health Extension
Rebecca Landis: Oregon Farmers Market Association
Larry Lev: OSU Applied Economics
Laura Masterson: Farmer, 47th Avenue Farm and Member, Oregon Board of Agriculture
Tanya Murray: Oregon Tilth, and Farmer, formerly Sauvie Island Organics
Teresa Retzlaff: Farmer, 46 North Farm
Sharon Thornberry: Oregon Food Bank/Community Food Systems Program

Center Affiliate Faculty

Christine Anderson Brekken, Instructor, Applied Economics, OSU
Chip Bubl, Ag & Livestock Extension/County Leader, Columbia County, OSU
Stephanie Grutzmacher, Assistant Professor, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, OSU
Betty Izumi, Associate Professor, School of Community Health, Portland State University
Larry Lev, Professor, Applied Economics, OSU
Mallory Rahe, Extension Community Economist, Applied Economics, OSU
Kelly Streit, Extension Family & Community Health, Clackamas County, OSU

Garry Stephenson, Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems, Founder
Garry is a professor and Extension Small Farms Specialist, and Coordinator of the Extension Small Farms Program. His interests include alternative farming and marketing, with a special focus on farmers’ markets. For more than 15 years, Garry has been involved in research, extension, organizational support, and shopping at farmers’ markets.  His academic training includes graduate degrees in animal science and agricultural anthropology. Email Garry; (541) 737 5833