About Us


Field to Family works to create a more local, more healthy and more sustainable regional food system.
We envision a region where people eat with the seasons, where farmers make a living, and our ecosystem is diverse, abundant, and healthy.

Board of Directors

David Burt, President
David Burt is a chef and local food advocate. A native of Scotland, he relocated here after finishing a BA in American Studies. He spent many years in the restaurant business, culminating in the 13 year span of The Red Avocado. He currently owns and operates Four Square Meals, a restaurant consultancy and food production business located in Iowa City. David was part of Field to Family from 2001-2005. He lives in Iowa City with his wife and children.

Ofer Sivan, Treasurer
Co-owner of Oasis.

Alicia Ambler, Secretary
Alicia Ambler lives in Iowa City with her husband, daughter, and dog.  She teaches English as a Second Language at the University of Iowa. She writes a food blog at culinarybliss.blogspot.com.

Miriam Alarcon Avila
Photographer. Baker & Prepared Foods Coordinator at New Pioneer Food Co-op.

Katherine Mellen
Professor in the Health Science Department at the University of Iowa.

Alyssa Rempe
Alyssa moved to Iowa City from Seattle after traveling for a few years abroad. She’s currently attending college for an Environmental degree and plans to help local businesses start composting food waste and procure locally-grown ingredients.

Wendy Zimmerman
Owner, Get Fresh. Has served as Iowa City Farmers Market’s Market Manager and Operations Manager at New Bo City Market.

Michelle Kenyon, Program Director


Advisory Board 

James Adrian
Amanda Arn
Kristin Bergman
Amy Blessing
John Boller
Peg Bouska
Mike Carberry
Theresa Carbrey
Rockne Cole
Alison Demory
Ilsa Dewald
Mahmood Eltyeb
Jessica Burtt-Fogarty
Kurt Friese
Cathy Gehris
Jason Grimm
Brandi Jannsen
Ayamu Kabirus
Jen Kardos
Dave Koch
Scott Koepke
Liz Maas
Fred Meyer
Joyce Miller
Nate Kaeding
Kate Moreland
James Nisly
Tammy Neumann
Paul Rausch
Derek Roller
Sara Rynes- Weller
Molly Schintler
Lori Schreier
Jordan Sellergren
Shanti Sellz
Kyle Sieck
Cindy Smith
Rod Sullivan
Natalie Veldhouse
Heather Widmayer