About Us

Slow Food Indy is the central Indiana chapter of Slow Food USA which is one of the 132 countries that make up Slow Food International.

Slow Food Indy promotes central Indiana’s food culture with events and programs that focus on good, clean, and fair food for everyone.

Contact Us

E-mail: info@slowfoodindy.com

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2884
Indianapolis, IN 46206-2884

Slow Food Indy Board

Marisol Gouveia, Board Chair
Marisol became a member of Slow Food Indy in 2014. A Trinidad & Tobago native, she is an avid cook and has converted part of her backyard into a miniature urban farm lab. She is a proud graduate of Howard University and the Director of Membership & Engagement at the Indianapolis Zoo.
Brad_BioBrad Williams, Treasurer
Brad Williams joined Slow Food Indy as a volunteer in 2013. The Bloomington Farmers Market originally inspired Brad’s enthusiasm for local food. He hopes to connect more Indianapolis residents interested in local and organic food through a wide array of programming.
Teri Baker, Secretary
Teri is a transplant from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is excited to create events to inspire palates and stomachs. Teri is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and is the Program and Event Coordinator for the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation.
Anna Powell, Snail of Approval Committee Chair
Anna has been a culinary student, Second Helpings volunteer and catering program manager. Currently, she is majoring in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management, at IUPUI with the goal of starting a culinary job training program when she finishes her degree.
Jess Martin, Membership Chair
Jess relocated to Indianapolis in 2008. After discovering the local food movement and exploring markets and farm-to-table restaurants she fell in love with her new home. She now works as a Realtor and has a passion for helping people discover and fall in love with our city through food.
Erin Till, Community Engagement
Erin earned a music degree from Butler University, then attended culinary school in Chicago. After returning to Indy, her experience at Neal Brown Hospitality, one of Indy’s premier restaurant groups, helped grow her interest in a Slow lifestyle. Erin is part of the team at ClusterTruck, a food delivery startup.
Leah Huelsebusch, Vice Chair
Leah landed in Indiana after spending three years living in Europe. While abroad, Leah developed a passion for slow food which was one of her motivations for founding Taxman Brewing Company. As COO of Taxman, Leah is able to bring her vision to life through Taxman’s farm to table gastropub in Bargersville.
Twinkle VanWinkle, Board Member
Twinkle grew up surrounded by Southern cooks, musicians and creative souls. She has more than 24 years of professional cooking experience, and loves working in her garden, playing music and volunteering. She is marketing director for Girls Rock! Indianapolis and a freelance food writer.
rballard15Roy Ballard, Board Member
Roy is Purdue Extension educator for agriculture and natural resources for Hancock County. He is dedicated to assisting small farmers and increasing consumer access to Indiana-grown and value-added products. He’s a beekeeper and gardener in his free time.
Michael Herrick, Board Member
Michael’s stints at butcher shops drove his passion for local food. His experiences in the food industry include packaging, sales, logistics and stocking. His personal motto? Follow your passion and you’ll never work a day in your life.
Laura Dubish, Board Member
Laura is a freelance musician, food security advocate and amateur acrobat. Originally from Los Angeles, her journey to Slow Food followed a path of slower living and appreciation for the connective power of food. She is the co-founder of Chickadee Gardens, a non-profit urban farm on the Eastside.