SFI Board Chair / Indiana Governor
Odessa Wallace is the creator of the Indys Community Food Co Op, East Side Marketspace farmers market, Little Free Farms Stand, and the Indy First Fridays events. She loves connecting others with the very best local items available while supporting farmers, artisans, artists, and small businesses. Fresh affordable food access is the motivation driving it all. Odessa also does custom web design & social media marketing in her down time to help businesses have a platform to support community & outreach.
Dr. Jarrod Dortch
Farm relations & Agriculture Chair
Dr. Jarrod Nicholas Dortch is a Professor of Communication at Ivy Tech Community College in Muncie, Indiana. He also serves as the owner and operator of Solful Gardens. LLC, a local urban agriculture startup specializing in bringing Fresh.Urban.Natural produce to properties and working with community and school gardens. He enjoys bringing together art, education, and gardening to help to enrich the experiences of communities and their denizens.
Marketing & Social Media Chair
A Hoosier restaurateur and chef for almost 20 years, Elizabeth is a mom of two and and advanced Master Gardener. She's a passionate advocate of urban agriculture & local food economy and is a published writer/blogger with a strong commitment to food security, wine & gardening. Her current focus is working with The Garden Shed (Missouri) on a new project: "Simply Out of the Box: From Pantry to Plate."Morse shares videos and workshops to teach participants how to cook with the items they have received in food boxes. Elizabeth looks forward to developing similar partnerships with food pantries in Indiana.
Diversity & Inclusion Chair
Many know Tanorria as one of the finalists on MasterChef season seven, but she has a successful Personal Chef and prepared meal business called Tanorria's Table. She has years of experience in diversity training in the corporate spectrum as well as a deep love of good, clean and fair food.
Snail of Approval Chair
Elizabeth first became involved in the Slow Food movement in 2014 during her undergrad when she took a class about food sustainability. Recently, Elizabeth graduated with her masters degree in communication studies from Ball State University with an academic focus in instructional and interpersonal communication. She hopes to help continue the mission of Slow Food to promote good, clean and fair food for all.