Meet Our Entrepreneur Advisors

Our Advisors are successful business and social entrepreneurs who provide, based on their own time and interest, guidance to the School, our amazing students and faculty, and fledgling companies.

Dasha Agoulnik

N19CEO, CorePerform

Wendy Behr

N15Chief R&D Officer, Sovos Brands; Member, Tufts Nutrition Council

Silvia Berciano Benitez

Tufts University

Richard Black

Principal, Quadrant D Consulting; Adjunct Professor, Friedman School; Member, Tufts Nutrition Council

Michael Blau

N12PRetired Partner, Foley and Lardner LLP; Member, Friedman School Board of Advisors

Kevin Boylan

Co-Founder, Veggie Grill; Managing Partner, PowerPlant Ventures

Karen Bressler

DirectorBoston Scott/ Qurological

Matthew Claudel

Founder, Field States, Co-Founder MIT Design X

Christopher Damman

Chief Medical Officer, UR Labs

Jessica Deckinger

Chief Marketing Officer, Everbridge

Jack Derby

Professor, Tufts Entrepreneurship Center; CEO, Derby Management

Stephanie Dorsey

Founding Partner, E2JDJ VC

Leslie Durso

Vegan Chef & Wellness Expert, Leslie Durso Inc.

Jimena Florez

Founder and CEO, Chaak Health Snacks

Betsy Fore

Co-founder, Tiny Organics

Kim Fortunato

CEO, Kim Fortunato Consulting; former President, Campbell Soup Foundation

Arvind Gupta

Managing Director, IndieBio; General Partner, SOSV

Jennifer Hashley

AG05—Director of New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Friedman School

Andrew Ive

Founder, Big Idea Ventures; Member, Tufts Nutrition Council

Kellee James

Founder & CEO, Mercaris

Corey Jones

Founding Partner, E2JDJ VC

Johan Jorgensen

Founder, Sweden FoodTech

Michael Karsch

A90, F91The Juice Press, LLC; Member, Friedman School Board of Advisors; Trustee, Tufts University

Zain Kassam

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Finch Therapeutics

Patricia Kearney

N78, AG81President & CEO, PMK Associates, Inc.; Member, Tufts Nutrition Council

Alexander King

Director, Strategy, Insights & Analytics, Eastman; Mentor, MIT Venture Mentor Service

Ashley Koff

CEO, The Better Nutrition Program

Monique Marez

Founder, Eptimizo

Ron Molina-Brantley

VP, Relationship Manager, Berkshire Bank

Ayr Muir

Founder & CEO, Clover Food Lab

Tawanda Muzhingi

Innovation, Plant Based Foods Association

Mehrdad Noorani

Founding Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners

Sean O’Sullivan

Founder and Managing Partner, SOSV; Member, Tufts Nutrition Council

Kevin Jyo Oye

E79 —Executive Director, Gordon Institute; Director, M.S. in Innovation & Management Program Professor of the Practice, Tufts University

Rebecca Parekh

Founder & CEO, THE WELL

Eve Turow Paul

Author, Journalist, and Executive Director for the Food for Climate League

Victor Penev

CEO, Edamam, food tech/health tech mentor

David Radlo

Partner, Achievemost

Micah Risk

N13Head of Nutrition, Lighter Inc.

Ron Shigeta

CSO, Wild Earth Pets

Rajiv Srinath

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, MNI Partners LLC

Emily Steliotes

A15, N17Agriculture and Food Systems Researcher, HowGood; Co-Founder and Coach, Golden Acorn

Bob Stringer

Founder & CEO, Crimson Seed Capital LLC

Maha Tahiri

Founder & CEO, Nutrition Sustainability Strategies LLC; Adjunct Professor, Tufts University 

Heather Terry

Executive Mentor, Serial Entrepreneur, and Partner at BeyondBrands

Latham Thomas

Founder, Nutrition and Lifestyle Expert, Mama GlowMember, Tufts Nutrition Council

Matthew M. Whitney

CEO, Siegel Egg

Amy Wu

Founder & Chief Content Director, From Farms to Incubators