Apply to Become a COFSAC Member

Apply to Become a COFSAC Member 

Our council seeks to gather and lift diverse and representative voices from across the Colorado food system to help craft research, guidance and recommendations for food systems-related policy and state initiatives.

There are two primary ways to contribute to the work of COFSAC. Individuals with experience or expertise aligned with designated council seats are appointed by the General Assembly or the governor to three– year terms. The council also has the authority to engage and appoint interested stakeholders in committee and working group efforts.

How to apply for appointment to council:

Review the list of current stakeholder seats. Prepare your application packet. You will be asked to complete a series of questions and upload your resume or CV. 

The council will request to review all applications submitted by October 18th, 2024, and provide recommendations to the appropriate office. The General Assembly or the Governor will then make the final decision (over which they have full discretionary power) and inform those appointed as Council members. The council will follow up with those not appointed to explore other opportunities for participation such as committee and working group initiatives.   

  • Applications for the following seats will open June 2024 
  • For the first time, COFSAC is seeking two young leaders to join the council representing a rural and urban community (Appointed by the Council). APPLY HERE 
  • Recipient of a federal food assistance program (Appointed by the Governor Office). APPLY HERE  
  • Representative of food wholesalers or food retailers and as a direct market retailer (Appointed by the Governor Office). APPLY HERE 
  • Representative of institutional procurement from a health care setting (Appointed by the Governor Office). APPLY HERE 
  • Nutrition expert, licensed physician, or registered dietitian (General Assembly Appointed). APPLY HERE  
  • Member with expertise in rural community and regional development programs or community and economic development programs (General Assembly Appointed). APPLY HERE 
  • Representative of agricultural production and as a member who sells agricultural products to a public school or school district (General Assembly Appointed). APPLY HERE 

To preview application questions: Download Application Form Here   

Contact Alex.DeJoy@colostate.edu with any questions. 

How to apply for appointment to council:

  1. Please refer to the membership chart to see what stakeholder seats will be appointed in the coming year.
  2. Submit your application at the Boards and Commissions Website. NOTE: Be sure to indicate your interest and intent to apply to COFSAC when prompted in the application.
  3. Contact our Council administrator, Alex.DeJoy@colostate.edu to inform council of you application.
  4. Council will request to review all applications submitted by October 14th, 2022, and provide recommendations to the Governor’s Office. 
  5. The Governor will then make the final decision (over which they have full discretionary power) and inform those appointed as Council members.
  6. Council will follow up with those not appointed to explore other opportunities for participation such as committee and working group initiatives.

Boards and Commissions Application Page:

https://www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commissions-application

How to apply to participate in a committee or working group

Contact Alex.DeJoy@colostate.edu to learn more about current committee and working group efforts.

Council Seats and Terms

NameSeatTerm Expires
Al GoodmanRepresentative of Food wholesalers or food retailers10/31/2025
Mandy NukuRep. Statewide anti-hunger organization10/31/2025
Nicholas MarquezRep. Expertise in federal Food nutrition service programs10/31/2025
Michele MeyerRepresentative of a food distributor or a food hub10/31/2025
AJ RocheRepresentative of a Food Bank10/31/2026
Juli BabcockRepresentative of specialty crop production and as a specialty crop producer
Larry PollartAcademic specialist in economic systems, agriculture, or health care10/31/2026
VacantRep. Institutional procurement, educational setting10/31/2026
Chef Ann Foundation Representative of a local nonprofit community organization engaged in farm-to-school programs or local food systems10/31/2023
VacantRep. Statewide healthy food systems org10/31/2026
Julie MooreRep. Food wholesalers or food retailers, direct market retailer10/31/2024
Elizabeth MarronRep. Expertise in rural community and regional development, or community and economic development programs10/31/2024
Marci CochranRepresentative of a Federal Food Assistance program10/31/2024
Derrick HoffmanRep. Agricultural production, sells ag products to public schools/school districts10/31/2024
Tessa HaleRepresentative of Institutional procurement, healthcare setting 10/31/2024
Tamaan Osbourne-RobertsRep. Nutrition expert, licensed physician, or registered dietitian10/31/2024
Krista GarandRepresenting Colorado Department of Educationdesignated seat appointed by agency
Amanda LabanRepresenting: Colorado Department of Agriculture designated seat appointed by agency
Samantha O’Neill-DunbarRep. Colorado Department of Human Servicesdesignated seat appointed by agency
Dawn ThilmanyRep. Colorado State University Extensiondesignated seat appointed by agency
Greg ThomasonRep. Office of Economic Development and International Tradedesignated seat appointed by agency
Angelika SunieRecipient of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program10/31/2026
Joan Brucha Representing Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
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