Lisa Elaine Held is a journalist with a primary focus on covering food and agriculture. Her expertise is in introducing eaters to who produced their food, how it was grown, and how those people and processes relate to bigger social issues like environmental sustainability, economic and racial equality, and public health. She is a regular contributor to Civil Eats and also writes for Eater, Edible Manhattan, Edible Brooklyn, and Food Tank, among other publications. She has a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Northeastern University.
Robin Ganzert, Ph.D., serves as president and CEO of American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the first to serve animals, whenever and wherever they are in need of rescue, shelter, or protection. Since her appointment in 2010, Dr. Ganzert has spearheaded unprecedented growth and transformational change at the historic 143-year-old nonprofit, which has reemerged as the most effective humane organization in the country, directly touching the lives of more animals than any other in the field through innovative, life-changing and life-saving programs that set the gold standard in animal welfare.