Sustainable Food Trade Association Staff
Lisa Spicka is the Associate Director for the Sustainable Food Trade Association. She has worked extensively in the organic food/agriculture, manufacturing, and sustainability sectors since 1997 in both the U.S. and Latin America, and speaks fluent Spanish. Lisa offers substantial organic, operational, and sustainability insight to SFTA members.
As President of Maracujá Solutions in White Salmon, WA, Lisa helps clients protect their product and brand integrity through development of sustainable supply chain integrity programs. The former Latin American Coordinator for the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA), she developed broad experience leading global trainings and presentations on organic standards, accreditation, and procedures. As Operations Manager at Cypress Grove Chevre, she designed food safety and labor standards and related training programs, and with Amway-Nutrilite, she created and tracked metrics for “NutriCert,” a program that fosters the sustainability practices of the brand’s global suppliers.
Education and Research Assistant
Jennifer’s interest in sustainability and the organic foods industry developed through her customer service work in natural foods stores. After graduation from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Liberal Studies, Jennifer worked for construction and utility companies where she developed an interest in sustainable development. Jennifer has an MBA in Sustainable Business, with an emphasis in Government Policy and Administration and has sustainability reporting training, including the GRI G4. In addition, Jennifer was among the first cohort of professionals to acquire the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) certificate.
Jennifer currently utilizes her research, writing, marketing, and sustainability reporting skills at SFTA to assist in the development of sustainability tools and education programming for the organic sector. She lives in Eugene, Oregon. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys playing with her daughter and Golden Retriever, and spending time with her husband, in the beautiful woods and beaches of Central Oregon.