Sustainable Food Trade Association Staff
Alyssa Harding is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association as of August 2019. She has an educational foundation in agricultural ecology, with an additional certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility. She previously managed Corporate Responsibility and External Relations at Justin’s, a Boulder-based nut butter company with a mission rooted in sustainability and community impact. Before Justin’s, she worked in the environmental sector for Colorado-based water conservation non-profits, and also spent time working in the solar industry. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Naturally Boulder, a non-profit with a focus on fostering sustainable entrepreneurship and regenerative business practices in the natural products community, and has published articles with PowerHouse Growers, educating readers about food security and sustainable agricultural solutions.
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 Portland, OR, 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.
Sustainability Reporting and Analytics Specialist
Lisa Braun is the Sustainability Reporting and Analytics Specialist for the Sustainable Food Trade Association. She has a passion for promoting community and corporate sustainability, fueled by a long-standing interest in food system issues. She holds an M.S. in Environmental Science from CU-Boulder with a specialization in carbon management, and has professional experience performing greenhouse gas accounting. Lisa loves utilizing her sustainability background to assist and support members with tools and techniques to develop and evaluate their sustainability programs.