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Sustainable Food Trade Association Staff


Katherine DiMatteoKatherine DiMatteo
Executive Director


Katherine DiMatteo is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association as of November 2013. She has worked in a variety of capacities within the organic industry since 1990. In addition, DiMatteo continues as a managing partner at Wolf, DiMatteo + Associates,  a consulting firm whose specialists deliver effective strategies to help organic products and businesses grow. 

Formerly the executive director of the Organic Trade Association from 1990 to 2006, she was instrumental in shaping the outcome of the U.S. National Organic Program standards and the U.N. Codex guidelines for organically produced foods.  DiMatteo recently served as the president of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements Board of Directors and is a founding member of The Organic Center’s Board of Directors.

Lisa SpickaLisa Spicka
Associate Director


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.

Lisa BraunLisa Braun
Sustainability Education and Research Associate


Lisa Braun is the Sustainability Education and Research Associate 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.