Over the years, I have had the privilege to work with a large number of professionals on community education and staff training projects.  I am happy to recommend the experts on this page.  They share my passion for healthy communities and well-functioning organizations and have been instrumental in supporting and shaping the theories and practices that I currently share with my clients. If I am not available for a project at any given time, these folks can step in.

Hannah Mellion

Hannah Mellion loves developing systems and processes, thinking about training and talent development and creating strong teams. She has nearly a decade of experience working in local and regional food systems, nonprofit growth, and managing social enterprises. She also has experience working with recent graduates, startups and workforce development.

She spent over eight years at the nonprofit Farm Fresh Rhode Island, where she developed and operated their wholesale food hub programs and developed food safety protocols. She has spoken at numerous local, regional and national conferences on a range of food systems and food hub topics. She has conducted research on food hub networks and institutional sales of local food with Farm to Institution New England, and local food literacy with the Greenbelt Fund in Toronto, Ontario.

Hannah grew up in Rhode Island and studied Anthropology at Brown University. She’s a fan of podcasts, yoga, and cooking. She currently lives in Toronto with her husband, a planetary geologist who studies the icy moons of Saturn and Jupiter.



For more than 45 years, Cardea has envisioned communities where all people, especially those who have been most underserved, have equitable access to quality health and human services. Cardea is a small not-for-profit consulting organization, with offices in California, Washington and Texas.  The organization has developed many training programs focusing on women and children’s health, and has applied core principles of excellent learning design and evaluation, as needed, to other topical areas.  The staff at Cardea believe that organizations thrive by integrating principles of social justice and cultural proficiency into all aspects of their work.