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Bay Area Ventures: April 8, 2019

Hosts Roland Vandermeer, Irina Yuen, and Doug Collom are joined by Adam Devito (Founder and CEO, Monj Health), David Amin (Chief Operating Officer, Monj Health), and Angela TenBroeck (CEO, Foodery Farms) on the Monday, April 8, 2019 edition of Bay Area Ventures.

Air Date: Monday, April 8, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Angela TenBroeck

Air Time: 4:00 pm
Featuring: Angela TenBroeck

Dr. David Amin and Adam Devito

Air Time: 5:00 pm
Featuring: Adam Devito, David Amin

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Adam Devito

Founder and CEO, Monj Health

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Adam Devito has a rich food background as creator of the New Concept Development group at Kraft Foods ($7B of incremental growth), co-author of 11 books on healthy cooking and founder a school for professional chefs. He has a decade as Managing Partner of Sterling-Rice Group, a strategy and innovation consulting firm in the food, health and wellness spaces.
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David Amin

Chief Operating Officer, Monj Health

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Dr. Dave Amin serves as Chief Operating Officer of Monj Health, a San Francisco based healthcare company and is a consultant working with Osler Health, the largest physician led ACO/CIN in New Jersey. He is also the founder of Palmetto Health Solutions, a consultancy which operationalizes financially sustainable population health strategies. He speaks regularly at national conferences focused on healthcare finance and the market transition to value-based medicine. Formerly he served as Chief Health Officer and Medical Director for North Country Healthcare and the New Hampshire Rural ACO. Dr. Amin holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an engineering degree from the United States Air Force Academy and is board certified in emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine.

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Angela TenBroeck

CEO, Foodery Farms

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Angela TenBroeck has been a serial entrepreneur since her college years in the early 90s – with experience in both the public and private sector. A fourth-generation farmer, TenBroeck and her family have farmed hydroponically in North Florida since the 1970s. Additionally, she is a professional educator whom has logged over fifteen years of experience in middle and high-school education and administration with emphasis in STEM and health curricula before she retired to pursue the dream of feeding the world differently.

In 2013, her passion for sustainability and community outreach led TenBroeck on a journey to launch the Center for Sustainable Agricultural Excellence & Conservation, a nonprofit with a goal to change the lives of local farmers by offering a model for modern and sustainable farming practice. Given her background, she is an accomplished public speaker (e.g. TEDx 2014) with subject-matter expertise in food safety, water and soil conservation techniques, STEM Health/Medicine education and advanced methods of sustainable agriculture in
controlled environment agriculture.

Leveraging her experience in developing and operating the first commercial aquaponics facility to obtain Safe Quality Food Level 3 certification, in 2015 as the leader at Traders Hill Farm. TenBroeck in early 2017 sold the day-to-day farm operations at Traders Hill Farm to focus on broader industry opportunities.

Today, her current project is Foodery Farms which changes the way brownfields are used in communities with food insecurities a company leading the way in services to develop and operate controlled environment facilities to grow the highest quality and safest produce year-round, regardless of climate, using the innovative ideas developed and practiced while the lead scientist managing Traders Hill Farm, a Hilliard, FL. based aquaponics farm she helped create in 2012. Traders Hill Farm is just one the facilities that TenBroeck has been involved with. Her work can be discovered embedded across the United States, Europe and in the Caribbean.

 

Twitter- @angelatenbroeck
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