President | Diane Morgan
Diane has been involved in the world of food for more than 30 years. She is an award-winning cookbook author, freelance food writer, culinary instructor, and restaurant consultant. She is the author of seventeen cookbooks. Diane spent six years in Chicago as a caterer and chef for an executive dining room before moving back to Portland. She has appeared on the Today show, ABC World New Now, CBS Early Show, The Food Network, Smart Solutions on HGTV, Seasonings on PBS and Good Day Oregon. In addition, for the past two years, Diane has consulted on the core and seasonal menus for a Northwest chain of family dining restaurants.
Vice President | Business Operations | Jolene George
Jolene spent 30 years with Merck & Co. Inc. and was Executive Director in one of their divisions. She then started a consulting business for strategic development and business alignment systems. As food enthusiast and hobbyist, she was invited to be a volunteer recipe tester for Cooks Illustrated Magazine in 2006. In addition, she is published in the Oregonian, and works on recipe development and testing with cookbook authors in the Portland area.
Secretary | Carly Kellogg Knowles, MS, RDN, LD
Carly has a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She is the owner of Vibrant Nutrition & Health – An Integrative and Functional Nutrition Practice in NW Portland, OR. When she’s not seeing patients in her private practice, you can find Carly in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, snapping food photographs, and teaching cooking classes.
Treasurer | Membership Committee Chair | Madeline Tomseth
Madeline sees food as a form of sustenance, creativity, expression, and community. After graduating from Chapman University with a degree in Business Administration and Art History, Madeline enrolled in the esteemed French Pastry School of Chicago. She spent a year as a student and then apprentice, learning the strict techniques and rigorous methods that allow true culinary artistry to shine. She worked with several restaurants, small food business, as well as serving as an account coordinator for a PR firm. Madeline enjoys combining her pastry, business, and media relation skills to tackle every day tasks. Today, Madeline serves as a recipe developer and instructor for The Kitchen at Middlegound Farm.
Program Chair | Rebekah Hubbard
Rebekah is a food photographer and creative director at Heart Creative Culinary Agency, with a side hustle, a food blog called PDXfoodlove.com. Her background is in digital marketing and social media working for a variety of food product brands, restaurants, nonprofits and the travel industry.
Member-At-Large | Lisa Hill
Lisa is a freelance public relations consultant, Lisa directs media relations campaigns for food, hospitality and beverage clients, with a special focus on food products. She is an active member of the Portland Culinary Alliance and holds a degree in writing from St. Lawrence University.
Member-At-Large | Cari Sánchez-Potter
Cari has a background in marketing and event planning for culinary and cultural organizations. She holds a masters in gastronomy, was the general manager of a craft brewery, has self-published three award-winning cookbooks, and has received regional recognition on the East Coast for her food- and art-focused pop-up events. She’s currently the event director at Pioneer Courthouse Square, where she manages the Square’s food cart pod.
Member-At-Large | Sophia Worgan
Sophia works as the cooking school coordinator for Bob’s Red Mill and has her Masters of Science degree in nutrition. Through her work within the cooking school, she is able to share her passion for nutrition and whole foods with the local community. Deeply believing in the ‘food as medicine’ philosophy, Sophia loves to showcase nutrition through seasonal menus, vibrantly colored produce and delicious flavors. When not in the kitchen or office, you can find Sophia running off yesterday’s croissants, chasing her three dogs (and blind cat!) or enjoying a tall, dark glass of wine with her partner.