Harry is pleased to have joined FACT as Executive Director in June 2019. Harry’s expertise is taking startup ideas and scaling them up into vibrant not-for-profit organizations. In Chicago he was a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Growing Home for over 17 years, which grew into the leading organic urban farming organization, transforming over 500 lives through its transitional jobs training program, and producing over 30,000 lbs of organic vegetables annually. In Israel Harry established SHEMESH, which grew into a leading coexistence organization.
Harry believes in the power of interpersonal relationships to connect people and bring them together for a common purpose. Harry believes that all people have a right to eat healthy food. He is excited to join FACT, whose core mission aligns with Harry’s beliefs. He is looking forward to leading FACT and helping it flourish and grow.
Charlotte Isles, MA
Charlotte joined FACT in September 2018. She attained her Masters in Environment and Development from Kings College London and has since worked for Non-Profits and Associations in the UK and the US including Oxfam and the American Medical Association. Outside of work Charlotte enjoys trying out new restaurants, seeing live music and exploring Chicago where she now lives.
Larissa McKenna, MS, MPH
humane Farming Program Director
Larissa has worked on humane farming issues at FACT since 2006 and previously served as the coordinator of the Keep Antibiotics Working campaign. She currently directs FACT’s Humane Farming Program and leads all of FACT’s services for livestock and poultry farmers - including FACT’s grants, scholarships, webinars, and mentorship program. Larissa holds graduate degrees in public health, as well as Agriculture, Food and the Environment (AFE) from Tufts University. Outside of work, she enjoys eating, dancing, and playing outside with her kids.
Madeleine Kleven, Mph
food safety Program assistant
Madeleine has spent the last few years primarily in a laboratory setting researching several infectious organisms and their impacts on public health. She recently completed her graduate degree in public health at UC Berkeley with an emphasis in infectious diseases and vaccinology. Outside of work she enjoys dancing, being outdoors, playing volleyball, and doing photography with her husband.
Steven Roach, MA
Food Safety Program Director and senior analyst for keep antibiotics working
Since 2001 Steve has led our Food Safety Program and is also a Senior Analyst for Keep Antibiotics Working, a coalition of health, consumer, and environmental advocacy organizations that have joined forces to combat the inappropriate use of antibiotics in food animals. He represents Consumers International at the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food and was the Consumers International delegate at the Codex Ad hoc Task force on Antimicrobial Resistance. In July 2015, he was appointed to the World Health Organization Advisory Group on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance. He has an undergraduate degree in physics and philosophy, and a MA in anthropology.