Noreen is a food justice advocate who has worked on community-based local food issues for fifteen years. Her passion is for ensuring that everyone in our community has equal access to local, healthful and sustainably-grown food—and finding the resources so this can become a reality.
Noreen currently serves as the Co-chair of the Franklin County Local Foods Council. She is a member of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission's Agriculture and Food Systems Working Group, Columbus Public Health Department's Columbus Area Healthy Food Access Committee as well as the United Way of Central Ohio Public Policy Committee. She is currently an Interim Board Member of the near East Side Cooperative Market Cooperative, previously was one of two Ohio representatives for the National Farm to School Network and served on the Governor's Ohio Food Policy Council "Healthy Access" Sub-committee. Noreen was a representative to OXFAM America’s International Women’s Day 2012 conference and lobby day in Washington D.C.