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About Us

About Us


Team

Caroline Chestnut
Pediatric Nutrition

Caroline is a registered dietitian and works as a nutritionist at UNC Physicians Network. She is also a mommy of two, based in Apex NC. Caroline is passionate about establishing a healthy, well life and preventing disease in individuals from an early age. She holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from East Carolina University.

Michael J. Fern
Founder

Michael is passionate about education, health, inclusion, and the environment. He’s an Associate Chair and Professor of the Practice of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Computer Science at UNC Chapel Hill. Previously, he started several technology companies and ran a consulting business. Michael received a PhD in strategic management from UNC Chapel Hill.

Colleen Spagnardi
Volunteer Coordination

Colleen is an active parent in the Durham Public Schools district. She volunteers at her children's schools and is an education research analyst at RTI International. Colleen received her BA in sociology from UNC Chapel Hill.

Board of Directors

Michael J. Fern
Board Member

Michael is passionate about education, health, inclusion, and the environment. He’s an Associate Chair and Professor of the Practice of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Computer Science at UNC Chapel Hill. Previously, he started several technology companies and ran a consulting business. Michael received a PhD in strategic management from UNC Chapel Hill.

Mehdi Hazari
Board Member

Mehdi is a physiologist at the EPA. In 2011, he was recognized with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for scientists in early stages of their careers. He received his PhD in physiology from the Johns Hopkins University.

Bill Spagnardi
Board Member
Bill spent 10 years as an elementary school teacher and administrator. He continues to play an active role in his children's schools. Bill is the senior manager of the elementary language arts curriculum at Certica Solutions. He received a Master of School Administration degree from UNC Chapel Hill.