LISA KINGERY, MS, RDN
Lisa developed her love for cooking and appreciation for local, seasonal eating in rural Japan, where she lived for 6 years. Inspired by the Japanese diet and lifestyle, she
returned to New York to earn her credential as a Registered Dietitian and her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University.
While in New York, she managed the Food Bank of NYC’s CookShop Program, a city-wide cooking-based nutrition education program for elementary school children. After moving to Milwaukee, she worked at the Fondy Food Center where she developed programs with food system solutions to hunger and obesity.
In 2014, she launched FoodRight, Inc. to empowering youth and their families to choose foods that sustain life-long health through gardening and culinary nutrition education programs offered in Milwaukee schools.
Lisa loves cooking, gardening with edibles, canning and pickling, and spending time with her 2 ‘tween daughters, husband, and dog Yugi.
STEPHANIE MEYER, RDN
Originally from northern Illinois, Stephanie has lived in Milwaukee for 10 years. During that time she received her credentials as a registered dietitian from Mount Mary's dietetic coordinated program. Stephanie interned for FoodRight in 2018, which would lead her to join the team full-time as Program Manager due to her exceptional talents.
While developing FoodRight's programs, Stephanie has been inspired through working closely with children - whose habits are easier to impact than those of adults. In her multifaceted role, Stephanie combines her passions for social justice, food equity, and the culinary arts to teach children and their families how to nourish themselves for life-long health.
Stephanie enjoys cooking on her own time and finds joy in trying new foods. Her hobbies include board games, cuddling with her two cats, and traveling the world.
DANIEL ROSS LANZA, CPT
Community Relations Manager
Born and raised on Milwaukee’s south side, Daniel received his degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. There he worked as a Peer Health Educator, developing interactive programs and events to improve the culture of health on campus.
Continually inspired and energized by his students’ stories and dreams, Daniel hopes his impact with FoodRight will instill confidence and healthy, positive values. He is most passionate about addressing challenges of food insecurity and health education in Milwaukee’s under-served communities, and particularly enjoys working with teens and adolescents.
When he isn’t in the classroom, Daniel is on a yoga mat, has his nose in a book, or is enjoying the outdoors. He has great enthusiasm for a wide variety of topics, including astrophysics, music, mathematics, gardening, and writing.
Daniel holds national certifications in Group Exercise and Personal Fitness Training.
Molly is a FoodRight Intern and AmeriCorps Farm to School Specialist; she is finishing her last semester at Central Michigan University - studying Public Health Education and Nutrition - and is ready to graduate in May 2020.
With her internship experience with FoodRight as a solid foundation, Molly hopes to gain exposure to educating in a classroom setting and opportunities for developing leadership skills. She is excited to work on the Youth Chef Academy Primary program curriculum and wants to spread the message that you are never too young to learn about health and nutrition, and never too old to begin new, healthy habits!
In Molly’s free time, she is in the kitchen cooking new recipes or going on hikes with her dog, Seamus.