Speakers & Presenters

2018 Speakers

Milton Mills, M.D.


Milton Mills, MD practices urgent care medicine in the Washington D.C. area, and has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine and as a member of the National Advisory Board, for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He has been a major contributor to position papers presented by PCRM to the United States Department of Agriculture regarding Dietary Guidelines for Americans and has been the lead plaintiff in PCRM’s class-action lawsuit that asks for warning labels on milk.

Victoria Moran

Victoria Moran is the author of books including the best-selling Creating a Charmed Life, Main Street Vegan, The Good Karma Diet, and The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, coauthored with JL Fields. A two-time Oprah guest, Victoria has also appeared on Today and NPR’s All Things Considered. She speaks on health, wellbeing, and eclectic spirituality for association and organization audiences throughout North America, the UK, and Iceland.

Dr. LeAnn Fritz, DNM, Ph.D

Dr. LeAnn Fritz has a degree in Exercise Science, a Masters Degree in Live and Vegan Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Natural Medicine with an emphasis in Quantum Physics. She is a nationally trusted practitioner, researcher, entrepreneur, speaker and author who LOVES to empower others to achieve optimal wellness! Dr. Fritz is one of the few practitioners who uses a truly quantum approach to optimal health by recognizing the role of not only food, sleep, and exercise but also emotions, stress, and environment on one’s overall wellness. She is also the author of the practical book, “Get Healthy Now”, a great resource to jump start your health journey.

Zak Weston

Zak Weston is the Corporate Engagement Specialist for The Good Food Institute (GFI). He is an active member of the Effective Altruism community. Zak holds a B.A. in Business Management from Cedarville University, and joined GFI after several years of experience in sales and working with start-ups. He works with leading grocery, foodservice, and restaurant companies to help increase the quality and quantity of their plant-based product offerings.

Dan McKernan

Dan McKernan is the Founder & Executive Director of Barn Sanctuary. He has hand-on experience with farm animals after attending Farm Sanctuary’s Farm Animal Care Conference and is still in contact with and receives guidance from Farm Sanctuary’s National Shelter Director. He is passionate advocate for animal welfare, environmentalism, and a plant based diet. Dan studied Biology at Quincy University.

2018 Cooking Demo Presenters

Chef Drake Harper

Chef Drake Harper is from the local West Michigan area, Chef Drake Harper is ready to share his culinary skills with you! Chef Drake is a Culinary Artisanal Chef, devoted to the craft of cooking.

Chef Quiana 'Que' Broden

Chef Paul Vagteveen

Chef Paul Vugteveen is a skillful chef and professional consultant focused on helping organizations and businesses with analysis of their current food service programs, and further assists to develop original and flavorful vegan menu options. He works tirelessly to bring high-quality vegan food to his community through a range of catering services, cooking classes, and pop-up events. 

Chef Amber Poupore