About Us: Our Mission
ABOUT
KK&P inspires, provokes and generates food systems innovation.
We specialize in translating big ideas into tactical operations. Our process is personal, and our results are driven by success metrics established for each project. Because our approach is people-centered, each project and work plan is customized; and because we apply a unique combination of analytic, strategic, and operational approaches to every problem, so is each solution.
THE TEAM

Our diverse team of thinkers and practitioners apply tried-and-true methodologies and practical experience to each challenge and opportunity, whether the context is a philanthropic organization, a community college, a global food distributor, or a children’s museum. We navigate complex stakeholder environments, ask nuanced questions, predict challenges, “translate” between food system players and, along the way, build trust that enables collaborative problem-solving and productive partnerships.

Karen Karp
Karen Karp
President

Karen Karp is an enlightened entrepreneur and respected consultant with over 25 years of experience. Since founding Karen Karp & Partners in 1990, she has led the organization to become the nation’s leading problem-solver for food-related enterprises, programs and policies.

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Christophe Hille
Christophe Hille
Senior Consultant

Christophe Hille joined the KK&P team in 2016, coming to us with over 20 years of experience in diverse sectors of the food industry. He has worked as a farm hand, a line cook in Europe and the US, a restaurant owner, and managed Fleishers, the nation's leading whole-animal, locally sourced butchery.

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Asia Pasko
Asia Pasko
Finance Manager

Joanna (Asia) Pasko is responsible for all accounting functions for KK&P. Her previous experience includes administrative work for small business owners on the North Fork of Long Island. Asia holds a BS/MBA in accounting from Long Island University C.W. Post Campus.

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Andrea Juda
Andrea Juda
Marketing Manager
Andrea Juda is the Marketing Manager for KK&P. With over 10 years of experience in marketing, she has been involved in the development and implementation of a variety of high-profile branding, promotional, and communications campaigns. MORE >
Wendy Weiden
Wendy Weiden
Consultant

Based in San Francisco, Wendy brings both strategic and operational expertise to her varied food systems work. Previously, she worked on retail food products and strategies before obtaining an MPA in sustainable management and food policy from Presidio Graduate School.

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Dick Batten
Dick Batten
Vice President

Dick Batten is a senior human resources executive who leads KK&P’s Good People division. During his 20-year career at Polaroid, he spearheaded global initiatives to align diverse people, functions and regions with changing business circumstances.

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Shayna Cohen
Shayna Cohen
Senior Consultant

With more than 15 years of experience developing food systems solutions, Shayna’s work for KK&P focuses on the intersection of local food procurement strategies and vibrant, healthy regional economies. Prior to joining KK&P, Shayna launched several CSAs and worked in journalism and publishing.

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Ben Kerrick
Ben Kerrick
Consultant

Ben’s work at KK&P includes food system mapping, program and event design, and research and analysis. Before earning his master’s degrees in environmental science and city & regional planning from The Ohio State University, Ben worked for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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Sylwia Padiasek
Sylwia Padiasek
Consulting Project Coordinator and Executive Assistant
Sylwia is an experienced office and operations manager bringing administrative, logistics, interpersonal and communication skills to her role at KK&P. Sylwia is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. MORE >
EXPERTS
We regularly partner with a number of individuals and organizations
that bring specific expertise to the needs of our clients and their projects.

Andrew Almeter
Partner and Creative Director
Brand Coast

Hakan Andersson
CEO
Establish, Inc.

Mitch Baranowski
Creative Director, Brand Marketer, Entrepreneur 

David Bowen
President
Bowen & Company

Hugh Boyd
Architect

Joe Dack
Transportation Logistics Project Manager
HDR

Kei Hayashi
Owner
BJH Advisors, LLC

Teresa M. Lynch
Principal

Mass Economics

Kristin Madden
Vice President
Bowen & Company

Lisa Nagle
Principal
Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture

Ted Spitzer
President
Market Ventures, Inc.

CONTACT

New York City Office
27 East 21st Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10010
T: 212.260.1070
F: 212.260.6041
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Long Island Office
(Finance and Administration)

1400 Lighthouse Road
PO Box 515
Southold, NY 11971
T: 631.765.9406
F: 212.260.6041
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