We're working to radically impact community health by celebrating food culture and getting fresh food to people that need it the most.

Our Story

We love Boston and we’ve been committed to making it a healthier city since 2O13. It all started while Josh was working as a health educator at the MGH Charlestown Healthcare Center. He kept hearing from his families that it was difficult to shop for healthy food — at that time, the only grocery store in the neighborhood was set to be shut down for a year-long renovation. It was this experience and some in-depth research that inspired Fresh truck to rethink the traditional grocery store model, make it mobile and bring it to the people that need it the most. Since our launch in 2O13, we have sold more than $15O,OOO of fresh food, cultivated a citywide network of community health partners, and our neighborhoods have embraced us warmly. We’re hearing the stories of kids trying their first sweet potato and families preparing meals together. We have a big vision for the future of food and healthcare, and we are only just getting started.

 

Meet the Team

We are a team of passionate and creative problem-solvers determined to radically impact community health.

Josh Trautwein

Co-Founder / Executive Director

Josh is devoted to the science of social innovation. He cooks up Fresh Truck’s social impact strategy and leads the team in executing operations to get fresh food to our families. When he’s not selling fruit from a bus, he’s playing soccer in the Fens.

Annika Morgan

Co-Founder / Chief Program Officer

Annika believes in the joy of selecting, preparing, eating and sharing food. She supports everyone on the Fresh Truck team to do what they do best. A well-crafted food pun will always make her laugh.

Mandi Dean, MSW

Program Director

Mandi believes that food is the best form of medicine and has been a long time advocate of food system sustainability and social justice. She leads our community health partnership development, as well as the planning and implementations of our programs. When Mandi isn't connecting the dots for Fresh Truck, you can find her tending to her brood of hens.

Randy Sartor

Operations Manager

Randy wants to transform his hometown city into one that provides for everyone – regardless of income or neighborhood. Believing that all good things start from a healthy, home-cooked meal, he keeps a fully stocked Fresh Truck rolling through Boston neighborhoods. After a day on the road, he likes relaxing at home and reading something interesting with his cats, Pia and Dante.

Alyson Chow

Partnerships x Programming

Alyson is dedicated to improving the health and lifestyles of local communities through food and nutrition. She develops and manages Fresh Truck's external community partnerships. When Alyson's not on the truck or in the communities, she has her head buried in the books as a Tufts University Masters in Public Health Nutrition student.

Daisy Dean

Team pup

Daisy, was so over this photo shoot. She keeps everyone in check and on task with passive aggressive facial expressions.

Board of Directors

Edward Fish

Director of Emerging Business, Bay State Milling Company

Ed is a practitioner in the food and agriculture space with a passion for creating a safer, healthier and more affordable food system. He currently serves as the Director of Emerging Business at Bay State Milling where he works to connect food with agriculture. Prior to joining Bay State Milling, Ed worked across a variety of businesses at Cargill where he focused primarily on corporate strategy and business development. Before transitioning to a career in the food and agriculture sector, Ed worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. Ed holds various food and agriculture related certificates from UC Davis and Kansas State. He received his Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and has an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management with a certificate in sustainability.

Mike Minahan

Partner, Goodwin Proctor

Michael Minahan is a partner in the firm’s Capital Markets and Technology Companies Groups. Mr. Minahan’s practice includes the representation of publicly traded companies and investment banks in corporate finance and other significant corporate transactions, including public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and private placements. He also advises clients regarding corporate governance issues, securities law and SRO compliance, Board and special committee duties and general business and operational matters. Mr. Minahan’s experience in corporate finance transactions includes the representation of issuers, underwriters and placement agents in initial, follow-on and secondary offerings, shelf offerings, PIPEs and other private placements. Prior to joining Goodwin Procter in 2005, Mr. Minahan was an associate in the Corporate Finance Group at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Tokyo.

Julieta Lopez

Team Coordinator, South End Community Health Center

Julieta Lopez is the Team Coordinator at the South End Community Health Center, a Healthy Champion for the City of Boston and the President of the Lenox & Camden Residential Association. She is also on the following Boards, Fresh Truck, The Blackstone Community Center, Northeastern University's YDIP Parent Board, and Mayor Walsh's Housing Committee.

Andrew Maniscalco

Chief Operating Officer, Katsiroubas

Andrew Maniscalco is the Chief Operating Officer at Katsiroubas, a Boston-based wholesale food retailer. Their mission is to establish partnerships with our customers by supplying the highest quality fruit, vegetables and specialty products available, while serving our customer's unique needs.

Jill Shah

Problem Solver, Shah Family Foundation

Jill Shah runs the Shah Family Foundation focused on Boston-based execution and testing of innovative solutions to issues that impact the health and happiness of students and patients everywhere. She was the Founder and CEO of Jill’s List – an online marketplace for Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Healthcare. Prior to Jill’s List, Jill was Senior Vice President, Business and Corporate Development for Mercator Software, a publicly-traded software company which she helped turn-around and sell to Ascential Software. She moved to Mercator from Monitor Group’s investment banking practice, MAST, where she served as a Vice President, and before that was part of an entrepreneurial team that helped to build the marketing and internet solutions company, Larry Miller Productions, which was then sold to iXL and taken public.

Nate Solder

Offensive Line, New England Patriots

Nate, completed a degree in biology and physiology from the University of Colorado and stays up on the latest in fitness and nutrition. Nate has been a part of several community development programs that range from school-based programs and shelters here in New England, to community building projects in Italy and Guatemala. When Nate isn’t repping Fresh Truck, he moonlights as a tackle for our own Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.