Meet the Team

Food Cowboy is the embodiment of its dedicated, passionate leadership. With a wide range of expertise, Food Cowboy’s leaders are aligned in principles and share a common purpose to help alleviate hunger through food waste prevention

Barbara Cohen, President

Barbara Cohen a public health and nutrition expert and co-founder of Food Cowboy, has a passion for eliminating hunger and food insecurity and working to improve the environment. Throughout her career she has addressed issues of hunger, food insecurity, nutrition, and the relationship between food and health outcomes, at both national and local levels through program development, program evaluation and policy analysis. Her work at Food Cowboy builds on the knowledge gained in these endeavors and applies them in communities throughout the nation. She received her MPH from the School of Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. When not rescuing food, Barbara can be found hiking, biking, singing or playing music!




Jodessiah Sumpter, MBA is an experienced enterprise level software developer, technology innovator, published author and serial entrepreneur. He has won numerous awards in software and mobile application development, including from Home Depot, AT&T and SONY. He holds an MBA with a concentration in Information Technology from the University of Buffalo and a post masters degree in Marketing from the University of Dayton.

Roxanne Littner uses her program development experience to build programs that bring the business and non-profit sectors together to strengthen communities. She is currently an active board member of Yachad, an organization bringing communities together by preserving affordable homes and revitalizing neighborhoods throughout the District of Columbia and the greater metropolitan area.