Cynthia Kanner (2021-2023)

Cynthia believes that with amazing resources right here in McHenry County that we are more than capable of supporting our local food system and sharing it with our community through a cooperative grocery store – The Food Shed.  Keeping things local is better for the environment, people and our planet.

Cynthia has spent her professional career in non-profit management.  Most recently she was Executive Director of The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, where she worked for 15 years.  Cynthia previously worked for Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ and prior to that at The World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C.  She grew up in the beautiful state of New Jersey where they grow the best tomatoes and loves nature, animals, outdoor activities, especially hiking and kayaking, and traveling. Cynthia is married to physicist, Gary Kanner, and they have two (young) adult sons, Dylan and Benjamin.