Jennifer Waxman is Florida native and Local Food System expert, speaker and mentor who comes to The Villages Grown with a diverse background in sustainable agriculture (mainly Controlled Environment Agriculture), local food systems, natural wellness and vertically integrated business strategy. Ms. Waxman is responsible for Strategy, New Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Education, and Programming. She has been a strategic business planner for sustainable agriculture and natural wellness sectors for over 17 years and is the Founder of Sustainable Synergy, Inc. and Seed-2-Source, Corp. Her focus is creating a truly sustainable and synergistic Local Food System with a Food-as-Medicine, Plant-Forward model within The Villages with an emphasis on bridging agriculture with optimal wellness. The intent for this multi-phased project is to inspire and ignite innovation throughout the U.S. and beyond.