Edible Indy Foundation Board Members
EIF Board Members 2017
Jennifer Rubenstein, President
Jennifer Rubenstein is the co-owner and publisher of edible INDY, an publication focused on Indiana food movement. She is a past board member of the IWIN Foundation and has been actively involved within the central Indiana community to raise awareness on food insecurity especially with children and she is the founder of edible INDY Kids Table, low cost cooking classes for children. She is married to Jeff Rubenstein and has two daughters. Email Jennifer or call 260.438.9148
Vickie Hall, Vice President
Vickie was born and raised in Indianapolis, attended Hanover College and then made Indianapolis her home once again post-college. She gained work, travel and food experience as she was in various sales and marketing positions for both Pearson Education and Weaver Popcorn. During this experience she met her now husband, Andy, while working at Pearson Education. Andy has a mind where he needs to know how everything works, including how to roast coffee. It became an obsession and in January 2014 Liberation Roasting Company was launched as Andy, Vickie and a business partner set to show the Indianapolis community how great well-sourced, fresh and medium-roasted coffee can taste. In addition, Vickie joined the steering committee of The Catherine Peachey Fund to help publish the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Just Peachey: Cooking Up a Cure cookbook to raise money for targeted breast cancer research in Indiana. Vickie currently lives in an old farmhouse in Whitestown, IN. with her husband, daughter (Addison), a dog, a barn cat or 3, goats and chickens. She also enjoys being part of a well-blended family and having Megan (step-daughter) come on board to help run and take ownership of Liberation Roasting after she graduated from Purdue University in May 2015. Josh (step-son) has to listen to all of the ridiculous stories. Email Vickie or call 317.408.0234.
Sonja Kantor, Secretary
Sonja Kantor serves on the executive board and Board of Directors of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation and chairs the Fund Development and Communications committees and Membership, Policies and Fees Task Force. She is a past president of the Temple Sisterhood and North Central High School Alumni Association. Sonja is retired from a 25 year career in broadcast, new media and sponsorship sales and besides her commitment to volunteering her time, she helps people make positive changes in their home and décor with her company The Inside Job. Sonja is married to Henry Efroymson and has one adult son, Simon. Email Sonja or 317.496.6022
Jeff Rubenstein, Treasurer
Jeff Rubenstein graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a degree in Sports Management. He has spent the last 17 years as the Director of Golf at Golf Club of Indiana and he oversees the day-to-day operations at golf club. He is responsible for over 60 employees, operating budgets and hosts over 150 events annually. He is also the co-owner of Edible Indy and CFO for publication. Jeff is a past President and founding member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana and continues to be an advocate for epilepsy and other charitable work. Email him or 317.946.2752.
Katie graduated Purdue University with her undergraduate degree and Butler University with an MBA in 1999. She has been working with UCB Pharma in multiple different vertical roles since 1996 most recently as a senior executive CNS Sales Representative at UCB. Katie has been an active part of the Epilepsy Foundation for several years and recently become a board member. Her role on the Board of the Edible Indy Foundation will be as a main connector between the two foundations. Katie is married to Anthony Robbins, an accountant and has one daughter. She currently resides in Lebanon, Indiana. Email Katie or 317.691.2572.