Good Apple aims to improve the health of our community by providing convenient access to healthy food for anyone that needs it.
The biggest factors that determine your health and wellbeing - known as the social determinants of health - aren't things we typically associate with traditional healthcare. These are things like: where you grow up, your education, your access to transportation, your social support network, your economic wellbeing, and your access to healthy food.
Food insecurity, especially among children, is a growing problem across the country and is higher in Central Texas than the national average. Plenty of research has proven the relationship between food insecurity and poor health outcomes.
The Good Apple team created a sustainable way to fight food insecurity in our city. We do this by delivering high quality, locally grown produce directly to your door. Every box sold helps us deliver another box to a family in need here in Austin.
meet the team
Gabe Breternitz, CEO
Gabe is an Austin native and Good Apple's current Chief Executive Officer. His favorite veggie is the onion.
Sal Tijerina, CTO
Sal is Good Apple's current Chief Technical Officer and an Austin native. His favorite veggie is the avocado.
Samantha Rosenberg, MPH
Samantha serves as Good Apple's Director of Social Impact. She is a graduate of UT's Health's Masters of Public Health program and her favorite veggie is asparagus!.
Madison is the Product Development Lead at Good Apple and 1st year medical student at the University of Chicago. She is originally from Claremont, CA, and her favorite veggie is the chickpea!
Zack is a former medical student at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. His favorite veggie is dino kale.
Alex is a former medical student at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin from Friendswood, TX. His favorite veggies are brussels sprouts.
Chesley is a graduate from UT Health's MPH program from Hurst, TX. Her favorite veggies are brussels sprouts.
Michael is a former medical student at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin from Hurst, TX. His favorite veggie is beetroot.
Lee is a former medical student at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.
Michael Hole, M.D., MBA, FAAP
Mike is Good Apple's Founding Advisor. He is a serial entrepreneur, policy professor, and pediatrician at UT Austin. Mike's favorite vegetable is romanesco!
Cory is a strategic advisor for Good Apple. Following time at Deloitte & PwC | Strategy&, Cory provides help in scaling Good Apple's strategy & growth operations. His favorite vegetable is the garden pea!
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