Our Team

selection committee

Our Selection Committee, drawn from diverse fields, are an inspiring group of leaders. They are thought leaders, connectors, and bridge builders. They have driven change in meaningful ways and have played key roles to further justice, equity, and health in our food system and beyond. We are honored to have such an esteemed Selection Committee to help us select our next cohort of Fellows.

Ang Hadwin

Brett Ramey
Climate Resilience Planner
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska

Cicely Garrett
Co-Executive Director
National Black Food and Justice Alliance

Devika Ghai

Esperanza Pallana
Executive Director
Food and Farm Communications Fund

Julian Mocine-McQueen
The Million Person Project

Martín Lemos
Strategy Advisor

Sabrina Mutukisna
Director of Programs
ESO Ventures

Shantell Bingham
Organizing Director
Climate Justice Alliance

Tavia Benjamin
Consultant and Organizer
Durham Community Apothecary and Black Mycelium Project

community advisors

Our Community Advisors infuse the Fellowship with on-the-ground perspectives and specialized expertise we utilize for curriculum development. They help us recruit, serve as concept-builders, provide guidance, and share their time to strengthen our work. We are filled with gratitude to have such a dynamic, growing, set of Community Advisors.

Dara Cooper
National Black Food and Justice Alliance, Co-founder and Senior Advisor

Malik Yakini
Executive Director Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Oran Hesterman
Fair Food Network

Hilde Steffey
Advisor and Consultant

Mailee Walker
Executive Director
Claneil Foundation

Cristina Dominguez
Executive Director
La Semilla Food Center


Join the numerous foundations, nonprofit, and business leaders in this multi-sector collaborative committed to shaping an equitable future for food. Grants, gifts, and individual donations are welcome.
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