Board of Directors

Joyce E. King, PhD

Board President | Professor of Education, Georgia State University

Joyce E. King is a graduate of Stanford University where she received a PhD in the Social Foundations of Education and a BA degree in Sociology.

Hank Herrera

Board Treasurer | Social Entrepreneur & Food Justice Activist

Hank Herrera is President & CEO of the Center for Popular Research, Education & Policy (C-PREP), which serves vulnerable communities with participatory action research, training, technical assistance and policy.

Gaye Adams Massey

Board Member | Attorney and Health Advocate

Gaye Adams Massey served as Senior Deputy General Counsel for United Health Group from 2007 to 2013, overseeing legal teams advising on issues including privacy, technology and non-for-profit foundation legal issues.

Brahm Ahmadi

Board Member | Founder and CEO of People's Community Market in Oakland

Brahm Ahmadi is a social entrepreneur working to build healthier and more equitable inner city communities by creating change to the food system.

Pascal Bokar Thiam

Board Member | Jazz Musician and Faculty at the University of San Francisco

Pascal Bokar Thiam is a Jazz guitarist and vocalist of Senegalese and French background who teaches jazz and world music courses in San Francisco, CA.

Michael Dorsey

Board Member | Expert on global governance, finance & sustainability

Michael Dorsey is interim Director of the energy and environment program at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

Rosalinda Guillén

Board Member | Farmworker Justice Activist

Rosalinda Guillén is a widely recognized farmworker justice leader, working to promote farmworker rights in Washington State.

Demalda Newsome

Board Member | Founder of Newsome Community Farms, Tulsa, OK

Demalda Newsome runs Newsome Community Farms and the North Tulsa Farmer’s Market, working to empower low-income communities.

Devon Peña

Board Member | Professor of Anthropology, Ethnic Studies and Environmental Studies, University of Washington

Devon Peña is a teacher, farmer, anthropologist and founder/president of The Acequia Institute.

Shyaam Shabaka

Vice President | Founder of EcoVillage Farm Learning Center in Richmond, CA

Shyaam Shabaka promotes sustainable agriculture; public health; and environmental, social and economic justice in low-income communities in the US and Africa.

Bobby L. Wilson

Board Member | President and CEO of Metro Atlanta Urban Farm

Bobby L. Wilson is President and CEO of Metro Atlanta Urban Farm in Atlanta, GA, which he founded as a teaching tool, economic empowerment zone and food production site for the southwest Metropolitan Atlanta area.

Malik Yakini

Board Secretary | Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is an activist and educator who is committed to freedom and justice for African people in particular and humanity in general.