Board of Directors

Shyaam Shabaka

Board 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 Vice President | 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.

Henry W. Taylor

Board Treasurer | Senior Director of Development at Agnes Scott College

Henry W. Taylor is Senior Director of Development at Agnes Scott College, a private liberal arts college for women in…

Dyanne Ladine

Board Secretary | J.D., M.B.A., L.Ac. Founder of Herban Health, former University Professor in Ethics, Law, Community Health

Herban Health is a nonprofit organization providing tools for and supporting holistic health in medically underserved communities in the San…

Shorlette Ammons

BOARD MEMBER | Equity in Food Systems Coordinator, Extension Associate with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Shorlette Ammons is a North Carolina native, where she grew up in a large family of farmworkers, cooks, and storytellers. She…

Amber A. Heckelman, PhD

BOARD MEMBER | Food System Scholar & Activist

Amber A. Heckelman, PhD, is committed to community and international solidarity, collaborative research, and systems change towards climate resilience, food…

Dr. Morris Henderson

BOARD MEMBER | executive director of the Center Advancing Self Help, adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Morris Henderson was born in Columbus, Mississippi, where he spent his early childhood. He received his Bachelor of Music…

Joyce E. King, PhD

Board Member | 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.