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.

Michael Dorsey

Board Member | Expert on global governance, finance & sustainability

Dr. Dorsey is co-founder of Around the Corner Capital, and a limited partner in the Spanish-Japanese solar concern Univergy-CCC.

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.

Carol Kalafatic

Board Member | Indigenous Peoples' rights activist & independent scholar

Carol Kalafatic (Quechua, Spanish & Croatian) has been collaborating with Indigenous Peoples (IPs) since 1991, as a policy advocate, organizer,…

Dyanne Ladine

Board Member | 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…