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…

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…

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.