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Erik Hazard

Communications and Publications Director

Erik started at Food First as a research intern, eventually becoming an event coordinator organizing our national book tour of…

Alyshia Silva

Staff | Director of Development

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Alyshia Silva became interested in urban food systems upon seeing how race, class, and gender affected her family and community’s access to healthy food options. She holds a degree in Environmental Analysis and Anthropology.

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

Interim Executive Director / 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.

Martha Katigbak-Fernandez

Contractor | Operations Officer

Martha has worked at Food First since 1991. She currently oversees Food First's finances, administration and book production.

Rowena García

Staff | Administrative Assistant

Rowena García been Administrative Assistant at Food First since 2003, handling reception, inquiries, order fulfillment, royalties and database maintenance.

Marilyn Borchardt

Fellow | Development Associate

Having served as Development Director for 29 years, Marilyn now assists with direct mail prospecting, major donor research, and event planning.

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.

Clara Nicholls

Fellow|Professor of Agroecology

Clara Nicholls is a Professor of Agroecology and Rural development and the President of the Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology (SOCLA).

Ivette Perfecto

Fellow | Professor of Ecology & Natural Resources

Ivette Perfecto is an author and researcher. She teaches courses in field ecology, agroforestry, sustainable food systems, and globalization and environment.

Monica White

Fellow | Professor of Environmental Justice, Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Monica M. White is an assistant professor of Environmental Justice and is the President of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.

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.