President of the Food First Board of Trustees.
Joyce E. King, Ph.D. holds the Benjamin E. Mays Chair of Urban Teaching, Learning, and Leadership in the College of Education at Georgia State University. She is a graduate of Stanford University where she received a Doctor of Philosophy in the Social Foundations of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. As a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellowship recipient, Dr. King studied women’s participation in grass roots social change movements in Africa, South America and France.
Rosalinda Guillén, is a widely recognized farm worker and rural justice leader. The oldest of eight she was born in Texas and spent her first decade in Coahuila Mexico, her family immigrated to LaConner WA in 1960 and she began laboring as a farm worker with her family in the fields of Skagit County in Washington State at the age of ten.
Demalda operates the Newsome Community Farms Inc. and the North Tulsa Farmer’s Market in order to empower low-income communities by increasing their access to ownership of their food systems through means of education, workshops, and community collaborations. One of the farmer’s market’s main objectives is to provide community members and area farmers a place to sell and purchase fresh and nutritious produce. She serves on two national boards and one regional board that work toward a more just food system for all people.
Nikki Henderson currently serves as Executive Director of People's Grocery in Oakland, CA. She began her position in January 2010. Later that year, Henderson was featured in ELLE Magazine as one of the five Gold Awards recipients, where she was honored for her work in the food and social justice fields.
Prior to People’s Grocery, Henderson co-founded Live Real in 2009. Live Real is a national collaborative of food movement organizations committed to strengthening and expanding the youth food movement in the United States.