BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jake Keiser, Vice Chair
Will Reed, Chair
William Kingery, Secretary
DeMarc Hickson, Treasurer 
Shelly Johnstone
Michele Alexandre
Allan Nation
Kathryn Dilworth
Daniel Doyle 
Jody Holland
Girish Panicker
Allen Williams 
John Green
Jim Ewing 
  

STAFF

Daniel Doyle, Executive Director

info@mssagnet.com

“MSAN is a way to encourage more support for locally-grown, responsibly-raised food, to foster a new generation of farmers dedicated to regenerative agriculture while supporting their growth, and to bridge the gap from where we are and where we need to be through educational outreach and building community awareness.”

Sunny Young, Farm to School Coordinator

edufoodsunny@gmail.com

“Teaching children the importance of caring for the earth in a responsible way is, to me, the social justice issue of our day. We need to eat better for the sake of our bodies and the planet. Plus – I love that it’s a delicious revolution!”

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Chesley Pearman, Real Food Relay Co-Director

chesleypearman@me.com

“I believe that it is our responsibility, our duty, as citizens of this planet, to work together in establishing and promoting agricultural practices which will allow us to achieve a future in which hunger, malnutrition, and poverty are our history, not our legacy.”

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Ben Piñon, Real Food Relay Co-Director

pinonb03@gmail.com

“By challenging ourselves–whether to eat healthier, buy locally, or simply share our passions wholeheartedly–we begin to cultivate the boundless strength that lies within. And if we continue cultivating that strength, we can inspire others to do the same. And if we can inspire others, we’ve already begun changing the world.”

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Robert Raymond, Food Corps Service Member

robert.james.raymond@gmail.com

“Every person and every plant has a story to share.  If we teach our children to listen closely to the earth and learn from each other’s’ stories, we will create communities that nurture the land and celebrate diversity.  Sustainability allows us to lead lives full of wonder and learning while providing us with stability and a rooted relationship with the earth.”

Henry Chiang, Technical Support Supervisor

sustainablehtc@gmail.com

“Sustainability in the minds of most involves not soaking their food in pesticides, and slapping a solar panel or two on their roof. The problem with this concept is that their existing lifestyle was based off an economy built on non-sustainable practices, and that true sustainability that makes an impact on our lives and on our planet involves a change of lifestyle. Even if people wanted to make a lifestyle change for sustainability in their energy and their food, the policies, business practices, economics, and technology aren’t in place for a fledgling market to meet the demand for widespread adoption. MSAN can help to create such an environment that would allow present and future farmers to grow and prosper. With a                                                         happy and healthy sustainable agriculture market, we can also have happy and healthy people.”