Welcome new team members

We’re grateful to have expanded the team with a new full time team member, a new advisor, and an intern that are helping us to keep pace and to deepen our connections and contributions to the work councils are moving in their communities across the state.

JamillaJamilla Hawkins, Senior Program Manager for Food & Community Development at the NC Rural Center,  joined our team in December 2017 as an advisor on Economic Development in Food Systems and Rural Communities. Jamilla’s experience with communities across North Carolina from the context of food and farming brings great perspective for our work.

LloganLlogan Walters joined our team in mid-March as the Project Coordinator for Food Policy and Equity. Llogan is housed at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, and her role aims to support communities to engage with equitable policy and practice change across sectors. We are delighted that Llogan can bring her background in agriculture and law and a passion of working toward environmental justice into this role.

  • lrwalte3@ncsu.edu | (919) 515-5362

MoniqueIn March, Monique Bethell began a six-month long internship with our team through a Masters of Public Health program at Walden University.  She brings a wealth of experience and skills in public health, education, and community development to our team.  Dr. Bethell received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Marketing and minor in Sociology from Howard University. She received a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Education from University of Maryland College Park in 1998.  As a Health Equity intern, she will be collecting and editing new and existing resources and capturing stories of food councils work as it relates to health equity. 

  • intern.communityfoodstrategies@gmail.com
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