Community Stewards

The Community Food Navigator is at the beginning of a multi-year journey to make certain that community-led food is the foundation of an equitable regional food system. Stewarded by leaders and organizers in the local food movement, the Navigator supports these networks in order to lift up the abundance and solutions that exist and the value they generate. We connect and grow the power of community-led food producers to the funding and resources that fuel and sustain their resilience.

2022-2023 Community Stewardship Ring

  • Angela Taylor
  • Anton Seals, Grow Greater Englewood
  • Baba Orrin Williams, Center for Urban Transformation
  • Ben Helphand, NeighborSpace
  • Bweza Itaagi, Sistas in the Village
  • Camille Kerr
  • Erika Allen, Urban Growers Collective
  • Howard Rosing, Midwest Consortium For Equity Research and Food Justice
  • Jose Oliva, HEAL Food Alliance
  • Mecca Bey, Sistas in the Village
  • Pastor Reshorna Fitzpatrick, Stone Temple Church
  • Robin Cline, NeighborSpace
  • Rodger Cooley, Chicago Food Action Policy Council
  • Weslynne Ashton, Midwest Consortium For Equity Research and Food Justice

Advisory Board

  • Margot Pritzker, co-Founder, Community Food Navigator, Advisory Board Chair
  • Francee Harrington, co-Founder, Community Food Navigator
  • Erika Allen, President, Green ERA Educational NFP; Co-owner, Green Era Sustainability; Co-Founder/CEO Operations, Urban Growers Collective

With gratitude to our past Community Stewardship Ring Participants

  • Aasia Castaneda (2021-2022)
  • Jazmin Martinez, Advocates for Urban Agriculture (2021-2022)
  • Viviana Okakpu, Advocates for Urban Agriculture (2021-2022)



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