Jahera Otieno, Chair
Jahera Otieno's love for local farming and our food system started when she was 14. Her first job was at The Food Project and introduced her to other young people, working collaboratively on the land to build a sustainable, local food system in Boston, Massachusetts and across the country. Her time with TFP, which included some service as a youth board member, led her to Cornell University where she fell more in love with food, nutrition and public health. Jahera holds a Masters in Public Health and works today as a Program Management Officer for World Vision on the Health and HIV team. There, she oversees USAID public health projects in Southern Sudan, Kenya, Mozambique, Afghanistan, Malawi and Tanzania.
Kelly Stillwell, Treasurer
Jill Schwartz, Secretary
On Twitter, Jill Schwartz describes herself as "Using words and visuals to protect the environment. Using bikes, kayaks, kitchen utensils and gardening tools to make myself smile." The less than 140-character description sums up her 18-year career helping several environmental nonprofit organizations tell stories and run campaigns that inspire action, as well as her nearly lifelong need for fresh air, being active, getting dirt under her fingernails and eating well. Jill works at World Wildlife Fund, where she oversees all external communication related to the organization's programmatic work. Despite the thrill of working on projects in countries thousands of miles away, her passion is working in her own community -- including Common Good City Farm, just a few blocks from her house.
Randy Tyree, a resident of Capitol Hill, has over 25 years of advocacy experience on the federal and state levels for rural and tribal infrastructure development, and agricultural interests. A native Missourian, with his brothers he co-owns the farm that has been in his family since the mid-1800s.
Norman Anthony Greene