Board of Directors

Jerry DeWitt, Board President
Professor Emeritus, Iowa State University
Holly Springs, NC

Phillip Farland, Board Vice President
USDA Farm Service Agency (retired)
Raleigh, NC

Elijah Brunson, Board Treasurer
Environmental Program Associate, Rachel Carson Council
Durham, NC

Lariza Garzón, Board Member
Executive Director, Episcopal Farmworkers Ministry
Dunn, NC

Archie L. Hart, Board Member
Special Assistant to NC Commissioner of Agriculture
Knightdale, NC

Shirley Sherrod, Board Member
Co-founder, Southwest Georgia Project
Albany, GA

Kelli Dale, Staff Representative
Program Director, Just Foods
Fuquay-Varina, NC

Beverly Bowen, Board Member
Human Resources Professional (Retired)
Farmer Owner/Operator
Reidsville, NC

RAFI-USA staff are currently working remotely. As we plan for how COVID-19 will change both how we do our work, and what work needs to be done, please know that we are still here. Our Farmer Hotline (866-586-6746) will operate from Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm. Stay tuned for more updates and information.