Kathy Ozer has worked on farm, rural, and fair trade policy for over 20 years at the National Family Farm Coalition. In the mid-1980’s, she worked for the United States Student Association (USSA) on education access issues. She represents NFFC on the boards/coordinating committees of the Citizens Trade Campaign, Jobs with Justice, and the US Food Sovereignty Alliance. Kathy has been part of the farmer delegations at the WTO in Seattle and Cancun and at the United Nations. Her work addresses the credit and global food crisis; holding onto farmer wins to restore fairness and competition in farm and food policy and efforts to address the ongoing dairy farmer crisis. Kathy received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and enjoys living in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood in DC.
Lisa Griffith, Membership and Outreach Coordinator, comes from a family farm in northeast Missouri and social/food justice organizing in Chicago. She facilitates our local foods/food sovereignty, animal disease traceability, and anti-GMO deregulation efforts, and works with NFFC leaders to express the family farmer/fisher voice.
Via Campesina Coordinator
Rachel Nagin joined our staff after her placement with NFFC as an Emerson Hunger Fellow. Rachel works on the Land Monitor and resource/land grab research, Website and social media development, the NFFC blog, and US Food Sovereignty Alliance collaboration regarding Resource and Land Grabs. During her Emerson fellowship, Rachel also worked with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson. She has interned with many different organizations including Growing Power-Chicago and Navdanya. Rachel graduated from Wellesley College, with a degree in Peace and Justice Studies, is a budding urban farmer, and loves her home city, Cleveland.