Welcome to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Expert Resource Directory – an alphabetical list of experts who are knowledgeable leaders in the areas of food, health & well-being; early childhood education; family economic security; racial equity; and community & civic engagement. Please use this directory to connect with the experts directly as sources for articles, blogs or other kinds of media; speakers for events or conferences; or for expanding your own personal network. If you have updates to or questions/comments about this directory, we want to hear from you.
|Tristan Reader||Tonono O'odham Community Action||co-director||Southwest||Community Food Systems, Food and Fitness, Native Food Sovereignty|
Biography: Tristan Reader is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Tohono O’odham Community Action ( ... )
(TOCA). Raised in Arizona, he was educated at Swarthmore College and Harvard University. He has worked as a community organizer in a variety of settings ranging from East Boston to rural Iowa. He was a Grants Program Associate at FarmAid while attending graduate school. In 1995, he moved to the Tohono O’odham Reservation with his wife Karen Wyndham. Soon after moving to Sells, Tristan met Terrol Dew Johnson. Recognizing both the many needs and the tremendous resources of the Tohono O’odham community, they collaborated with several community members to develop programs aimed at creating a healthy, sustainable and culturally-vital community. As Co-Directors and Co-Founders of TOCA, Tristan and Terrol were recognized as one of the nation’s top leadership teams by the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Award.
|Wylie Harris||The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture||rancher/contract communications specialist||Southwest||Agriculture|
Biography: Wylie Harris is a communications specialist with the Kerr Center. He has a Ph.D. ( ... )
in rangeland ecology and management from Texas A&M University. He co-founded and helps to run the Cross Timbers Food Cooperative, and raises grass-fed beef cattle with his family on their farm southwest of Ardmore. He was a member of the 2003-2005 class of Food and Society Policy Fellows.