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OUR CORE
TEAM

Meet the Black Sustainability Team. We are the people behind the scenes that make it all happen.  Although you can glimpse the images of those on staff and former staff (because we would not exist without their contributions), what this page cannot articulate is the passion, heart and committed minds working diligently to amplify and connect members for greater impact.

(Not pictured are our valuable volunteers that power the work we do.)

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Raina Turner-Greenlea

Co-Founder & Executive Director

YEAMAH BREWER

Co-Founder & Director of Operations

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nene igietseme, phd

Research & Development Chair

NIKEYA ALFRED

Marketing & Communication Specialist

RAVA CHAPMAN, PhD

Director of Programs​

Kelyce allen

Administrative Assistant

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Tammy shepherd

Membership Committee

samaya stanley

Spelman Intern

Amira ali

Spelman Intern

OUR 
BOARD

Meet the board members guiding our work and vested in our success!

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Erica Holloman-Hill, phd

Board Vice Chair

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Board of Directors​

Johnny Muteba

Board of Directors

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NOBANTU ANKOANDA, Phd

Co-Founder, Advisory Board

LATRESSE SNEAD

Advisory Board

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Raina Turner-Greenlea

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Raina is a mother & wife with a passion for creating & supporting healthy, sustainable communities by applying indigenous wisdom & exchanging best practices to (re)develop/support sustainable communities without contributing to irreversible damage to the planet. For the past 7 years Raina has been serving in a leadership capacity with Black Sustainability, Inc. and developing a responsive database to connect Black Sustainability practitioners to global contracts and grassroots + grasstop projects that contribute to sustainable development.

 

She is also working with her family to revive 160 acres of family land as a model.

 

Email:  raina@blacksustainability.org

Yeamah Brewer

Co-Founder & Director of Operations

Yeamah's journey has garnered her experiences and expertise at the intersections of public health, environmental policy, economic empowerment, and social impact. After a decade of working with local government, mainstream organizations, and INGOs based in the Twin Cities (Minnesota, USA), Yeamah joined Atlanta-based organizers of the annual Black Sustainability Summit and together they co-founded Black Sustainability, Inc. (BSI). In her leadership roles, she has primarily contributed to strategic planning and organizational development.

 

As a daughter of Liberia and Sierra Leone, she aspires to help expand the reach and impact of BSI on the African continent and throughout the diaspora. 

Email:  yeamah@blacksustainability.org

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CHARLES GREENLEA, III

Board of Directors

A multigenerational resident of Atlanta and the descendant of a long line of growers, educators, entrepreneurs, and organizers, Charles was cultivated to serve his community in a unique way. In 2019, he founded ECO-PARADIGM, LLC as an official organism in Atlanta's local food ecosystem in an effort to help bring balance between ecology and economics for communities of color.

Brother Charles joined Black Sustainability, Inc. in 2016 as an attendee of our inaugural summit and soon after supported identification of potential speakers and presenters within the field of sustainable agriculture. He has moderated sessions, led outreach and continues to be active in our Sustainable Agriculture Industry House in the North America region. 

Charles loves people and nature and sees the work he does as an opportunity to support others in sustaining themselves and their communities through land stewardship.

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