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Akilah Muhammad is a mother of four and the owner of Akilah’s Wellness Lifestyle, a community wellness-focused brand that also houses Sunflower Mama, a plant-based catering enterprise. Akilah is a plant-based chef and educator with a passion for yoga, food, travel and overall wellness.

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Dawn Moncrief is the founder and president of A Well-Fed World, an international hunger relief and food security organization advancing the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. She also draws attention to the devastating impact of animal agriculture as a major driver of natural resource depletion and climate destruction.

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Tracy Lloyd McCurty is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Black Belt Justice Center (BBJC), a legal and advocacy nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and regeneration of African American farmlands and land-based livelihoods through effective legal representation, advocacy, and community education. For over fifteen years, Tracy has served as a legal advocate on a range of issues disparately impacting the African Diaspora community, however, her most cherished work has been in service of multigenerational farm families living on the land in the rural South.



Quinton Watson, a father of one is a graduate of Clark Atlanta with a degree in Physics. He is the owner of Urban Construction, an innovative general contractor and design firm. Quinton has been responsible for the design and construction of facilities for multiple urban farms in Atlanta. He also served as Chairman of the Board for Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture. Through his mentor club, Sage Hands, he educates young adults on general construction skills. 

Awali’s Board of Advisors is in place to advise the Board of Directors on matters relating to the business and affairs of the corporation and to suggest or be available for consultation concerning projects or activities which Awali may undertake, consistent with and in furtherance of its mission, goals, and objectives. We understand that diverse perspectives make for informed decision-making. Our Board allows us to stay open and communicative about best practices, diverse methodologies, and innovative ideas that can push us further in our service to our communities

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