Judith Phoenix, Co-Board Chair
As a BRWIA board member, Judith combines her commitment to women's issues, food security and environmental sustainability. She believes that consumers have a responsibility to the growers. They are the ones who keep good food moving from the farm to the table, thus ensuring the survival of the community. She travels in between meetings.
Debbie has been a board member since 2014. She has been gardening most of her adult life and her passion is school gardens that teach young people to garden and know where their food comes from. She is the garden manager for the ASU Edible Schoolyard and a garden coordinator with the Lettuce Learn Project at Bethel Elementary School.
Susan is an associate professor in Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment at Appalachian State University. She is committed to education and use of sustainable practices to produce agricultural products that enhance the health and well-being of local communities.
Margie Mansure, Co-Board Chair
Extension Agent/Registered Dietitian with NC Cooperative Extension. Margie’s aim is to help people develop awareness of how important healthy food choices are, and realize that choosing to purchase locally produced food benefits the individual and community in many ways.
Director of the Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department
at Appalachian State University. Sandra strongly believes in the importance of reconnecting
agriculture and local culture.
Rebecca Pope, Board Fellow