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Kerry Shay 

Board Chair - Kerry has spent the last 10 years honing his farming and gardening skills on various farms around Georgia and South Carolina. He is co-owner of a landscaping business, Victory Gardens; that specializes in organic, edible, and native landscaping. He’s happy to be taking part in building the local food movement in Savannah, GA.

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Robyn Wainner

Board Vice Chair - Robyn is the Director for Asset Building & Financial Empowerment at Step Up Savannah. She works with partners to help increase opportunities for Savannah residents to become financially secure, including increasing access to programs like SNAP. She believes strongly in knowing and appreciating what goes into your food before it ends up on your plate, and is proud to help support the mission of FFM. Robyn is on the Fundraising & Finance Committee and the Farm Truck 912 committee.

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Josh Yates

Josh abandoned his engineering career to follow his dream to open and operate a small neighborhood restaurant with an emphasis on locally sourced food. With the help and support of his wife Whitney he opened Green Truck Pub in 2010 and has been living the dream ever since. Josh chairs the Vendor Committee and works closely with the farmers and vendors of the Forsyth Farmers' Market.

 
 
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Catalina Alcaraz-Guzman

 
 
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Datubo Benson-Jaja

Datubo is the owner of an outpatient mental health medical group, Georgia Outreach LLC. He serves on the board outreach committee where he gets to put his passions to use connecting people and people groups. He says, "People are all we have so the more we are open to connecting the more growth there is." Tuba is also an avid outdoor enthusiast and foodie for life, which explains his love for the farmers market.

 
 
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Jesse Blanco

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Breyana Davis

Breyana works with HealthMPowers as the Community Engagement Specialist to bring healthy retail, nutrition programming, and social marketing into low income neighborhoods. She’s an advocate for improving access to healthy food and passionate about educating people on how to make healthier choices through diet and environmental changes. When she’s not busy at work in Savannah – she’s  gradually scratching things off her bucket list by traveling to other countries and immersing herself in other cultures.

Carrie Vetrovsky

Carrie is a primary science teacher at Savannah Country Day School and entrepreneur with Rodan and Fields. Growing up, she was an avid gardener alongside her grandparents. She has been connected to local food scene by being a regular patron at farmers markets in the north and serving years in an Americorp Sustainable Agricultural program. Presently, she shares what she has learned regarding food with kids at school. She says, "students crave the connection to food and nature and I look forward to fostering pathways for this connection to branch throughout the city of Savannah." 

 

Not pictured: Jay Thaw


Join A Committee

Having committees provide us with an opportunity to receive valuable feedback from the Savannah community. Committees work closely with the Board of Directors. Please contact us by filling out the form below if you are interested in serving on a committee. 

Education Committee- help to oversee educational activities and provide input for programming. 

Finance Committee- help to oversee finance/fundraising

Vendor Committee- oversee and provide input for anything that deals with the Vendors for Forsyth Farmers’ Market, to include farm visits, vetting, rules, and applications. This committee is typically active from August to December of every year.

 

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