Our Board of Directors
Robin is passionate about food! She is active in implementing programs to assure access to fresh, nourishing foods to those who are food-insecure, thereby elevating the Food Justice conversation, and she loves preparing cooked-from-scratch meals, which she is able to share with others in cooking classes. As well, Robin is committed to supporting locally-grown, cleanly-grown food as one opportunity towards creating a vibrant local foods economy. Robin is also active with the Welborn Foundation’s Healthy Communities Partnership initiative.
Blythe is a lifelong Evansville resident who currently lives with her husband and house full of rescued dogs and cats. Blythe works with Another Chance for Animals as well as Urban Seeds. Blythe’s interest in Urban Seeds evolved from her experiences living below the poverty line with a disability; and her calling to turn her past into a way of helping others in similar circumstances. Her other interests include food and vegan cooking, disability advocacy, graphic design and videography, and the outdoors.
Julie holds key roles at the University of Southern Indiana as the Chair of Food and Nutrition Program, and as an Associate Professor of Nutrition and the Assistant Dean of Health Services. Julie has been involved with various successful studies and program implementation in the Evansville area having to do with childhood nutrition, and increasing the access of fresh produce to those that are food-insecure in our community.
Casey serves as a Community Wellness Coordinator for the Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program, working to improve food access for low income families in Vanderburgh and Warrick County, as well as working to create policy, systems, and environmental change in a variety of healthy eating and active living initiatives. Casey previously worked in tobacco prevention and control with the non-profit Smokefree Communities, working to create smoke-free air policies and and educating youth on various tobacco related issues. Casey has lived in Evansville for ten years and holds a B.S. degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Southern Indiana and a Masters degree in Public Service Administration from the University of Evansville.
Elizabeth is an employee of Elbert’s Natural Food Market, where she is able to share her love of healthy and local food with people everyday. Her dream is for everyone in our community to enjoy and celebrate nourishing food!