Dana Geffner is the co-founder and Executive Director of Fair World Project. For nearly 2 decades she has worked to raise awareness of a just food system that works in solidarity with small-scale farmers and artisans, protects worker’s rights and encourages trade policy transformation that benefit people and the planet. Her passion is to engage consumers so they can participate in creating a more just economy through the market and in transforming policy.
Ryan Zinn is Fair World Project’s Political Director. He has been involved in the food justice movement at home and abroad for over twenty years, including work with such organizations as the Center for International Environmental Law, Friends of the Earth – Paraguay, Global Exchange and the Organic Consumer Association. He is also co-founder of Grow Ahead, a crowdfunding initiative that supports small-scale farmers in addressing the challenges of climate change in their communities.
Anna Canning does Communications for Fair World Project, where she co-edits and coordinates the biannual For A Better World magazine and runs the annual World Fair Trade Day retailer program. She has nearly 15 years of experience all along the supply chain working for companies that are leaders in the movement for authentic fair trade in the natural foods industry.
Stuart Smith is IT Manager for Fair World Project. He has worked in the fair trade movement for over a decade with Pachama, A World of Artisans, Global Exchange and now his own company Silver Tree Designs. Originally from Wales Stuart loves doing anything with his hands from farming to rebuilding homes to making wine.
Grow Ahead Coordinator
Alexandra is the Program Manager for Grow Ahead. Alex first discovered regenerative agriculture at Finca Luna Nueva, an organic biodynamic farm in Costa Rica. She previously held the role of Program Coordinator for Regeneration International. She also currently serves as Strategic Development Advisor for Regeneration Canada. Alex holds a BAH in Environmental Studies and Geography from Queen’s University (Canada) and specializes in project management and international event management.
Media Relations Director
Ryan Fletcher is Media Relations Director for Fair World Project. He began his professional tenure in public relations in 2002 and has since directed media strategy and communications for a diverse range and number of social justice organizations, socially conscious companies and campaigns. He is the founder and owner of Movement Media, a mission-driven communications agency.
Media Relations Specialist
Lauren Berlekamp is Media Relations Specialist for Fair World Project. Lauren began her communications career in 2007 and has provided communications and multimedia services for a diverse group of businesses, organizations, and campaigns focused on community building, food security, water rights, drug policy reform, climate change, and other issues.
Fair World Project is a project of the Organic Consumer Association (OCA), a 501(c)3 whose mission is to protect consumers’ right to safe, healthful food, a just food and farming system and an environment rich in biodiversity and free of pollutants. We are governed by OCA’s board of directors.