Dana Geffner - Executive Director - Fair World ProjectDana Geffner
Executive Director

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. Dana holds an MPA from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and a Graduate Certificate in Food Systems from the Berkeley Food Institute.

Ryan ZinnRyan Zinn
Political Director

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 CanningAnna Canning
Campaigns Manager

Anna Canning is Fair World Project’s Campaign Manager, where she works to build a more fair food system through corporate campaigns. She also co-hosts the podcast “For a Better World,” telling the stories behind every day foods and lifting up the stories of workers, farmer leaders and advocates building a better world. She has over 15 years of experience working all along the supply chain for fair trade companies in the natural foods industry, including Peace Coffee and Equal Exchange. She brings this hands-on experience to her analysis and a passion for challenging power by changing the stories we tell.


Katie GardnerKatie Gardner
Communications Manager

Katie Gardner is the Communications Manager at Fair World Project, where she manages social media platforms and coordinates the For A Better World podcast series. With her background in international development and M.A. in Communication for Development, she is passionate about using communication and storytelling as catalysts for creating a more just and sustainable world. Outside of work, Katie enjoys working on digital illustration projects and spending time outside.

Sarah StraubSarah Straub
Administrative Assistant

Sarah Straub is the Administrative Assistant at Fair World Project. She has nearly 15 years of experience in administration and coordination roles providing organizational support within various industries, including higher education, wholesale, and non-profit.

Stuart SmithStuart Smith
IT Manager

Stuart Smith is IT Manager for Fair World Project. He has worked in the fair trade movement for over a decade with Pachamama, 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.


Ryan FletcherRyan Fletcher
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.

Lauren BerlekampLauren Berlekamp
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.

Joshua Moore, Editor, For a Better WorldJoshua Moore
Editor, For a Better World

Joshua Moore is the editor of Fair World Project’s podcast series, For a Better World. Joshua is a Nashville poet and audio producer. He is the Host, Creator, and Producer of Nashville Public Radio’s Versify podcast and the former Lead Writer and Producer of Seizing Freedom. His work was nominated for a 2020 Webby Award in Arts and Culture. Versify was named the best podcast of 2020 by the Nashville Scene. He holds an MFA in Poetry from Vanderbilt University.


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