Biodynamic Demeter Alliance Board of Directors

The Alliance Board of Directors is the fiduciary board for the unified organization. It consists of 9-15 members, with 3 representatives suggested by each of the Advisory Boards for the 3 spheres that make up the Alliance (Cultural, Demeter, and Economic). An additional 6 members will be appointed by the Board to bring in specific skills and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Initial Alliance Board members were approved on January 24, 2022. The position of President will be filled in coming months as Board members become familiar with each other and with the work of the Alliance.

The Alliance is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and would not exist today without financial support from the Biodynamic Capital Collaborative Fund of RSF Social Finance and other donors. 

Please see below for individual bios.


Daphne Amory (Demeter), Vice President

Robin Brown (Economic)

Justina Chiang (Economic)

Gabriela González (Cultural)

Beth Hoinacki (Demeter), Secretary

Joseluis Ortiz y Muniz (Cultural)

Arizona Muse (Economic), Diversity Officer

Jessica Roberts (Cultural)

Steffen Schneider (Demeter), Treasurer

Advisory Boards

Each sphere within the Alliance has its own Advisory Board, consisting of 5-7 members. Three representatives from each serve on the Alliance Board. The intention is for community members to be involved in Advisory Board composition; details are still being discussed.

Please see below for individual bios.

Cultural

This sphere holds responsibility for the educational, research, and community-building work held by the former Biodynamic Association and is not for profit. New name for this sphere still to be determined and officers to be elected.


Jessica Crabtree

Megan Durney

Gabriela González

Joseluis Ortiz y Muniz

Thomas Spaulding

Demeter

This sphere holds responsibility for the integrity of Demeter Biodynamic certification and is for profit.


Daphne Amory

Jennifer Clifford, Secretary

Beth Hoinacki, President

Marjory House, Diversity Officer

Steffen Schneider, Treasurer

Zachary Wolf, Vice President

Economic

This sphere holds responsibility for increasing awareness of and access to Biodynamic products through associative, reciprocal, and other creative strategies. This represents a new focus not held by any currently existing entity and is for profit. New name for this sphere still to be determined and officers to be elected. 


Alice Bamford

Robin Brown

Justina Chiang

Anna Jones-Crabtree

Arizona Muse


Board Members

Daphne Amory

Alliance Board (Vice President) and Demeter Advisory Board

Advisor and Coach, Daphne Amory Consulting (link is external), California

Alice Bamford

Economic Advisory Board 

Farmer, One Gun Ranch (link is external), California

Robin Brown

Alliance Board and Economic Advisory Board

Co-Founder and CEO, Erbaviva (link is external), California

Justina Chiang

Alliance Board and Economic Advisory Board

COO, Nara Organics (link is external), New York

Jennifer Clifford

Demeter Advisory Board (Secretary)

Farmer, Carlton Farms (link is external), Pennsylvania

Megan Durney

Cultural Advisory Board 

Leadership Team Member, The Pfeiffer Center (link is external), New York

Gabriela González

Alliance Board and Cultural Advisory Board

Soil Scientist, Architect, and Farmer, Michoacán, Mexico

Beth Hoinacki

Alliance Board (Secretary) and Demeter Advisory Board (President)

Farmer, Goodfoot Farm (link is external), Oregon

Marjory House

Demeter Advisory Board (Diversity Officer)

Farmer and Consultant, Oregon

Anna Jones-Crabtree

Economic Advisory Board 

Owner and Farmer, Vilicus Farms (link is external), Montana

Arizona Muse

Alliance Board (Diversity Officer) and Economic Advisory Board

Fashion Sustainability Consultant and Founder of DIRT— Foundation for the Regeneration of Earth (link is external), Spain

Joseluis Ortiz y Muniz

Alliance Board and Cultural Advisory Board

Community Liaison and Visiting Research Scientist, Sostenga, Greenroots Institute (link is external), Northern New Mexico College, New Mexico

Jessica Roberts

Alliance Board and Cultural Advisory Board

Co-Director of Certification, Real Organic Project (link is external), New York

Steffen Schneider

Alliance Board (Treasurer) and Demeter Advisory Board (Treasurer)

Co-Founder, Institute for Mindful Agriculture (link is external), and Director Emeritus of Farm Operations, Hawthorne Valley Farm (link is external), New York

Thomas Spaulding

Cultural Advisory Board

Co-Founder and President, Angelic Organics Learning Center (link is external), Florida

Zachary Wolf

Demeter Advisory Board (Vice President)

Farm Manager, Caney Fork Farms (link is external), Tennessee