Staff

Navina Khanna is the Director of the HEAL Food Alliance (Health, Environment, Agriculture, Labor), a national cross-sector food and farm justice coalition. She has dedicated over 15 years to creating a more just and sustainable world through transforming food systems, and in 2014, her work was recognized with a James Beard Leadership Award. With a background in sustainable agriculture and food justice, she's worked as an educator, community organizer, and policy advocate, organizing across sectors and communities. Based in Oakland, Navina serves on the Board of Richmond's Urban Tilth, advises the Real Food Media Project, and organizes with #Asians4BlackLives. A first-generation South Asian American, Navina's worldview is shaped by growing up - and growing food - in India and the US.

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Navina Khanna
Director
Neshani Jani
Communications Director
Neshani Jani is the Communications Director at the HEAL Food Alliance. She joins HEAL with nearly a decade of experience working in communications at both international and domestic non-profits. Most recently, Neshani worked at the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York, where she developed strategies to promote the work of IIE’s international offices, as well as secure funding for IIE’s 200 global programs. Neshani has long been a strong advocate for sustainable agriculture and food justice efforts, and is excited about collaborating with a national alliance of organizations working to heal our broken food system. A California native, Neshani is currently based in Oakland, CA. She received BA’s in Anthropology and Spanish from UC Davis, and an MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University.