HEAL Food Alliance

2023 School of Political Leadership 

Southern Roots

Demond Timberlake


Assistant Director of Community Organizing & Operations,
Hand, Heart and Soul Project

The pandemic and political controversies have widened the gap of inequities not only in America, but globally. Joining the other cohort members in SoPL will allow us to serve as microphones to amplify the voices and needs of BIPOC across the country.

Meet Demond

Demond is a nature-obsessed North Carolina native whose roots run deep in horticulture. After obtaining his degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018 with a major in Exercise & Sport Science and a minor in African, African-American Diaspora Studies, Demond went on to become a board-certified Health and Wellness Coach. Because of his passions for community organization and accessible wellness, Demond recognizes how imperative a holistic approach is on the individual and public health levels. He finds joy in any opportunity to roll up his sleeves and do the work, whether that's literally working in the garden or connecting in the community.