HEAL Food Alliance

School of Political Leadership

2019-2020 Cohort

Qiana Mickie

Executive Director
Just Food

Political leadership is key to the systemic policy change we all want to see on issues like food insecurity, land tenure, and wealth generation of under resourced and communities of color across the country. The time is now for innovative grassroots policy campaigns that engage and are driven by the most impacted –in particular Black, Brown, and Indigenous leaders. HEAL's SoPL is so critical to ensuring our collective voices and actions are felt from the ground up in politics. I’m excited to be a part of the current SoPL cohort and look forward to developing an urban agriculture campaign that will have an impact locally and build solidarity nationally!
Qiana on what SoPL means to her

About Qiana

Qiana is the Executive Director of Just Food, a food justice nonprofit based in New York City. During her tenure as the Executive Director in the past two years, Just Food has made equity it’s “north star” and aims to shift the power, health, and wealth of historically and economically marginalized communities- in particular Black, Latinx, other communities of color, LGBTQ, and small-mid scale sustainable farmers/producers.

Qiana earned her Food Hub Management Certificate from the University of Vermont and her B.S. in Marketing from Hampton University. She serves on the International Council of Urgenci, Coordination Committee of the International Food Security & Nutrition Civil Society Mechanism (CSM), Organizational Council of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) as well as the boards of The Point CDC, South Bronx Farmers Market, and Revolutionary Fitness.