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.
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
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.
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.
Joseluis Ortiz y Muniz
This sphere holds responsibility for the integrity of Demeter Biodynamic certification and is for profit.
Jennifer Clifford, Secretary
Beth Hoinacki, President
Marjory House, Diversity Officer
Steffen Schneider, Treasurer
Zachary Wolf, Vice President
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.