Kia is a founding member of the Food Access Advisory Committee and also a member of the Grow Food Northampton board of directors. Kia is originally from New York where she had a successful business as an interior landscaper that decorated with and maintained tropical plants in offices, hotels, and banks. Now proudly living in Northampton for the last 20 years, Kia has become active in working to solve food insecurity and on food justice issues, something she cares deeply about. Kia is also a founding partner of the Hampshire County Food Policy Council.
Kia became familiar with GFN through the mobile market program where she lives in Hampshire Heights. In her words, I’m part of this committee because it gives us direct access to the decisions about what we get to eat and how it comes to us.”