Board of Directors
The Hip Hop is Green board of directors is a collection of dedicated food justice warriors, youth educators, climate change advocates, and operational experts. Each member was chosen for their personal expertise, depth of knowledge, and most importantly, their commitment to seeing our world evolve through youth and hip-hop culture.
Founder/Executive Director/board member
Keith Tucker has been a visionary and committed businessman and social activist for over 25 years. He has worked with hundreds of businesses, youth groups and community organizations and many icons in the entertainment business as a creative, promoter and culture builder. He spearheaded protests against the stereotyping of Hip Hop artists and mentored many youth over the years.
Ingrid Antonio holds a B.S. in Mass Media Arts and Broadcast Journalism from Hampton University. Ms. Antonio began her career at Black Entertainment Television, as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Syndicated Television and Special Projects in 1991
Anika Lehde is an entrepreneur, marketer, and passionate activist for the liberation of people, animals, and the planet. A supporter of Hip Hop is Green since 2011, she believes deeply in the interconnected relationship of oppressions and the need for organizations to focus on systemic and wholistic change.
Kimberly is an experienced master gardener and urban homesteader, living in zone 9b, who is interested in learning how to live a more holistic and sustainable life.
The advisory board is made up of professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, including diversity and inclusion consulting, veganism and public health nutrition, and culinary arts.
Dr. Milton Mills MD
Dr. Milton R. Mills graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed residency training at UCSF-Fresno and Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. In the past, Dr. Mills, volunteered as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
Dr. Sumeet Bahl
Dr. Sumeet Bahl is a Brooklyn-based interventional radiologist, vegan, lifelong meditator, real estate entrepreneur, and hip hop enthusiast. His driving force is to live the ideal of loving kindness
I am a second year Ph.D. student in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington (UW) researching insect-scale and battery free robots. Under Vikram Iyer, I am the current Vice President and Co-founder of the UW Black Graduate Student Association, and the current Executive Director and Co-founder of the K-14 STEM (Science TechnologyEngineering & Math) outreach non-profit AVELA- A Vision for Engineering Literacy & Access. I am passionate about fighting for racial and educational justice, building community, as well as maintaining one’s physical, mental, and emotional health.
Dominique Mann is a writer and multifaceted storyteller. She was formerly a media affairs manager and writer for the Obama White House. Prior to the White House, Dominique has also been a producer, writer, and reporter at NBC, CBS, and BET. Dominique has been featured in Essence magazine and The Boston Globe, among other outlets — and contributed writing to publications such as Glamour magazine. She has coalesced her storytelling ventures, including film experience, into her production company, As Any Mann Productions — which empowers creators of color..http://www.dominiquejacquelinemann.com/
Rose Scott is a registered nurse with over 35 years of experience in almost all areas of the healthcare system. Rose worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse, assistant head nurse, head nurse, nursing supervisor, director of nursing, executive director of nursing and as a nurse administrator in health care.
Dr. Breeze Harper
Dr. A. Breeze Harper has a PhD in cultural food geographies, with emphasis in applications of anti-racism in the vegan and animal rights sectors. She holds a MA in Educational Technologies (emphasis in racial-gender inclusion/equity in technology) from Harvard University, where she received the Dean’s Award for her masters thesis work on how racial-gender privilege operates in a vegan forum.
Izula Maximillen is a passionate, plant-based chef, farmer, educator based in Occupied Missouria – Otoe – Ioway – Lakota Territories, (AKA Kansas City, MO). As a mother, traditional midwife, herbalist, and advocate for plants as food and medicine, they have dedicated their life on our Mother Earth, to the healing and restoration of the soil and soul of our people for the next 7 generations.
T.D. Loving is a Radio Personality and the host of Fresh Start Focus on WDRB Media. This on-air personality focuses on the mind, body and spirit. She engages her audience to renew their Mind, rejuvenate their Body and revive their Spirit. She is a graduate of Syracuse University where she received a B.A. in International Relations, with a background as a Holistic Health Counselor, a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and a certification in Integrative Nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University. She currently resides in the greater Charlotte area.
Fred “Doc” Beasley
Life-long creative has traveled the world educating young people on the power of Hip Hop & the benefits of living a plant-based lifestyle.
Claudia Calleros aka DJ SoYo is an artist/activist who blends turntable wizardry with community organizing and youth outreach. Her main focus is on motivational speaking, Deejing and instilling self-awareness in the misguided and solidarity with the righteous. She embraces Hip Hop culture through her love of community service and Deejing.
Ashel Eldridge is the founder of Earth Amplified, a multimedia arts collective and spiritual activist movement dedicated to restoring the balance within the people and with the planet through spiritual liberation. AshEL was a Northern California Education and Media Manager with the Alliance for Climate Education and a Green For All Fellow.
Dr. Nolan Jones
Dr. Nolan Jones is an educator and author of The Hip Hop Vegan: Plant-Based Secrets They Won’t Tell You. He teaches a vegan online course and health and wellness college courses using the 10th Element of Hip Hop. He also directs a college readiness program for youth. His vegan diet of choice is whole foods plant-based.
Rachel Bjork is a Seattle native & proud graduate of Garfield High School. She has been involved in all kinds of social justice activism since her parents took her to her first demonstration (at the age of three) to protest redlining in Seattle.
She is currently on the Board of the Northwest Animal Rights Network (a former fiscal sponsor of Hip Hop is Green), and prefers to stay behind the scenes doing the “boring” side of activism – all that administrative stuff that must be done. She’s very grateful to be part of the Hip Hop is Green community & looks forward to helping however she can.
Rev. John D. Current
Rev. John D. Current is a graduate of several advanced degree programs including holding a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA. He is presently engaged in Doctoral study in environmental justice and resistance theology at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC. Most notable, Current is a student of love and nonviolence as exemplified in the lives of Mohandas Gandhi, Howard Thurman, and Martin Luther King Jr and dedicated to the uplift of urban communities.
Chef MacKenzie DeVito created No Bones Beach Club, a local Seattle plant based beach themed bar and restaurant in 2016. Post pandemic, she has launched her award winning Coconut Buffalo Cauliflower Wings in retail and food service in the PNW. Her mission has always been to get “plant based food to the people.”
Cetris Tucker is the Operations Manager for HHIG. She will assist in developing and implementing our youth programs at the farm site. Since 2018 she has been providing HR support and grant management, reimbursements and reporting.
Gail will assist as the Volunteer Coordinator and Fund Developer. Gail graduated from Dartmouth College and University of Wisconsin Madison MBA program. Gail has over 20 years experience in producing community events including: concerts, speaker series, entrepreneur dinners, networking events, workshops and annual fundraising galas.
Oliver is very passionate about promoting health and wellness through proper diet and exercise. Oliver is the teacher’s assistant for the youth excellence program and is Cherry Street Farm’s Grower. Oliver has also worked for Field Roast as a Donations Manager and has been volunteering with HHIG for the past five years.