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Devita Davison

Interim Executive Director, FoodLab Detroit


Devita Davison is interim Executive Director at FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that works to provide entrepreneurs with the technical assistant, workshops, resources and the skills they need to start and grow a strong values-based food businesses. FoodLab is committed to serving low-resourced entrepreneurs of color and sees good food entrepreneurship as a way to build power and resilience for traditionally marginalized people and communities and promote environmental sustainability through business practices and civic engagement by entrepreneurs.​​

 

Devita guides the growth of FoodLab Detroit by ensuring that the organization's achievement of its mission and vision is consistent with its values, through her strategic,operational, and financial oversight of FoodLab’s staff and programs.

 

She was previously the Community Kitchen Managing Director for Detroit Kitchen Connect, a network of shared, commercial kitchen spaces that provides community resources and an array of industry-specific services to burgeoning food entrepreneurs.

 

Devita combines her passion for culinary arts with activism and entrepreneurship. Devita has worked with the Brooklyn Food Coalition, facilitated workshops for the WKKF Foundation, spoke at the Just Food Conference, Netroots Nation, TEDx Detroit and the BALLE conference. She has a BS in Social Science from Michigan State University.

 

Devita writes on local food systems and has been quoted in the media including: Civil Eats, Policy Link, The Detroit News and Urban Innovation Exchange.