As a yoga instructor for Transformation Yoga, she enjoys sharing what she has learned on her journey to hold space and encourage others along their journey. Her goal now is to hold sacred and safe space for others to reconnect with their truth and live it daily on and off their yoga mat to transform their lives and thus the world around them. Kennae is a strong believer in connecting with nature through urban farming, community skills classes, and fun yoga experiences to relax each individual.
Steve became the Chief Executive Officer at the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund in April 2021. Previously, he was CEO of Charleston LDC, a nonprofit CDFI headquartered in Charleston, SC. Steve spent five years as an advisory board member for the Kresge Foundation FreshLo (Fresh, Local and Equitable Program) and is an expert panel member for America’s Healthy Food Finance Initiative. Before moving to Charleston, Steve committed 12 years to Self-Help Credit Union, where he created and led its food system finance sector and directed its Charter School Loan Fund. He graduated hold an M.A. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Duke University.
AsiahMae is a queer artist, raconteur, and skin therapist cohabitating in Charleston, SC. When she’s not writing poetry on the back of receipt paper, she’s curating community for artists via IllVibe The Tribe. As the granddaughter of farmers and healers, her life’s work is an ongoing homage to the southern land that she was birthed from and the Black lives that continue to save her. AsiahMae is coming to the board as a former resident of the Chicora-Cherokee community until 2019 when a slumlord situation caused her to relocate.
Chris Tittle is a facilitator, organizer, and attorney focused on land and housing justice, participatory governance, and co-creating post-capitalist / post-white supremacist futures. He is Director of Land and Housing Justice at the Sustainable Economies Law Center. Chris organizes with grassroots coalitions including the South Carolina Housing Justice Network, Lowcountry Mutual Aid Fund, and Charleston Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). He also serves on the Board of Directors of the New Economy Coalition.
Stacia Murphy is a Charleston native, Burke High grad and one of Germaine's 'bad ass' advisors for years. After retiring from a much applauded career as President of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, she made her way back to the Lowcountry. Stacia made a beeline for Success Street after reading about our Chief Farm Officer's vision in a 2014 newspaper article. We are so blessed to have this powerhouse in our corner.