promoting locally based agriculture through education, community outreach and networking

Board & Staff

Board of Directors

The work of Farm to Table is guided and supported by a volunteer Board of Directors. Members are:

Kristi N. Silva
Chair; Public Health Consultant, Program Evaluation; 2010-2011 FoodCorps Service Member, Santa Fe
Danny Farrar
Vice Chair; Farmer,  Rancho La Joya, Velarde
Mary A. Chavez
Treasurer; Banking
Center Manager, New Mexico Bank & Trust, Santa Fe
Anthony Wagner
Farmer, Wagner Farms, Corrales
Photo: Seth Roffman
Clark de Schweinitz, J.D.
Consultant, Santa Cruz

Staff Directory

Leiloni Begaye

Leiloni Begaye
2016-2017 Fellow for FoodCorps New Mexico
Ya’at’eeh! Leiloni is Diné (Navajo) from Greasewood Springs, AZ and identifies herself with four clans: Má’dééshgiizhnii (Coyote Pass), To’aheedlííníí (Water Flow Together), Táchíí’níí (Red Running Into Water), and Tl’ááshchí’í (Red Bottom People).  As a Fellow Leiloni encourages, supports and guides FoodCorps Service Members throughout NM to build a healthier school environment for kids. Previously, Leiloni spent one year as a School Garden Coordinator at La Semilla Food Center in Las Cruces where she taught children about food and nutrition, organizing family cooking nights, cooking with middle school students, and maintained two existing gardens. Farm to Table, along with UNM Community Engagement Center, are co-sponsors of the FoodCorps team in New Mexico.

Pam Roy
Executive Director and Co-founder
Pam is Executive Director of Farm to Table, a New Mexico non-profit organization working on regional food and farming issues including community capacity building focused on affordable and nutritious food access, Farm to Cafeteria – linking schools to local farmers for fresh produce, and food and agriculture policy. She has over 25 years of organizational development experience for farmers’ markets, direct market opportunities, and rural food retail initiatives both domestically and internationally. She works on related  policy issues at the local, state and federal levels. She serves as the  Coordinator of the Santa Fe Food Policy Council and the New Mexico Food and Agriculture Policy Council, is New Mexico’s Government Relations Director for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, serve on the New Mexico farming and Ranching  Resilience Task Force, on the board member of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and is a founding member of the national farm to School Network. She is a 2014 New Mexico Community Foundation “Luminarias” lifetime  achievement awardee, the 2016 recipient of a special Community Award of the Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute for her dedication to farmers’ market development and support for farmers over the years, and 2017 Edible Santa Fe Organization of the Year Awardee.


Yana Merrill
Financial Consultant
Yana has worked for non-profits since 1988 and has a consulting business focusing on non-profit accounting. She is on staff at the New Mexico Environmental Law Center as their Director of  Administration & Finance and has also been the Financial Director at NMCF and LightHawk. She has worked with Farm to Table as a consultant since its  inception.