Meet Kim Blair, SEEDS New Board Chair
Published Friday, Jun 9, 2017
Many thanks to outgoing board chair, Wil Weldon, for his outstanding service to SEEDS!
Kim Blair, Director of Community Relations at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, will take over as the Chair of the SEEDS Board of Directors on July 1. She’s proud to work for a company that is committed to improving the health and well-being of its customers, supporting the staff at all levels, and giving back to the community. Kim’s recent donation, for example, was matched by BCBS, doubling the amount of support for SEEDS. With emphasis on improving access to healthy food throughout North Carolina and increasing physical activity for citizens of all ages, BCBS partners with nonprofit organizations throughout the state.
She and the Board will be working with Jeff Howell, incoming director, in seeking opportunities to bring young people into a healthy relationship with food and the environment by engaging them in growing, cooking food and preparing meals for each other and the community.
“The organization is a unique and special place where kids can learn about food through growing, cooking and sharing food,” Blair says. “In an urban setting, to learn about growing food, the impact on our health and cooking yummy and fun foods will make a lasting impact in a child’s life.”
Outgoing board chair Wil Weldon, an independent documentary producer recently certified in drone photography, will continue to serve on the board for the remainder of his term.
“For a 23-year-old organization, SEEDS has seen remarkable strides in growth over the past two years. We’ve developed a clearer mission and vision, focusing on engaging young people through growing plants and vegetables,” says Weldon. “We’ve also acquired a new director and a group of new staff members whose interests and skill sets align with the revised mission of SEEDS as a school. With their involvement and an engaged board of directors, we can continue this great momentum in the months and years ahead.”