Stephen Cox – Managing Director

Stephen Cox

Greetings! This is Stephen Cox. Educationally, he has 2 undergraduate degrees (Child Psychology/Religious Studies) and 3 master’s degrees (Behavioral Psychology, Education, and Executive Leadership). He has continually worked in the field of education for over a decade and leadership for 6 years. He has also worked with nonprofit organizations extensively, overseeing 6 partnership locations, fulfilling all duties from budget to training and retention of staff. He currently serves on the board of a nonprofit as its Chief Financial Officer. Stephen fully understand the mission and vision of SEEDS and can wholeheartedly implement it with fidelity. To coincide with SEEDS’ mission, it is his collaborative mission to strive and make a difference in the lives of the children of today, who are the future of our tomorrow, building on their character, self-esteem, and ultimately their education.

Jane Henry – Educational Garden Assistant

Jane is a sustainable urban agriculture technician and SEEDS’ new educational garden assistant! She’s always had a passion for sustainability and education and she hopes to open her own educational farm one day. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and just moved up to Durham this year with her husband. She’s a complete math and Star Trek geek and loves a good game of cosmic bowling. She’s really looking forward to working at SEEDS and playing in the sun and dirt while growing good food!

Mostafa Kamal – Educational Garden Coordinator

Mostafa is excited to join the SEEDS community as the Educational Garden Coordinator. Mostafa was born and raised in Bangladesh where he managed his family farm, and continued his passion for farming and gardening in Durham over the last 20 years. He graduated from NC State University and has previously worked in management at a landscape design firm and as a high school teacher. Mostafa loves spending time with his 2 daughters and is an avid home horticulturist. His focus is on improving the garden space at SEEDS while cultivating relationships with kids and the local community.

Madi Negron – Development Coordinator

Madi Negron is the part-time Development Coordinator at SEEDS. She is also a part-time Program Coordinator and Educator at another local nonprofit bringing science and nature activities to pediatric patients in the hospital. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, Madi interned at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. She is so excited to work with SEEDS to share her love of the outdoors, gardening, and food with others.