Devra Roberts, Food Partners Access Coordinator

Devra Roberts

Food Partners Access Coordinator


Devra Roberts began her position as the Food Partners Access Coordinator in January 2022. Through funding from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation. She facilitates dynamic partnerships between ACEnet, Community Food Initiatives, and Rural Action in order to accelerate the expansion of healthy, local food access in Appalachian communities. This includes building capacity of several different demand and distribution networks between the three partners such as CFI’s Donation Station, ACEnet’s Athens Food Ventures Center and Nelsonville Food & Farm Enterprise Center, Rural Action’s Country Fresh Stops, the Chesterhill Produce Auction, and Farm to School programming. Additionally, she conducts and assists with research, planning and fundraising to help the three partners identify and expand shared resources to more efficiently achieve their food access mission.

Devra is a 2021 graduate of Ohio University where she earned a  Bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Plant Biology and a certificate in Geographical Information Sciences. Since earning her degree she has devoted her time to environmental endeavors ranging in scope from a Forestry Crew Americorps position conserving sage grouse habitat to planting flowers in public parks. She spends most evenings knitting and inspecting her houseplants for fresh leaves.