team

Meet The Individuals Behind MFFC

Meet The Individuals Behind MFFC

staff

Shavel'le Olivier, MS
Executive Director
Shavel'le Olivier, MS

Executive Director

Shavel'le has been a Mattapan resident for 15 years and is MFFC's first Executive Director.  She currently holds a MS. in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University. Among administrative duties she helps to support the Vigorous Youth in their bike related work.

Shavel'le has been a Mattapan resident for 15 years and is MFFC's first Executive Director of Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition.

Shavel'le Olivier, MS
Executive Director

Shavel'le has been a Mattapan resident for 15 years and is MFFC's first Executive Director of Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition.

Evan O'Neal

Youth Coordinator

Evan found passion to help his communities combat the issues of the unjust food systems. Currently, he is MFFC’s Youth Coordinator-- using all of his past experience to help educate the youth around food justice.

Vigorous Youth

Our Vigorous Youth are instrumental to the organization as they provide services to the Mattapam community. The Vigorous Youth lead MFFC's bike education and advocacy work, operate the farm stand in the summer, maintain a children's plot in Mattapan, and much more. 

Board Members

Shavel'le Olivier, MS
Executive Director
Vivien Morris, MS, RD, MPH, LDN

Board Chair

Vivien is a founder of the Boston Organization of Nutritionists and Dietitians of Color, a professional organization devoted to increasing African American and Afro Caribbean nutritionists and dietitians and providing nutrition education in the community. She also founded MFFC.

Shavel'le has been a Mattapan resident for 15 years and is MFFC's first Executive Director of Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition.

Shavel'le Olivier, MS
Executive Director
Sonia Carter, MS, LDN

Board Member

Sonia Carter, MS, LDN, has been a part of MFFC since 2007. She is currently the Nutrition and Wellness Program Manager at the Boston Public Health Commission and provides leadership and management for the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention. At MFFC she co-chairs the annual Mattapan Moving for Life event and cooking classes.

Shavel'le has been a Mattapan resident for 15 years and is MFFC's first Executive Director of Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition.

Reann Gibson, MPH

Board Member

Reann Gibson, MPH

Board Member

Reann is the Senior Research Fellow at the Conversation Law Foundation. When she's not serving on the leadership team, Reann can be found doing participatory action research related to gentrification at the Conservation Law Foundation, taking care of plants, or riding her bike around Boston. 

When she's not serving on the leadership team, Reann can be found doing participatory action research related to gentrification at the Conservation Law Foundation, taking care of plants, or riding her bike around Boston. 

Shavel'le Olivier, MS
Executive Director
Vickey Siggers, BS

Board Member

Vickey Siggers first became involved in Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition 13 years ago as the Community Leader for Healthy on the Block Initiative. She now runs the Mattapan Square Farmers Market and the Summer Eats meal sites at the market and Mattapan Branch Library. Vickey also works at the Family Engagement Network.

Shavel'le has been a Mattapan resident for 15 years and is MFFC's first Executive Director of Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition.

Shavel'le Olivier, MS
Executive Director
Theresa Jordan, MPA

Board Member

Theresa Jordan is Director of Children’s Facilities Finance for the Children’s Investment Fund, a state-wide technical assistance and finance organization serving early care and education and out-of-school time programs in Massachusetts. At MFFC she helps co-chair the annual Mattapan Moving For Life event.

Shavel'le has been a Mattapan resident for 15 years and is MFFC's first Executive Director of Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition.

Robyn Gibson

Robyn Gibson has ten years of experience working with nonprofit organizations on development, fundraising, strategy, and equity and inclusion. She is currently working at YW Boston as the Program Manager for InclusionBoston. 

Board Member

Robyn Gibson

Board Member

Robyn Gibson has ten years of experience working with nonprofit organizations on development, fundraising, strategy, and equity and inclusion. She is currently working at YW Boston as the Program Manager for InclusionBoston. 

Interns

Shavel'le Olivier, MS
Executive Director
Leonely Paulino

BU, Student Intern

I am a senior at Boston University studying Health Science. I am passionate about working with inner-city populations, especially immigrants, people of color, and the underserved. I am interested in increasing access and availability of affordable healthcare and health-related services. After graduation, I plan to serve locally in AmeriCorps and attend graduate school for Public Health. 

Shavel'le has been a Mattapan resident for 15 years and is MFFC's first Executive Director of Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition.

Shavel'le Olivier, MS
Executive Director

Shavel'le has been a Mattapan resident for 15 years and is MFFC's first Executive Director of Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition.

Theresa Jordan, MPA

Board Member

Theresa Jordan is Director of Children’s Facilities Finance for the Children’s Investment Fund, a state-wide technical assistance and finance organization serving early care and education and out-of-school time programs in Massachusetts. 

Robyn Gibson

Board Member

Brendan Lucas

BU, Student Intern

I am currently a senior at Boston University studying Health Sciences at Sargent College of Health and Human Sciences. I hope to learn a lot from volunteering with the MFFC about combating food insecurity, finding ways to encourage physical activity that will lead Mattapan community members to lead longer and healthier lives, and how non-profits operate. I plan on going back to graduate school for a Master’s in Public Health.

Robyn Gibson has ten years of experience working with nonprofit organizations on development, fundraising, strategy, and equity and inclusion. She is currently working at YW Boston as the Program Manager for InclusionBoston.