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. 

Shavel'le Olivier, MS
Executive Director
Jovan Zuniga

Brand + Marketing Manager

Jovan is passionate about supporting individuals and organizations to reach their potential and grow their impact. 

Jovan launched The VIVID LIFE Experience, focusing on photography, branding and marketing consultation and support for entrepreneurs and organizations.

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

Jovan graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts, Extension Studies from Harvard University in 2017 after doing coursework in Studio Art and Digital Animation at Rhode Island College and The New England Institute of art respectively. Jovan enjoys traveling and exploring the world with his two boys and wife. 

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
Gordon Wayne

BC Student, Intern

I am a Junior in Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, with a concentration in Management and Leadership. My personal experience dealing with homelessness and its gargantuan obstacles have motivated me to help others overcome their own similar problems. I strongly believe that homelessness should not exist in our country any longer and am ready to embark on any solution that may help to mitigate the crisis in some way. I plan on becoming an affordable housing developer after graduation, with the aim of revolutionizing the entire process.

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

Board Member

Kat Pollack-Hinds

BU, Student Intern

I am a senior at Boston University studying Health Sciences and Anthropology. I am passionate about community health and health empowerment for marginalized communities. After graduation, I plan to pursue a Master’s in Public Health and work to reduce barriers to access for the health of marginalized peoples. 

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.