Fair Farms Campaign Staff

Betsy Nicholas

img_5235-1About Betsy: Betsy Nicholas is the Founder of Fair Farms and Executive Director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake. After earning her law degree from Tulane, Betsy was an attorney in the U.S. Justice Department. She has since been involved in the non-profit sector, working on environmental and agriculture issues.

Why Fair Farms? “Returning to our agricultural roots is an important component to my work because diversity in farm practices is a cornerstone to sustainability and the only path forward for a clean Chesapeake Bay.”

Shelby Kalm

About Shelby: Fair Farms Campaign Manager Shelby Kalm has been working on the Fair Farms campaign since she started as an intern in 2016. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s College where she received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude in Public Policy, and Art and Art History. Post-grad she then worked as the Sustainability Coordinator at her alma mater. During that time she worked closely with the Campus Community Farm which supplies the campus dinning hall and local food banks.
Why Fair Farms? “I was lucky enough to grow up with a family garden which helped to develop my interest in food systems, environmental justice, and community building.”

Morgan Johnson

About Morgan: Morgan Johnson is Staff Attorney for Waterkeepers Chesapeake. She earned her law degree from University of New Mexico School of Law, with an Environmental Law Certificate. She has specialized in environmental justice issues, and legislative legal analysis.

Bernard Devlin

About Bernard: Bernard is the Communications & Outreach Coordinator for Fair Farms. Bernard’s experience includes working at Arundel Rivers Federation, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and the town of Edmonston. He has a passion for native plants, animals and clean water and much enthusiasm for meeting people.


Nicole Oveisi

About Nicole: Nicole is our Fair Farms Intern, helping with communications and events. Nicole is a graduate student at the George Washington University, receiving her M.S. in Geography. She is currently researching food access and food security in Washington D.C., analyzing the disparities in diet-related health diseases.

Why Fair Farms? “Learning about food environments, I became passionate about environmental justice. Reimagining our current food system requires structural change, and Fair Farms works to ensure these systems are equitable.”