Caesaré Assad is a seasoned leader in food and social change with over two decades of experience across industry, non-profits, and philanthropy. They recently joined Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders as Vice President of Impact. Previously, they led Centipede Collective, supporting strategic grantmaking and food systems education. As Executive Director of Food System 6 Accelerator, their team built a robust portfolio for integrated capital support. A 2022 Just Economy Institute Fellow and 2021 Emerging Leader in Food & Agriculture, Caesaré co-creates spaces for healing and repair, including wealth redistribution with Narratives Unbound and healing the Witch Wound. Trained in various healing modalities, they work as an artist exploring our paradigm’s complexities, drawing inspiration from mythical and magical aspects of our world. As a non-binary, multi-racial queer person from a rural Native American community, Caesaré’s work is informed by their lived experiences and commitment to Earth stewardship and collective liberation.