LaShauna W. Austria, Benevolence Farm
LaShauna Austria is an ordained faith leader with a fierce commitment to, and deep experience with, building strong, vibrant, and sustainable communities as well as a demonstrated record of collaborating with rural communities, faith and non faith based organizations to address race, justice and equity issues. She has a professional and personal passion for, and involvement with, a variety of racial equity organizations, environment and food systems initiatives in the surrounding area. LaShauna is the Executive Director at Benevolence Farm, a reentry organization in Alamance County, NC serving women leaving NC prisons, and bi-vocational Pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ. LaShauna is married to Reggie and is a mother of four children.