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Haile Johnston

Co-director of the Common Market

**Haile Johnston** is a Philadelphia-based social entrepreneur who works to improve the vitality of rural and urban communities through food systems reform and policy change. As a father of three, he actively pursues his core purpose to “repair the earth for our children and prepare our children for the earth.” Along with his wife, Tatiana, he is the co-director and a founder of the Common Market, a nonprofit distribution enterprise that connects communities in the mid-Atlantic region to sustainable, locally grown farm food. The two have also teamed up to found the East Park Revitalization Alliance in their community of Strawberry Mansion, where they have resided for eleven years. Haile is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business where he concentrated in entrepreneurial management and is proud to have served recently as a Food and Community Fellow with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.