J.R. Reynolds is Special Initiatives Director of the Center. He holds anti-oppression expertise in race and culture relations, food justice and housing equity. He also is coordinator of the Beyond Separation design team with the Battle Creek Coalition for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) – an initiative of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. He received a bachelor’s degree from Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University and is a Certified Professional Coach (Leadership That Works).
Mr. Reynolds is the former chair of the Michigan Good Food Charter steering committee’s racial equity action team. Previously, he was director of CRIA (Calhoun Race Impact Alliance) in Battle Creek. He also served as a Billboard magazine editor and columnist for the Battle Creek Enquirer.