Allison Davis, PAN's Executive Director

Allison Davis

Allison Davis has spent her career working at the intersection of environmental health, equity and human rights. She has spent over 20 years working with civil society organizations, including Oxfam America where she evaluated the impacts of large agricultural investments by governments, banks and non profits on the lives of rural farmers. She first learned of PAN while at Oxfam through their work in coalitions advocating for worker rights in the face of toxic pesticides. Later in program leadership at Global Greengrants Fund, Allison worked with PAN to increase access to funding for diverse local groups working to improve agricultural systems for healthier food and social justice. As a trained anthropologist, Allison knows that food and farming are at the heart of societal organization, and understands the profound relationships between inequality and environmental health; climate impacts and continuity in local foodways; and farming economics and agrochemical corporations. Allison came to PAN because of the network’s collaborative way of working across local to global networks for a more just, toxic free world and food system, and she is so honored to be a part of it.