Founder and Board Chairman
An educator, management trainer and consultant for over twenty-five years, Harrison has worked with organizations on four continents in the software, legal, retail, automotive, manufacturing, telecommunications, market research, and health care industries. A Permaculture enthusiast since living in Australia in the 1980s, career opportunities brought Harrison to China and Taiwan in 2012 to address the social problems of food safety & security, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation. This culminated in a globally-applicable social enterprise business model for restoration of ecosystem services, localization of food production, job creation, and thus alleviation of hunger and poverty.
Colleen Grant Dick, MSc
Co-Founder and Board Secretary/Treasurer
Colleen has been involved in the Accounting, Business management and Incubation of new start-up businesses since 2000. In the early 2000’s she assisted the launch of two new companies, one of which was Nex2, Inc., which was sold to the Ingenix division of United Healthgroup, and forms the basis of their MedPoint tool. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Biochemistry and has been concerned about food supply and other environmental issues as she observed that her patients were coming to her younger with diseases that previously had been very rare. Desiring to find solutions, she has participated in groups emphasizing agro-ecology, permaculture, holistic range management, farmers’ markets and many others of associated influence. See her LinkedIn profile.
Together, Harrison and Colleen perfected a social enterprise business model that incorporates cross-discipline expertise for revolutionizing our broken food production & distribution system and mitigating hunger and poverty – Onchenda Open Global Food Co-op – in collaboration with American and Pacific Rim experts, charitable foundations, NGOs and change-agents.