Jean Theron Willoughby

jean  Theron Willoughby

Jean is a trainer with the Racial Equity Institute and a consultant with Seeds of Change Consulting. She draws on over fifteen years of experience in public health, food and agriculture, economic development, and the arts. Throughout her career, Jean has helped design and direct programs, develop feasibility studies, produce successful documentaries and campaigns, and establish new organizations. Alongside an experienced team, she trains and advises leaders and organizations in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has worked with organizations large and small, including Fortune 100 companies, nonprofits, cooperatives, land trusts, and farms.  

Jean’s writings on race, climate, and the food system appear in YES! Magazine, Pressenza, and elsewhere. She is the author of Nature’s Remedies: An Illustrated Guide to Healing Herbs (Chronicle Books). Jean holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Wesleyan University and studied Biology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. A long-time student of nutrition and health sciences, she also trained at the Herbal Academy and is an Associate Member of the American Herbalists Guild.