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Broad Mission

Our mission is to create vibrant (healthy), inclusive and sustainable communities – locally and internationally. We do this through education, leadership training and networking, specifically through study tours and conferences. Our education programs incorporate both a research and ‘hands-on’ component. We begin by sharing the scientific data on what is optimal health, then we provide first-hand opportunities, teaching ‘how-to’ achieve optimal health. The goal in these programs is to empower, to provide the resources and tools necessary to become informed citizens capable of taking control of one’s own health.


Dr. LeAnne Campbell is the President and Founder of Global Roots and the Executive Director of a non-profit, known as the Global Leadership Institute. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University in Human Service Studies and her Ph.D. from UNC Chapel Hill in Education. Her research and work strive to build vibrant, inclusive communities, through the process of generativity, i.e., the releasing of unrecognized human powers and the search for human relationships and social arrangements that enables this process to occur. She has over 30 years of experience designing education initiatives, specifically leadership  programs, professional training for teachers, cultural immersion programs and curriculum development workshops. She developed these initiatives while on the faculty at Nazareth College in Rochester NY, Mississippi State University and at Duke University’s, Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Furthermore, she has over 25 years of experience living, researching, working and teaching in the Dominican Republic.

Anjali Orlando is the staff writer for Global Roots. She received a B.A. in Anthropology from UNC-Chapel Hill,  Master of Natural Resources from NC State Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and J.D. from NCCU School of Law.  She earned the Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition from eCornell and the T. Collin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in 2016. She has worked as an environmental specialist at the US Environmental Protection Agency, and was a teaching assistant at NC State in environmental policy. Currently in transition to a plant-based lifestyle, she enjoys cooking for her husband and four year old son at their home in Bahama, NC.

Paula Galán is the Director of Outreach for Global Roots. She has been following a whole-foods plant-based diet for 2 years and has been promoting it since last year on her website: laov.com.co. La OV (stands for “The Veggie Option” in Spanish), based in Bogotá, Colombia, where she’s from. After receiving a BA in Anthropology at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), she worked at a government’s educational program with public primary schools, then with a grass roots initiative on a campaign to raise littering awareness. Now she’s moved to Durham to work at Global Roots’ headquarters.

Lindsay Marshall is the Marketing Specialist for Global Roots. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Lindsay managed book marketing campaigns for a number of plant-based authors, including Global Roots’ own Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. LeAnne Campbell, and Chef Del Sroufe. She also helped create and launch BenBella Vegan, an online platform and community for folks living plant-based. Lindsay lives in Dallas, works in communications for a non-profit organization, and enjoys traveling, reading, cooking and uncovering outdoor adventures in the city.