Fair Trade Long Beach Board Members

Malyneath Vong
Malyneath's family escaped the Cambodian Killing Fields on foot when she was just an infant. They were refugees from a war torn country and were fortunate enough to come to the United States after being sponsored by a Presbyterian church from Maryland. They were a shattered family looking for a second chance at life. She found her life's passion in two things: building businesses and serving God by helping people looking for second chances. Towards those goals, Malyneath is currently serving as the Executive Director for Fair Trade Long Beach as well as being the Founder of Global Fashion Mission, an international distributor of fair trade goods. She also serves as a board member for the non-profit Project Missionary Position and as a core member of the Long Beach Anti-Human Trafficking task force, both of which combat human trafficking.

Vice Chairman
Teresa Baxter
Teresa has been involved with Fair Trade since 2006, when she began volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena. She also volunteered at Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria for one year, while serving on the steering committee that earned Alexandria, VA, Fair Trade Town status in 2014.

Ray Manning
Ray Manning is a former aerospace engineering algorithm expert who is attempting to apply advanced numerical algorithms and data analytics to social service issues such as child abuse/fatality, human trafficking, resource provision for those in need, and mis-placed children’s adoptions. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman Ray received a PhD in aerospace engineering from UCLA in optimization algorithms and is the author of 3 patents and 30 technical papers.

Lizzy Martinez
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