Mim Michelove - Executive director

Mim co-founded Healthy Day in 2012. She is nationally recognized for her work as one of the environmental consultants for the Encinitas Union School District, the creator of the Ocean Knoll Farm program, the architect behind Encinitas’ pioneering Farm to School program, and as Founding Director of EUSD’s innovative Farm Lab campus.

TERESA BARTH - Board Member

Teresa Barth is a third-generation resident of the North Coast area. She also lived in Hilo, Hawaii for a number of years and is an avid traveler. She was elected to the Encinitas City Council in 2006, was re-elected in 2010, and served as the appointed Mayor Dec. 2012 – May 2014. Barth is the founding president of Engage Encinitas, a nonprofit that aims to enrich the lives of city residents by encouraging collaboration and strengthening civic engagement. She is an advocate for the arts, urban agriculture and the environment.


Kathryn Rippy - Board Member

For 20 years, Kat Rippy has worked with organizations across the United States ranging in size from 20,000+ employees to a small office of 30 as well as many individuals who run their own small businesses. She has coached an endless stream of leaders in a variety of positions and businesses to reach their goals and make critical shifts in their effectiveness. Additionally, Kat has presented, facilitated, and trained more than 10,000 participants in various leadership topics, keynote addresses and all-hands organization-wide events.

Kat knows what it takes to lead people. With her extensive consulting background in organization development, she’s experienced in working with the organization as a whole to enhance cultural and systemic improvements through coaching, strategic planning, employee development programs and strategic talent management. As a Board Certified Coach, her clients benefit greatly from her system-wide perspective and understanding of how to improve performance through tools and techniques mastered by the world’s greatest leaders.


Lisa Shaffer - Board Member

Lisa Shaffer enjoyed a 44-year career in government, industry, academia, and the non-profit sector. Her experience includes positions at NASA and NOAA in international environmental programs; in strategic planning at an aerospace company; Scripps Institution of Oceanography; and executive director of the UCSD Sustainability Solutions Institute. Lisa taught ethics, environmental strategy, and corporate social responsibility at UCSD. She served on the Encinitas City Council from 2012-2016. Shaffer earned her B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan, her Ph.D. in public policy from George Washington University, and MBA from UCSD. Currently she is writing and consulting.

Welcoming new board members:

Carol Skiljan, Julie Walker, Vicky Newman, Marjorie Fox