Kathlyn Terry

Executive Director
Appalachian Sustainable Development

Kathlyn Terry is the Executive Director for Appalachian Sustainable Development, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has a mission to transition Appalachia to a more resilient economy and a healthier population by supporting local agriculture, exploring new economic opportunities and connecting people to healthy food.  Ms. Terry joined ASD as its first Business Operations Manager in 2006 and became Executive Director in 2011. She uses her 20+ years in business along with her experience with food systems development to identify and implement collaborative, cross-sector opportunities that increase the health physical and economic wellbeing of individuals and communities.  Ms. Terry was appointed to the VA Governor’s Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide and serves on and leads numerous steering committees and advisory groups that focus on the intersections between agriculture, nutrition, health, and economic development.  She holds a B.A. in business from Texas A&M University.