Best of Philly

Best Community Wellness Leader

2023 Best Community Wellness Leader

Jiana Murdic

Murdic blazed her own trail in health and nutrition education after working for orgs including the Food Trust and HipCityVeg. Since 2017, she’s been running and growing Get Fresh Daily, a social enterprise focused on supporting Black Philadelphians’ plant-centric living, mindfulness, culture and community ties through youth camps, wellness workshops in a West Philly garden, farm-fresh produce boxes and more. Read More »


2022 Best Community Wellness Leader

Christa Barfield

Barfield went from a career in health care to fighting local food insecurity through FarmerJawn, her urban farming org that hosts community greenery workshops and a CSA to increase access to organic produce for Philly’s most underserved communities. This year, Barfield launched an educational nonprofit to train future farmers and opened a garden center in Mount Airy so neighbors can plant fruits and veggies in their own backyards. Read More »