Executive Director, Campti Field of Dreams
Donna Isaacs serves as executive director of Campti Field of Dreams where she implements triple-bottom-line principles and practices to foster sustainable growth and community revitalization. A graduate of the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction, she is an Accredited Professional for the United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Ms. Isaacs served as a LEED instructor for the University of Florida TREEO Center and the National Center for Preservation, Technology and Training where she combined green building with historic preservation while preparing construction industry professionals to take the LEED Exam. She was recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with a 2014 Innovation Award for the creative placemaking project, “Town of Campti: LEEDing the Way with History, Culture, the Arts and Entrepreneurship,” a model for the sustainable revitalization of rural municipalities. Under her leadership, Campti Field of Dreams has collaborated with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to conduct outreach in parishes facing persistent poverty. Her 2018-2019 efforts will cover 16 parishes, from Caddo in the northwest, to St. Helena in southeast Louisiana. Programs include 12 outreach meetings, the Back To Your Roots Conference, an Art & Agriculture Festival, and a two-week Youth Agripreneurship Summer Class. For the past three years, she has taken on what has proven to be the most challenging, albeit most exciting, role of her life, that of a farmer, as she develops Tallawah Farm, a 25-acre Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Farm with all natural livestock and vegetable production.