Lina Buffington

Lina Buffington, PhD

Lina Buffington, PhD is a co-founder and CEO of the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative, a start-up cooperative organization that seeks to develop cooperative, affordable real estate alternatives that empower people to create intentional communities that are ecologically, emotionally, spiritually, culturally, and economically regenerative.  She is an experienced Program Officer, Executive Director, and Consultant with over 15 years of experience leading strategic planning and organizational development efforts for mission-centered nonprofits and institutions of higher learning. She also has over 13 years of college-level teaching and curriculum development experience and an unwavering passion for social justice and equity. She received her PhD in Philosophy from Emory University and is an alum of Spelman College.