Trinita Ervin

Food Innovation Fellow 2019

Ladybug for Girls Foundation, Inc.



Ladybug for Girls Foundation’s mission is to empower young girls with the tools to feel beautiful from the inside out by encouraging healthier lifestyles, building self-confidence, strengthening social awareness, and advocating for healthier environments locally and globally.


Ladybug for Girls Foundation Inc. is a non-profit that is working to increase the physical and mental health of girls ages 7-14 through research, policy advocacy, and health education. The Foundation has implemented a number of after-school programs, community workshops, and school gardens, believing that a holistic and comprehensive approach to girls’ health across metro Atlanta will equip girls with the tools to live healthy and empowered lives.


Trinita is a graduate of Spelman College and Georgia State University. She received her Health Coach certification from Emory University and studied International Women's Health and Human Rights at Stanford University. Since graduating, she has built a professional career in healthcare and health and wellness advocacy, serving as Vice Chair for the Regional Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, the Health Chair for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter, and as the President of Northside Hospital's Executive Board for United Way. Since launching her non-profit in 2008, Trinita has helped thousands of young girls and their families in DeKalb, Gwinnett and Fulton counties.