Local Food Forum 2018: Keynote Speaker

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Holly Parker

Senior Director of Programs at Fair Food Network

As Senior Director of Programs, Holly is helping to support and expand the success of Double Up Food Bucks and the Michigan Good Food Fund.

Prior to joining Fair Food Network, Holly worked for more than a decade in community and workforce development.  As the VP of Economic Opportunity at Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, Holly focused on policy and program design, implementation, and evaluation. She also brings extensive experience in nonprofit leadership and management.

Holly has a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan’s Ford School. She began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lithuania and has followed a mission-driven path ever since that singular experience.

A proud native of Flint, Holly is delighted to be working and living close to home in Ann Arbor, where she enjoys her husband’s cooking (and company!) and tries to keep up with her two young children.  In her spare time, she runs as far and as (not very) fast as possible, whenever possible.

What is the Fair Food Network?

At Fair Food Network, we believe good food changes everything. That’s why we bring an unwavering commitment to our mission: to pioneer multi-win solutions that increase access to healthy food for families who need it most, while creating opportunities for American farmers and stimulating local economies. Central to our work is designing programs that create on-the-ground impact and serve as replicable models that move the field forward and inform public policy. From healthy food incentives to our work in food impact investing supporting good food entrepreneurs, we are growing vibrant, resilient local food systems that deliver health and economic opportunity for all.

Dig deeper: fairfoodnetwork.org

Northeast Indiana Local Food Forum 2018:   Overview  •  Agenda  •  Tickets