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By | May 8th, 2014 | |


Claire Benjamin, Executive Director Claire oversees operations of Food Policy Action, including publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard and the organization’s public education and advocacy work. Prior to her work at Food Policy Action, Claire worked for nine years on food and agriculture issues on capitol hill. From 2008-2013, Claire served as Congresswoman Chellie…


Claire Benjamin, Executive Director Claire oversees operations of Food Policy Action, including publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard and the ...

Claire Benjamin, Executive Director
Claire oversees operations of Food Policy Action, including publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard and the organization’s public education and advocacy work. Prior to her work at Food Policy Action, Claire worked for nine years on food and agriculture issues on capitol hill. From 2008-2013, Claire served as Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s legislative director. In this role, Claire led the Congresswoman’s efforts to reform agriculture and food policy. Claire grew up in Vermont and attended the University of Vermont. She resides in Washington, DC.

Betsy Barrett, Political and Communications Director
Betsy leads FPA’s advocacy and communications efforts, broadening the impact of the organization’s political and policy programs. Before FPA, Betsy worked in the private sector on communications, marketing and event planning, serving as a vice president in the strategic communications practice at The Glover Park Group and communications director for the Internet Association. Betsy began her political, food policy and communications career on capitol hill as a senior advisor and communications director for Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives John D. Dingell and Congressman Vic Snyder. Betsy is a native Arkansan and graduated from the University of Arkansas. She resides in Washington, D.C.

Karen Spangler, Policy and Operations Manager
Karen works to increase the capacity of Food Policy Action by continuing to develop the National Food Policy Scorecard, strengthening its public education and advocacy work, and support its organizational operations. Before joining Food Policy Action, Karen worked on healthy food access and policy in Michigan. She also attended undergraduate and graduate school in Michigan, earning a Masters of Public Policy and Masters of Urban Planning. During graduate school, she interned at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and is pleased to be back in DC working on federal food policy.

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Our mission is to highlight the importance of food policy and to promote policies that support healthy diets, reduce hunger at home and abroad, improve food access and affordability, uphold the rights and dignity of food and farm workers, increase transparency, improve public health, reduce the risk of food-borne illness, support local and regional food systems, protect and maintain sustainable fisheries, treat farm animals humanely and reduce the environmental impact of farming and food production. Food Policy Action promotes positive policies through education and publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard.

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