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By | May 8th, 2014 | |


Monica Mills, Executive Director Monica is a well-respected warrior in our cause who applies her diverse leadership experience in food policy, electoral policy, communications, government affairs and nonprofits as Executive Director of Food Policy Action. When leading federal food and agriculture policy at Bread for the World as Director of Government Affairs, she was named…


Monica Mills, Executive Director Monica is a well-respected warrior in our cause who applies her diverse leadership experience in food policy, electoral...

Monica Mills, Executive Director

Monica is a well-respected warrior in our cause who applies her diverse leadership experience in food policy, electoral policy, communications, government affairs and nonprofits as Executive Director of Food Policy Action. When leading federal food and agriculture policy at Bread for the World as Director of Government Affairs, she was named “Top Grassroots Lobbyist” by The Hill three years in a row. Her organizational and fundraising skills have fostered growth for numerous nonprofit, political and government organizations including the Peace Corp as associate director and at the U.S. Department of Treasury as a senior official. Most recently, Mills graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary having completed her Master’s Degree in Theology. Her policy acumen, coalition-building skills and effectiveness as a policy strategist and operative are taking the organization to new heights.

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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