Mara Fleishman
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After becoming involved in school food as a concerned parent, Mara Fleishman served on the Chef Ann Foundation board of directors since the organization was founded in 2009 to focus on solutions to the school food crisis. She later transitioned to Executive Director in March of 2013. Mara has nearly 20 years of experience working in natural products including 12 years with Whole Foods Market where she served most recently as National Director of Partnerships. In addition to CAF, she has held board seats at The Growe Foundation, the Kitchen Community, and Naturally Boulder. Mara’s background in marketing and partnerships, combined with her expertise in natural and organic food and her advocacy efforts to improve school food, uniquely position her to lead the national nonprofit.