Food Tank spoke with Nancy Roman, the President and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank.
Roman leads the Capital Area Food Bank, a $58 million non-profit organization that provides food to people in the Washington DC region. Prior to CAFB, Roman was a diplomat with the UN World Food Programme, which provides food to 100 million people in 75 countries. Roman has also served as VP of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC and President of the G7 Group, a consulting firm that advised Wall Street. Roman also spent 10 years as a journalist. She came to Washington in 1988 as press secretary and foreign affairs adviser for the late U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R-FL). She holds a Master degree in International Economics and American Foreign Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and French from Baylor University. Roman is married to Steven Cohen and has two children, Daniel and Taylor.