The successes of The Food Trust would not be possible without the organization's diverse and talented staff. We currently employ more than 100 people – nutrition educators and corner store recruiters, supermarket advocates and farmers market managers, researchers and many more – in our Philadelphia office.  On the strength of our dynamic staff, The Food Trust has been recognized as one of Philadelphia's Top Workplaces by Philly.com and as a Best Place to Work by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Meet our staff

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Yael Lehmann, Executive Director of The Food Trust
In her tenure at The Food Trust, Yael has directed the growth of the organization’s farmers’ markets, nutrition education programs, food retail development initiatives and other programs to promote access to affordable, nutritious food in lower-income communities.
Meet the Executive Director, Yael Lehmann.

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Policy Change
Lack of access to healthy, affordable food and diet-related diseases are important public health issues and must be addressed both through direct intervention and through broader policy change to create long-lasting impact. The Food Trust and its partners advocate for policy change at all levels: institutional, city, state and federal.
Meet John Weidman and the team working on policy change.
 

Judy Robbins

The Center for Healthy Food Access, Marketing and Education
In order to ensure that kids are able to grow up at a healthy weight, the Center’s goal is to make healthy foods and beverages the affordable, available, and desired choice in all neighborhoods and communities.  
Meet Judy Robbins and the team working nationally to improve healthy food access.
 

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Consulting and Technical Assistance
The Food Trust provides consulting and technical assistance services throughout the U.S. and around the world to help public and private organizations benefit from our deep knowledge base and work to replicate our successful, innovative programs to expand access to healthy, affordable food.
Meet Deb Bentzel and the Consulting team.

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Human Resources, Communications and Administration
The dedicated staff members working in our Philadelphia headquarters ensure that all of The Food Trust programs run smoothly, providing human resources, communications and administrative support for staff and programs.
Meet Monica Lo and the staff working to support The Food Trust's programs.

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Corner Stores
The Food Trust supports hundreds of corner store owners through our Healthy Corner Store Initiative and provides technical assistance to groups nationally who want to stock healthy products and teach customers how to make healthier choices for their families.
Meet Donna Cole and the Corner Store team.

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Nutrition Education and Youth Leadership
The Food Trust team of nutrition educators and youth leadership coordinators teach the importance of good nutrition and physical activity to children and their parents, caregivers and teachers.
Meet Nochole Proctor-English and our staff working in nutrition education and youth leadership.

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Farmers Markets and Night Market Philadelphia
The Food Trust operates 20+ farmers markets in Philadelphia, including Clark Park Farmers Market and Headhouse Farmers Market. We also host Night Market Philadelphia, the city’s premier street food festival spotlighting Philly’s best ethnic and regional restaurants and food trucks.
Meet Lisa Kelly and the Farmers Market and Night Market staff.

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Research and Evaluation
The Food Trust’s Research and Evaluation team measures the impact of our organization’s direct programming, education and policy work. We aim to share knowledge with organizations, projects and individuals in order to achieve affordable nutritious food for all people.
Meet Dr. Bill McKinney and the Research and Evaluation team.

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Finance and Development 
Our talented Finance team develops, implements and monitors financial management systems, procedures and policies, while our Development team helps raise the necessary funds to make our work possible. 

Meet Jacob Werderits and the staff working in Finance and Development.

Work With Us

Now is an exciting time to join The Food Trust and become part of our dedicated, passionate team! See our current job openings.

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