Donna Leuchten is currently the Director of Sustainable Food Systems for UpLift Solutions. She originally joined the UpLift Solutions’ staff as the Associate Director in August 2011 and supports and oversees UpLift’s Sustainable Food Systems and Health Innovations work. She holds a M.S. in Social Policy from The University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Sociology from Saint Joseph’s University. Donna brings experience and knowledge of food access, public health initiatives and nonprofit management. Before joining UpLift Solutions, Ms. Leuchten was a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow through the DC-based Congressional Hunger Center, working on initiatives related to SNAP/Food Stamp policy and health concerns of the homeless community. Ms. Leuchten also conducted research for the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, housed at the University of Pennsylvania.