Community Food Systems Mentor Profile- Anupama Joshi

Community Food Systems Mentor Profile
The Community Food Systems Mentorship Program offers Network members the opportunity to work directly with a food systems expert to support their growth, learn best practices, and connect with seasoned food movement leaders.
Anupama Joshi
About Anupama:
Anupama is an accomplished leader in the non-profit and social sector in the United States and abroad. She has excelled in developing policies, programs and partnerships; fundraising; and managing organizations through phases of growth and change. She is a firm believer in the power of networks and collaboration to enable lasting change, and embodies that in her current role with the Blue Sky Funders Forum ( Previously, Anupama co-founded and led the National Farm to School Network ( more than a decade, shaping the growing movement to incorporate local procurement, gardens and food and farm education in schools and early care sites across the United States. Anupama is co-author of Food Justice (MIT Press, 2010), and speaks at national and international events regularly. She is a mom, loves to cook and travel.
Areas of expertise:
  • Program development
  • Federal and State Policy
  • Partnership and coalition building
  • Collaborative leadership 
  • Strategic planning
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Fundraising
Seeking to mentor:
I would like to work with emerging women leaders, leaders of color, open and honest communicators who are fun to work with, and those representing organizations in a growth phase. National or international in scope.
Visit the Mentorship Program page (under Services) to learn more!

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