Meet Jasmine Nielsen: Just Food's New Executive Director

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Just Food's board and staff are celebrating the arrival this month of the organization's new Executive Director, Jasmine Nielsen. Jasmine comes to Just Food from Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for Aids Education. In her 15-year tenure as Executive Director, she built Love Heals into the leading provider of HIV/AIDS education in the New York City public schools. 

Long interested in creating a connection between her passion for food justice and her expertise in nonprofit management, Jasmine is thrilled to take the reins at this point in the organization's history. "This is my dream job," she says, "and it's an amazing time to be in this field. People who were not even talking about food five years ago are excited about it. If I can help to channel that enthusiasm and energy into getting resources to help communities build better food systems, that would be an amazing legacy."
 
Jasmine can't wait to jump in--and we can't wait to introduce her to the many dedicated partners that make up New York City's vibrant food justice movement. If you'd like to meet Jasmine this month, her first public appearance will be at our Let Us Eat Local gala on September 17th. We hope to see you there!
 
Click here to learn more about Jasmine and here for the official announcement.
 
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