Community Forum on Healthy Food Access – November 16, 2015


8:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 Welcome
Karen Leone de Nie, Community and Economic Development Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Cheryl Lomax, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business and Community Engagement, Bank of America
9:15 Opening keynote: Expanding Access to Good Food—National Trends and Innovations
Patricia L. Smith, Senior Policy Advisor, The Reinvestment Fund
9:30 Improving Healthy Food Access through Cross-Sectoral Partnerships
Moderator: Susan Pavlin, Director, The Common Market Georgia
Panelists: Bobbi de Winter, Executive Director, Food Well Alliance
Sara Berney, Executive Director, Wholesome Wave Georgia
Ana Ramos, New Jersey Food Access Manager, The Food Trust
10:30 Break
10:45 Investing in Food Businesses to Build Healthy Communities
Moderator: Nancy Wagner-Hislip, Chief Investment Officer, The Reinvestment Fund
Panelists: Alicia Philipp, President, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Inc.
Rohit Malhotra, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Civic Innovation
Karen Curry Davis, Primary Consultant, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc.
11:45 Lunch and networking
12:45 p.m. Discussion: Promoting an Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Food System for the Atlanta Metropolitan Region
2:15 Closing Keynote: Food Justice—The Importance of Relationships
John Bare, Vice President of Programs, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
2:30 Adjournment