Rayna Andrews is a passionate, entrepreneurial, servant leader with more than 15 years of civil service. Rayna is the founder of the Healthy Food Movement, a food literacy initiative focused on solving preventative health disparities for our next generation. Ms. Andrews focuses her work on improving people’s lives, advancing health equity and driving change in the food system. She previously served as the Senior Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. As the Senior Director, Rayna developed strategies to feed the hungry and initiatives to address the root causes of poverty in diverse counties across eastern Wisconsin. She was the regional lead on the state of Wisconsin’s emergency feeding taskforce; she has convened healthcare networks to pilot healthy food prescription programs; and has organized citizen science groups to galvanize systems change at the neighborhood level. She is currently working on a regional technology integration solution to further support data driven decision making throughout the food system.
In her spare time, Rayna enjoys sharing her latest book “Alex McGreen and the Tale of the Mysterious Kale” in virtual classrooms and libraries across the United States and Caribbean. Her book can be found at healthyfoodmovement.com and Amazon.
Ms. Andrews holds a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.