As the Community Health Initiatives Director, Katy Davis leads Hunger Free Vermont’s work to illuminate the profound connections between food security, health, and learning. She plays a key role in Hunger Free Vermont’s Food as Medicine initiative, which aims to support the medical community as they join existing statewide efforts to address food insecurity. Katy also directs our Nutrition Education programming and is dedicated to integrating high-impact nutrition education into the lives of all Vermonters. In early 2018 she began directing Hunger Free Vermont child nutrition initiatives work and is honored for the opportunity to build upon the strong history of expanding and supporting meal programs for children in all settings. Katy believes that access to nutritious, affordable food should be built into the fabric of all communities.
Katy comes to her work at Hunger Free Vermont with an array of personal and professional experiences that reflect her passion for a wide variety of both domestic and international social and environmental issues. She has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in both Cote d’Ivoire and Nepal, taught hands on environmental education at Ferry Beach Ecology School in Maine, and worked with a variety of grassroots and policy non-profits.
Katy received her Masters in International Development with a concentration in Environmental Economics from the University of Denver, Korbel School of International Studies in 2008. She is thrilled to be working with an amazing team of inspiring individuals who are dedicated to ending hunger and addressing its root causes in Vermont!