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  • James Weill, President
    jim-weill-thumbJim Weill has served as President of FRAC since 1998. Jim has devoted his professional career to reducing hunger and poverty, protecting the legal rights of children and low-income people,  and expanding economic security, income and nutrition support programs. More…
  • Alexandra Ashbrook, Director of Special Projects and Initiatives
    alex-ashbrook-thumbAlex Ashbrook is the Director of Special Projects and Initiatives at FRAC, where she implements cross-program projects and drives new nutrition and anti-hunger strategic initiatives. Prior to this role, Alex served as the director of D.C. Hunger Solutions, an initiative of FRAC. Alex led D.C. Hunger Solutions’ efforts to create a hunger-free community and improve the nutrition, health, economic security, and well-being of low-income residents of the nation’s capital. More…
  • Crystal FitzSimons, Director of School and Out-of-School Time Programs
    crystal-fitzsimons-thumbCrystal FitzSimons directs FRAC’s work on the federal child nutrition programs that serve school-age children. She analyzes policies to advocate for legislative and regulatory improvements to increase low-income children’s access to nutrition programs. She helps develop strategy and field efforts to achieve program improvements. More…
  • Geri Henchy, Director of Nutrition Policy and Early Childhood Programs
    geri-henchy-thumbGeri Henchy is the director of nutrition policy at FRAC. Through advocacy and research on federal nutrition policies, she works to eradicate hunger and improve the nutrition and health of low-income individuals and families. More…
  • Ellen Teller, Director of Government Affairs
    ellen-teller-thumbEllen Teller directs the development and implementation of FRAC’s legislative agenda. Working with Congress, national organizations, and FRAC’s diverse state and local network, Ellen advocates for improved access and participation to domestic anti-hunger programs for low-income individuals and families. More…
  • Beverley Wheeler, Director, D.C. Hunger Solutions
    beverley-wheeler-thumbBeverley Wheeler joined FRAC in 2015 as the director of D.C. Hunger Solutions. She leads efforts to improve public policies to end hunger, reduce poverty, promote nutrition and increase the availability of healthy, affordable food in low-income areas in the nation’s capital. More…
  • Michael J. Wilson, Director, Maryland Hunger Solutions
    michael-j-wilson-thumbAs director of Maryland Hunger Solutions, Michael J. Wilson leads Maryland’s premier hunger advocacy, education, and outreach organization as it works to end hunger and improve the nutrition, health, economic security, and well-being of low-income families in Maryland. More…
  • Ellen Vollinger, Legal/Food Stamp Director
    ellen-vollinger-thumbEllen Vollinger is FRAC’s legal director and directs FRAC’s advocacy on behalf of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamps). Ellen has led FRAC’s efforts to bolster SNAP, particularly to serve working families, legal immigrants, and victims of disasters. More…