Anupama Joshi joined Blue Sky Funders Forum as executive director in December 2018. She is an accomplished leader in the non-profit and social sector in the United States and abroad.
She was previously executive director of the National Farm to School Network, which she co-founded in 2007, building a movement to incorporate local procurement, gardens and food and farm education in schools and early care sites across the United States. She has excelled in developing policies, programs and partnerships; fundraising; and managing organizations through phases of growth and change. She is a firm believer in the power of networks and collaboration to enable lasting change, and has embodied that throughout her career.
She is co-author of Food Justice (MIT Press, 2010), developed “Evaluation for Transformation” – a pioneering cross-sectoral framework for farm to school research and evaluation, and regularly speaks at national and international events. She has advised the United States Department of Agriculture on the Farm to School Census, and served on the board of directors for FoodCorps and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers. Anupama currently serves on the board of directors for the Farmers Market Coalition and provides mentorship to emerging leaders through the Community Food Systems Mentorship Program. She is a mom, loves to travel, and cook, and currently lives in Cary, North Carolina.