Partnership & Development Director
As the Partnership and Development Director, Haley oversees OFRF’s individual, corporate, foundation, and government development activities as well as strategic partnerships. She believes that building strong collaborative relationships across the food system will better support farmers, and help us collectively mitigate and adapt to climate change. Haley has been part of the OFRF team since May 2019, previously supporting OFRF’s research and education program, including the research grant program and grower education projects.
Haley has sought to build a more equitable and sustainable food system, all starting as a child growing up in San Francisco. Before her time at OFRF, she managed operations and staff for Pineapple Collaborative (a community for womxn who love food), conducted large-scale food access program evaluations, farmed organic land, handled sourcing and logistics for a farm share, developed bilingual recipes and programming for Food Bank clients, and more.
She holds a Master’s in Food Studies from New York University, where she focused on sustainable food systems and the organic supply chain, publishing two papers on the ways certified organic handlers support organic producers. She has a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Wesleyan University, and a graduate certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems from Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition. When she isn’t working, you can find Haley walking on Ocean Beach, making pottery, eating dumplings, and cooking with lots of vegetables.