Anne Palmer

Anne PalmerSince 2006, Anne has been the Eating for the Future program director for Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.  She is responsible for directing the food and nutrition work of the Center.  This includes identifying opportunities to build awareness about the current food system and its impact on public health and the environment; working with city government to form a food policy task force, facilitating community food assessments with community organizations, and helping to create programs to build food security and demand for healthy food in Baltimore city. Prior to this position, Anne worked for 13 years developing and managing strategic communication plans and large-scale health communication campaigns and programs in Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, India and Nepal.  Her area of expertise is the design and implementation of program strategies on strategic communication, including behavior change communication, community mobilization and advocacy work.  Ms. Palmer has experience using research results to design programs, and produce communication and educational materials for a wide range of audiences with a particular emphasis on behavioral change communication in public health.  She has conducted workshops for strategy development, message development and television and radio design workshops.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from St. Olaf College and a Master of International Affairs from Ohio University in communication and development studies.   She serves on the Community Food Security Coalition board, was a Member of the Baltimore City Sustainability Commission’s Green Infrastructure working group (2008-2009) and a member of Regional Steering committee – The Food Trust Farm to School for the Mid-Atlantic Region.