2024 Conference Speakers

Monday Plenaries

Earline Middleton,
Executive Director, Eva Clayton Rural Food Institute
Kelly Horton,
FRAC Interim President
Dr. Kofi Essel,
FRAC Board Member
LaQuita Honeysucker,
FRAC Board Member
Patrick Delaney,
Director, Federal Government Affairs, Walmart
Moderator: Rebecca Vallas,
Host, It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way Podcast

Tuesday Plenaries

Christine Going, EdD, MPA, RD, FACHE,
Senior Advisor, Food Security Office at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
LaMonika Jones,
Director of D.C. Hunger Solutions and Interim Director of Maryland Hunger Solutions
Nancy Dalton,
Reynaldo Green,
Vice President, Nutrition and Family Well-Being, Quality Care for Children
Dr. Ruth Jones Nichols,
Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Stacy Dean,
USDA Deputy Under Secretary
Stephanie Slingerland,

“This is ‘the big show’ for anyone working to end hunger in America. I’ve been attending for a decade, and I’m still learning something new every time. It’s easy to develop tunnel vision in our work; the policy conference opens up my thinking, and reminds me that I am part of a national movement. It can be frustrating building progress in what feel like regressive times. The policy conference renews my commitment, and reminds me how many others share it.”
JC Dwyer, Chief Strategy Officer, Feeding Texas