Mara Fleishman (CEO)/Leslie Stafford (Director of Accounting/HR) Chef Ann Foundation

Sep 12, 2019, 12:00 – 3:00 AM

Galvanize Boulder, 1023 Walnut Street, Boulder, 80203

The evening will include a Fireside Chat with Mara Fleishman/Leslie Stafford, Chef Ann Foundation, as well as networking with food. These two leaders have helped CAF impact more than 3 million student's lunches over the last 10 years by helping schools take action so that every child has daily access to fresh, healthy food.

In-person event

About this event

The evening will include a Fireside Chat with Mara Fleishman/Leslie Stafford, Chef Ann Foundation (CAF), as well as networking with food.

These two leaders have helped CAF impact more than 3 million student's lunches over the last 10 years by staying focused on helping schools take action so that every child has daily access to fresh, healthy food.

In 2001, Mara Fleishman turned her passion for healthy and sustainable food into a career by taking a position leading the marketing efforts for Whole Foods Market (WFM) on the East Coast and in Europe. For nearly six years, she worked to raise awareness of the importance of eating fresh, healthy food. After a move to Boulder, Colo., Mara decided to join her kindergartner for lunch at school. Shocked by the highly processed, high-sugar lunch that she and her daughter were served, she began her crusade to reform school food. In 2013, Mara left her position as global director of partnerships with Whole Foods Market to work on school food reform in a full-time capacity as CEO of the Chef Ann Foundation (CAF). With three kids ranging from ages eight to 17, Mara brings a parent’s awareness to her work. In addition to CAF, Mara has demonstrated her dedication to educating people regarding the benefits of healthy food and sustainable food systems by holding board seats at The Growe Foundation, the Kitchen Community, and Naturally Boulder.

Prior to joining the Chef Ann Foundation, Leslie Stafford was Chief Operating Officer for Boulder Valley School District and has a strong background in public accounting. As the Chef Ann Foundation's Director of Accounting and Human Resources, Leslie is responsible for all financial, budget, and accounting functions of the organization. She provides supervision and leadership for the management of financial accounting and reporting, budgeting, general accounting, payroll, property accounting, accounts payable, and more. She has been a certified public accountant since 1997. Education: B.B.A., University of Georgia; B.A., Texas Christian University.

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Speakers

  • Mara Fleishman

    Chef Ann Foundation

    CEO

  • Leslie Stafford

    Chef Ann Foundation

    Director of Accounting and HR

When

When

Thursday, September 12, 2019
12:00 AM – 3:00 AM UTC

Agenda

Networking and Food
Fireside Chat
Networking

Organizer

  • Alexandra Renée Poelstra

    ALL MAVEN

    Chapter Director

Global sponsor

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Dell Technologies

Partners

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Galvanize Boulder

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Lyft

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