The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Wendy Jeffries is the Executive Director of TasteWise Kids. She was also part of a small group of committed individuals to found the non-profit in December 2015. In her role as Executive Director, she manages the organization’s core functions, works closely with the Board of Directors, and is building partnerships to increase the reach of the organization. Wendy is excited to be leading an organization that is committed to empowering kids to think about food in new ways and to realize that “healthy” food and good-tasting food are not mutually exclusive by providing hands-on learning opportunities. Wendy holds a Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University with a focus on education/urban/social policy. At Wesleyan University, she earned a B.A. in Government and earned a Certificate in International Relations.
TasteWise KidsOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
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TasteWise KidsBoard of directors
as of 02/02/2023
Board of directors data
Mrs. Renee Evans
Pompeian Olive Oil
Term: 2023 - 2021
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 02/28/2022
- We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
- We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
- We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
- We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
- We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.