Milwaukee Food Council
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Milwaukee Food Council Names Solana Patterson-Ramos as their first Executive Director


By - Mar 14th, 2023 01:15 pm
Solana Patterson-Ramos. Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Food Council.

Solana Patterson-Ramos. Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Food Council.

MILWAUKEE, WI – The Milwaukee Food Council’s Board of Directors (MFC) announced today their selection of local community leader Solana Patterson-Ramos, as Executive Director. Solana will be the first Executive Director of MFC, founded in 2007.

With more than 15 years of experience in community outreach with a focus on youth, LGBTQIA+, and civic engagement in diverse communities, Solana was most recently with the Wisconsin Legislature and served as Director of Community Outreach for MKE Black, an organization with a focus on Black-Owned businesses in the Milwaukee area.

“As someone directly impacted by food insecurity, I understand the intersectionality of age, race, gender, and socio-economic factors on the ability to consistently access nutritional meals. When we approach food through a lens of equity, we better understand the need for deliberate action to build and connect service systems. I am grateful to the Milwaukee Food Council’s Board of Directors for the opportunity to serve in this new role.” said Patterson-Ramos.

Previously, Solana has served on the boards of multiple local and national organizations, including the ACLU Milwaukee Chapter, NAACP Milwaukee Branch, and the United States Student Association.

“We are thrilled to have Solana join the Milwaukee Food Council as Executive Director,” says Danielle Nabak, MFC Board Member. “She has deep relationships in Milwaukee communities, an understanding of opportunities for support and impact, as well as experience in many of the key areas needed to take Milwaukee Food Council to the next level.”

Please join us in welcoming Solana Patterson-Ramos as the incoming Executive Director. There will be a Meet and Greet with our new Executive Director on Tuesday, March 28th at 6 pm at Company Brewing –  735 E Center St.

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About Milwaukee Food Council

The Milwaukee Food Council (MFC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to support a locally-anchored food system that advances Milwaukee’s social, economic, and environmental well-being through collective action.

The MFC was formed in 2007, incorporated in 2014, and achieved nonprofit status in 2016. The MFC board currently relies on a small team of volunteer board directors to drive the mission and operations of the food council, alongside a Healthy Food Systems Coordinator–staffed through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension to support collective action for social change in our food system.

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