Dear FEEST community,
After much anticipation, the Board of Directors and I are excited to announce FEEST’s next Executive Director, Jaimée Marsh.
Jaimée joins the FEEST team with an extensive background working in organizations that center queer and trans voices of color, a strong vision for youth organizing and movement building, and a deep connection to food justice and the FEEST community. Jaimée has previously served on the Board of Directors since 2017 and has been — and will continue to be — a vital ingredient in FEEST’s Special Sauce.
After a nationwide search, Jaimée emerged as the best leader for our organization and to lead our incredible, unique, and powerful team. Jaimée will step into her role as Executive Director at the end of September, right at the start of our school year programming.
We couldn’t be more excited for Jaimée to bring her transformational leadership to the next chapter of FEEST, and we hope you’ll join us at our Fresh Flavor party in November to meet her in person.
FEEST Board Chair
The first time I attended Make Food Make Fam and had a taste of FEEST’s Special Sauce, I was captivated. My heart, mind, and belly burst with delight when I experienced how FEEST’s youth leaders and staff built an intentional community centering joy and justice.
I feel fortunate to be part of such a powerful, youth-driven organization. After 15 years of community organizing, I began simultaneously pursuing my culinary interests (particularly all things cheese!) in search of the place where food and justice meet. I found this sweet spot with the FEEST Fam.
After a transformative experience on the FEEST Board, I am eager to take my passion and investment in our mission to the next level as the new Executive Director. I am excited to listen, learn, and partner with our community to strengthen our collective impact. I look forward to meeting you at Fresh Flavor!