Rayna Andrews is a public health ambassador, author and activist with her core work in food security. Rayna is the Founder of the Healthy Food Movement, a food literacy initiative focused on solving preventative health disparities for our next generation. She also serves as the Senior Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
Rayna has served on many boards and commissions in the food, health, housing and employment arenas. She is the regional lead on the state of Wisconsin’s emergency feeding taskforce; she has convened healthcare organizations to pilot healthy food prescription programs; and has organized citizen science groups to enliven systems change at the neighborhood level, to name a few.
Rayna’s mission in life is to use her power and influence to champion causes that empower our next generation. She envisions a world that operates in abundance and celebrates collective impact that results in healthy and intelligent communities at peace with one another for generations to come.
In her spare time, she enjoys sharing her latest book Alex McGreen and the Tale of the Mysterious Kale with young readers at area schools, food pantries and local Boys & Girls Clubs. She also volunteers her time on several boards: Assistant Governor of Rotary International – District 6270 where Rayna is a Paul Harris Fellow. She’s also the Co-Chair of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Cancer Center Community Advisory Board. She’s also the founding board chair of Milwaukee Excellence Charter School, which is one of the highest performing middle schools in the Milwaukee Public School System.
Rayna holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Urban Planning, a certification in Commercial Real Estate from Marquette University and a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.