Marla Feldman is the Director of Programs for MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Since joining the organization in 2002, Marla has led efforts to promote positive health outcomes and improve access to nutritious food for low-income communities. Marla has spearheaded national initiatives, including Healthy Options, Healthy Meals™, which encouraged food banks to prioritize nutrition and implement strategies to procure and distribute healthier food through the charitable food system. Most recently, Marla conducted a national food bank study and published the findings in the research report A Tipping Point: Leveraging Opportunities to Improve the Nutritional Quality of Food Bank Inventory. Prior to joining MAZON, Marla spent nearly a decade managing small business development programs with the African Development Foundation and the Peace Corps. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Maryland.