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Bonnie BuckinghamBonnie Buckingham, MSW, Executive Director:  Bonnie is CFAC's co-founder and first Executive Director.  She has over 14 years experience with food security and hunger reduction issues as Program Operations Manager of Missoula Food Bank, and Director of Women's Opportunity & Resource Development.  Throughout CFAC's history, she has held primary responsibility for facilitating CFAC's monthly meetings, ensuring that the work of the organization moves forward, and carrying out fiscal and administrative oversight.  Bonnie served on the steering committee of the original Community Food Assessment (2002-2004). She organized subsequent community meetings leading to the formation of CFAC in 2005, and worked to get a joint resolution passed by the City and County government sanctioning the formation of CFAC, as well as funding to start the coalition.  She initiated the Farmers Market EBT Food Stamp program in Missoula and actively participates in several coalitions associated with food security and non-profit organization and collaboration.  A social worker by training, Bonnie has considerable experience with community development, strategic planning, Community-based Participatory Research, and group facilitation.  Bonnie also served as a member of the coordinating committee of the Finding Solutions to Food Insecurity project, exploring ways to overcome barriers to food security and access to social service programs.  She received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Montana in 2007.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Bonnie or call her at (406) 880-0543.

 

annieAnnie Heuscher, MS/MCRP, Program Director: Annie works on many elements of CFAC's work, focusing on farmland conservation and beginning farmer & rancher development programs. Annie received a Masters of Science in Sustainable Agriculture and a Masters of Community & Regional Planning from Iowa State University in 2012.  Her thesis research focused on the role that community organizations can play in helping to empower individuals to take action on climate change.  While in Iowa, Annie took advantage of the easy access to the many organizations at work in the local food system, including Practical Farmers of Iowa, the Iowa Farmers Union, Regional Food Systems Working Groups, and the Iowa Food Systems Council, and she's eager to dig into the work many great organizations are doing here in Montana!  In her work at CFAC, Annie draws on prior work experience in economic development in Wallowa County, Oregon and in planning and zoning in Flathead County, Montana.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Annie or call her at (406) 830-8218.