staff

sara berney

sara@wholesomewavegeorgia.org

Sara is thrilled to join Wholesome Wave Georgia as its Executive Director. She is passionate about increasing access to and affordability of nutritious foods and looks forward to building and strengthening local food communities across Georgia. From 2013-2014, Sara worked as a Public Health Consultant for Deloitte Consulting LLP, supporting clients at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health non-profits including the Flour Fortification Initiative. Prior to joining Deloitte, Sara served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru where she trained community health promoters and youth health educators in nutrition education and implemented school garden programs in five primary schools. Sara graduated from Emory University Magna Cum Laude with a BA in African Studies and Sociology in 2010. While at Emory, Sara was awarded multiple grants to work as a Health Educator and conduct public health research in Uganda. Sara has been a regular volunteer in the Atlanta food community since moving to Atlanta in 2006.

 

rachael kane

rachael@wholesomewavegeorgia.org

Rachael is excited to join Wholesome Wave Georgia as its Community Outreach Coordinator. Rachael has a passion for connecting low-income families with local and sustainable food and has worked in the Atlanta local food scene for the past three years. Throughout her time in Atlanta, Rachael has gained a wide range of knowledge and skills that allow her to connect the worlds of food assistance and sustainable food. Working with such organizations as the Clarkston Community Center, Intown Collaborative Ministries, Global Growers Network, and Atlanta Food and Farm, she has gained experience in farming and gardening, program development, partnership management, policy and advocacy. Rachael received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. While at Emory, Rachael received the 2013 Humanitarian Award for her work with refugees in Clarkston.  

 

Caitlin Still

caitlin@wholesomewavegeorgia.org

Caitlin is thrilled to join the Wholesome Wave Georgia team as the Development and Events Coordinator. After graduating from Emory University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Caitlin went to work for Camp Twin Lakes as a Special Events Coordinator. At CTL, she managed their major fundraising events and developed a passion for Georgia's non-profit community. Caitlin is excited to combine her non-profit experience with her passion for Georgia's food community to help grow and strengthen communities throughout the state.

 

ashley smith

ashley@wholesomewavegeorgia.org

Ashley is humbled and grateful to join the Wholesome Wave Georgia’s team as the Finance and Operations Manager. Ashley joins us after 5 years with Atlanta Ballet as its Accounting Manager. During her time at the ballet, Ashley developed a desire to help lead the change for Atlanta not-for-profit organizations to become sustainable and to positively impact the communities that support them. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to help strengthen Wholesome Wave Georgia’s organizational capacity and increase overall program efficiency while developing relationships with its network of farmers and all of the individuals they serve. Ashley graduated from The College at Brockport State University of New York with a BS in Dance and Accounting in 2008.

 

Jon galucki

jon@wholesomewavegeorgia.org

Jon is thrilled to be a part of the Wholesome Wave Georgia team as its Design and Communications Associate. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA and MA in Comparative Literature.  He then taught high school English and journalism for nearly 10 years in South Carolina California and Georgia. He is currently finishing up his second MA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He is excited about the opportunity to help strengthen Wholesome Wave Georgia's marketing materials and overall design strategy in order to increase awareness and participation in its many programs and initiatives.

 

miranda cook

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miranda@wholesomewavegeorgia.org

Miranda is happy to join the Wholesome Wave Georgia team as an Outreach & Evaluation Intern.  She graduated from Appalachian State University where she received her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health.  She is interested in improving the nutrition and health of low-income individuals and families and is excited to pursue this passion through her work with Wholesome Wave Georgia where she is assisting with an evaluation of the doubling program, outreach efforts, and the coordination of special projects.  

 

Dahanah Josias Sejour

dahanah@wholesomewavegeorgia.org

Dahanah is excited to join Wholesome Wave Georgia as one of two Outreach and Evaluation Interns. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BS in Psychology and Kinesiology & Health Sciences. As a research assistant in the Social Cognition Lab at William and Mary, Dahanah's research focused on the effects of race and stereotypes in food and beverage advertisements. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters of Public Health degree with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences & Health Education at Emory Rollins School of Public Health. She is passionate about understanding social determinants of health and addressing health disparities and inequalities among minority populations. Dahanah assists in the evaluation of the Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP), partner market development, provide resources and support to current partner markets and conduct SNAP enrollments.

 

Sajani Patel

sajani@wholesomewavegeorgia.org

Sajani is very excited and grateful to join Wholesome Wave Georgia team as the Fruit and Veggie Prescription Program Coordinator. She graduated from Rice University with a BA in Kinesiology as well as a BA in Policy Studies. While there she worked to reduce health disparities in the public healthcare system and she gained firsthand exposure to a slew of public health problems. Sajani decided to continue her education to gain the skills needed to address those public health problems and came to the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She is currently getting her Master's in Public Health with a focus on Behavioral Sciences and Health Education. Sajani is coordinating the Fruit and Veggie Prescription Program at the current sites, and is assisting with the expansion of the program to new sites.