Hilde Steffey joined the Food and Farm Communications Fund in 2017 to lead the Fund in a formative evaluation and strategic update. She is now working to implement this strategy, and grow the resources and activity invested in strategic communications and narrative change work. Prior to her work with the Fund, Hilde served as long-time program director at Farm Aid, a national nonprofit working to advance fair farm policies and thriving markets for family farmers, where she oversaw grantmaking and programs, and regularly collaborated with grassroots and philanthropic leaders on strategic partnerships, campaigns, and events. At Farm Aid, Hilde launched a Farmer Leadership Grants program, activated numerous emergency response efforts to support farm communities impacted by disasters, and served as organizational lead for phase I disbursement of cy pres funds from the historic class action lawsuit, In Re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation. Hilde lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where she’s constantly trying to keep up with her husband and their two active children.