Debra Eschmeyer

Co-Founder and Director of Policy and Partnerships, FoodCorps

Debra Eschmeyer is the FoodCorps co-founder and Director of Policy and Partnerships. She is a recipient of the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award, in recognition of her school food reform efforts as a Kellogg Food & Community Fellow and as the Communications and Outreach Director of the National Farm to School Network. Eschmeyer was an editor for Food Justice, a contributor to the documentary Lunch Line, author of several publications, and creator of campaigns and films to better connect federal nutrition programs with local agriculture. A go-to expert on food systems and policy, she works from her organic farm in Ohio.