Arlene Mitchell

Global Child Nutrition Foundation

Arlene Mitchell was appointed Executive Director by the Board of Directors of Global Child Nutrition Foundation on April 15, 2014. Arlene is a world class leader and child nutrition advocate whose integrity, experience, and professional skills are invaluable to GCNF.

Prior to leading GCNF, Arlene served for six years as Deputy Director for Access and Markets in the Agricultural Development program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Arlene also served as an executive in the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) where she led the global school feeding effort, managed international technical assistance and training activities for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and served as both a volunteer and staff member with the U.S. Peace Corps.

Arlene’s professional background includes academic research, program evaluation, restaurant and business management, and invalid care.