CHILDREN’S HUNGER ALLIANCE NAMES JUDY MOBLEY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
COLUMBUS, OH (May 8, 2017) – Children’s Hunger Alliance, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in Ohio, announced today that Judy Mobley has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Mobley joined Children’s Hunger Alliance in April 2016 as the Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations. Under her leadership, the organization has begun to explore the expansion of its many programs that support the needs of food-insecure children of all ages throughout the state of Ohio.
“Judy has been an integral part of the Children’s Hunger Alliance team for the past year and has worked to improve efficiencies and expand programming to support more food-insecure children in our state,” said Jeff Brock, Chairman of the Children’s Hunger Alliance Governing Board. “The executive search committee led an extensive search and is confident that Judy’s leadership skills, business acumen and genuine commitment to helping Ohio’s children make her the best selection for Chief Executive Officer.”
In her role as Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations, Mobley directed the agency’s budget in addition to managing the agency’s key program areas: Early Childhood Nutrition, Afterschool Nutrition, School and Summer Nutrition, and Nutrition Education. The Early Childhood Nutrition program previously only supported in-home child care providers under the USDA’s Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP). Under Mobley’s direction, the program team has expanded its work to now include daycare centers that serve children from low-income homes who may be at-risk of food insecurity. Higher enrollments at daycare centers enable Children’s Hunger Alliance to help even more children under the age of five receive the nutrition they need during a critical time of development.
By enrolling daycare centers in CACFP, Children’s Hunger Alliance is helping small businesses draw from federal tax dollars to provide healthier food to children in their care. Federal reimbursements provided by the USDA and administered by the Ohio Department of Education can be used to cover the cost of healthy meals and can also be re-invested into the business. Children’s Hunger Alliance helps these daycare centers provide meals that meet USDA nutrition guidelines. The team also leads training for staff and assists with developing healthy menus.
“I am excited about the opportunity to lead the Children’s Hunger Alliance team as we continue to expand our work throughout the state, including a new focus on Southeastern Ohio and Appalachia where childhood hunger is prevalent. We are supporting more breakfast, afterschool and summer meal programs than ever before, and with the addition of daycare centers to our business model, we are poised for even greater growth,” said Mobley. “I look forward to working collaboratively with community partners across the state so we can provide Ohio children with their most basic need – healthy food to nourish their bodies and minds.”
Mobley previously worked for 30 years at Battelle Memorial Institute, where she held various positions in the finance organization, and most recently served as Vice President of Corporate Internal Audit. Mobley serves on the board of the Susan G. Komen Columbus affiliate, and has been one of their top five fundraisers for the past five years. She is a Certified Public Accountant and earned her B.S. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
Mobley has held the position of Interim CEO at Children’s Hunger Alliance since the resignation of former President and CEO Mary Lynn Foster in December 2016.
About Children’s Hunger Alliance
Founded in 1970 in Columbus, Children’s Hunger Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in Ohio. The organization’s mission is to ensure children without access receive healthy food, nutrition education and physical activity. In 2016 the organization worked with partners including childcare providers and afterschool programs to help provide 5 million nutritious meals and snacks to hungry children throughout Ohio’s 88 counties. Learn more at childrenshungeralliance.org.