WASHINGTON, August 11, 2020 (Newswire.com) - The Windward Fund, a nonprofit organization that seeks to build a more impactful environmental movement, is pleased to announce the addition of Jasmine N. Hall Ratliff to its board of directors.
Jasmine N. Hall Ratliff is Deputy Director for Strategy & Culture at Keecha Harris & Associates, Inc. In this role, she directs day-to-day management of the firm, along with playing a key role in developing strategy in the firm’s consulting work with organizations dedicated to systems change through racial equity. Prior to her current role, she was most recently a program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. At RWJF, her programs included policy and environmental change initiatives to support healthy children’s development with a particular focus on nutrition policies and access to healthy food. Prior to that, she worked with the Missouri Foundation for Health where she directed women’s health and children’s oral health programs.
“During my time at RWJF, I worked with the Windward Fund on important food access policy initiatives and am excited to join the board as a way to continue to move this work forward,” said Ratliff.
As a member of the board of the Windward Fund, Ratliff will help guide the organization in its mission to build a more impactful environmental movement by connecting people across diverse geographies, sectors, and communities, enabling them to share expertise and resources, and providing a vehicle for effective, community-based, grassroots grantmaking that elevates the voices of those most impacted by environmental degradation.
“Jasmine brings considerable expertise in philanthropy, strategy, and policy to the Windward Fund board,” said Windward Fund Board Chair Lee Bodner. “We look forward to working together to deepen our work to build a more impactful environmental movement and advance environmental justice.”
In addition to her role at Keecha Harris & Associates, Inc., Jasmine is an adjunct professor at the Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice. Ratliff earned a master’s degree in health administration from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.
About the Windward Fund: The nonprofit Windward Fund incubates and supports a range of water, climate, and environmental initiatives. Windward Fund acts as a fiscal sponsor for newer organizations and gives these startups the tools they need to advance the conservation movement, from HR to finance, so they use their resources effectively and start making an impact right away.
Learn more at https://www.windwardfund.org/.
Source: Windward Fund