Director of Advocacy Resources
Sally Mancini is Director of Advocacy Resources at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, leading efforts to inform the public, community organizations, advocates, and policy makers about the Center’s research related to food marketing to children and its impact on health disparities. She also helps state and local advocates develop the resources necessary to support food policy improvements in all communities.
Sally has more than 15 years of experience in non-profit development and management, advocacy and government relations, and coalition building. Prior to joining the Rudd Center, she coordinated advocacy and public policy campaigns for public health clients as a lobbyist with Judith Blei Government Relations. Sally also was a consultant specializing in project management and program evaluation for Middlesex Hospital and marketing and communications for the CT Farm Bureau Association and CitySeed. Earlier in her career, she was Assistant Director of End Hunger CT!, a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization.
Sally earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Gordon College and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Connecticut. Sally currently serves on the Board of Directors of Growing Great Schools, Co-chair of the Morley Elementary School PTO Health and Wellness Committee, and is a member of the University of Connecticut Master of Public Health Program Committee.