Director of Advocacy Resources
Sally Mancini is Director of Advocacy Resources at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health. She directs the Rudd Center’s efforts to build and strengthen collaborative partnerships and engagement with national, state and local policy, legal and advocacy organizations. She also develops and disseminates resources to raise awareness and understanding of the Center’s research among community organizations, health advocates and policy makers.
Throughout her career, Sally has worked on policy change initiatives focused on advancing health equity. She has more than 20 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 with Judith Blei Government Relations. Sally also was a consultant specializing in project management and program evaluation for Middlesex Health System and marketing and communications for the CT Farm Bureau Association and CitySeed. Earlier in her career, she was Assistant Director of End Hunger CT!, an 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 root2RISE, a non-profit committed to promoting equity and access to outdoor learning and gardens and is a member of the University of Connecticut Master of Public Health Program Committee.