Anne is the Healthy Food Program Manager for Colorado Enterprise Fund. In this role, Anne develops, manages and promotes CEF’s Healthy Food Financing (HFF) Program providing access to capital for small businesses serving low income communities in Colorado. Anne is also involved with the Community Wealth Building Network of Metro Denver working to create economic development options that sustain all communities and is on the board of Nourish Community Market, a start-up food co-op in Northeast Denver/Northwest Aurora. Prior to joining CEF in 2015, Anne was a consultant with Opportunity Finance Network in Philadelphia, a national association of community development financial institutions that invest in programs benefiting low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged communities. Her consulting work supporting healthy food access includes community assessments, program evaluations, grant reporting and strategic planning. Anne earned her Master of City Planning degree in community and economic development from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College in Ohio.
While spending a decade in social work, Reuben began to understand the importance of access to affordable and healthful food for all. His passion for growing food at home led to starting community gardens which then led to farming for different entities, such as Denver Public Schools. Here he learned of the complications of making urban agriculture succeed, assisting in private and public partnerships as well as for-profit and non-profit collaborations. While at Metro Caring, he has provided leadership in programming areas including food access, food waste reduction, and nutrition and gardening education. Reuben is a former Rocky Mountain Farmers’ Union fellow, and currently sits on the board for a new agriculture-based faith community called The Land. He is also on the board of Future Pointe, consulting and developing integrated solutions for food waste statewide.