Keecha Harris is president of Harris and Associates, a food systems and public health consulting firm based in Alabama. She works with corporate, philanthropic and advocacy organizations on resource management, communications, strategic planning and cultural competence issues. Dr. Harris is a former National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and an American Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund. She is an alumnus of Iowa State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has held teaching appointments at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the School of Public Health and in the Journalism School at the University of Missouri. She has been recognized as Young Dietitian of the Year for the American Dietetic Association and received the Helen LeBaron Hilton Award from Iowa State University. She serves on the advisory board for Girls Inc.’s Body + Mind initiative and other national committees focused on wellness. Dr. Harris was recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of its 2010 Top 40 Under 40. She was a member of the 2001-2003 class of Food and Society Fellows.