Toni provides the guiding vision for the FOCUS team, networking with stakeholders and other change leaders to build collaborative partnerships. Her work today stems from her successful transformation of children’s food options in the New York City school system. She is a public health nutrition scholar as well as a skilled, experienced facilitator of large-scale institutional change across a variety of sectors. More than a decade ago, she developed the CookShop™ Program, a now-beloved food and nutrition education program in New York City schools that connects classroom education and school meals with regional farms. A longtime faculty member of Teachers College at Columbia University, Toni works with graduate students to deepen their understanding and engagement with food reform. She has collaborated with the Sustainable Food Lab, to “translate” European institutional food procurement change models for the United States. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the National Farm-To-School Network and is also the founder of the NYC Nutrition Education Network and is on its leadership team.