Eddie Oliver is the Executive Director of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. Under his leadership, the seven regional food banks serving the Commonwealth are working together to improve access to nutritious food for all Virginians. Prior to his start with the Federation in January 2018, Mr. Oliver served as the No Kid Hungry Virginia State Director, leading the statewide campaign to increase participation in federal child nutrition programs in partnership with First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe. His efforts led to an annual increase of 10 million school breakfasts and 2 million afterschool meals and snacks served to Virginia students. For the past three years, he has worked with a broad range of partners across the Commonwealth to build a better food system that works for everyone, and is continuing that mission by leading the collaborative priorities for Virginia’s food banks.
Meaghan Butler RD, CDCES
Health Equity Director
Meaghan Butler is the Health Equity Project Manager of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. In this role, she is strengthening our network’s capacity to reduce health disparities and promote nutrition security through collective action. She holds 5+ years of healthcare experience as a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist who practiced trauma-informed and client-centered nutrition counseling. She also served as the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore’s first Dietitian, where she devised the organization’s nutrition education strategy and managed their Healthy Food Pantry Program. Meaghan is currently a graduate student at The George Washington University, obtaining her Master of Public Health degree. She is committed to health and food policy changes that support all people in achieving their desired health potential.
Emily Woollard is the Communications Coordinator of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. In this role, she is responsible for all external communications to stakeholders. She has experience in marketing and development in the nonprofit sector. Previously, she also served as a development intern and content marketer at Feed More, where she specialized in website content and social media scheduling. Emily has her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is committed building relationships and collaborating with the seven food banks throughout the Commonwealth.