Wendy Jeffries, MPP, (she/her) serves as the Executive Director of TasteWise Kids and was part of a group committed to founding the non-profit in December 2015. In her role as Executive Director, she manages the organization’s core functions, works closely with the Board of Directors, and is building partnerships to increase the reach of the organization. Prior to TasteWise Kids being established, she has been involved with the Days of Taste program since 2009. Ms. Jeffries brings her expertise in using data and research-based practices to improve programs and outcomes for kids and families. She lives in Baltimore City with her husband and two daughters where they love to stay active, cook up great meals after buying ingredients at our city’s great farmers’ markets, and visiting new restaurants. While she loves to buy whatever is in season, her favorites are watermelon and butternut squash.