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Jasmine Nielsen

Executive Director, Just Food


Jasmine Nielsen became the Executive Director of Just Food in September of 2014 after nearly 16 years as the Executive Director of Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education. Jasmine also volunteers her time as a consultant and advisor to numerous nonprofit organizations focused on creating a more equitable city for all New Yorkers. She served as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the New York Abortion Access Fund, as an Alternate Member of the NYC HIV Planning Group, on the Advisory Board of the Legal Action Center’s Women’s Initiative to Stop HIV, as a member of Community Resource Exchange’s Community Advisory Group, and as a founding member of the Prospect Park Alliance’s Junior Committee. In 2007, Bank of America recognized Jasmine with a Local Hero Award through its Neighborhood Excellence Initiative. A graduate of Vassar College, Jasmine is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Food Studies at New York University. She blogs about the pleasures of sourcing ingredients, cooking and eating at www.thedrunkenfig.com and is a proud member of the Prospect Park CSA.