Michele Bart serves as Director of New Partnerships for the Southwest region, which covers California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, and Oklahoma. In her role, Michele develops relationships with national corporate businesses interested in investing in the work of Feeding America and the Feeding America network to end hunger.
Michele has been in the nonprofit sector since 1999. Before joining Feeding America, Michele was the Chief Development Officer at Feeding San Diego, the leading hunger-relief and food-rescue organization in San Diego County and the only Feeding America network member food bank in the region.
Additionally, Michele’s nonprofit professional experience includes serving as Executive Director for HeadNorth, Senior Director of Development for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Chief Development Officer for The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. Before her nonprofit work, Michele was co-owner of JayBart Restaurant Group with her husband.
As a child, Michele and her grandmother received meals from a local food bank—and they also gave back, volunteering weekly at their church’s food pantry. Understanding that food is community, Michele is passionate about helping individuals and corporate partners find meaningful ways to support our work in ending hunger.
Michele attended the University of Arizona and the University of Phoenix. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration.