Carol Medlin Joins Feeding America As Chief Program Officer

February 6, 2018

Carol Medlin has joined Feeding America as Chief Program Officer. Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks and more than 60,000 food pantries and meal programs serves 46 million Americans, including nearly 13 million children, and provides more than four billion meals, annually. 

Carol Medlin

Carol will oversee Feeding America’s programs and partnerships that help increase people’s access to nutritious foods and support the health and financial well-being for people facing hunger, with the goal of ending hunger in America. Additionally, she will guide the organization’s strategic research agenda to identify insights about hunger in America and create a body of evidence and data to help shape policy and strategy for achieving a hunger-free America. 

“I am pleased to welcome Carol to Feeding America,” said Matt Knott, President of Feeding America. “Her broad experience in building significant collaborations and developing policies and tactics to improve health and economic outcomes for the people we serve will move Feeding America closer to ending hunger.”

Carol is Founder and Principal of Praxis Social Impact Consulting and previously has worked with leading think tanks and philanthropic organizations, including The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as Senior Program Officer, Health Economics and Finance, Global Health Program and as Director, Health at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) in London.  She has served as Commissioner on the Board of Directors for the International Initiative on Impact Evaluation (3IE); on the advisory committee of the Global Health Investment Fund (GHIF), an innovative social impact fund; and as an affiliate faculty member for Department of Global Health and the University of Washington.  

Carol holds a doctorate in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s in public administration from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Carol is based in Washington, DC.


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About Feeding America

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.