Meet Devon Klatell
USFA Council Member
Managing Director, Food Initiative
The Rockefeller Foundation
Devon Klatell is Managing Director, Food at The Rockefeller Foundation. In this role, Ms. Klatell leads the Foundation’s work to advance a more nourishing and sustainable food system in the United States. Currently, she is collaborating with schools, healthcare insurers, hospitals, food service businesses, policy advocates and communities to increase consumption of healthy, protective foods by vulnerable children and families. In addition, Ms. Klatell oversees the Foundation’s work to prevent wasted food in the U.S., which seeks to eliminate the enormous environmental, social, and economic costs caused by food waste.
Prior to taking on her current role, Ms. Klatell led the Foundation’s Strategic Planning team, which designed implementation models, resource plans, risk assessments and impact targets for the Foundation’s global initiatives to address energy poverty, connect unemployed African youth with the digital economy, and reduce postharvest losses. Before joining the Foundation, Devon was a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners and at Booz & Company. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University in cognitive psychology and an M.A. in food systems from New York University.