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Radha Pennotti MPH

Policy and Strategy Manager

Radha Pennotti (she/her) is a policy and strategy manager at PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she works with members of PolicyLab's Behavioral Health and Adolescent Health and Well-being Portfolios to identify and deliver on strategic opportunities. This includes the identification of policy opportunities and priorities and building strategic relationships. Ms. Pennotti also brings her expertise to PolicyLab’s work on addressing food insecurity.

Ms. Pennotti most recently served as the associate director at The Food Trust, a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization. In this role, she led teams that supported the local community food system through implementation and strategic growth of Farmers Market, nutrition incentives and Farm to School and early care and education programs in the region.

Prior to her role at The Food Trust, Ms. Pennotti was the External Affairs team lead for a hospital based in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. There, she worked to secure and manage resources to construct a Maternal and Newborn Hospital and to support delivery of disability health services. She has also worked in health policy, cross-sector partnerships and research roles at Drexel University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and The Campus Kitchens Project.

Ms. Pennotti is a Mayoral appointee of the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC). She received her master's degree in public health from Columbia University and her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Washington University in St. Louis.