Ronda Rutledge is the Executive Director of Sustainable Food Center. She was a founding member of the Austin/Travis County Food Policy Board and serves as Co-Chair of the Equity and Social Justice Committee of One Voice Central Texas, advocating for changes that support equity, food access and regenerative agriculture. She also serves on the Environmental Justice External Advisory Board of Huston-Tillotson University and the national Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Advisory Council.
Ronda is an alumnus of LeaderSpring, a two-year Executive Director fellowship, and Leadership Austin’s ESSENTIAL Class of 2014. Prior to joining SFC, Ronda served as Executive Director of the American Indian Child Resource Center in Oakland, CA. While there, she completed training from the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy Fundraising School. Previous experience includes a Rotary International Group Study Exchange to South Africa.
Ronda holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Over the course of her career, she has been a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Clinical Director for a residential treatment facility for adolescents. Since being in Austin, she has been involved with the Austin Powwow through Great Promise for American Indians. She is married and has twin daughters – River and Raven – along with furry feline family members.
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