Julie Reynes joined FFAR in February 2017 as the Chief Operating Officer. As a self-employed entrepreneur over the past six years, Reynes has contributed to the success of more than 10 organizations in the Washington, D.C. area, through leadership as interim CEO at several nonprofits and as Founder and CEO of her own food company. Reynes has held a variety of executive positions in the health, science and technology nonprofit sectors, including Vice President of International Services at American Red Cross. There, she established the organization’s first grants-based approach to disaster response. As the first President of Patient Access Network Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting cancer and chronic disease patients, Reynes established initial policies and procedures, cultivated donor relationships and developed a strategic plan. In the food sector, Reynes founded and built Julie’s Datery, a startup manufacturer and wholesaler of stuffed dates. She led all aspects of brand-building, finance, and operations and expanded product availability to eight states and 85 stores in two years.
Ms. Reynes has a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.