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Former Obama appointee Kim Ford will lead D.C. nonprofit Martha’s Table

Kim Ford, a former Obama administration official, has been named the new CEO of Martha’s Table. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)

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Head of Martha’s Table to step down after six years

Patty Stonesifer, president and CEO of Martha’s Table, was leading a tour of the nonprofit last year when she noticed a child crying in the hallway.

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The president of Martha’s Table dreams of equity for all but knows the challenges

Patty Stonesifer, 60, is the president and CEO of Martha’s Table. She is the former co-chair and CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and former chairman of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents. She lives in the District with her husband, journalist Michael Kinsley.

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1 in 4 D.C. children can’t access affordable, nutritious food. This has to change.

Families everywhere struggle with impossible choices when it comes to feeding their children. Parents wonder: Can I find something fast and healthful at the corner store, since the supermarket is two bus rides away? Are my children sufficiently nourished? And, heartbreakingly: Will they notice if I skip dinner so I can feed them?

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