ABOUT HWCF

Engaging Families, Communities and Schools
to Change the Outlook of a Generation

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) is a broad-based, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help reduce obesity, especially childhood obesity, by encouraging positive and permanent lifestyle changes among school-aged children and their families. The Foundation develops and implements innovative and collaborative educational, marketplace and community solutions with its coalition of 300 corporate and not-for-profit partners.

Through its free, award-winning Together Counts™ healthy lifestyle school curriculum, the Foundation has reached more than 36.1 million students.

As the first commitment to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative and verified by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the HWCF’s food and beverage company members gave consumers more lower-calorie options by removing 6.4 trillion calories from their products—surpassing their pledge by more than 400% three years ahead of schedule.

Board of Directors

Becky Johnson
Executive Director
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation

Paul Bakus
President, Corporate Affairs
Nestlé USA

Stephanie Childs
Vice President, Federal Government Relations and Head, Washington, DC Office, PepsiCo

Ryan Guthrie
Group Director, Federal Government Relations
The Coca-Cola Company

Dave Melbourne
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC

Kim Nelson
Senior Vice President, External Relations
General Mills, Inc.

Julia Sabin
Vice President, Industry and Government Affairs
J.M. Smucker Company

Emeritus Board of Governors

Indra Nooyi
Chairman Emeritus
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer PepsiCo

Lisa Guillermin Gable
President Emeritus
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation

Pamela Bailey
President & Chief Executive Officer
Grocery Manufacturers Association

John P. Bilbrey
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Hershey Company

J. Alexander Douglas
President, Coca-Cola North America and Global Chief Customer Officer
The Coca-Cola Company

Randy Edeker
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President
Hy-Vee

Paul Grimwood
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Nestlé USA

C.J. Fraleigh
Chairman and CEO
Shearer’s Foods

Chris Lischewski
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC

Gabriella Parisse
President, Innovation and Commercial Development
Tate & Lyle

Ken Powell
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
General Mills, Inc.

Leslie G. Sarasin, Esq., CAE
President & Chief Executive Officer
Food Marketing Institute

Staff

Lanna Britt
Director of Operations

Lanna Britt was named Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) Director of Operations in June 2016. She is an expert in broadcast journalism and integrated communications. She has extensive experience in project management and planning, and excels at successfully executing and blending the many intricate and complex details it takes to drive results and meet organizational goals. MORE >

Alli Delano
Coalitions Manager

Alexandria “Alli” Delano is the Coalitions Manager for HWCF, responsible for building and maintaining relationships, and managing our portfolio of over 300 members. In this role, she reports to Susan Ralston, HWCF Senior Advisor for Partnerships, and Becky Johnson, Vice President of Operations. MORE >

Michelle Guillermin
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Program Advisor

Michelle Guillermin leads The Akili Group, which provides outsourced back office services to emerging companies and non-profits. As HWCF’s Chief Financial Officer, she manages all accounting, finance, human resource and contracting functions. She managed a significant research study for HWCF and is currently managing the Community Programming efforts. MORE >

Val Newcomb
Digital Program Manager

Val Newcomb is the Digital Program Manager for HWCF. She is responsible for the foundation’s public education campaign delivered via the Together Counts™ platform and through partner outreach programs such as National PTA and Girl Scouts of the USA. As part of the team in 2010 that developed HWCF’s Energy Balance 101 K-5 wellness curriculum, Val has overseen MORE >

Susan Ralston
Senior Advisor

Susan Ralston is a Senior Advisor at HWCF, responsible for membership and partnership development, strategic planning, coalition building and project management. She has helped to grow the membership of the original 16 founding corporate members to an organization with over 300 members. She is responsible for working with our key partners to develop MORE >

Contact Us

If you have a question or comment about the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, please send us an email at info@healthyweightcommit.org.

Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, Suite 420 East
Washington, D.C. 20007

New Members and Partners:

Alexandria Delano
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
adelano@healthyweightcommit.org
202.559.7321 office

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Download the HWCF 2010 990 Form

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Download the HWCF 2015 990 Form

Download the Evaluation of Healthy Schools Partnership Program 2009

Download the Workplace Evaluation: Year Two Results

Media & Press Contact

Alexandria Delano
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
202.559.7321 office
ADelano@healthyweightcommit.org

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