Fellow Profile

Fellow

Alyssa Auvinen

Alyssa-Auvinen

Focus Areas: Obesity & The Food System

Washington State Department of Health

Tumwater, WA

Fellow

Alyssa Auvinen

Alyssa is the Project Director for the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives (FINI) grant.  She is responsible for coordinating stakeholder partnership, sustainability and evaluation planning, strategic communications, and implementing healthy food initiatives in communities.   Alyssa has experience providing technical assistance to community-based organization and agencies, in developing and implementing culturally-based nutrition guidelines, and coalition building.

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) provides programs and services to prevent illness and injury, promote healthy living and working spaces, and empower people to make healthy choices through culturally-sensitive health information.  DOH is responsible for providing technical assistance to state agencies on adoption and implementation of Healthy Nutrition Guidelines in vending, cafeterias, and institutions as a result of a state Executive Order.