Courtney Cagle joined the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition in 2012 as a Marketing Specialist focused on healthy retail strategies. In this role, she was instrumental in the strategic development, implementation, and evaluation of California’s SNAP-Ed Retail Program, where she earned Produce Business Magazine’s Marketing Excellence award. She has an extensive background in nutrition education, social marketing, and environmental change strategies that improve access to healthy foods for vulnerable populations. Previous work includes organizing major events, working with corporate, government and nonprofit partners, training staff and community members, teaching cooking and nutrition education classes, and designing and implementing programs that impact local food systems. She currently serves as the Project Coordinator of the Placer Get Fresh! Project, which seeks to improve Placer County SNAP recipients’ knowledge of and access to healthy foods.

Courtney received her Bachelor of Science in human ecology and Bachelor of Arts in international relations and diplomacy from the Ohio State University.