Leadership and Staff

HFFI Program Team

Anne Misak

Program Director, Equitable Food Systems

Anne Misak (she/her) is Program Director for the Healthy Food Financing Initiative. She works with the HFFI grant fund and the HFFI Partnerships Program. Anne has worked in the economic development and food systems space for over ten years, including previous positions as the owner and Principal at Growing Impact Solutions where she wrote federal grants for food systems and economic development clients, the Healthy Food Program Manager/Loan Officer for Colorado Enterprise Fund, and a member and co-chair of the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council. She is currently on the board of the Food Co-op Initiative. Anne has a Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Oberlin College.

Kahfii King

Program Manager, Equitable Food Systems

Kahfii King (she/her) is Program Manager for the Healthy Food Financing Initiative. She works with the HFFI grant fund and technical assistance programs. Prior to the Reinvestment Fund, Kahfii worked for eight years across the food access sector, including previous positions as a farmers market manager, a project manager at The Food Trust, advocating for and implementing the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (PA FFFI), Massachusetts Food Trust Program, and the GusNIP “Food Bucks” program. Most recently, Kahfii worked as a manager at Compass Working Capital, managing the organization’s comprehensive online technical assistance tool for practitioners of the HUD Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program. Kahfii holds a B.A. in Political Science from Butler University and a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) with a concentration in Urban Sustainability degree from Indiana University-Indianapolis.

Olivia Chatman

Program Manager, Equitable Food Systems

Olivia Chatman (she/her) is a Program Manager and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. She works with the HFFI grant fund and the HFFI Partnerships Program. Her professional background includes work in community development, managing locally and state-funded arts & culture grants in southern Louisiana, in addition to providing research assistance in Georgia Tech’s Healthy Places Lab, where she has participated in multiple projects highlighting the connections between the built environment and public health. Olivia holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Anthropology and a Master of City & Regional Planning (MCRP) from Georgia Institute of Technology.


Sara Vernon Sterman

Chief Program Officer

Sara Vernon Sterman (she/her) currently serves as Chief Program Officer. In this position, she provides executive leadership and oversight of all capacity-building, grant and technical assistance programs at Reinvestment Fund, particularly in the areas of food, childcare and social determinants of health.  She has over two decades of experience developing and implementing financing initiatives in the education, social services and health care sectors. Prior to joining Reinvestment Fund in 1999, she taught elementary school in New York City and Washington, D.C., with the Teach for America program, and was a program director for Teach For America in eastern North Carolina. Sara holds an M.S.W from the School of Social Work and an M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Halima Miha

Program Operations Manager

Halima Miha serves as Program Operations Manager for Capacity Building & Capital Access Programs. She supports HFFI grantee onboarding process and portfolio management. She has more than 20 years of experience working for nonprofit organizations. She is passionate about data, outcome tracking, workflow optimization, and bringing structure and organization to the nonprofit world. Halima holds an M.A. in History of Philosophy & B.A. from Baku State University.

Caitlin Misiaszek

Impact Manager

Caitlin Misiaszek (she/her) is the Impact Manager for Capacity Building & Capital Access Programs. In this position, she is responsible for leading and supporting efforts in collecting and summarizing data to assess the impact of grants and technical assistance programs, including the Healthy Food Financing Initiative. Prior to joining Reinvestment Fund, Caitlin worked at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) based in the Bloomberg School of Public Health for 10 years. At CLF, she worked on a variety of research, policy, and data initiatives focused on advancing a healthier, more equitable and resilient food system. Caitlin received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Michigan State University.

HFFI Expert Panel

To support the successful implementation of the HFFI program, Reinvestment Fund has assembled an Expert Panel with a diversity of expertise and perspectives around healthy food access and the economic development needs and challenges of underserved communities.