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Alice Warner-Mehlhorn

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Alice M. Warner is the Director of Policy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan, reporting to the Vice President for Policy and Senior Advisor.

 As Director of Policy, she is responsible for formulating, recommending and consulting on policy strategies, objectives and plans on behalf of vulnerable children and families. She partners with key staff from program areas to carry out the policy function as an integral part of programming including tribal, local, state and federal policies that are central to the Kellogg Foundation’s programmatic goals, mission and vision.

 Warner served the foundation as a Program Director in Policy; Health; and a Program Officer in Family Economic Security, Policy, and place-based work with the New Mexico team. Most recently she was Program Officer in Racial Equity, providing leadership in the area of policy and advocacy for systems change as well as leading the Dental Therapy Project, a community based program to improve access to oral health for all of the nation’s children through the addition of a mid-level professional provider on the dental team. She first joined the foundation in 1997 as a program associate/program analyst, Policy, where she contributed to work of major policy initiatives in a number of programming areas.

 Warner holds her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master’s degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. She also earned a master’s degree in health and hospital administration from Xavier University, also in Cincinnati. Her master’s degree in organizational development and her doctorate in human and organizational systems are from the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. She has also earned a certificate in Dialogue, Deliberation and Civic Engagement from the Fielding Graduate University.

 The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

 The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org

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