Allison Hagey, Associate Director at PolicyLink, leads the equitable food system work, where she works to advance policy promoting health, social, and economic equity. She focuses on strategies to counteract obesity, improve health, and revitalize communities including improving access to healthy food and advancing a more equitable food system. Allison has been a key team member advocating for and advancing the Healthy Food Financing Initiative, a national effort to improve access to healthy food which has distributed over $140 million in grants to communities across the country. She is leading the effort to create and maintain the nation's first online Healthy Food Access Portal to promote healthy food retail and access efforts. Allison holds an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley, and a JD from the University of Texas at Austin.