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May Lynn Tan

May Lynn Tan, Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives

May Lynn joined CAFB in 2022. She has over 20 years of experience in public health with an emphasis on nutrition, food security, and social justice. Her past research focused on children and the impact of universal school meals. She has also worked as a food bank nutritionist, food pantry manager, and non-profit executive director.

Prior to coming to CAFB, she spent 5 years at Evidence for Action, a funding program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where she designed and led strategies to advance equity in and through social science research. May Lynn holds a Master of Health Science degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Doctorate in Public Health from UC Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, two sons, four chickens, and a rescue pit bull.

Her favorite food? Broccoli, in almost any dish.

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