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Helen Sarakinos


Helen is the executive director of REAP Food Group which strives to ensure access to local, sustainably grown food for schools, restaurants and institutions in southern Wisconsin. Before becoming the REAP executive director, Helen was previously at River Alliance of Wisconsin where she was instrumental in organizing Wisconsin residents to advocate for access to clean and abundant water and was an internationally-recognized expert on public engagement around dam removal. Helen has a Master's of Science degree in aquatic ecology from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She is also an Environmental Leadership Program National Fellow.