Program Director, Environment, Public Policy, and Civic Engagement
Francesca Vietor, program director, environment, public policy, and civic engagement at The San Francisco Foundation, oversees the foundation’s public policy efforts and work to improve the environmental health and well-being of the Bay Area’s most impacted communities while preserving the region’s natural environment. Francesca is also a commissioner on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, where she leads policymaking for the City and County of San Francisco’s water, wastewater, and municipal power services. Before that, she was executive director of the Chez Panisse Foundation, where she advanced nutrition education and food justice issues. Previously, she was president of the Urban Forest Council, president of the Commission on the Environment, and chair of the Mayor’s Environmental Transition Team. She has served on the boards of the Center for Environmental Health, Commonweal, and the Environmental Working Group. Francesca holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Georgetown University, and she pens a blog for The Huffington Post.