Our Team

Keisha Patterson

Chief Community Initiatives Officer

Keisha joined Arkansas Foodbank in November of 2021.  In her previous role, she worked for Pulaski County Youth Services and performed extensive research, and led the department in applying for and managing grants that supported programming at youth services. She also spent time building relationships with community partners. Before Youth Services she was employed at Heifer International for 12 years and held several positions there where she focused on developing community relationships, implementing education programs, and managing volunteers.

From 1994 to 2006 she has held positions in several different organizations that involved building community relationships, managing volunteers, and developing programs. Keisha is a graduate of Philander Smith College and Webster University and is a Certified Volunteer Manager. She is proud to be the wife of an educational administrator and mother of two sons who are recent college graduates.

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