As Chief Innovation Officer at Operation Food Search, Trina Ragain is responsible for identifying and implementing innovative program and policy solutions to addressing food access barriers. She created and directs the Fresh Rx portfolio of research demonstration projects, exploring how food prescription programs can be applied to address food insecurity through the healthcare system. She engages policymakers, government agencies, community organizations and other stakeholders in supporting participant-driven and equitable solutions to food insecurity.
Trina was named to the inaugural cohort of Regional Food Economies Fellows by the Wallace Center at Winrock International for her work in developing the Fresh Rx portfolio. Prior to joining Operation Food Search, Trina worked at the March of Dimes as the Missouri State Director of Program Services, Advocacy & Government Affairs, where she implemented a multi-year plan aimed at reducing Missouri’s preterm birth rate.
Trina is a graduate of the University of Illinois, holding a Master of Science in Public Health in Community Health and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
From Trina: “I’m honored to be able to work at the intersection of policy and innovation, finding solutions to the root causes of food insecurity and helping families and individuals meet their goals for health and well-being.”