Cathryn Couch is the founder and CEO for Ceres Community Project, a non-profit working to foster health by connecting people to one another and to a healthier food system. Ceres provides 120,000 organic medically tailored meals annually to primarily low-income people struggling because of a health challenge. Youth volunteers grow food and prepare meals as part of a youth development and culinary and food system education program. Ceres has trained a dozen communities across the United States and in Denmark to replicate their model and the organization supports eight Affiliate Programs. Couch is the 2020 chair for the California Food is Medicine Coalition, a six agency collaboration conducting the first statewide medically tailored meal pilot for Medicaid members. Ceres is also one of four agencies currently conducting large-scale randomized control trials for medically tailored meals at Kaiser Permanente. She sits on the leadership team for Hearts of Sonoma County— a collaborative working to reduce heart attacks and strokes; and participates in Marin Food Policy Council, Marin HEAL initiative, California Food & Farming Network, and the Food Lab at Google. Couch was finalist for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Community Health Leaders Award, a finalist for the James Irvine Leadership Award, a Red Cross Adult Humanitarian Hero for Northern California and a CNN Hero. She holds an MBA from the University of Michigan.