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Executive Committee

Executive Committee

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Jo Ann Hair

founder & Principal

Jo Ann is a Strategic Change and Transformation Partner that enables organizations and leaders to unleash potential, and realize future possibilities. With 20 years' experience in change management, strategy, transformation and organizational development and design, she enables corporate, government and non-profit leaders to embrace complexity, pivot and transform. She earned her Bachelor of Art (BA) in psychology, minor in Public Health from Barnard College and her Master’s degree from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, Economic and Political Development, specialty in sustainability.

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Bonnie Petrauskas

Catalytic Leader, Global Community Health (formerly Johnson & Johnson)

Bonnie leads strategic philanthropic efforts focused on empowering communities to achieve long term differences in human health. Her experience spans working with a global Fortune 50 healthcare company directing global and community-based endeavors that achieved improved health outcomes and quality of life. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration, with a concentration in management (Summa Cum Laude), from Centenary University.

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Nalini Saligram, PhD

Founder and CEO
Arogya World

Nalini oversees scalable, science-based diabetes prevention programs in India, taking prevention to where people live and learn and work. A tireless advocate for noncommunicable disease prevention, she leverages public-private partnerships and global platforms to improve the world we live in. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biochemistry from the Indian Institute of Science, is an Ashoka Fellow, serves on the Dean’s Council at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, is a charter member of TiE Midwest, and serves on the Taskforce for Women & NCDs.

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Elizabeth Mitas Vegas

Managing partner and founder

Elizabeth has over two decades of experience developing and executing strategy and partnerships across the public, private and nonprofit sectors.  During her tenure at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Elizabeth worked with leading companies, associations and nonprofits including Amazon Business, the American Beverage Association, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dole, Campbell’s, McDonald’s, Partnership for Healthier America, PepsiCo, the School Nutrition Association, Sodexo and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to launch social commitments and cross-sector partnerships that yielded impactful, transformative outcomes. Previously, as Vice President and co-owner of a small publishing and wholesale distribution company, Elizabeth focused on business development with international publishing houses and supply chain management. Additionally, Elizabeth serves on the Nutrition Advisory Board of the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA). Elizabeth earned her BS in Psychology and BA in English from DePaul University. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, two kids and a dog. She loves a great family adventure and traveling. 

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Taylor Wallace, PhD, CFS, FACN

Principal and CEO
Think Healthy Group

Taylor has extensive experience in developing and implementing comprehensive and evidence-based science, policy and legislative programs in the fields of nutrition and food science. His academic research interests are in the area of nutritional interventions (micronutrient and dietary bioactive components) to promote health and prevent the onset of chronic disease. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and an Master of Science (MS) in Food Science and Nutrition from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Food Science and Technology from the University of Kentucky.

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Margaret Zeigler, PhD

Executive Director
Global Harvest Initiative

Margaret has dedicated her career to addressing global hunger and food security, most recently serving as deputy director at the Congressional Hunger Center, where she spent the past 18 years working closely with the public and private sectors, non-profit organizations, industry leaders and policy makers to promote food security and reduce hunger. Margaret is a recognized thought leader on food security issues, serving as a media commentator and writer for several publications and news networks around the world.