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Patty Stonesifer joined Martha's Table as President & CEO in April 2013 with the commitment to stand with DC residents that struggle to make ends meet and provide for their families. Through healthy food, affordable clothing and quality education, her focus is on deepening and expanding Martha’s Table’s programs to reach more than 15 locations around the city to help kids succeed in school, and to help parents contribute to their children’s success.
Ms. Stonesifer previously advised business, nonprofit and government leaders on strategies for reducing inequity, and was appointed in 2010 by President Obama to serve as the Chair of the White House Council for Community Solutions. In 2012, she completed her term as Chair of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents. In the ten years prior, she was the founding CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She serves on the Smithsonian Board of Regents, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Center for Global Development, the Board Institute. She is a member of the Circle of Allies and Champions for the National Council of Young Leaders, an Advisory Board Member for America Achieves, a Hope Street Group Advisor and on the Executive Committee of RaiseDC.
Before joining the Gates Foundation, Ms. Stonesifer spent two decades working in technology, with her final role as Senior Vice President at Microsoft Corporation leading the Consumer and Interactive Products Division. She is on the corporate board of Amazon.com. Ms. Stonesifer served as a member of the US delegation to the United Nations General Assembly Special Sessions on AIDS, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a graduate of Indiana University, and has received honorary doctorate degrees from Indiana University and Tufts University.