Aliza R. Wasserman
Before becoming director of the Office of Food Justice, Aliza originally found her home and commitment to serving the City during her 6 years as a policy analyst for intergovernmental relations at the Boston Public Health Commission.
Aliza’s background is in public health and food policy, and she spent seven years leading technical assistance, policy advocacy, and program implementation work in Washington, D.C., with Wholesome Wave, National League of Cities, and DC Greens. During the pandemic, she led Washington, D.C.’s, citywide fresh produce program to innovate by integrating home delivery, streamlining enrollment through the city’s Department of Aging and Community Living, partnering with mutual aid organizations, and embedding produce pickups at several dozen community sites around the city, while integrating a racial equity rubric into the program’s vendor contracting model.
Aliza loves living in Roslindale with its farmers market and long-standing small food businesses, and relishes any opportunity she has to spend time with her niece and nephew.