Lorette Picciano, Executive Director, Rural Coalition

Lorette Picciano has served since 1992 as Executive Director of the Rural Coalition, a Washington, DC-based alliance of more than 60 culturally diverse community based organizations representing small producers and farmworkers in the US and Mexico. She works with RC’s diverse Board and members to promote just and sustainable development in rural areas, particularly in civil rights in agriculture. She has participated in 7 Farm Bill Debates and coordinated a unified effort to assure equal access to USDA programs for farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers helping to secure more than 30 sections of new Farm Bill Policies.