Christie Balch

​​Christie works as a Senior Evaluation Associate at Sharp Insight, LLC, an evaluation firm. Her work includes evaluation design (e.g., logic models and evaluation plans), tool development (e.g., surveys and interviews), survey and interview implementation, and data analysis and reporting. Christie is a systems thinker and loves helping organizations increase their impact through strategic program and organizational growth. Prior to joining Sharp Insight, Christie was the Executive Director of Crossroads Community Food Network, a FMC member.

Serving as a board member of FMC from 2015 to 2018, she was elected Secretary and served as the chair of the fundraising and development committee. After taking a few years off to have two kids, she would be thrilled to rejoin the FMC team!

Christie has served as a grant reviewer for several USDA programs and in 2016 was appointed by USDA Secretary Vilsack to the Fruit And Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee where she led the healthy food consumption working group.

Christie grew up on a small farm in Wisconsin and earned her undergraduate degree from Lawrence University and her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.