President & CEO
Partnership for a Healthier America
Nancy E. Roman, President and CEO of the Partnership for a Healthier America, joined the organization in September 2017.
Prior to joining PHA, Ms. Roman was the President and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), Washington DC region’s largest organization working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity. Under Ms. Roman’s leadership, the food bank became a national voice for embedding health and wellness in hunger relief work.
Prior to joining CAFB, Ms. Roman was on the leadership team of the United Nation’sWorld Food Programme (WFP), overseeing public policy, private partnerships, fundraising, and communications for the world’s largest humanitarian agency feeding 100 million people in 75 countries. Ms. Roman also once served as Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.; as President of the G7 Group, a strategic consulting firm; and as a journalist covering politics, congress, foreign policy and economics. She first came to Washington as press secretary and foreign affairs adviser for the late U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R-FL), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. She holds a Master degree in International Economics and American Foreign Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and French from Baylor University.
Roman is married to Steven Cohen and has two children, Daniel and Taylor.