Kathryn Savoie is the Detroit Community Health Director for the Ecology Center which she joined in April 2012 to expand programming in Detroit under the Healthy Food, Healthier Future Project. Kathryn is a veteran community organizer and has led of a number of major health, human rights and environmental justice campaigns in the Detroit area over the past 20 years. She was instrumental in the development of the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription program. The program works to provide critical assistance, resources and support to high risk patients who are struggling to manage diet-related chronic diseases or who are in important development phases key to the prevention of such diseases, including pregnant and breastfeeding women and primary caregivers of children 5 years old or younger
She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Michigan, after receiving her bachelor’s degree at Virginia Tech. She is active in the community gardening movement in Detroit, and is an authorized presenter of the Climate Reality Project, trained directly by former vice president Al Gore.