Dr. Beverley Wheeler joined DC Central Kitchen in 2022 after serving as the director of D.C. Hunger Solutions for seven years. As our Chief Knowledge Officer, Dr. Wheeler leads organization-wide evaluation and data-driven decision-making activities through continued, structured engagement with each DCCK department, directs growth and contingency plans to ensure that DCCK’s knowledge capital is preserved and enhanced, manages productive partnerships with research institutions, and develops our engagement with the public sector and food policy community.
Throughout her career, Dr. Wheeler has spearheaded numerous efforts to end hunger, reduce poverty, promote nutrition and increase the availability of healthy affordable food in low-income areas. She has over 30 years of progressive experience in all phases of public and private sector policy development and 20 years of experience working with the District of Columbia (DC) government and the DC Council at the executive level as Executive Director of the State Board of Education and Neighborhood Action; Chief of Staff to Phil Mendelson; and Special Assistant to three City Administrators. She is the former president and CEO of Center City Public Charter Schools.
She holds a B.S. in Social and Decision Science and a M.S. in Management and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a Master’s and Doctorate in Education from Harvard University. A past member of the CMU Board of Trustees and past President of the CMU Alumni Association, Dr. Wheeler continues her long-time work with CMU as a current member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the H. John Heinz III College and Director of College Engagement for the Carnegie Mellon Black Alumni Association.