Micheline Hynes

Grants Manager

Serving as the Grants Manager, Micheline is responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive portfolio of grants to support WLA. Her professional experience ranges from managing food service operations and a small natural grocery store to international humanitarian aid work. Her previous role was as Director of Programs for a regional food bank, where she launched innovative, evidence-based programs providing long-term solutions to food insecurity. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Institutional Administration from Texas Woman’s University. Micheline works closely with her local community to support community food systems and environmental education programs. 

Growing up in a Coast Guard family, she bounced around America’s south and west from Texas through New Orleans, and San Francisco to Kaneohe, Hawaii and back again. She learned a lot about the unique landscapes, cultures, and cuisines of each place along the way. These experiences, along with additional travel as an adult, developed into a strong love for the natural world. She now lives where the West begins—just outside Fort Worth, Texas—on a micro-farm where she enjoys growing unusual varieties of vegetables and monitors the antics of her chickens and runner ducks on a marvelous patch of tallgrass prairie.

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