Alexandra DePalo brings over twenty years of experience in public and community health to Open Table. She has worked in academic, philanthropic, government and community based organizations to improve access to health and wellness across Massachusetts. Most recently Alex was the Director of Public Health for the City of Framingham. She provided personnel and budget management for the department, worked with a wide variety of community partners, and coordinated many of the City’s COVID-19 responses including emergency food programs, free testing sites and vaccine clinics. Previously she worked for the Hudson Health Department on regional community health programs including food access and healthy eating initiatives. Earlier in her career she managed grant programs to promote healthy eating and reduce health disparities at the MetroWest Health Foundation. Alex was drawn to Open Table’s mission to provide healthy, culturally appropriate food to a diverse community, and looks forward to advancing that work. She holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Wesleyan University and Masters Degree in Public Health from Boston University. Alex lives in Framingham with her two daughters and dog Winston.