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Patricia Smith
Senior Policy Advisor

Ms. Smith joined Reinvestment Fund in 2005 and is responsible for developing and communicating Reinvestment Fund’s position on policy issues to a wide range of stakeholders. Ms. Smith leads Reinvestment Fund’s efforts in the national Healthy Food Financing Initiative. In this capacity, she works with a range of partners on food access and is a well-regarded resource to the public sector and other food access programs across the U.S. Prior to Reinvestment Fund, Ms. Smith directed the City of Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI), a $295 million redevelopment bond program she designed to address decades of urban blight and stimulate new investment in Philadelphia neighborhoods. During her career, Ms. Smith has held leadership positions in the foundation, government and nonprofit sectors. She is a contributor to “Growing Greener Cities: Urban Sustainability in the Twenty-first Century”. In 2006, Ms. Smith appeared in the PBS documentary, “Edens Lost and Found: How Ordinary Citizens Are Restoring Our Great American Cities”, which examined the unique environmental, economic and social issues of four very different American cities. Ms. Smith currently serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Ms. Smith is a 2002 Fannie Mae Foundation Fellow. She holds a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and J.D. from George Washington University Law Center.