Aviva Paley is a non-profit leader and social entrepreneur with ten years of experience working at the intersection of sustainability and economic mobility. In 2014 Aviva Co-Founded Kitchens for Good, a San Diego based non-profit that tackles issues of food waste, hunger, poverty, and recidivism through innovative apprenticeship training programs. Over her seven-year tenure, Aviva helped Kitchens for Good transform a start-up into a well-respected and award-winning non-profit with 40 staff that has helped 20,000 San Diegans gain access to nutritious food and supported 400 job seekers launch meaningful careers. Aviva currently supports other nonprofits and foundations through consulting services focused on board development and strategic planning.
Aviva is passionate about fostering a just and livable community and dedicates her volunteer time to support several initiatives by serving as the Chair of the Avodah Advisory Committee, a member of the Green New Deal Alliance, and member of the San Diego Jewish Community Foundation Innovation Incubator committee.
Aviva has been chosen for several prestigious awards and fellowships including Forbes 2019 list of 30 under 30 Social Enterprise Leaders, Food Tanks list of 20 Food Leaders Under 40, The UC Global Food Initiative’s 30 under 30 Food Leaders Award, The ROI Fellowship, and the Arianne de Rothschild Fellowship.