Lou Anne Crumpler
Lou Anne Crumpler, serves as the State Director and Partnership Lead for No Kid Hungry NC at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. No Kid Hungry NC was created under Lou Anne’s leadership in 2011 in the NC Governor’s Office, and she led the process to establish the project at UNC’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in 2014. Previously, she was engaged in corporate, nonprofit, and public service work focusing on enterprises that serve the greater good. Her professional experience in public relations, communications, marketing, development, and social entrepreneurship includes creating several successful initiatives in both the business and nonprofit arenas.
Lou Anne’s passion for the arts led to her prior service on the UNC School of the Arts Board of Trustees and Foundation Board, and her current appointment by NC Governor Roy Cooper to serve on the board for the North Carolina Arts Council. She was invited by the NC Secretary of Health and Human Services to be a partner in the development and scaling up of the North Carolina Resource Platform, a comprehensive directory of resources to improve the health and well-being of North Carolina’s citizens; the resource platform is a project of the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation (FHLI).
Lou Anne has recently joined the board of the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation, a program to support adolescent and young adult cancer patients and their families at UNC Hospitals. Affiliated with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Be Loud! Sophie is one of the leading programs in the country focused on AYA cancer patients.