Meet the Team

Natasha Smith

Natasha Smith, Child Nutrition Outreach Program Director

Natasha is the Director of Child Nutrition for Project Bread and leads the Child Nutrition Outreach Program team. Prior to joining Project Bread, Natasha worked in Madison, Wisconsin to build innovative farm to school, school food, and summer food programs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied local and sustainable community food systems. She is passionate about collaborative, community-based solutions that advance health equity, social justice, and sustainability. When relaxing, Natasha enjoys outdoor activities, gardening, and cooking projects.

Contact:; 617-239-2578

Miriam Avila

Miriam Avila, Community Relations Coordinator

Miriam is the Community Relations Coordinator for CNOP. Miriam graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. Before joining CNOP, she worked on various environmental and social change campaigns with the Public Interest Network's communication team. In her spare time, she enjoys learning new recipes and trying to read through the enormous stack of books on her to-read list.

Contact:; 617-239-2539

Sharon Johnson

Sharon Johnson, Outreach Coordinator

Sharon is the CNOP Outreach Coordinator for Eastern MA. Sharon began her work with CNOP as the Boston Summer Eats Coordinator in summer 2019. Prior to joining Project Bread, she worked in the Massachusetts public school system and also ran a suburban summer lunch program for five years that provided over 35,000 meals to kids in need. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and a Master's degree from American University, both in Public Communications. A native southerner, she misses those Virginia winters but stays warm baking and cooking southern specialties like cornbread and Brunswick stew.

Contact:; 617-239-2508.

Tiffany Liu

Tiffany Liu, Program Associate

Tiffany is the Program Associate for CNOP. Tiffany began her work in federal child nutrition programs through an AmeriCorps position with Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s degree from Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition. Prior to Project Bread, Tiffany worked with many Texas nonprofits and state government to improve outreach and operations of the Summer Food Service Program, WIC, and Farm to School initiatives. In her free time, she likes to explore the many coffee shops in Boston or catch a new movie at the local theater.

Contact:; 617-239-2543.