Meet the Team
Lucy Martinez Sullivan
Lucy Martinez Sullivan is Executive Director of 1,000 Days, an initiative launched by the U.S. and Irish Governments in 2010 to promote greater action and investment in maternal and young child nutrition, particularly during the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday when good nutrition can have a life-changing impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and thrive. Under Lucy’s leadership, 1,000 Days has aligned and mobilized advocates, thought-leaders, policymakers and a network of over 80 partners to improve nutrition for women and children around the world.
Prior to 1,000 Days, Lucy worked in the private sector. Most recently, she was Executive Director at CCS, a management consulting firm that provides counsel to non-profit institutions and civil society organizations on issues of strategy and philanthropy. Lucy’s clients included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Action Against Hunger. Previously, Lucy held management positions at a number of Fortune 500 companies, including Merrill Lynch, L’Oréal, and Limited Brands.
Lucy holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Florida. She resides in Washington DC with her husband and two daughters, both of whom are under 1,000 days old.
Andrea Beegle is the Campaign Deputy at 1,000 Days. Her passion and experience is to connect people to some of the world’s most pressing challenges in fun and impactful ways. Andrea joins 1,000 Days after working at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to build public support for maternal and child nutrition through the Future Fortified campaign.
Prior to entering the nutrition community, Andrea worked at the United Nations Foundation where she managed marketing partnerships for the Nothing But Nets campaign, a grassroots fundraising and advocacy campaign to prevent malaria in Africa. Andrea has also worked in sustainable tourism through the UN Foundation and National Geographic’s Traveler magazine and their Center for Sustainable Destinations. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley where she focused on the fusion between popular culture and charity. Her love for international issues was also solidified while studying abroad through the Semester at Sea program.
Yesenia is the Communications Manager at 1,000 Days. Previously, she worked as a Program Associate for the Alliance to End Hunger, an organization that engages diverse institutions in building the public and political will to end hunger. Yesenia first entered the communications field during the 2004 presidential election cycle when she helped run a boutique Hispanic political-communications firm. From 2003-2004, she served as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow at the Children’s Alliance in Seattle, WA and the National Council of La Raza in Washington, DC.
Yesenia holds a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. She serves on the board of Bread for the World.
Adrianna Logalbo is spearheading 1,000 Days’ efforts to build a public constituency for maternal and child nutrition. Adrianna brings nearly a decade of experience in engaging communities “outside the beltway” on some of the world’s most pressing global challenges, from malaria to malnutrition.
Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Adrianna led the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, serving as the Executive Director of the global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and mobilize resources to prevent malaria in Africa. Adrianna led the successful campaign to over $35 million dollars raised, managing over 20 national partners and more than 100,000 supporters. Most recently, Adrianna built the Future Fortified campaign at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to provide innovative and easy ways for individuals, businesses and organizations to take action to address the global nutrition challenge. In its first year, the Future Fortified campaign built a community of over 35,000 supporters.
Adrianna is a graduate from Middlebury College with a joint degree in Sociology-Anthropology and Geography. Her international experience includes living in both East and West Africa and traveling throughout the continent with high-level partner and celebrity missions.
Outreach & Operations Associate
Amanda Medlock is the Outreach & Operations Associate at 1,000 Days. Prior to joining the team, she interned with the Universities Fighting World Hunger at Auburn University where she led on the International Annual UFWH Summit, and assisted with the development of the Irish Osteoporosis Society in Dublin, Ireland. She also has extensive volunteer experience with food security research and food pantries.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Her passion for international issues, particularly around malnutrition, was solidified while studying abroad and volunteering in Rome, Italy.
Nutrition Policy Analyst
Rebecca Olson is the Nutrition Policy Analyst at 1,000 Days. Rebecca previously worked with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and CARE in Mozambique, where she conducted nutrition and HIV/AIDS program implementation and monitoring. Rebecca has spent significant time living and working in Brazil, Kenya and India, including working as Program Director for a non-profit in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, aimed at improving the health and educational performance of impoverished youth and Bolsa Familia beneficiaries. She also worked for Minneapolis based non-profit Project for Pride in Living on public policy and advocacy in the areas of health, housing and immigration.
Rebecca holds a Master in Public Policy and graduate certificate in Human Rights and Health from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Iowa. She is currently enrolled in the Delivery Science for International Nutrition online certificate program at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Director of Policy & Partnerships
Jennifer Rigg is Director of Policy & Partnerships at 1,000 Days. Previously, Jennifer worked at Save the Children on public policy and advocacy, where she led advocacy on nutrition and food security, livelihoods, foreign aid reform, early childhood development and education. As an InterAction Food Security Working Group Co-Chair at that time, she helped organize the 1,000 Days launch in 2010. Jennifer serves on the Roadmap to End Global Hunger Steering Group. She has also worked with CARE, United Way Worldwide, Agros International and the American Friends Service Committee. Earlier in her career, Jennifer served as an Americorps*VISTA with TeamTECH, an innovative public-private partnership to build the technology capacity of nonprofit organizations.
Jennifer holds a Master in Public Administration and graduate certificate in International Development Policy and Management from the University of Washington, certificate in Leadership and Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington/Learning Institute for Nonprofits, and a B.A. in International Studies/Political Science from Emory University.
Director of Advocacy & Outreach
Mannik Sakayan is Director of Advocacy and Outreach at 1,000 Days. She has extensive experience working on both foreign and domestic policy issues on and off Capitol Hill.
Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Mannik served as Deputy Director of Government Relations at Bread for the World, where she led advocacy to end global and domestic hunger and poverty. She has worked within a broad range of coalitions to build congressional support for U.S. investments in cost-effective and life-saving global food security and nutrition programs, aid effectiveness, and trade and economic growth policies. Earlier in her career, Mannik served as a senior foreign policy aide in the U.S. House of Representatives.
At 1,000 Days, she leads efforts to engage congressional champions of global nutrition to advance U.S. policy and funding for maternal and child nutrition during the critical 1,000 day window of opportunity.
Mannik holds a B.A. in Political Science/International Relations from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).