Jenny Barker

Executive Director


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Jenny Barker is the Executive Director of FishWise. She has worked with the organization for five years, previously serving as the Chief of Party for the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT), a global public-private initiative with USAID, Walton Family, Packard, and Moore Foundations.

Jenny has a long-held passion for preserving our oceans and a mind for holistic sustainability. With 23 years of experience in the public and private sector managing international programs, Jenny was the Director of the USAID-funded Global FISH Alliance (G-FISH), bringing diverse stakeholders together to identify solutions for better fisheries management in the developing world. Jenny has implemented fisheries management programs in Honduras, Mozambique, and Cambodia. All together, she has implemented international health, education, and environmental projects in 10 countries. She graduated with a Masters in Public Administration from George Washington University.

Jenny is a systems thinker who focuses on participatory processes to promote social change on a large scale.