Ed Raine

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ed Raine, President and Chief Executive Officer, leads Food For The Poor (FFTP), one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation. Ed works closely with his executive leadership team to execute priorities in direct support of the charity’s mission to provide relief, recovery, and resilience to help impoverished families in Latin America and the Caribbean. As FFTP continues to build homes and schools, its focus under Ed’s leadership is expanding to include sustainable community development by identifying and addressing economic, social, and spiritual challenges in a community, and empowering families to be self-sufficient and able to thrive in the long-term. The emphasis is now on “building lives” and not just “building things.”

Ed joined FFTP in October 2017, was appointed Executive Vice President in May 2018, and became President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2020. Ed first saw the work of FFTP on a mission trip to Haiti in 2009 and realized that he could align his passion to help organizations scale for growth with donors who want to make a difference in the world by helping those who are less fortunate.

Ed previously served in global executive roles in Operations and Human Resources. His understanding of how to shape company cultures has enabled organizations to scale for growth. His focus is on clear strategic direction, efficiency, and driving organizational effectiveness, while guiding organizations during periods of significant change. In addition to his 30-plus years in the corporate world, Ed served on the Board and as Chairman of the Board for the nonprofit Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA), and as a Corporate Sponsor Liaison with Best Buddies International.

Ed was born and raised in London, England. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a Certification in Organizational Development from Columbia University, as well as a Certification in Fundraising from Boston University. Ed is currently working on a Certificate in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Miami with his wife, Mary, who was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. They have four adult children and one grandaughter.

We focus on Latin America and the Caribbean and are one of the few that provide a platform for other subject matter experts to plug into that enables all of us to optimize our effectiveness and truly solve the multidimensional problems of poverty. This is what sets us apart from other NGOs. We understand that poverty isn’t just about food – it’s multidimensional. It can be about health, education and, of course, the spirit. Having all these elements come together is critically important to us. Lives depend on our effectiveness and efficiency and our donors will only give to us if they trust that we can do this.”

– – Ed Raine

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