Joan Haug is chief of staff to the CEO and founder of The Kitchen Community (TKC), Kimbal Musk. Joan previously served as president and COO of the nonprofit for four years. TKC works to strengthen communities and accelerate the real food movement in under-served neighborhoods at scale. Their mission is to provide real food for everyone. Her previous experience includes a combined 25 years of corporate systems consulting and academics. As a tenured business professor at Long Beach City College for 13 years, Haug worked with many students of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds having varying and often extreme needs — students who she believes forever positively changed her outlook on life. Haug has a B.S. of business information systems degree from the University of Wisconsin and M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.