Feeding San Diego has named Michele Bart as its chief development officer.

Bart was most recently senior director of development at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium. Before that, she raised philanthropic support for HeadNorth, a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals with a spinal cord injury, the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Bart will lead Feeding San Diego’s development efforts in San Diego and nationally.

Feeding San Diego describes itself as the leading hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. It provided 21.2 million meals within the last year and is the only Feeding America affiliate in the region.