Cindy Kaplan, MS


Co-founder & Board Chair

Cindy KaplanA serial entrepreneur with a background in psychology, wellness and marketing, Cindy was inspired to start SPOON after adopting a severely malnourished child.

Under Cindy’s leadership, SPOON has developed a proven model for protecting children impacted by institutional care from the debilitating – yet fully preventable – consequences of malnutrition and improper feeding.

Cindy has recently been elected into the prestigious Ashoka fellowship for her systems-changing work with SPOON, and has been appointed as facilitator of the Nutrition Taskforce for the UNICEF-led Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities.