Alicia Vermaele

Director of Global Social Impact, Starbucks


Alicia serves as director of Global Social Impact at Starbucks Coffee Company and is the executive director of The Starbucks Foundation. Alicia oversees the strategy and giving programs for The Starbucks Foundation, focused on enabling thriving communities and uplifting those affected by disaster. Through this work, the Foundation supports both domestic and international initiatives that span from our local hometown of Seattle all the way through to coffee and tea-growing regions around the world. Additionally, Alicia leads the co-creation of early-stage social impact innovations that address key challenges faced by Starbucks employees and their communities at large, bridging deeper connections between the two to drive meaningful, long-term solutions.