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The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research staff brings passion and experience to growing and nurturing this fledgling organization. In close collaboration with our Board of Directors and Advisory Councils, we are working to build partnerships and fund innovative and actionable science that will help feed our future world.

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Sally Rockey, Ph.D.

Executive Director
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Julie Reynes

Chief Operating Officer

Renée Bullion

Director of Development
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Madeleine O'Connor

Director of Communications
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Katy Raymond

Director of Strategic Planning

Shonda Andrews

Development Associate

Hayden Galante

Office Manager

Scientific Program Department


Lucyna Kurtyka, M.S.

Senior Scientific Program Director

Timothy Kurt, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Scientific Program Director

Tawny Mata, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Director

LaKisha Odom, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Director

John Reich, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Director