FFAR is proud to recognize the following members of its inaugural board of directors for rising to the occasion of propelling this foundation from concept to creation. FFAR’s inaugural board was selected from a list of hundreds of nominees from both industry and academia and were chosen for both their scientific expertise in their respective fields and their commitment to the cause. The individuals below volunteered time and effort far above what is customary for nonprofit board members and continue to demonstrate their commitment to FFAR and its mission through their continued service on the board and beyond.

Inaugural Appointed Voting Members

Portrait of Dr. Kathryn J. Boor

Dr. Kathryn Boor

Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Portrait of Dr. Doug Buhler

Dr. Doug Buhler

Director of AgBioResearch and Senior Associate Dean for Research for CANR
Portrait of Dr. Nancy Creamer

Dr. Nancy Creamer

Distinguished Professor of Horticulture and Sustainable and Community-Based Food Systems
Portrait of Dr. Deborah Delmer

Dr. Deborah Delmer

Professor Emeritus
Portrait of Hon. Dan Glickman - Chairman of the Board

Hon. Dan Glickman (Chairman of the Board)

Executive Director, Congressional Program
Portrait of Dr. Rob Horsch

Dr. Rob Horsch

Deputy Director, Agricultural Research and Development
Portrait of Ms. Pamela Johnson

Ms. Pam Johnson

Past President
Portrait of Dr. Mark Keenum

Dr. Mark Keenum

Portrait of Dr. Michael Ladisch

Dr. Michael Ladisch

Director of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering
Portrait of Dr. Christopher Mallett

Dr. Chris Mallett

Corporate Vice President, Research and Development
Portrait of Dr. Pamela Matson

Dr. Pamela Matson

Chester Naramore Dean, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor, and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Portrait of Dr. Terry F. McElwain

Dr. Terry McElwain

Regents Professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
Portrait of Dr. Stanley Prusiner

Dr. Stanley Prusiner

Professor of Neurology and Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Portrait of Dr. Yehia “Mo” Saif

Dr. Yehia “Mo” Saif

Professor Emeritus of the Food Animal Health Research Program of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
Portrait of Dr. Barbara Schaal

Dr. Barbara Schaal

Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Inaugural Ex Officio Members

Hon. Tom Vilsack

Hon. Tom Vilsack

Secretary of Agriculture
Portrait of Dr. Cathie Woteki

Dr. Cathie Woteki

Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics & Chief Scientist
Portrait of Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy

Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy

Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Portrait of Dr. Jim Olds

Dr. Jim Olds

Assistant Director for Biological Sciences
Designee of Dr. France Córdova, Director
Portrait of Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young

Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young

Administrator, Agricultural Research Service