Get to know our team.

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.


Sally Rockey, Ph.D.

Executive Director
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Julie Reynes

Chief Operating Officer
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Katy Raymond

Director of Strategic Planning
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Pauline Keys Friedman

Office Manager



Renée Bullion

Director of Development



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Madeleine O'Connor

Director of Communications

Stephanie Miles, Ph.D.

Communications Associate


Scientific Programs and Grants


Lucyna Kurtyka, M.S.

Senior Scientific Program Director

Patrick Koroma-Tommy

Director of Grants Management

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

Scientific Program Director
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Tawny Mata, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Consultant

LaKisha Odom, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Director

John Reich, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Director

Hannah Wilkinson

Scientific Program Associate

Evangela Matthews

Scientific Program Associate