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.

LEADERSHIP

Sally Rockey, Ph.D.

Executive Director

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Julie Reynes

Chief Operating Officer

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS

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

Scientific Program Director

Advanced Animal Systems

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Lucyna Kurtyka, M.S.

Senior Scientific Program Director

Health-Agriculture Nexus

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LaKisha Odom

LaKisha Odom, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Director

Soil Health and Sustainable Water Management

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John Reich, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Director

Urban Food Systems

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Jeff Rosichan, Ph.D.

Director, Crops of the Future Collaborative

Next Generation Crops

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Kathy Boomer, Ph.D.

Sustainable Water Management Scientific Program Director

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Nikki Dutta

Scientific Program Associate

Scientific Program Associate

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Rebecca Gyawu

Scientific Program Associate

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Cordelia Hiers

Scientific Program Associate

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  • Timothy Kurt, D.V.M., Ph.D.

    Scientific Program Director

    Advanced Animal Systems

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  • Lucyna Kurtyka, M.S.

    Senior Scientific Program Director

    Health-Agriculture Nexus

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  • LaKisha Odom

    LaKisha Odom, Ph.D.

    Scientific Program Director

    Soil Health and Sustainable Water Management

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  • John Reich, Ph.D.

    Scientific Program Director

    Urban Food Systems

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  • Jeff Rosichan, Ph.D.

    Director, Crops of the Future Collaborative

    Next Generation Crops

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  • Kathy Boomer, Ph.D.

    Sustainable Water Management Scientific Program Director

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  • Nikki Dutta

    Scientific Program Associate

    Scientific Program Associate

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  • Rebecca Gyawu

    Scientific Program Associate

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  • Cordelia Hiers

    Scientific Program Associate

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DEVELOPMENT

Maile Hartsook

Development Associate

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Kashyap Choksi, Ph.D.

Kashyap Choksi, Ph.D.

Director of Scientific Partnerships

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Lauren Hershey

Research and Development Officer

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  • Maile Hartsook

    Development Associate

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  • Kashyap Choksi, Ph.D.

    Kashyap Choksi, Ph.D.

    Director of Scientific Partnerships

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  • Lauren Hershey

    Research and Development Officer

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COMMUNICATIONS AND LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

Sarah Goldberg

Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs

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Colleen Klemczewski

Communications and Legislative Affairs Officer

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Brian Oakes

Communications and Legislative Affairs Associate

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Nyasha Osifeso

Communications and Grants Coordinator

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  • Sarah Goldberg

    Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs

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  • Colleen Klemczewski

    Communications and Legislative Affairs Officer

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  • Brian Oakes

    Communications and Legislative Affairs Associate

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  • Nyasha Osifeso

    Communications and Grants Coordinator

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GRANTS MANAGEMENT

Portrait of Pat Koroma-Tommy

Patrick Koroma-Tommy, PMP

Director of Grants Management

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Marina Middleton

Grants Management Associate

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    Patrick Koroma-Tommy, PMP

    Director of Grants Management

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  • Marina Middleton

    Grants Management Associate

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OPERATIONS

Rashada Alexander, Ph.D.

Operations and Impact Director

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Claire Daniels

Administrative Associate

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Tofunmi Ogunlade

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

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  • Rashada Alexander, Ph.D.

    Operations and Impact Director

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  • Claire Daniels

    Administrative Associate

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  • Tofunmi Ogunlade

    Executive Assistant and Office Manager

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