Director of Development
Renée Bullion joined the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research in April 2016 as the Director of Development. Previously, Ms. Bullion served as Development Officer with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) where she helped establish multi-million dollar partnerships, consortium and sponsorship for biomedical research. There, she secured private, public and non-profit/patient advocacy support for Alzheimer’s disease, oncology, neuroscience, metabolic disorders, genomics, inflammation/immunology and vaccines.
Bringing more than 20 years of development and fundraising experience to FFAR, Ms. Bullion has extensive foundation experience and a valuable perspective on the connection between food and health. She has been Development Director at Produce for Better Health Foundation, galvanizing support for the national health campaign Fruits & Veggies – More Matters and working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the More Matters message. Ms. Bullion also worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a National Strategic Partner in the MyPlate.gov launch and served as Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations at the National Committee for Quality Assurance; Senior Director, Development and Operations at the Tax Foundation; and Project Manager for Health Care and Social Regulation at the National Chamber Foundation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Bullion holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and an M.P.A. from George Mason University.