Team

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Alexandra Spieldoch, CEO

Ms. Spieldoch brings over 25 years of experience in global food and agricultural policy. In her role as CEO of Bountifield International, she oversees strategic direction, administration, partnerships, and postharvest technology programs across sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to Bountifield, she was the director of the trade and global governance program at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). She led the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (NWMLA). She has spearheaded regional and global initiatives on food reserves and trade and is an expert on women’s economic empowerment. She has contributed to numerous articles and books related to global governance, gender and food security, rural livelihoods, and sustainable development. Alexandra received her M.A. in International Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Her B.A. is from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Kevin Agaziva

Agricultural Technician
Kenya
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Andrews Chiwawula Because

Agricultural Engineer
Malawi
Stewart-Gee

Stewart Gee

New Business Development &
M&E Advisor
Martha Hirpa

Martha Hirpa

Senior Advisor, Strategic
Partnership and Development
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Charles Kariuki

Agribusiness Coordinator
Kenya
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Stevie Kloeber

Communications &
Marketing Manager
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Wells Frank Kumwenda

Technical Advisor
Malawi
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Sylvia Lugusa

Agribusiness Coordinator
Kenya
Nadia Martinez

Nadia Martinez

Global
Team Lead
Dermott McDonald

Dermott McDonald

Funding & New Business
Development Advisor
Geoffrey Nyamota

Geoffrey Nyamota

Kenya Team
Leader
Stefano Perugini

Stefano Perugini

Grants Manager &
New Business Development Lead
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Angela Peterson

Communications &
Marketing Associate

Board of Directors

Governing Board Members

Toddharper

Todd Harper - Board Chair

ITQ Director
General Mills Inc.
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Bernhard Van Lengerich - Vice Chair

Former Chief Science Officer
General Mills Inc.
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Al Sullivan - Treasurer

Managing Partner
Kinnan Capital
Kajer

Andrea Kajer - Secretary

Community Relations and
Government Affairs Expert
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Renee Munro

Director of Marketing
Nagios Enterprises
Lee Wallace

Lee Wallace - Past Chair

Owner/CEO
Peace Coffee
RobWilcox

Robert Wilcox

Founder
Mironet Consulting, Inc.

Advisory Board Members

Dominique Battle

Dominique Battle

Onboarding Coordinator
AvantStay
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LaToya Jones Burrell

Executive Director
Anderson Foundation
RonChristenson

Ronald Christenson

Corporate VP and CTO, Retired
Cargill, Inc.
SteveClarke

Steve Clarke

International Agricultural
Development Specialist
ChristinaConnelly

Christina Connelly

Trade Commissioner
Consulate General of Canada
SusanWilkes

Susan Cornell Wilkes

Founder and President
Adventures in Giving LLC
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Loralee Di Lorenzo

Community Volunteer
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GiesDonna

Donna Gies

Assistant General Counsel
Thomson Reuters
PaulHealy

Paul Healey

SVP Deputy Chief Credit Officer
TCF Equipment Finance
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Don Jacobson

Biochemist, Retired
General Mills Inc.
Dr. Lewis Kamiri

Lewis Kamiri, Ph.D.

R&D Executive, Retired
Syngenta Corporation
SteveKimes

Steve Kimes

President, Retired
T.E. Ibberson Co.
GerardKleinEssink

Gerard Klein Essink

Director/Entrepreneur
Bridge2Food
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David Krejci

Former Executive Vice President
GEAPS
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Meredith Kruger Kos

Foundation Impact Analyst
General Mills
Mark Ritchie

Mark Ritchie

President
Global Minnesota
Daniel Sopdie

Daniel Sopdie

Senior Analyst, Strategic Intelligence
Mayo Clinic
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James Szarko

President & CEO
Botaneco