Management team

Stephen Kresovich

Program director

Hale Ann Tufan

Associate director

Sarah Adeyemo

Program manager

Jessica Day

Special projects manager

Anna Garber Hammond

Events coordinator

Matt Hayes

Associate director for communications

Kelly Merchan

Communications specialist

Monifa Morgan-Bell

Program assistant

Tammy Thomas

Business administrator

Objective Leaders

Mathew Abraham

Institutional evaluation

Ed Buckler

Genomics

Elisabeth Garner

Cross-cutting issues

Miguel Gomez

Priority setting

Mike Gore

Phenomics

Margaret Najjingo Mangheni

Cross-cutting issues

Geoffrey Morris

Trait discovery

Jesse Poland

Phenomics

Prabhu Pingali

Institutional evaluation

Kelly Robbins

Breeding informatics

Deborah Rubin

Cross-cutting issues

Dil Thavarajah

Phenomics

Centers of Innovation Leaders

Scovia Adikini

Principal Investigator, Uganda

José R. Camacho

Principal Investigator, Costa Rica

Michael Chipeta

Principal Investigator, Malawi

Jessica Kampanje-Phiri

Co-PI, Malawi

Ndjido Kane

Principal Investigator, Senegal

Marème Niang Belko

Co-PI, Senegal

Gael Pressoir

Principal Investigator, Haiti

Advisory Council

Usha Barwale Zehr

Mahyco

Mark Cooper

University of Queensland

Joe Cornelius

Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations, LLC

Eric Danquah

West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement

David Meyer

Corteva agriscience

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