Management team

Stephen Kresovich

Program director

Hale Ann Tufan

Associate director

Ciara Coughlin

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor

Anna Garber Hammond

Events coordinator

Matt Hayes

Director for communications

Devon Jenkins

Program manager

Kelly Merchan

Communications specialist

Monifa Morgan-Bell

Program assistant

Tammy Thomas

Business manager

Objective Leaders

Mathew Abraham

Institutional capacity

Ed Buckler

Genomics

Levon Esters

MSI Partnership Advisor

Elisabeth Garner

Cross-cutting themes co-lead

Miguel Gomez

Priority setting

Mike Gore

Phenomics

Geoffrey Morris

Trait discovery

Jesse Poland

Phenomics

Prabhu Pingali

Institutional capacity

Trevor Rife

Phenomics

Kelly Robbins

Breeding informatics

Deborah Rubin

Cross-cutting themes co-lead

Dil Thavarajah

Phenomics

Greg Traxler

Institutional capacity

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

Partnership Committee

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

Sabdiyo Dido Bashuna

AGRA

David Meyer

Corteva agriscience

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