Leadership

Our leadership holds the common belief that global food security can and must be addressed through investment in meaningful and enduring alternatives delivered by long-term sustainable enterprises.

Directors

Adrian Garcia-Casarrubias Profile Picture Adrian Garcia-Casarrubias
Lead Director, Kirchner Food Fellowship Mexico Program
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Hattie Brown
Lead Director, Kirchner Food Fellowship HBCU Program
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Charles Higgenbotham Profile Picture Charles Higgenbotham
Lead Director, Kirchner Food Fellowship Central America Program
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Steve Dauphin Steve Dauphin
Investment Director, Kirchner Food Fellowship Program
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Blair Kirchner Blair G. Kirchner
Director, Kirchner Impact Foundation
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Kate Thornton Kate Thornton
Academic Director, Kirchner Food Fellowship Program
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Rod Parker Rod Parker
Industry Director, Kirchner Food Fellowship Program
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Terrance Range
Director, Kirchner Food Fellowship HBCU Program
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Abigail Napsuciale Heredia
Adjunct Director, Kirchner Food Fellowship Central America Program
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Eduardo Garay
Adjunct Director, Kirchner Food Fellowship Central America Program
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Advisory Council

Kornelius Bankston Profile Picture Kornelius Bankston
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Kate Collins Profile Picture Kate Collins
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Sylvio Petto Neto Profile Picture Sylvio Petto Neto
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Henry Noël Jr.
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Hector Martinez Galindo
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Founders

W.B. (Bud) Kirchner W.B. (Bud) Kirchner
Founding Investor and Principal Mentor
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Alastair Summerlee Alastair Summerlee
Director Emeritus
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