Development

Evelina Erickson
Team Team Member

Evelina Erickson

Evelina leads GFI’s US-based philanthropy team developing and implementing mission-driven fundraising strategy and providing guidance to donors and families who want to make a meaningful impact on alt-protein outcomes Areas of expertise: nurturing donor relationships, fund development, innovative gift solutions, donor engagement, metrics development and evaluation

Sally Chapman
Team Team Member

Sally Chapman

Sally Chapman guides GFI’s foundations team and oversees its grant-seeking program. Areas of expertise: development strategy, grants management, writing, nonprofit governance, plant-based lifestyles

Katherine Van Story
Team Team Member

Katherine Van Story

Katherine Van Story is passionate about building meaningful relationships with GFI’s community of donors to advance key funding priorities in the alternative protein space. Areas of expertise: development strategy, donor relations, fundraising, communications

Megan Kellums
Team Team Member

Megan Kellums

Megan helps the Development team stay organized and collaborate efficiently to achieve ambitious fundraising goals. Areas of expertise: project management, organization, collaboration, effective communication.

Rachel Colombana
Team Team Member

Rachel Colombana

Rachel Colombana is GFI’s Director of Development, helping oversee the department’s operations. Areas of expertise: fundraising, corporate sponsorships, grants, development strategy

Jacalyn Webster
Team Team Member

Jacalyn Webster

Jacalyn supports the Global Director of Philanthropy and coordinates the Philanthropy team’s work. Areas of Expertise: Event and project management, organization, sustainable agriculture, nutrition education, plant-based cooking

Susan Bachar
Team Team Member

Susan Bachar

Susan Bachar builds partnerships with GFI’s constituents in support of its mission to accelerate alternative protein innovation globally. Areas of expertise: Non-profit fundraising, communications, management, public affairs/policy advocacy.

Victoria Wheeler
Team Team Member

Victoria Wheeler

Victoria Wheeler builds partnerships with GFI’s constituents in support of its mission to accelerate alternative protein innovation globally. Areas of expertise: Agriculture and natural resources, local food systems, project management, donor communications, fundraising

Josh Richards
Team Team Member

Josh Richards

Josh Richards works to identify, solicit, and steward grants in support of GFI’s mission. Areas of expertise: writing, grants management, university research administration, field organizing, animal agriculture

Dara Homer
Team Team Member

Dara Homer

Dara Homer delivers support and creative content to fuel the Development team. Areas of expertise: donor communications, leadership development, arts education