Team Member

Team Board Member

Bruce Friedrich

Bruce Friedrich directs GFI’s strategic planning and execution in the United States and globally. Areas of expertise: alternative proteins generally, GFI’s global programs and strategy, bicycling in heavy traffic.

Team Team Member

Victoria Wheeler

Victoria Wheeler builds GFI’s base of financial support through our annual fund. Areas of expertise: Agriculture and natural resources, community farms, project management, donor communications.

Team Expert

Zak Weston

Zak Weston works with manufacturers, suppliers, and upstream companies to scale innovation and infrastructure investment throughout the alternative protein supply chain. Areas of expertise: supply chains, infrastructure, ingredients, foodservice, and contract manufacturing.

Team Expert

Scott Weathers, MSc.

Scott Weathers leads GFI’s state-level lobbying efforts. Areas of expertise: public health, climate change, strategic partnerships, nonprofits, state legislatures.

Alexis Vanderhye
Team Team Member

Alexis Vanderhye

Alexis Vanderhye builds deep and lasting relationships with forward-looking foundations. Areas of expertise: grant writing, nonprofits, communications.

Team Team Member

Lauren Stone

Lauren Stone manages the policy team's projects and plans and stewards GFI’s policy newsletter. Areas of expertise: the American food system, government oversight.

Team Team Member

Irina Rodina

Irina Rodina, J.D. provides legal support and advice to GFI’s program teams, ensures compliance with data privacy regulations, and defines and implements enterprise data governance framework. Areas of expertise: technology transactions, nonprofits, data privacy, MDM, Salesforce.

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Team Team Member

Josh Richards

Josh Richards is GFI’s grant writer. Areas of expertise: nonprofits, higher education fundraising, field organizing, research fundraising.