Team Member

Kimberly Taylor
Team Team Member

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly assists the CE team by orchestrating the CE newsletter suite, databases, and industry-focused events and webinar series. Areas of Expertise: business operations, start-ups, plant-based retail & food service landscape, project management

Enakshi Ganguly
Team Team Member

Enakshi Ganguly

Enakshi Ganguly helps develop and execute GFI's media strategy, helping position GFI as the go-to resource for influential journalists across the country. Areas of expertise: media engagement, communication strategy, creative storytelling, and thought leadership

Jill Lauson
Team Expert

Jill Lauson

Jill Lauson oversees GFI’s Research Grant Program, maximizing the impact of GFI-funded research through effective coordination, stakeholder engagement, and systems integration. Areas of expertise: research grant management, researcher support, data management, process improvement

Alex Mayers
Team Global Affiliate

Alex Mayers

Alex directs GFI Europe’s strategic planning and coordinates all areas of our work. Areas of expertise: GFI Europe’s work across the board, leadership, strategy, management

Valerie Burton
Team Team Member

Valerie Burton

Valerie contributes to many exciting policy initiatives by providing research assistance, coordinating weekly and monthly reporting, assisting advocacy and outreach, and keeping the DC office running smoothly. Areas of expertise: administrative and logistical support, proofreading/copyediting

Ava Kuser
Team Team Member

Ava Kuser

Ava Kuser serves as the People Operations Coordinator for GFI's Collaborative Assistance Team, specifically supporting the areas of Payroll and Human Resources. Areas of expertise: Human Resources, Employee Engagement, Onboarding, Payroll, Administrative Support

Lena Hamelin
Team Team Member

Lena Hamelin

Lena provides high-level project and administrative support to the Vice President of Development and the rest of GFI's Development team. Areas of expertise: project coordination, admin support, research and analysis, animal welfare

Margaret Badding
Team Team Member

Margaret Badding

Margaret supports the Policy and Government Relations team by researching policy opportunities and using persuasive writing to engage decision-makers, partner organizations, and the public to advance alternative proteins. Areas of expertise: Research and analysis, content creation, environmental policy.

Gabriela Diaz Sidron
Team Team Member

Gabriela Diaz Sidron

Gabriela Diaz is responsible for growing the annual fund membership base, renewing and upgrading member support, and strengthening donor relationships. Areas of expertise: fundraising and strategy, CRM Management, stewardship.

Heather Deal
Team Team Member

Heather Deal

Heather Deal leads the web content production and web publishing processes for GFI. Areas of expertise: web design, graphic design, web content management, project management