Team Member

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

Ilya Sheyman
Team Expert

Ilya Sheyman

Ilya leads all aspects of GFI's programmatic and administrative operations in the U.S., working alongside the U.S. leadership team to ensure GFI is executing towards maximal impact in transforming our food system while building an inclusive, equitable culture where every team member can thrive. Areas of expertise: strategic plan implementation, program leadership, infrastructure and operations

Shira Fischer
Team Team Member

Shira Fischer

Shira provides support to GFI’s policy team to level the regulatory playing field for alternative proteins. Areas of expertise: regulatory processes, policy research, project management

Chelsea Montes de Oca
Team Team Member

Chelsea Montes de Oca

Chelsea Montes de Oca coordinates GFI’s messaging and global publishing activities, providing editorial review and cohesion to our blogs, reports, and other key resources. Areas of expertise: ethical storytelling, strategic messaging, writing, and intercultural communication

Kelli Cromsigt
Team Team Member

Kelli Cromsigt

Kelli Cromsigt leads the development of GFI’s evolving brand and web presence, campaign design, and visual storytelling. Areas of expertise: brand development, digital design, illustration, and communications design

Ashley Pittman
Team Team Member

Ashley Pittman

Ashley provides executive-level administration and project execution support to the CEO and other members of the executive team. Areas of expertise: project management, collaboration, nonprofits, administration, communication, animal welfare

Karen Formanski
Team Team Member

Karen Formanski

Karen Formanski develops data-driven insights to accelerate the alternative proteins industry. Areas of expertise: research and analysis projects, consumer insights, market trends

Niki Kraska
Team Team Member

Niki Kraska

Niki Kraska supports GFI’s international operations to optimize coordination between GFI's global teams. Areas of expertise: international development, youth development, program management, event coordination, and communication

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