Team Member

Sharon Lee
Team Team Member

Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee provides project coordination and administrative support for the Science and Technology department. Areas of expertise: quantitative analysis, project coordination, writing, editing

Sandra Takamine
Team Team Member

Sandra Takamine

Sandra Takamine connects GFI's generous community of supporters with the vital work to innovate and transform the food ecosystem, ensuring access to alt proteins for all people. Areas of expertise: individual giving, donor relations, stewardship, fundraising

Ashish Sharma
Team Team Member

Ashish Sharma

Ashish Sharma works on the U.S. Philanthropy team to secure funds for GFI by working with donors throughout the Northeast. Areas of expertise: fundraising, donor relations, regional development

Sneha Singh
Team Global Affiliate

Sneha Singh

Sneha Singh leads GFI India as general manager, accelerating the markets for plant-based and cultivated meat through research and innovation. Areas of expertise: organizational leadership, strategic planning, people management, philanthropy

Lauren Wollin-Ramirez
Team Team Member

Lauren Wollin-Ramirez

Lauren supports GFI to achieve its mission by ensuring GFI’s culture supports team members in creating a world where alternative proteins are no longer alternative. Areas of expertise: human resources, DEI, recruiting, employee relations

Brittaney Benson Townsend
Team Team Member

Brittaney Benson-Townsend

Brittaney is a marketing automation expert leveraging email marketing analytics tools to support teams across GFI in creating powerful data-driven campaigns in support of the GFI mission. Areas of expertise: Pardot (Account Engagement), Salesforce, SQL, HTML, CSS

Tessa Hale
Team Team Member

Tessa Hale

Tessa works to catalyze a shift to a more sustainable and just food system by overseeing the corporate engagement team’s direct engagement efforts and supporting strategy development and implementation. Areas of expertise: team building, strategic planning and implementation, fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders, policy and systems change