Team Member

Bruce Friedrich
Team Board Member

Bruce Friedrich

Bruce Friedrich serves as GFI’s chief thought leader and relationship-builder, working in close partnership with GFI’s global teams and food system stakeholders around the world. Areas of expertise: alternative proteins generally, GFI’s global programs and strategy, bicycling in heavy traffic.

Natalia Veinott
Team Team Member

Natalia Veinott

Natalia Veinott works with GFI team members in the U.S. and around the world to plan, produce, promote, and evaluate events, including GFI’s flagship Good Food Conference. Areas of expertise: administration, compliance, event planning, sanctuaries, education, online instruction.

Irina Rodina
Team Team Member

Irina Rodin

Irina Rodin, CIPP/E, J.D. leads GFI’s Information Technology team and provides legal support on privacy and data protection matters. Areas of expertise: Data Governance, Data Privacy, Salesforce.

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

Team Team Member

Maille O’Donnell

Maille O’Donnell works to embolden public support for alternative protein commercialization and ensure that agency funders and industry stakeholders have access to accurate information about the alternative protein industry and public resource landscape. Areas of expertise: Alternative protein commercial landscape, environmental science and policy, project management

Sharyn Murray, CFA
Team Team Member

Sharyn Murray, CFA

Sharyn Murray crafts and executes strategies to support investors' exploration of and investment in the alternative protein industry. Areas of expertise: relationship development, public speaking, project management, investment research.

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Team Team Member

Heather Mount

Heather Mount oversees GFI's global brand system and creative production, including graphic design and web publishing. Areas of expertise: Project, process, and resource management, brand development, graphic design, and photography.

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Team Expert

Emma Ignaszewski

Emma Ignaszewski oversees the corporate engagement team’s industry intelligence and initiatives to catalyze corporate innovation that will radically transform the food system and deliver alternative protein products that compete on the key drivers of consumer choice: taste, price, and convenience. Areas of expertise: alternative protein market landscape, research & analysis, strategy, marketing & communications, alt protein sustainability & climate impacts.