Staff and Advisors

Director of Finance

Melanie Accola is the director of finance at IATP.

Communications Manager and Creative Director

Colleen Borgendale is the communications manager and creative director at IATP.

Media Coordinator

Cecelia is the media coordinator at IATP.

Rural Strategies Advisor

Anna Claussen is an advisor on Rural Strategies at IATP.

Interim Co-Executive Director and Program Director

Karen Hansen-Kuhn is the Interim Co-Executive Director and Program Director at IATP and works in Washington, D.C.

Senior Advisor on China

Jim Harkness is Senior Advisor on China

Librarian

Patti sorts and organizes all of IATP's documents and archives.

Interim Co-Executive Director and Director of Rural Strategies and Climate Change

Ben Lilliston is the Interim Co-Executive Director and Director of Rural Strategies and Climate Change at IATP. 

Community Food Systems Program Director

Erin McKee VanSlooten is the program director for IATP's Community Food Systems work.

Grants Manager

Brita Midness is the Grants Manager at IATP.

Senior Program Associate for Climate and Rural Communities

Tara Ritter is a Senior Program Associate with IATP.

Director, IATP Europe

Shefali Sharma is the director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy European office.

Senior Policy Analyst

Dr. Steve Suppan is a senior policy analyst focusing on agriculture, trade and food safety policy.

Senior Attorney

Sharon Anglin Treat is a lawyer and public policy analyst.

Senior Policy Analyst

Shiney Varghese is a public policy analyst focusing on water, agroecology and global governance.