Staff and Advisors

Director of Finance

Melanie Accola, CPA is the director of finance at IATP.

Communications Manager and Creative Director

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

Program Director

Karen Hansen-Kuhn is the program director at IATP and works in Washington, D.C.

Program Associate for Climate and Rural Communities

Michael Happ is the program associate for climate and rural communities at IATP. 

Senior Advisor on China

Jim Harkness is senior advisor on China. 

Media Coordinator

Cecelia is the media coordinator at IATP.

Director of Rural Strategies and Climate Change

Ben Lilliston is the 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.

Executive Director

Sophia Murphy is the executive director of IATP. 

Operations Manager

Melissa Prenevost is the operations manager at IATP.

Program Associate for Climate and Agriculture, IATP Europe

Sophie Scherger is the program associate for climate and agriculture at the IATP Europe office. 

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. 

Senior Advisor

Timothy A. Wise is a senior advisor at IATP, where his work focuses on agribusiness, family farmers and the future of food.