Browse the bios of our Board of Trustees to learn more about the movers and shakers who are actively involved in advancing the science behind organic food, fiber and farming.

Laura Batcha is the current CEO/Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association (OTA). Originally joining the staff of OTA in 2008, she has served in...

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Laura Batcha

CEO/Executive Director
The Organic Trade Association

Dr. Asa Bradman holds the Scientist Seat on the Organic Center Board of Trustees, keeping the center connected with the academic community and current...

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Asa Bradman

Professor; Associate Director and Co-founder CERCH
University of California, Merced

Bob Kaake is Organic & Natural Technical Director at General Mills. He leads a passionate team of product development and quality professionals to ideate,...

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Bob Kaake

Organic & Natural Technical Director
General Mills

Todd Linsky, a veteran of over 28 years in the organic produce industry, started his career as a produce manager in a small natural foods store.  He moved as a...

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Todd Linsky

Linsky Consulting

Jessica Lundberg is Vice President of People, Planet and Process as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Lundberg Family Farms, the United State’s...

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Jessica Lundberg

Vice President of People, Planet and Process
Lundberg Family Farms

Melody discovered her passion for the organic food industry in 1976 when she began working at a Natural Foods Coop in Iowa.  Years in the industry have given...

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Melody Meyer

Owner and Consultant
Source Organic

At Organic Valley, Peterman applies his expertise leveraging fresh insights to inform strategy and operational tactics for the farmer-owned cooperative that is...

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Logan Peterman

Director of Agricultural Research & Analytics
Organic Valley

Mark Squire is co-owner and manager of Good Earth Natural Foods. His career began in the 1960s after reading J.I. Rodale and Sir Albert Howard, which instilled...

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Mark Squire

Co-Owner and Manager
Good Earth Natural Foods

Marci Zaroff is an internationally recognized ECOlifestyle visionary, authority, innovator and educator and has been instrumental in driving authenticity,...

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Marci Zaroff

ECOlifestyle Pioneer
MetaWear, Under the Canopy, Beyond Brands