Leadership

Leadership

The Micronutrient Forum benefits from the leadership, guiding hand and dedication of extraordinary professionals, who championed the revival of the Forum, and now oversee the implementation of the strategic plan and the delivery of the biennial global conference.

The Forum is a consultative group of experts in food and nutrition with particular expertise in micronutrients, from academia and diverse normative, policy, and implementing organizations around the world. The Board of Directors oversees the Secretariat.

International Board of Directors

Chair

Howarth Bouis 
HarvestPlus, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
United States of America

Past Chair

Lynnette Neufeld
Director of Monitoring
Learning and Research
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Switzerland

Directors

Clayton Ajello
Senior Advisor
Vitamin Angels Alliance
United States of America

Maria Andrade
Country Manager
International Potato Center
Mozambique

Kenneth H. Brown
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Nutrition
University of California, Davis
United States of America

Klaus Kraemer

Managing Director
Sight and Life Foundation
Switzerland
 
Anna Lartey
Professor of Nutrition, University of Ghana
Ghana
 
Jay Solomon
CFO (Retired)
United States of America


Emorn Udomkesmalee
Senior Advisor
Institute of Nutrition
Mahidol University
Thailand

Scientific Advisory Council

Chair

Kenneth H. Brown
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Nutrition
University of California, Davis
United States of America

Committee Members

Lindsay Allen
Center Director
Western Human Nutrition Research Center
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
United States of America

Maria Elena Jefferds
Team Lead, IMMPaCt
Nutrition Branch
Division of Nutrition
Physical Activity, and Obesity
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States of America

Klaus Kraemer
Managing Director
Sight and Life Foundation
Switzerland

Lynnette Neufeld
Director of Monitoring, Learning and Research
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Switzerland
 

Daniel Raiten
Program Director
Nutrition Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States of America

Secretariat

Saskia Osendarp 
Executive Director 
 
Reed Atkin
Strategic Advisor 

Curtis Tyler
Chief Operating Officer

Marti Van Liere

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Lead

Cecilia Fabrizio
Standing Together for Nutrition Lead

Elizabeth Goode
Administrative Assistant

Tanuja Rastogi
Director of Advocacy & Communications

Nola Martin
Communications 

Anna Kotenko
Advocacy

Rijuta Pandav
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies 

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