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Fellows

Fellows support CAHFS and GIFSL by providing their time, expertise, networks and insights to our portfolio of projects and programs.  
 

Katinka de Balogh
Senior Fellow
Netherlands

Senior Officer for Veterinary Public Health at the Animal Health Service of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. She has worked for 9 years in Africa (Mali, Mozambique and Zambia) and in her current position at FAO is responsible for the setting up of international networks for veterinary public health and the implementation of project activities globally. Katinka is one of the leads for the “Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations” program and co-taught a course on food systems at the Public Health Institute.

Terry Denny
Senior Fellow
United Kingdom
Occupational Psychologist and Managing Director of Whitewater Consulting Ltd. She has a particular role in developing new products and services, creating Assessment & Development Centers, and providing executive coaching to board members. Terry also has a special interest in Lean Service & System Thinking. She is a member of the Institute of Management Consultancy. Terry contributed to the development of the original critical leadership competencies for global food systems at Bellagio and is leading the development of metrics and evaluation tools.
Daniel Gustafson
Senior Fellow
United States
Director of the Deputy Director-General, Operations for FAO. He has worked for the past 30 years on agricultural and rural development in Latin America, Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. He began his career in Brazil with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), where he worked from 1977 to 1988. This was followed by work at the University of Maryland as Program Director of the University’s International Development Management Center. Dan is the key contact for expanding the strategic partnership between FAO and the University Of Minnesota. 

Lonnie King
Senior Fellow
United States

Dean of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Lonnie was formerly the Director of the National Center for Zoonoses, Vectorborne and Enteric Diseases at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. King is a veterinarian with local, national, and international experience. He also has background in the private sector, government, non-governmental organizations, and academia. In addition to having designed and implemented leadership development and mentoring programs, Dr. King has a strong commitment to mentoring emerging leaders.
Ed van Klink
Senior Fellow
Netherlands
Works at Bristol University in the UK. He has worked in a number of government agencies in the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands, starting in the Veterinary Service, and moving to the directorate responsible for the management of science programs financed by the Ministry. Most recently, he was employed by the Food and Consumer Goods Authority, as Product Manager Live Animals. He also has experience working with the new member states of the European Union and in other countries including Zambia, Suriname and Armenia.
Anni McLeod
Senior Fellow
United Kingdom
Freelance consultant, livestock policy and economics and organizational management. Formerly the Senior Livestock Policy officer in the Animal Production and Health Division of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Before joining FAO in 2003, she was deputy director of the Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics Research Unit at the University of Reading and a livestock economics consultant at PAN Livestock Services Ltd.
Barry Mehr
Senior Fellow
Canada
Barry's career has been centered around food production, global market development, value-added industry, research, food safety, and regulatory enforcement. Owner of Mehr Holdings Ltd, a company that provides a variety of services to the Agriculture and Food Industry. Barry served in a variety of positions in the Alberta Provincial Government. Before joining public service, he spent ten years in industry, working as General Sales Manager of Swift Eastern Limited and Assistant Canadian General Beef Manager of Swift Canadian Co. Ltd.
Katharina Staerk
Senior Fellow
Switzerland
Professor of Veterinary Public Health at tech Royal Veterinary College, London, and Senior Consultant with SAFOSO Inc. Over the last two decades, she has conducted applied research on infectious diseases and zoonoses and developed methods for risk analysis, surveillance and animal health decision making. She has worked in diverse environments including government, private industry and academia in several countries. Katharina is an experienced manager of international scientific and educational teams and projects. She has a strong interest in maximizing the impact of scientific work by translation and exploitation, and she is a promoter of evidence-based policy development.
Daniel Stone
Senior Fellow
United States
Organizational change consultant and one of the foremost designers and facilitators of large group meetings to address major strategy and policy issues. Topics have included the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, the recovery of New Orleans, and the reform of healthcare in California. He has a background in government, healthcare, and academia and currently operates a consulting practice in organization change and leadership. He has published numerous papers and articles on the subjects of organizational change and citizen engagement.
Juan Lubroth
Senior Fellow
United States
Chief Veterinary Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). He has over 20 years of experience working for government agencies and intergovernmental organizations on animal health issues of direct concern to global food security and public health including the Pan-American Health Organization, the Plum Island Animal Disease Center of the US Department of Agriculture and the Mexico-US Commission for the Prevention of Food and Mouth Disease.
Steve Sundlof
Senior Fellow
United States
Executive with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), currently serving a two-year assignment with the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He served as director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition from 2008-2010, and spend the previous 14 years as director of the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine. He is a veterinary toxicologist who served as chairman of the World Health Organization/Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations Codex Alimenarius Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food from 1994 to  2008.

Jamie Umber
Fellow
United States

Senior veterinary epidemiologist for the BioWatch program at CIDRAP and an adjunct assistant professor in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. Prior to joining CIDRAP, Dr. Umber was a post-doctoral associate with the University of Minnesota's Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS), where she completed a veterinary public health residency program. Dr. Umber has experience in a variety of settings with applied epidemiologic studies, public health surveillance and data analysis, policy collaborations, veterinary and public health response teams, and educational and outreach activities. She has also served on active duty with the US Army Veterinary Corps and worked in private veterinary practice.

 


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