We are mourning the loss of our beloved Kathy Ozer, the longtime executive director of NFFC. Lisa Griffith is serving as Interim Executive Director through this transitional year. Please see latest news for job announcements and other updates on our evolution.

Kathy Ozer worked on farm, rural, and fair trade policy for over 20 years at the National Family Farm Coalition. In the mid-1980’s, she worked for the United States Student Association (USSA) on education access issues. She represented NFFC on the boards/coordinating committees of the Citizens Trade Campaign, Jobs with Justice, and the US Food Sovereignty Alliance. Kathy was part of the farmer delegations at the WTO in Seattle and Cancun and at the United Nations. Her work addressed the credit and global food crisis; holding onto farmer wins to restore fairness and competition in farm and food policy and efforts to address the ongoing dairy farmer crisis. Kathy received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and enjoys living in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood in DC. She will be missed across the family farm movement, and we’ll do our best to keep her spirit alive by continuing the work she was so proud of and representing the family farmers and fishers she nurtured through the years.


Interim Director                                   Lisa Griffith

Via Campesina Coordinator            Jessica Roe

Interim Policy Advocate                    Quinton N. Robinson 

Lisa Griffith
Interim Executive Director

Lisa Griffith has been Membership and Outreach Coordinator for NFFC for many years, and following the passing of Kathy Ozer, she is serving as Interim Executive Director. Lisa comes from a family farm in northeast Missouri. Prior to joining NFFC, she worked in social justice organizing in Chicago, particularly around food justice. As Membership and Outreach Coordinator, she facilitated NFFC’s work on local foods and food sovereignty, animal disease traceability, and anti-GMO deregulation efforts, and worked with NFFC leaders to elevate the voice of the family farmer and fisher.

Jessica Roe
Via Campesina Coordinator

Quinton N. Robinson
Interim Policy Advocate