Meet the Team

Executive Committee

NFFC’s board of directors is comprised of one representative from each member organization. The Executive Committee, a subset of the board, is the chief decision-making body of the coalition. The EC is made up of four officers and up to seven at-large members, and is voted in by member organizations at the annual NFFC winter meeting.

2021-2022 Board Executive Committee


Jim Goodman

Family Farm Defenders


Betsy Garrold

Food For Maine's Future


Edna Rodriguez

Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA


Stephanie Peterson

Dakota Rural Action


At-Large Members

Dena Hoff

Northern Plains Resource Council

NFFC Board

Ben Burkett

Federation of Southern Cooperatives

NFFC Board

Savi Horne

Land Loss Prevention Project

NFFC Board

Heather Day

Community Alliance for Global Justice

NFFC Board

Graham Unangst-Rufenacht

Rural Vermont

NFFC Board


Niaz Dorry
Executive Director
Lisa Griffith
National Outreach and Communications Coordinator
Jordan Treakle
National Program Coordinator
Siena Chrisman
Communications Advisor
Antonio Tovar
Senior Policy Associate
Danielle Tolley
Development Coordinator
Samantha Cave
Strategic Content Designer

Meghan Stratton
Executive Assistant