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Assembly Hall

Board of Directors


Dr. Paul Jones | Chair, Fort Valley State University

Dr. Heidi Anderson| Vice-Chair, University of Maryland Eastern Shore


Council of 1890 Deans of Agriculture 

Dr. Lloyd Walker | Chair, Alabama A&M University

Dr. Moses Kairo | Chair-Elect, University of Maryland Eastern Shore


Association of Extension Administrators (AEA)

Ms. Vonda Richardson | Chair, Florida A&M University

Dr. Allen Malone | Chair-Elect, Alabama A&M University

Association of Research Directors (ARD)

Dr. Louis Whitesides | Chair, South Carolina State University

Dr. Mohamed Ahmedna | Chair-Elect, North Carolina A&T University


AEA Executive Administrator

Dr. Albert Essel


ARD Executive Director

Dr. Alton Thompson


Board Auditor

Dr. Jose Toledo| Southern University

Foundation Staff & Consultants

Mortimer H. Neufville | President & CEO

Luwanda Jenkins | Senior Vice President for Partnership & External Relations

Antonio McLaren | Vice President for Innovation & Program Implementation

Katrena Hanks | Director of Grants & Programs

Mary Britt | Director of Finance



Paul Brathwaite, Esq I Government Relations Consultant, Federal Street Strategies

Charles Ellison | Communications & Media Relations, BE Strategies

Raven Robinson | Communications & Media Relations, BE Strategies

Quintin Gray| Global Foods Agricultural Consultant

Ray McKinnie| Agricultural Special Projects Consultant

Antwuan Wallace| Broadband-Urban Research Strategies

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