This page lists Current Board of Directors, Past Board Members, and IFB Staff

Current Board of Directors

Lori Knowles, LL.B, B.C.L., M.A., LL.M.
Board Chairman and Executive Committee
School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Canada
Adam Costanza – President
Institute of Forest Biosciences
Bob Emory
Southern Timberlands Environmental Affairs Manager Weyerhaeuser Company
Michele Garfinkel, PhD – Board Executive Committee
Science Policy Manager
European Molecular Biology Organization
Reid Miner
Vice President, Sustainable Manufacturing, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement
Trevor Stuthridge, PhD
Executive Vice President
FPInnovations, Vancouver Canada
Sally Aitken, PhD
Professor – Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences University of British Columbia, Canada
Chip Miller
Timberlands Manager
Jordan Lumber
Matheus Filipe Zonete
Planning and Technology
Amata Brasil, São Paulo Brazil
Timothy J.Strabala, PhD
Senior Advisor, Environmental Protection Authority,
New Zealand
Monica Lear, PhD – US Forest Service Liaison
Associate Deputy Chief,
USDA Forest Service

Past Board Members

Stephen Kelley, PhD
Professor and Department Head, Wood and Paper Science NC State University
Les Pearson, PhD
Director of Regulatory Affairs
ArborGen Inc.
Michael Rodemeyer
University of Virginia
Malcolm Campbell, PhD – Board Vice Chairman and Executive Committee
Professor and Vice Prinicipal, Research University of Toronto Scarborough
Sofia Valenzuela, PhD
Facultad de Ciencias Forestales Universidad de Concepción
Wayne Barfield
Vice President of Forest Research MeadWestvaco Forestry Division
W. Steven Burke
President Biofuels Center of North Carolina
Sara Boettiger
Program Director Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture
Aluizio Borem, PhD
Professor Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil
Vincent Chiang, PhD
Professor and Co-Director, Forest Biosciences Group NC State University
Jeffrey F.D. Dean, PhD
Professor, Forest Biosciences Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia
Christine Dean, PhD
Director of Western Timberlands Research Weyerhauser Company
Don Doering, PhD
Program Officer, Global Development Program Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Robert M. Friedman, PhD
Vice President, Environmental and Energy Policy The J. Craig Venter Institute
Kevan Gartland, PhD
Dean of Life Sciences Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
Maud Hinchee, PhD
Chief Technology Officer ArborGen
Robert Kellison, PhD
Past President Institute of Forest Biotechnology
Kenneth Munson, PhD
Director, Global Forestry International Paper
Chadwick Oliver, PhD
Director, Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry Yale University
Dennis Le Master, PhD
Professor and Head, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Purdue University
Jonathan R. Malkin
Managing General Partner ATP Capital
John Pait
Vice President, Business Development CellFor
Noah Pickus, PhD
Associate Director, Keenan Institute for Ethics Duke University
Keith Pitts
Director of Policy PEW Initiative on Food and Biotechnology
Roger Sedjo, PhD
Senior Fellow and Director, Forest Economics and Policy Program Resources for the Future
Risto Seppala, PhD
Past President
International Union of Forest Research Organizations
Ron Sederoff, PhD
Distinguished University Professor of Forestry and Co-Director of the Forest Biosciences Group NC State University
Ben Sutton, PhD
Executive Vice President, Business Development CellFor
Barbara Wells, PhD
President & CEO ArborGen Inc.

In Memoriam

George Weyerhaeuser Jr. Past Chair

Alan A. Lucier, PhD. Past Chair

Hal Salwasser, PhD.

IFB Staff

Susan McCord – Executive Director

Adam Costanza- President