Board of Directors

The Protected Harvest Board of Directors is comprised of farmers, agricultural experts, scientists, training providers, and supply chain sustainability experts. Each board member performs their function with the highest standard of care acting as stewards and fiduciaries to ensure the long-term financial viability of the organization. As a combined entity, the Board of Directors governs and oversees the non-profit organization’s interests with quarterly board meetings, fundraising activities, and ongoing review calls with the operations team.

Amy Wolfe, MPPA, CFRE, Board President
Mujeres Poderosas, LLC

Cliff Ohmart, PhD, Board Vice President
Ohmart Consulting Services

Brian McElroy, Board Secretary/Treasurer
Vice President, Global Ethics and Standards

Angelina Ceja
Vice President & Chief Education Officer 

Andy Diercks
Owner, Coloma Farms
Coloma, Wisconsin

Dusty Ference
Executive Director
Kings County Farm Bureau

Thomas Green, PhD
IPM Institute of North America

Stephen Kaffka, PhD
Director, California Biomass Collaborative
The University of California, Davis

Charles Mellinger, PhD
Technical Director
Glades Crop Care

Kai Robertson
Independent Corporate Sustainability Advisor
Washington, DC


Protected Harvest contracts a partner organization, SureHarvest, to administer operations and all associated certification processes. SureHarvest also manages and supports the online self-assessment and certification management platform for each standard and associated certification program.

Please email regarding questions for the Protected Harvest Board of Directors or to contact the operations team.