Board of Directors

The Protected Harvest Board of Directors is comprised of farmers, agricultural experts, scientists, training providers, and supply chain sustainability experts. Board members perform 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 and ongoing review calls with the operations team.

Cliff Ohmart, PhD, Board President
Ohmart Consulting Services

Matthew Hoffman, PhD, Board Vice President
Plant Health Bioscience Technology Lead Global R&D

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

Amy Wolfe, MPPA, CFRE
Mujeres Poderosas, LLC

Angelina Ceja
Vice President & Chief Education Officer 

Andy Diercks
Owner, Coloma Farms
Coloma, Wisconsi

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


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.