The NAAAN is comprised of nine Steering Committee members, Senior Staff, and a Secretariat hosted by the Colorado State University System office located in Denver, Colorado.
The NAAAN Steering Committee has nine members: one ex officio and two committee members from each country — Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. NAAAN ex officios include the Ministers or Secretaries of Agriculture across the three counties. The Steering Committee provides strategic guidance to NAAAN Secretariat and programming activities.
DR. CATHIE WOTEKI
Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University
Visiting Distinguished Institute Professor, Biocomplexity Institute, University of Virginia
President, Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation
NAAAN senior staff report to the institutions, or serve directly under the Ministers and Secretaries of Agriculture across Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. The senior staff’s work with NAAAN builds and maintains mutually beneficial relationships, facilitates communications, and coordinates key activities in agricultural policies and programs for their countries.
BRENT ELROD (U.S.)
Acting Associate Director for Programs, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA
The NAAAN Secretariat, established in 2019, provides administrative guidance and is hosted by the Colorado State University System office located in Denver, Colorado.