Thought For Food

Regional Coordinators

Our team is powered by a group of 15 TFF Regional Coordinators who form a diverse group of talented entrepreneurs, researchers, consultants, engineers, farmers and academics leading TFF’s work in their respective regions: North America, the Caribbean, Central & Latin America, Brazil, Europe, Asia & Middle East, East/ South & Central/ North & West Africa, and Oceania.

The all-star TFF Regional Coordinators drive forward our mission to create a more resilient and inclusive food system by 2050. On a 3-year term, they develop strategic partnerships and manage their cohort of passionate TFF Ambassadors. The Regional Coordinators play a key role in ensuring our TFF global next-gen movement becomes a critical force for impactful transformation in the food and agriculture space.

  • Darío González

    LATAM | Colombia
  • Jessica Tambalo

    LATAM | Brazil
  • Cuthbert Mukora

    AFRICA | Zimbabwe
  • Maame Ekua Manful

    AFRICA | Ghana
  • Morris Opiyo

    AFRICA | Uganda
  • Matt Foley

  • Ayna Arora

  • Sujala Balaji

    NORTH AMERICA | Canada
  • Utsav Soni

    ASIA | India
  • Brittany Dahl

    OCEANIA | Australia
  • Luke Smith

    CARIBBEAN | Trinidad & Tobago
  • Maeva Dang

    EUROPE | Netherlands
  • Isabel Zendejas

    LATAM | Mexico
Thought For Food

Core Team

  • Christine Gould

    Founder & CEO

    Christine has dedicated her career to making ag innovation more open and collaborative. She created Thought For Food to inspire young people to get involved in developing the solutions their future depends on. Christine holds an MPA in Science & Technology Policy from Columbia University. She sits on the Board of Young Professionals in Ag Development and is a Founding Member of the Ashoka Changemakers League of Intrapreneurs.

  • Davide Mancini

    Executive Director

    Davide has several years of experience in the field finance, strategy and transformation and brings a strong passion for technology, innovation, and sustainability to the team. He worked and lived in 10+ countries and spent 16 years between NBC Olympics and General Electric industrial businesses where his last role was VP of finance. Davide is a graduate of the Experienced Finance Leadership Program and HBS Executive Education.

  • Chelcie Vallely

    Operations & Strategy

    With several years experience and experimentation across startups, non profits and creatives agencies - leveraging innovation for social impact is now my main focus. Applying my experience and passion for action to Thought For Food's audacious mission and having a lot of fun along the way.

  • Jana Stolz

    Communications & Projects

    Jana's passion is for projects that build a meaningful, sustainable and impactful future. Her background is in communications, brand and project management with experience across agencies and startups. TFF is a real heart project for her, because it gives her the opportunity to bring purpose to the world and covers her passion for food and nutrition. Jana studied Multilingual Communication at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany.

  • Annora Mack

    Digital and Community Lead

    Annora grew up in the US and Switzerland and has been connected to the food and agriculture corporate industry throughout her whole life. With an educational background in Health Science and Fine Arts, she brings the multispectral mindset, creative thinking and field knowledge which we consider core attributes to our team. Annora leads TFF’s social media channels and work hand-in-hand with our global community.

  • Marie Brueser

    Community Manager

    Marie is passionate about food sustainability which has shaped her path so far. With a PhD in plant genetics and plant breeding, she understands some of the challenges faced by farmers and plant breeding companies as well as the techniques available to solve global issues like food security. At TFF, she is constantly energised by the inspiring people and the innovative solutions they are bringing forward.

  • Caroline Steiblin

    Corporate Program Manager

    Caroline combines her analytical skillset and passion for research to create tangible impact in corporate development for TFF. Using her background managing and supporting data-driven and cross-departmental projects, and 5+ years of corporate experience, she is streamlining TFF’s food and agriculture innovation. Based in Switzerland, Caroline connects the TFF Community with tools to collaborate with major local and international partners.

  • José Silva


    José is an emerging visual designer and strategist with a few years’ freelancing experience. Driven by a restless spirit and endless curiosity, I assure you I won't leave the wildest idea unexplored! From visuals for upcoming startups to full rebrands for NGOs, I love working with energetic, defiant companies who break the rules and laugh in the face of convention – the risk takers! Let's reinvent the future together?

Thought For Food®

Our Approach

The TFF Community has taught us a powerful framework of 6 Next-Gen Attitudes, which we believe can solve our world’s most complex challenges—starting with the creation of an inclusive and resilient food system.