NASDA Staff Directory

Britt Aasmundstad

Associate Director, Public Policy - NASDA

Office Phone Number
(202) 296-9680

Britt Aasmundstad is a North Dakota native who grew up in a farming family in the northeastern part of the state. She is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with a degree in political science and communication studies. Following graduation, Britt worked at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture as a policy analyst with a broad portfolio of issues from transportation to…

Sara Arsenault

Coordinator, Meetings & Executive Assistant to the CEO

Office Phone Number
202-296-9680

Originally from Northern California, Sara was always active in youth agriculture leadership organizations. Growing up, Sara showed pigs and served as an FFA Regional Officer for the Central Valley. She began her college career at Modesto Junior College, where she was selected to be a part of the West Campus Internship Program and worked as a herdsman on their Swine Unit. She then…

DeWitt Ashby

Director, Trade Shows & Grants Management - NASDA

Office Phone Number
(202) 296-9680

DeWitt Ashby joined the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in January 1983 to work on NASDA’s first trade show later that year in Atlanta. While at NASDA he has worked on all thirty-four trade show events co-sponsored by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and NASDA, including the five original NASDA shows, 16 US Food Export Showcases (15 with the Food…

Lisa Benson

Executive Director - NASDA Foundation

Dr. Lisa Benson is an Alaskan native who grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska. She joined NASDA in December 2017 to lead the NASDA Foundation. Previously, Lisa worked for the American Farm Bureau Federation as the director of the Rural Development program. She led the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, a national business competition that provided rural agriculture and food entrepreneurs with…

Nathan Bowen

Executive Director, Public Policy - NASDA

Office Phone Number
(202) 296-9680

Nathan Bowen is Executive Director, Public Policy at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), which represents the commissioners, secretaries and directors of the state departments of agriculture from all fifty states and four U.S. territories. He directs the Association’s policy activities, including engagement with the Administration and Congress.…

Amanda Culp

Director, Communications - NASDA

Office Phone Number
202-296-9680

Amanda grew up in Gainesville, Texas and is a 2010 graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Forestry and 2013 graduate of the University of Maryland with an M.P.S. in Geographic Information Science. Amanda started with NASDA as an intern in January 2011 and became a part of the staff team in February 2012. Amanda leads all of NASDA's communications portfolio including press…

Martha Dale

Chief Financial and Strategy Officer - NASDA

Office Phone Number
(202) 296-9680

Martha grew up in eastern North Carolina and graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.S.B.A. in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA and has worked with not-for-profit groups in the DC area for over 5 years.

Aline Delucia

Associate Director, Public Policy - NASDA

Prior to joining NASDA, DeLucia served as a Manager of Federal Government Relations for Syngenta where she was responsible for advancing Syngenta’s legislative advocacy for crop protection and biotechnology.  DeLucia has three Masters Degrees spanning the breadth of agricultural science and business from Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Florida. DeLucia…

Sarah Grace Edison

Manager, Communications - NASDA

Office Phone Number
202-296-9680

Sarah Grace Edison grew up in Chiefland, Florida, a rural town in north-central Florida, and is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S. in agricultural education and communication. Within her role at NASDA, she works directly with the Director, Communications to coordinate internal and external communications, and carry out NASDA’s communication strategy around public policy…

Bob Ehart

Senior Policy & Science Advisor - NASDA

Office Phone Number
202-296-9680

Dr. Barb Glenn

Chief Executive Officer - NASDA

Office Phone Number
202-296-9680

Dr. Barbara Glenn recently joined the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) as CEO on August 18, 2014. Dr. Glenn is a scientist with decades of experience as a policy researcher and advocate for agriculture. She previously served as Senior Vice President of Science and Regulatory Affairs for CropLife America, where she was responsible for developing policies and…

Perry Harlow

Coordinator, Programs and Grants - NASDA Foundation

Office Phone Number
202-296-9680

Perry Harlow was raised in a small town in North-Central Illinois where he was actively involved in 4-H and FFA. He spent many summers baking pies, fitting steers, and attempting to snap some photos for his photography projects. Due to his involvement in the youth organizations, he decided to major in Agricultural Education. He started at Joliet Junior College and then transferred to…

Janell Hendren

Associate Director, Public Policy & Food Safety Programs - NASDA

Office Phone Number
(202) 296 -9680

Prior to joining NASDA, Hendren served as the National Affairs Coordinator for the Florida Farm Bureau Federation where she focused on grassroots organization tactics and developed policy on labor, trade, water quality, and a variety of other farm programs. Hendren also worked at the Prosper Group, John Quinones for Congress, and Adam Hasner for U.S. Senate. Hendren has a Bachelor’s of…

Charlie Ingram

NASS Program Director - NASDA

Office Phone Number
(202) 296-9680

Charlie Ingram is the NASS Program Director for the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA).  He took the position in March 2009 and oversees all administrative, personnel and enumerator field activities for the NASS-NASDA cooperative program. For the past 10 years, Charlie was NASDA’s Director of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs and handled natural resources,…

Megan McDonald

Director, International Trade Programs - NASDA

Office Phone Number
(202) 296-9680

Megan McDonald was born and raised in South Texas where she participated in 4-H and FFA, showing various animals and participating in FFA judging competitions. Megan joined NASDA in October 2006 to assist with the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) program, which includes organizing NASDA's American Food Fair pavilion at the National Restaurant Association’s trade show in Chicago,…

Felicity Mejeris

Coordinator, Food Safety Programs

Office Phone Number
202-296-9680

Felicity grew up in a small, rural town in north-central Florida. Her passion for the agricultural industry started at a young age with her involvement in 4-H and FFA. She attended the University of Florida and has a B.S. in Agricultural Communication and Leadership Development. While studying at UF, she interned with the Florida Farm Bureau Federation in the National Affairs department.…

Alex Noffsinger

Coordinator, Public Policy

Office Phone Number
202-296-9680

Alex Noffsinger is a recent graduate from Michigan State University's James Madison College where he studied Social Relations and Policy, minoring in Science, Technology, and Environmental Public Policy. In-between his sophomore and junior years at Michigan State, Alex participated in the Demmer Scholar Program, in which he interned for the U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry…

Victoria Pender

Intern - National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Molly Quirk

Office Manager

Office Phone Number
202-296-9680

A native of Gulf Coast Florida, Molly Quirk has an uncommon interest in viticulture. Working and connecting with grape growers across the southeast and mid-Atlantic, she is eager to start her own vineyard. Molly is currently earning her masters in geospatial technology, which she hopes to expand into the local wine industry.

Blake Ramsey

Manager, International Trade Programs - NASDA

Office Phone Number
202-296-9680

Blake Ramsey of Brenham, Texas is a Master of Agribusiness graduate from Texas A&M University. As an undergraduate junior in agricultural economics, Blake interned with NASDA in the spring of 2015, where he was fortunate to work with NASDA's trade show development and his initial interest in international trade in agriculture began. After finishing his bachelor's degree and starting…

Elizabeth Rowland

Director, Human Resource Administration

Office Phone Number
(202) 296-9680

Elizabeth was born and raised in Southeast Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Agricultural Communications.  Before joining the NASDA team in 2013, Elizabeth spent 5 years in the classroom teaching high school students Agriculture Education.  In 2010, she received her Master’s in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication from UGA.