Contacts 2017-09-12T16:24:12+00:00

Meet the CEFS Team

For general information about CEFS please contact us at cefs_info@ncsu.edu or 919-513-0954.

You can also view the CEFS staff contacts directory in table format.

Leadership Team | Research Unit Coordinators | Programs and Initiatives | CEFS-Affiliated Faculty | Support and Extension | Kellogg Endowment Challenge

Leadership Team

Nancy Creamer
Dr. Nancy Creamer

CEFS Co-Director

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Kathleen Liang
Dr. Chyi Lyi (Kathleen) Liang

CEFS Co-Director

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Andrew Meier

Superintendent

Cherry Research Farm

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Chris Reberg-Horton
Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton

Assistant Director of Collaborative Research

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Michelle Schroeder-Moreno
Dr. Michelle Schroeder-Moreno

Assistant Director of Educational Programs

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Research Unit Coordinators

Alan Franzluebbers
Dr. Alan Franzluebbers

Farming Systems Research Unit Coordinator

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Matt Poore
Dr. Matt Poore

Pasture-Based Beef Unit Coordinator

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Chris Reberg-Horton
Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton

Organic Research Unit Coordinator

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Programs and Initiatives

Shorlette Ammons
Shorlette Ammons

Equity in Food Systems Extension Associate

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Sarah Blacklin
Sarah Blacklin

Program Director

NC Choices

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Emily-Edmonds-CEFS
Emily M. Edmonds, MPA

Project Extension & Outreach Program Manager
NC Growing Together

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Emma Hutchens
Emma Hutchens

University Programs Coordinator

NC 10% Campaign

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Jewel Jones
Jewel Jones

Public Communications Coordinator

NC 10% Campaign/UFOODS

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Gini Knight
Gini Knight

Program Coordinator

Community Food Strategies

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Laura Lauffer
Laura Lauffer

Program Coordinator

Local Farms and Food

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Joanna Massey Lelekacs
Joanna Massey Lelekacs

Extension Local Foods Flagship Program Manager

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Sheila Neal
Sheila Neal

Project Coordinator

NC Choices

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Abbey Piner
Abbey Piner

Program Director

Community Food Strategies

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Robyn Stout
Robyn Stout

Statewide Coordinator

NC 10% Campaign

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Caroline Stover
Caroline Stover

Project Manager

NC Farm to Early Care and Education

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Tes Thraves
Tes Thraves

Coordinator

Youth and Community-Based Food Systems

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Bevelyn Ukah
Bevelyn Afor Ukah

Youth Organizer

Food Youth Initiative

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CEFS-Affiliated Faculty

Dara Bloom
Dr. Dara Bloom

Assistant Professor and Local Foods Extension Specialist
Youth, Family, and Community Sciences
NC State

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Dr. Miguel S. Castillo

Assistant Professor
Crop Science
NC State

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Lauren Davis
Dr. Lauren Davis

Associate Professor
Industrial Engineering
N.C. A&T

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Rebecca Dunning
Dr. Rebecca Dunning

Research Assistant Professor
NC State 
Project Manager, Supply Chain Initiatives/NC Growing Together

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Sanjun Gu
Dr. Sanjun Gu

Extension Specialist
Horticulture
N.C. A&T

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Shuijin Hu
Dr. Shuijin Hu

Professor
Plant Pathology
NC State

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Joshua Idassi
Dr. Joshua Idassi

Extension Specialist
Natural Resources
N.C. A&T

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Kenrett Jefferson-Moore
Dr. Kenrett Jefferson-Moore

Associate Professor
Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education
N.C. A&T

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David B. Orr
Dr. David B. Orr

Associate Professor
Entomology
NC State

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Silvana Pietrosemoli
Silvana Pietrosemoli

Research Associate
Animal Science
NC State

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Charles Raczkowski
Dr. Charles Raczkowski

Adjunct Associate Professor
Natural Resources and Environmental Design
N.C. A&T

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Sanjay Shah
Dr. Sanjay Shah

Professor
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
NC State

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Rhonda L Sherman
Rhonda L. Sherman

Extension Solid Waste Specialist
Horticultural Science Department
NC State University

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Wes Watson
Dr. Wes Watson

Professor of Entomology
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
NC State

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Support and Extension

Krystal M. Chojnacki
Krystal M. Chojnacki

Program Coordinator

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Lisa Forehand
Lisa Forehand

CEFS Extension and Outreach

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Amber Polk
Amber Polk

CEFS Business Manager

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JJ Richardson
JJ Richardson

Communications and Website Manager

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Faculty Emeritus

Jean-Marie Luginbuhl
Dr. Jean-Marie Luginbuhl

Professor (Retired), Crop Science
NC State

Former Coordinator of CEFS’ Pasture-Based Meat Goat Unit

Steve Washburn
Dr. Steve Washburn

Professor (Retired), Animal Science
NC State
Former Coordinator of CEFS’ Pasture-Based Dairy Unit 

Kellogg Endowment Challenge

Catherine Maxwell
Catherine Maxwell

CALS Advancement Liaison

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Staff Contacts Directory

PositionNameProgram or InitiativeEmailPhone  
CEFS Co-DirectorDr. Nancy Creamernancy_creamer@ncsu.edu919-515-9447
CEFS Co-DirectorDr. Chyi Lyi (Kathleen) Liangcliang@ncat.edu336-285-4683
SuperintendentAndrew MeierCherry Research Farmandrew.meier@ncagr.gov919-731-3270
Assistant Director of Collaborative ResearchDr. Chris Reberg-Hortonchris_reberg-horton@ncsu.edu919-515-7597
Assistant Director of Educational ProgramsDr. Michelle Schroeder-MorenoAgroecology Programsmichelle_schroeder@ncsu.edu919-513-0085
Pasture-Based Beef Unit CoordinatorDr. Matt PooreResearch Unitsmatt_poore@ncsu.edu919-515-7798
Pasture-Based Dairy Unit CoordinatorDr. Steve WashburnResearch Unitssteve_washburn@ncsu.edu919-515-7726
Organic Research Unit CoordinatorDr. Chris Reberg-HortonResearch Unitschris_reberg-horton@ncsu.edu919-515-7597
Farming Systems Research Unit CoordinatorDr. Alan FranzluebbersResearch Unitsalan.franzluebbers@ars.usda.gov919-515-1973
Local Foods Flagship Program DirectorJoanna Massey LelekacsNC Cooperative Extensionjoanna_lelekacs@ncsu.edu919-244-5269
Project ManagerDr. Rebecca DunningSupply Chain Initiatives/NC Growing Togetherrebecca_dunning@ncsu.edu919-389-2220
Project Extension & Outreach Program ManagerEmily M. Edmonds, MPANC Growing Togetheremelders@ncsu.edu828-399-0297
Project CoordinatorLaura LaufferLocal Farms & Food/NC Growing Togetherldlauffe@ncat.edu336-285-4690
Program DirectorSarah BlacklinNC Choicessarah@ncchoices.com919-928-4771
Program CoordinatorSheila NealNC Choicessheila@ncchoices.com919-260-7465
Statewide CoordinatorRobyn StoutNC 10% Campaignrobyn_stout@ncsu.edu919-515-5362
Local Food Ambasador ProgramEmma HutchensNC 10% Campaignekhutche@ncsu.edu919-515-5362
Public Communications CoordinatorJewel JonesNC 10% Campaign/UFOODSjljone25@ncsu.edu919-515-5362
Farmer Research and Outreach CoordinatorJosie WalkerNC 10% Campaign/UFOODSinfo@ufoodsnc.com252-493-6284
Project Manager
Caroline StoverNC Farm to Childcarecmstover@ncsu.edu336-287-1620
Program DirectorAbbey PinerCommunity Food Strategiesabbey_piner@ncsu.edu919-515-5362
Program CoordinatorGini KnightCommunity Food Strategiesgini_knight@ncsu.edu919-515-5362
Youth OrganizerBevelyn Afor UkahFood Youth Initiativebevelyn_ukah@ncsu.edu404-735-4377
Outreach CoordinatorShorlette AmmonsCommunity Food Systems sammonss@ncat.edu336-285-4664
CoordinatorTes ThravesYouth & Community-Based Food Systemstes_thraves@ncsu.edu919-619-8897
CEFS Administrative & Business SupportAmber PolkCEFSamber_polk@ncsu.edu919-513-3924
CEFS Extension & OutreachLisa ForehandCEFSlisa_forehand@ncsu.edu919-513-0954
Web Content Manager & Communications SpecialistJJ RichardsonCEFSjj_richardson@ncsu.edu919-889-8219
Program CoordinatorKrystal M. ChojnackiCEFSkrystal_chojnacki@ncsu.edu919-515-1207
CALS Advancement LiaisonCatherine Maxwellcatherine_maxwell@ncsu.edu