University of Georgia Research Foundation

Board of Directors

N. Kirby Alton
Senior Vice President for Development (Retired)
Amgen, Inc.
Ex Officio
Steven R.H. Beach
Regents Professor, Psychology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Director, Center for Family Research
UGA
Appointed by University Council
Karen J.L. Burg
UGARF Executive Vice President
Vice President for Research
Harbor Lights Chair, Biomedical Research, College of Veterinary Medicine
UGA
Ex Officio
Alan G. Darvill
Regents Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Director, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
UGA
Elected by the UGARF Board
C. Greg Guyer
Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Appointed by the UGA Foundation
Susanne Hollinger
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Newell Brands
Appointed by the UGA Foundation
S. Jack Hu
UGARF Vice Chair of the Board
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
UGA
Ex Officio
Jason Locklin
Distinguished Faculty Scholar, School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Director, New Materials Institute
UGA
Appointed by University Council
F. Abit Massey
President Emeritus
Georgia Poultry Federation
Elected by the UGARF Board
Jere W. Morehead
UGARF President and Chair of the Board
President
UGA
Ex Officio
Ryan A. Nesbit
UGARF Financial Vice President and Treasurer
Vice President for Finance and Administration
UGA
Ex Officio
Teresa L. Ostapower
Chief Information Officer
Diebold Nixdorf
Appointed by UGA Alumni Association
Peggy Ozias-Akins
Professor, Horticulture, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Director, Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
UGA
Appointed by University Council
Gregory H. Robinson
UGA Foundation Professor, Chemistry, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
UGA
Elected by the UGARF Board
Michael R. Strand
H.M. Pulliam Chair, Entomology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
UGA
Elected by the UGARF Board
Susan C. Waltman
Executive Vice President for Legal, Regulatory, and Professional Affairs
Greater New York Hospital Association
Executive Vice President for Legal & General Counsel
GNYHA Management Corporation
Appointed by the UGA Foundation
Franklin D. West
Associate Professor, Animal and Dairy Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Co-chair, Regenerative Bioscience Center
UGA
Appointed by the UGA Alumni Association
Effective as of October 1, 2021