Barbara Alison Rose
Barbara Alison Rose Executive Director and Board Member, ex officio Aid for Africa.
"Barbara Alison Rose has been involved with the issues facing Africa for her entire professional life. As a Peace Corps volunteer, Ms. Rose worked in rural Ethiopia and traveled extensively throughout the continent. Ms. Rose was the founding executive director of Future Harvest Ña nonprofit organization dedicated to building awareness of the importance of science for food production, the environment, and the world’s poor. During her tenure at Future Harvest, Ms. Rose developed an outreach strategy that used the voices of world leaders, the messages of respected scholarly institutions, and the power of the internet to raise awareness around the world of the importance of food production and the role of agricultural science in meeting the needs of Africa and the rest of the developing world. Ms. Rose directed the communications department of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)—an organization focused on improving food and nutrition through better policies for food production and distribution, with a focus on Africa.
"Ms. Rose has worked as an independent consultant for nonprofits, with a primary emphasis on assisting her clients in communicating their programs to the general public. Ms. Rose serves on the Board of Trustees of Ecoagricultural Partners, an environmental nonprofit organization. She received an MBA from Columbia University, a MA in Journalism with a focus on African studies from the University of Maryland, and a BA from Hood College." 
- Director, AIDS Global Action