HudsonAlpha Ambassadors is an awareness-building program made up of community leaders dedicated to raising HudsonAlpha’s profile within their personal, professional and philanthropic networks. This group is comprised of business and civic leaders who are introduced to different research areas, educational programs and economic development opportunities at the Institute through quarterly meetings.  Ambassadors support HudsonAlpha’s mission in several ways, including financial contributions, sponsorships and public relations.

Ambassadors are a highly respected group of advocates who help carry the Institute’s message to the public and offer personal perspectives on the work conducted by HudsonAlpha researchers and educators. Ambassadors also provide insight and suggestions toward growing the nonprofit institute.

For more information about becoming an Ambassador, contact Elizabeth Herrin at

Linda AkenheadRobert Key
Pamela AlexanderWallace Kirkpatrick
Courtney AllenFay Leo
Rose AllenKimberly Lewis
Cynthia AlmodovarDonie Martin
Dana AverbuchBen Matthews
Robert BaronShirley McCrary
Bobby BradleyHal Mooty
Ana ByrneElizabeth Morard
Lynn CollyarJoseph Newberry
Xan CurranRonald Poteat
Kerry FehrenbachMary Prout
Margaret GleasonPaige Prozan
Arthur GoldmanKenneth Rivenbark
Jeff GronbergJames Rogers
Dorcas HarrisNancy Sheppard
Jane HaysPatrick Shields
Liz Hurley HargroveAshok Singhal
Debra JenkinsKatherine Sippel
Andrea JonesJanice Smith
Carole JonesRobert Thurber
Anthony JonesIrma Tuder
Tracy JonesTina Watts
Michelle JordanDaniel Wilson
Andy KattosTom Young
Penelope Keene

The HudsonAlpha Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the supporting entity for the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Tax-deductible contributions to the foundation are for the sole purpose of advancing the mission of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. 

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