Our Team


Sarah Sitts

International development professional with experience in Botswana, Cambodia, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania and Vietnam. A highly effective team leader and consultant, successful in developing, implementing and strengthening international development projects. Sector expertise in resilience, inclusive markets, women's economic empowerment and natural resource management.

Lou Bank

Lou serves as RF's Director of Corporate Sponsorships & Partnerships.  Lou comes to RF from a long career in marketing and communications work for food and beverage companies, as well as running his own successful sponsorships for Sacred Agave, a non-profit project he founded to improve the quality of life for artisan Agave growers in Mexico.
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Dennis Norris

Dennis comes to RF with decades of large-scale national and international program operations experience as well as grant writing expertise. He has written for and managed grant-funded projects throughout the World, and has secured multi-million dollar grants from USAID, AusAID, DFID, CIDA, United Nations, European Union, World Bank, US Military, and more. Dennis recently served as the Senior Operations Advisor for the United Nations in Afghanistan. He is a national trainer on grant writing and grant management and was a fundraiser for the Mara Elephant Project in Kenya.

Clark Miller

Clark is leading RF’s organizational administration, compliance, financial management, and growth strategy along with RF’s Fundraising Board development. He has a strong international organizational management background having been a C-Suite executive of a wide range of for and non-profit international organizations and companies ranging in size from start-ups to multi-million dollar global NGOs and food/ag companies, including Nestle and Con Agra.

Roland van Reenan

Roland is based in Kenya where he provides RF partners with hands-on training workshops as well as design and installation of demonstration syntropic agroforestry and permaculture training farms.

Eric Toensmeier

Eric is the Founder of the Perennial Agriculture Institute and a carbon farming and agroforestry expert who provides training and research support for the design of RFs Programs in Climate Resilient Tree Planting, Nutrition Security through Women's Food Forest Home Gardens.

Mary Johnson