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 Lynne Berry at

Courtney Allen
Rey Almodovar
Miranda Bouldin-Frost
Bobby Bradley
Connie Burnside
Frank Caprio
Kathy Chan
Joe Collazo
Elizabeth Fleming
Cindy Gray
Dave Hargrove
Dorcas Harris
Warne Heath
Liz Hurley Hargrove
Carole Jones
Tony Jones
Bhavani Kakani
Pennie Keene
Charlie Kettle
Wally Kirkpatrick
Fay Leo
Betsy Lowe
Laura Malone
D.D. Martin
Suzanne Matthews
Robert Mayes
Shirley McCrary
Elizabeth Morard
Barbara Phillips
Ron Poteat
Trey Propst
Mary Lee Prout
Michael Reiney
Ken Rivenbark
Crystal Shell-Sims
Ashok Singhal
Linda Smith
Rusty Stephenson
Jean Wessel Templeton
Bob Thurber
Susy Thurber
Irma Tuder
Daniel Wilson
Tom Young

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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