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Meet our team and let us know how we can help you address the range of critical issues facing your organic business. If you can’t find what you’re looking for below, contact us at (202) 403-8630 or info@ota.com and we’ll get you connected to the information you’re looking for. 
 
Laura Batcha, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, (202) 403-8512
 

Membership and Sponsorship questions:

Cassandra Christine, Director of Industry Relations, Membership, and Development  (831) 234-5710
Danielle Cote, Member Manager (202) 403-8633
Tracy Campany, Events Manager, (202) 403-8632
Douglas Korb, Salesforce Database and Development Coordinator, (202) 403-8637
 

Media and Communications questions:

Maggie McNeil, Director of Media Relations, (202) 403-8514
Barbara Haumann, Senior Writer/Editor, (202) 403-8635
Tessa Young, Vice President, Communications, (202) 403-8642
Angela Jagiello, Associate Director, Conference and Product Development, (202) 403-8636
Adrienne Messe, Integrated Events & Marketing Project Manager, (202) 403-8634
Kelly Taveras, Digital Specialist, (802) 289-9186
 

Legislative, Regulatory, and International Policy questions:

Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs, (503) 798-3294
Johanna Mirenda, Farm Policy Director, (202) 812-7704
Alexis Carey, Manager, International Trade, (202) 403-8515 
Megan DeBates, Director of Legislative Affairs and Coalitions, (202) 403-8643
Allison Rice, Engagement Coordinator, Government Affairs & Member Working Groups, (202) 403-8644
 

Finance and Administration:

Stephanie Jerger, Operations Manager, (202) 403-8513
Janet Martz, Accounting Manager, (202) 403-8516
Jaclyn Root, Accounting Assistant, (202) 403-8639 
 

Canadian questions:

Tia Loftsgard, Executive Director, COTA, (613) 482-1717
Ann Fisbein, Executive Office Manager, COTA, (613) 482-1717
Jill Guerra, Research & Special Projects Coordinator, COTA, (613) 482-1717
Rebecca Schwartz, Communications Coordinator, COTA, (613) 482-1717
 

Headquarters  |  Washington, D.C.

The Hall of the States, 
444 N. Capitol St. NW, 
Suite 445A, Washington D.C. 20001 United States
Tel: 202-403-8520
 

Member Services  |  Vermont

28 Vernon St,
Suite 413, Brattleboro VT 05301 United States 
Tel: (202) 403-8630
 

Other Locations

Santa Cruz, CA   |   Corvallis, OR   |   Olympia, WA
 

Canada Organic Trade Association

Canada Organic Trade Association
Suite 210-4 Florence Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0W7
T: 613.482.1717
F: 613-482-2920
 

 

 

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