Bags of flour


People. Partners. Purpose.


Partners in Food Solutions, an independent nonprofit organization, is working to strengthen food security, improve nutrition and increase economic development across Africa by expanding and increasing the competitiveness of the food processing sector. We link corporate volunteers from our consortium of world-class food companies with promising entrepreneurs in twelve African countries.


General Mills
General Mills, the founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 150,000 people in 70 countries.
With a nearly 30,000 strong team and unparalleled capabilities built on more than a century of cutting-edge science, dsm-firmenich is a trailblazer in the reinvention, manufacturing, and combination of vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances.
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a over 10,000 employees worldwide.
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, PA, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is committed to transforming how the world is nourished.
Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company’s portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, include iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone plus new favorites like Café Bustelo, Smucker’s Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish.

Headquarters Staff

Janelle Arndt

Director, Accounting & Finance

Taylor Bengston

HR and Administration Assistant

Jimmy Bettcher

Director, Partnerships & Business Development

Klerissa Church

Senior Advisor, Human Resources

Dave Cummings

Technical Services Lead

Jeff Dykstra

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Hallie Huffaker

Impact Consultant

Ben Knoll

Senior Advisor, Corporate Development

Andrew Lonsbury

Development Advisor

Magdalene Mbaga

Director, Services Innovation & Impact

John Mendesh

Senior Advisor, Special Projects

Makabongwe Ngulube

Director, Human Resources & Administration

Josephine Orinda

Salesforce Consultant

Mark Schulze

Chief Financial Officer

Nikki See

Director, Communications & IT

Staci Seibold

Senior Director, Client & Technical Services

Amanda Traaseth

Director, Operations

Brian Tregilgas

Corporate Partnerships Associate

Lulit Woldeselassie

Volunteer Engagement Associate

Partner Field Staff

Bernadette Arthur

Senior Partnerships Associate

Caroline Bamba

Program Manager - Côte d'Ivoire

Gloria Buah-Kwofie

Technical Services Lead

Christian Dedzo

Regional Program Director - West Africa

Edwin Gafa

Senior Program Manager - Uganda

Yvonne Akorfa Hormenoo

Human Capital Services Lead

Gillian Kadenyi

Senior Program Manager - Kenya

Veronica Kanja

Program Manager - Kenya

Johnson Kiragu

Regional Program Director - East Africa

Robert Mawanda

Program Manager - Rwanda & Uganda

Daniel Mwape

Senior Program Manager - Zambia

Faith Ngila

Partnerships Programs Operations Manager

Gordon Okyere

Program Manager - Ghana

Gloria Maame Abena Otoo

Impact Manager

Nana Antwi Owusu-Ansah

Volunteer Engagement Associate

Regina Quartey-Papafio

Communications Associate

Selase Sabah

Business Services Lead

Toju Ukubeyinje

Program Manager - Nigeria

Chenge Arnold Wandabwa

Senior Program Associate


Kojo Amoo-Gottfried

President of Cocoa and Chocolate - North America at Cargill

Will Bonifant

Vice President, International Supply Chain & Manufacturing at The Hershey Company

Kofi Bruce

Chief Financial Officer, General Mills

Dan Dye

Chief Executive Officer, Ardent Mills

Dana McNabb

Group President, North America Retail, General Mills

Monica Musonda

Chief Executive Officer, Java Foods

Ken Powell, Chair of the Board

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, General Mills

Purbita Ray

Vice President Innovation, Technology, Quality of Global Cereal, General Mills

Andy Sharpe

President and CEO, Bühler North America

Chris Todaro

Vice President, Coffee Operations & Operations Excellence, The J.M. Smucker Co

Hugh C. Welsh

General Counsel, Secretary & President, DSM North America

Bruce Wilkinson, Vice Chair of the Board

Former CEO and President of Catholic Medical Mission Board