Our Mission

The mission of the North American Truffle Growers Association (NATGA) is to promote awareness, growth, and development of the truffle industry in North America. Our path to accomplish this mission will include researching best practices in all aspects of the industry, setting standards for premium truffles, sharing information between growers, as well as educating the public.  The direct result of NATGA’s action will be a strong and vibrant truffle industry.

NATGA Management Committee (since 2021)

The goals, objectives and activities of the association are directed by the NATGA Management Committee which consists of the Board of Directors and the Task Force Chairpersons:

NATGA Board of Directors (2022-2023)

  • President: Karen Passafaro
  • Vice President: Margaret Townsend
  • Treasurer: Kathleen Sedehi
  • Secretary: Mary Hughes
  • At-large: Ann Scanlan
  • Past President: Brian Upchurch

NATGA Task Force Chairpersons (2022-2023)

  • Marketing & Education: Fran Angerer
  • Research: Staci O’Toole
  • Culinary & Agritourism: Open Position
  • Agribusiness: Lisa Bodrogi
  • Membership: Ann Scanlan
  • Digital Media: Fabrice Caporal
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