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Board of directors

Farm Africa is governed by a board of directors who bring together a wide range of relevant skills and experience.

photo of Tom GodboldTom Godbold - President

Tom Godbold is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Twin Eagle Resource Management LLC (TERM). Prior to joining TERM, Tom was with the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. in its Houston and Washington, D.C. offices for 28 years. Prior to Fulbright, Tom was law clerk for a United States District Judge in Houston. Tom has a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Texas and his law degree from the University of Houston.


Photo of Richard LackmannRichard Lackmann - Treasurer

Richard Lackmann is a US certified public accountant with international not-for-profit and commercial experience. Richard has worked for GlaxoSmithKline, Deloitte Consulting and Equifax, as well as spending three years in a remote part of Botswana as finance director of the Letloa Trust. Richard is currently working as a consultant supporting charities to improve their effectiveness by supporting strategic, operational and financial thinking.


Photo of Russell DaSilvaRussell DaSilva - Secretary

Russell DaSilva is a partner at Hogan Lovells in New York, specialising in international banking practice. Educated at Princeton and Harvard Universities, Russell is a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Council on Foreign Relations. Russell speaks five languages.    


Photo of Greg SilvermanGreg Silverman

Greg Silverman is the newest board member of Farm Africa USA. He is also currently Managing Director of Wellness in the Schools. Previously Greg was Director of National Partnerships for Share our Strength's Cooking Matters 'No Kid Hungry' campaign. Before that Greg worked in London, England, as a food consultant for public sector organizations and the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, was a restaurant owner and chef in Ithaca, NY, and spent time as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Mali.