Sally Rockey

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Dr. Sally Rockey is the inaugural Executive Director of the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR).  Dr. Rockey is a leader in federal research, overseeing the operations of the extramural research programs in both agriculture and biomedicine. Prior to joining FFAR, she spent almost twenty years with the US Department of Agriculture, where she held several positions within the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service including head of Competitive Research Grants and Chief Information Officer. She also spent eleven years with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as the Deputy Director for Extramural Research, leading the operation of the world’s largest extramural research program. Dr. Rockey has a PhD in Entomology from the Ohio State University and did postgraduate work at University of Wisconsin. 

Portrait of Sally Rockey