Board of Directors
Jocelyn Brown Hall

Jocelyn Brown Hall

Board member

Since June 2021, Jocelyn Brown Hall has served as director of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Liaison Office for North America based in Washington, D.C.

Brown Hall was previously the deputy regional representative for the FAO regional office for Africa based in Accra, Ghana, where she served from 2019-2021. In this capacity, Brown Hall oversaw 47 FAO country offices in Africa and guided their strategy and communications around food security, agriculture, climate change, agri-food trade, and more. She also served as the FAO representative for Ghana and worked with ministries of agriculture, fisheries, social protection, and trade on advancing issues such as healthy school meals, rehabilitating lands contaminated by illegal mining, sustainable aquaculture and fish smoking, digitalization of agriculture data, and resource mobilization.

Prior to joining FAO, Brown Hall worked for the USDA, where she was appointed deputy administrator in the Foreign Agricultural Service, leading the USDA’s $2 billion food and technical assistance programs in low- and middle-income countries.

Brown Hall began her career teaching English at an agricultural university in Peshawar, Pakistan while serving in the Peace Corps. She ran the largest income generation program for Afghan women refugees in Pakistan for Save the Children.

B.A., American Literature, Harvard University
M.A., International Business and Development, George Washington University