ECHO appoints new leader for Regional Impact Center

N FT MYERS, Fla. - May 20, 2024 - PRLog -- ECHO, a worldwide leader in sustainable agriculture and global food security, announces the return of Grace Miller as director of its North America Regional Impact Center.

Miller, a former ECHO board member and seed bank director, returns to the nonprofit after spending five years as dean of science, education and social sciences at Taylor University in Indiana. She has also worked as a professor of biology and sustainable tropical agriculture for several colleges and universities in the U.S., Caribbean and South America.

Miller's research expertise focuses on the antibacterial and nutritional qualities of moringa, a plant that is considered a superfood and is used in purifying water and feeding programs in underdeveloped countries.

"We are excited to have Grace back at ECHO leading our North America Regional Impact Center," said ECHO CEO Abram Bicksler. "Her knowledge and experience in sustainable agriculture and what we do here at ECHO is outstanding. We look forward to her bringing us to new heights."

Miller is married and has two children. In addition to her work with sustainable agriculture she and her family served at an orphanage in Morocco for two years.


ECHO provides hope against hunger around the globe through agricultural training and
resources. As a Christian technical networking and resourcing organization, ECHO builds a diverse, global network and serves that network by sharing validated contextualized agricultural options with technical excellence. ECHO's goal is to serve its network members to advance food security and sustainable livelihoods. ECHO's North American Regional Impact Center is located in Fort Myers, Florida with a global presence through four Regional Impact Centers in the USA, Thailand, Tanzania, and Burkina Faso. For more information about ECHO call 239-543-3246 or visit or

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