May 3, 2017

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HBI Team Leaders

German Perilla

Director and Co-Founder, Honey Bee Initiative
School of Business and College of Science

Germán Perilla is co-founder and director of the Honey Bee Initiative. He is passionate about honey bees, sustainability, teaching, and research. He champions local programs that support bee health, and spearheads the honey bee global programs, working with indigenous communities in Central and South America.

Lisa Gring-Pemble, PhD

Co-Founder and Consultant, Honey Bee Initiative
School of Business

Lisa Gring-Pemble is co-founder of the Honey Bee Initiative. As Director of Social Entrepreneurship and Global Impact in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Gring-Pemble focuses on enhancing HBI’s curricular, co-curricular and public-private partnerships.

Candace Garthee

Research Graduate Fellow, Honey Bee Initiative

Candace Garthee is current graduate student seeking a Master of Science in Nutrition at George Mason University. She has a deep passion for sustainable agriculture and food systems, food security, conservation, beekeeping, and integrative health and nutrition.

Contact the program via email at and on twitter @GMUBees.

HBI Team Members

A. Alonso Aguirre
Veterinarian and Bee Disease Expert

Audrey Kelaher
College of Science
Director of Development

Stephanie Pareja
Honey Bee Initiative Graduate Assistant

Suzanne Terrillion
School of Business
Associate Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations