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Speaker Profile – Tom Croghan

Tom Croghan

Owner & Winemaker
The Vineyards at Dodon


Tom Croghan is the owner and winemaker at The Vineyards at Dodon in Davidsonville, Maryland.
Established in 2007 by Tom and his wife, Polly Pittman, Dodon makes estate wines from its 17-acre
vineyard in partnership with nature. Dodon’s agroecological practices have been recognized
internationally in the trade and lay press and featured in The Porto Protocol documentary, Climate

Tom is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Future Harvest, a regional regenerative agriculture organization, where he leads the government affairs workgroup, and he is currently advising on several international projects that seek to restore functioning ecosystems on agricultural land.

His essays on farming, viticulture, and Maryland agricultural policy have appeared in the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, Maryland Matters, and Dodon’s website. A physician and cellular immunologist, Tom was, until December 2022, a Senior Fellow at Mathematica Policy Research, where his research and policy analysis focused on treating mental health conditions in primary care settings, measuring and incentivizing health care quality, and racial and ethnic disparities in access and quality of health care.

He is a recipient of an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a Special Commendation from the Secretary of the Veterans Administration.