(April 19) When Katherine DiMatteo left the Greenfield, Mass.-based Organic Trade Association in June after serving as executive director for the past 16 years, many wondered where she would resurface.

Now, that question has an answer.

DiMatteo is now a partner and senior associate in New Castle, Va.-based consulting firm Wolf, DiMatteo + Associates Inc.

The consulting firm, which was started by past OTA president Bill Wolf nearly 20 years ago, focuses on helping companies through organic certification and to develop organic practices, DiMatteo said.

“We will also do presentations and training programs for staff for companies that are thinking bout going organic or perhaps have some organic products who plan to do an expansion of their products,” DiMatteo said.

DiMatteo’s focus for the company will draw on her extensive experience with the OTA in policy, regulatory and international services.