Meet Our Food Safety Experts

adesGary Ades, Ph.D.
President,
G&L Consulting Group

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allenMarion Allen
Sr Food Defense Outreach and Education, CFSAN/FDA

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almanzaAl Almanza
Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety,
USDA

 

ArrittFletcher Arritt
Associate Professor, Food Science
NC State

 

BarnesStephanie Barnes
Food Marketing Institute

 

baroudiAl (Ata) Baroudi, Ph.D.
VP. QA & Food Safety,
The Cheesecake Factory

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barrettKari Barrett
Advisor for Strategic Communications and Public Engagement,
FDA

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baumMitzi Baum
Managing Director of Food Safety,
Feeding America

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bhattTejas Bhatt, MS, CFS
Program Director,
IFT Global Food Traceability Center

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bihnElizabeth Bihn
Sr Exention Assoc., Dept. of Food Science
Cornell

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birminghamKathryn Birmingham, PhD
VP Research & Development,
ImEpik

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boboJack Bobo, JD, MS
Sr Advisor,
U.S. Dept. of State

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borrussoPatricia Borrusso, Ph.D.
ORISE Fellow
CFSAN/FDA, Office of Analytics and Outreach

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boyerRenee Boyer
Associate Professor & Extension Specialist,
Virginia Tech

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bradenChristopher Braden, MD
Director, Division Foodborne Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, CDC

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bradleyMichael Bradley, MD
Sr Director Int'l Regulatory Affairs
Smithfield Foods International Group

 

brownDonna Lynn Browne
Director of Food Safety & Social Responsibility,
Naturipe Farms LLC

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bufferJanet Buffer
Subject Matter Expert - Food Safety,
Kroger

 

carangoKeith Carango
SVP, COO,
Cheesecake Factory Bakery Int'l

 

carlsonRichard Carlson
VP Quality Management,
Hormel Foods Corporation

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cassensBarbara Cassens
Acting Director
FDA Office of Partnerships

 

chakrabortySweta Chakraborty
Associate Director,
Institute on Science for Global Policy

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blankBen Chapman
Asst Professor, Food Safety Extension Specialist,
NC State

 

chuAlvina Chu
Chief, Division of Outbreak Investigation.
MD Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene

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clarkTara Clark
Consumer Affairs Manager.
ConAgra Foods, Inc

 

corbyJoe Corby
Executive Director.
Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

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danielsWill Daniels
former Sr VP Operations, Earthbound Farm

 

decostaSuresh DeCosta
Manager Quality Systems
McDonalds, USA

 

delyWilly Dely
Chief Marketing Officer,
Kooper's Restaurant Group

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detlefsenClay Detlefsen
Sr VP Regulatory & Environmental Affairs,
National Milk Producers Federation

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dimennaBryan DiMenna, MS
Meat Safety Solutions,
BASF

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doonaChristopher Doona, Ph.D.
Sr Reserach Chemist,
US Army, Natick Solider RD&E Center

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ebertJames Ebert
Trainer,
Rutgers Food Innovation Center
ehartBob Ehert
Sr Policy and Science Advisor,
National Assoc of State Dept of Agriculture

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ellingsonJay Ellingson
Corporate Director Food Safety and QA,
Kwik Trip

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elliottChristopher Elliot
Director,
Institute for Global Food Security

 

eskinSandra Eskin
Director,
Pew Charitable Trust

 

FarrarJeff Farrar
Assoc Commissioner for Food Protection,
FDA Office of Foods

 

fawellElizabeth Fawell
Counsel, Washington D.C.,
Hogan Lovells

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feistShelley Feist
Executive Director,
Partnership for Food Safety Education

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feldsteinFaye Feldstein
DC Senior Advisor, FED TS&A FHC,
Deloitte Consulting, LLP

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fraserAngie Fraser
Assoc Professor/ Food Safety Specialist,
Clemson University

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frederickTammi Frederick
Sr Manager, Retail, Food Safety & QA.
H-E-B

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garrenDonna Garren
VP, Regulatory & Technical Affairs.
American Frozen Food Institute

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gellerMatt Geller
CEO,
National Food Truck Assoc

 

gmunderCharlean Gmunder
former VP Manufacturing Fresh Express

 

goodPeter Good
Owner,
Peter Good Seminars

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goodmanTravis Goodman
RRT Program Coordinator
FDA Office of Partnerships

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gornyJames Gorny, Ph.D.
VP, Food Safety & Technology,
Produce Marketing Assoc

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gravesEric Graves
CEO,
ABC Reserach Laboratory

 

grayChristie Gray
Manager, Enterprise Rock Services - Food & Product Safety,
Deloitte & Touche, LLC

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gurrisiJohn Gurrisi
Director of Food Safety,
Fresh Express

 

handlerEric Handler, MD
Public Health Officer,
County of Orange, CA

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henryCraig Henry, PhD
VP Business Development for the Americas,
Decernis LLC

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hernandezJorge Hernandez
Senior VP Food Safety & Quality Assurance,
US Foods

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jaykusLee Ann Jaykus
Professor, Food Science Dept,
NC State University

 

jonesJeanne Jones
Director Customer and Consumer Affairs,
ConAgra Foods, Inc

 

julianErnest Julian, PhD
Chief, Office of Food Protection,
Rhode Island Dept of Health

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kastorDan Kastor
Director Food Safety and Quality Systems,
McCormick & Company Inc

 

kennellyPatrick Kennelly
Chief, Food Safety Section,
CA Dept of Health

 

kiduffBrooke Kiduff
Strategy and Operations Consultant,
Deloitte Consulting, LLP

 

kingHal King, Ph.D.
Director Food and Product Safety,
Chick-fil-A

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kircherAmy Kirchner
Director,
National Center for Food Protection and Defense

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kleinRon Klein
Program Director,
Association of Food and Drug Officials

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kramerRobert Kramer, RS, REHS
Director of Food Services & Safety, ECDI
& VP, Savour Food Safety Intl

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kramerGina Kramer
Executive Director
Savour Food Safety International, Inc

 

larsonJim Larson
Program Development Director
Food Donation Connection Harvest Program

 

lauveEva Lauve
Scheduling & Food Safety Mgr,
Stemilt Growers

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leesDr. Michele Lees
Director of Collaborative Research,
Eurofins, France

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leithKen Leith
CEO,
eGauge, Inc

 

leithPatti Leith
CEO,
Edges, Inc

 

levittJoseph Levitt
Partner
Hogan Lovells US LLP

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londonAdam London
Kent County Health Dept, Grand Rapdis, MI

 

lopezStephanie Lopez
President,
AIB Certification Services

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lyonSteven Lyon, PhD
Food & Product Safety,
Chik-Fil-A

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mandernachSteven Madernach
Iowa Dept of Inspection & Appeals

 

marcyJohn Marcy, Ph.D.
Professor, Poultry Processing Specialist
University of Arkansas

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maylSharon Mayl
Sr Advisor, Food Policy,
OFVM

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mcentireJennifer McEntire, Ph.D.
VP Science Operations
Grocery Manufacturers Association

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menke-schaenzerJoan Menke-Schaenzer
Global Chief Quality Officer,
ConAgra Foods, Inc.

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meyerJoseph Meyer, BS
Director Food Safety Microbiology,
Covance Laboratories, Inc

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mooreJeffrey Moore
Sr Scientific Liason,
US Pharmacopeia/ Food Chemicals Codex
moyerDoug Moyer
Asst Professor, Program in Public Health,
MSU

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blankJudy Perry
Corporate Food Safety Manager, Beverage Quality- MultiSite,
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

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petranRuth Petran, Ph.D.
CFS VP Food Safety and Public Health,
EcoLab

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plaisierMelinda Plaisier
Asst Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs,
FDA/ORA

 

pradhanAbani Pradhan
Asst Professor Nutrition & Food Science,
Univ of Maryland

 

rathnamPriya Rathnam
Consumer Safety Officer, Office of Compliance,
CFSAN, OFVM

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reedMark Reed
Manager, KY DPH Food Safety Branch,
Kentucky Dept of Public Health

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ritotaRich Ritota
President,
Food Safety Systems Consulting Firm

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schaffnerDonna Schaffner
Assoc Director, Food Safety, QA & Training,
Food Innovation Center, Rutgers Univ

 

shakirFazila Shakir
Research Fellow,
FDA/CFSAN

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skyboLeslie Skybo
Manager of Quality, Frozen Foods Platform,
ConAgra Foods, Inc

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solomonSteve Solomon
Deputy Assoc Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs,
FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs

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spinkJohn Spink, Ph.D
Director & Assistant Professor Food Farud Initiative,
MSU

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stearnsDenis Stearns
Of Counsel Attorney, Marler Clark, Professor of Food Law & Policy, Seattle Univ. Law School 

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stevensShawn Stevens
Food Industry Counsel, LLC

 

stevensonClint Stevenson
Asst Professor, Dept of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences,
NC State Univ

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stitchStephen Stitch
Director, Division of Food Safety and Inspection,
NY Dept of Agriculture & Markets

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michael taylorMichael R Taylor, JD
Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine,
FDA

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temperleyDonnie Temperley
CEO,
Gray Dog Partners, Inc

 

ulberthFranz Ulberth
Head of Food Standards Bioscience, Joint Research Center, European Commission

 

venezianoDomenic Veneziano
Director, Division of Import Operations,
FDA

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wagnerRoberta Wagner
Deputy Director for Regulatory Affairs,
CFSAN/FDA

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waldropChris Waldrop
Director, Food Policy Institute,
Consumer Federation of America

 

westerPatricia Wester
President,
PA Wester Consulting
wilsonCraig Wilson
VP, GMM Quality Assurance & Food Safety,
Costco Wholesale

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woolerTerri Woolery
Customer  & Consumer Affairs - Social Media,
ConAgra Foods, Inc.