2023 Educational Advisory Board (EAB)

FOOD SERVICE

Al Baroudi, PhD

Ata (Al) Baroudi, Ph.D.

VP, QA & Food Safety
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

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Kerry Bridges

Kerry Bridges

Vice President, Food Safety
Chipotle Mexican Grill

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Cindy Jiang

Cindy Jiang

Senior Director of Global Food Safety Risk Management
McDonalds

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Jorge Hernandez

Jorge Hernandez

VP, Quality Assurance
The Wendy's Company

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Robert Prevendar

Robert Prevendar

Director of Global Food Safety & QA
Yum! Brands

RETAILERS

Lance Jensen

Lance Jensen

Senior Director Food Safety & Health Operations
Walmart

Mahipal Kundera

Mahipal Kunduru

Vice President, Quality Assurance
Topco Associates

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Brian Olney

Brian Olney

VP of Quality Assurance, Food Safety & Manufacturing
Wegmans Food Markets

Glenn Stolowski

Glenn Stolowski

Manager Retail Quality Assurance
HEB

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Michael Wood

Michael Wood, Ph.D.

Manager, Food Safety & Quality
Kroger

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Jeremy Zenlea

Head Health and Safety, Office of General Council
Eg America

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MANUFACTURING/ DISTRIBUTION 

Sharon Beals

Sharon Beals

Senior VP, Food Safety & Quality
CTI Foods

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Chitsanzo Chiko Kachaje

Chitsanzo Chiko Kachaje

Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety ·
Home Market Foods

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Oscar Garrison

Oscar Garrison

SVP of Food Safety
United Egg Producers

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Rebecca Guzy

Rebecca Guzy

Director of Research
Frick's Quality Meats

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Deb Kane, MS

Deb Kane, MS

VP, Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory
J&J Snack Foods Corp.

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Spir Marinakis

Spir Marinakis

VP of Food Safety, Quality and Technical Services
Maple Leaf Foods

Ann Marie McNamara

Ann Marie McNamara

VP Food Safety and Quality for Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Commercialization
US Foods

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Joan Menke-Schaenzer

Joan Menke-Schaenzer

Chief Quality Officer
Van Drunen Farms/FutureCeuticals

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Eric Moorman

Eric Moorman, Ph.D.

Corporate Manager, Food Safety and Scientific Affairs
Butterball, LLC

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Nicholas Waters

Nicholas Waters

Market Director, Food Safety
Sysco

PRODUCE

Natalie Dyenson

Natalie Dyenson

VP, Food Safety & Quality
Dole

Will Daniels

Will Daniels

President
AgroThrive, Inc.

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Drew McDonald

Drew McDonald

VP, Quality and Food Safety
Taylor Farms

REGULATORY

Joseph Corby

Joseph Corby

Senior Advisor
Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

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Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson


FDA

Glenda Lewis, M.S.P.H

Glenda Lewis, M.S.P.H

Director, Retail Food Protection Staff
FDA

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Art Liang, MD, MPH

Art Liang, MD, MPH

Senior Advisor for Food Safety
CDC

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Steven Mandernach

Steven Mandernach

Executive Director
Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

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Brendan Niemira

Brendan Niemira, Ph.D.

Research Leader
USDA

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ACADEMIA

Lee-Ann Jaykus

Lee-Ann Jaykus, Ph.D.

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor & NoroCORE Scientific Director
North Carolina State University

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William Lachowsky

Food Safety & Education Consultant

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Alvin Lee, PhD, MASM

Alvin Lee, Ph.D. 

Director of the Center for Processing Innovation
Institute for Food Safety and Health

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Donna Schaffner, MS

Donna Schaffner, MS

Associate Director Food Safety, QA & Training
Rutgers University, Food Innovation Center

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John Spink

John Spink, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & Director, Food Fraud Initiative
Michigan State University

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GENERAL

Chirag Bhatt, RS, CCFS

Chirag Bhatt, RS, CCFS

Director – Regulatory Affairs (Environmental Health)
HS GovTech

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Adrienne Blume

Adrienne Blume

Editorial Director
Food Safety Magazine

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Lone Jespersen

Lone Jespersen, Ph.D.

Principal
Cultivate

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Gillian Kelleher

CEO
Kelleher Consultants LLC

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Hal King, PhD

Hal King, Ph.D.

Managing Partner
Active Food Safety

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Shawn Stevens

Shawn Stevens

Founder, Food Industry Consultant and Lawyer
Food Industry Council LLC

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