2024 Educational Advisory Board (EAB)
Ata (Al) Baroudi, Ph.D.
VP, QA & Food Safety
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
Vice President, Food Safety
Chipotle Mexican Grill
VP, Quality Assurance
The Wendy's Company
Vice President, Quality Assurance
Vice President, Global Food Safety
Manager Retail Quality Assurance
Michael Wood, Ph.D.
Manager, Food Safety & Quality
Head Health and Safety, Office of General Council
Senior VP, Food Safety & Quality
Chitsanzo Chiko Kachaje
Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety ·
Home Market Foods
SVP of Food Safety
United Egg Producers
Director of Research
Frick's Quality Meats
Deb Kane, MS
VP, Food Safety, Quality, EHSS & Regulatory
J&J Snack Foods Corp.
VP of Food Safety, Quality and Technical Services
Maple Leaf Foods
Ann Marie McNamara
VP Food Safety and Quality for Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Commercialization
Chief Quality Officer
Van Drunen Farms/FutureCeuticals
Market Director, Food Safety
Chief Regulatory and Food Safety Officer
International Fresh Produce Association
VP, Quality and Food Safety
Regulatory, Sr. Science Advisor
Glenda Lewis, M.S.P.H
Director, Retail Food Protection Staff
Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)
Brendan Niemira, Ph.D.
Lee-Ann Jaykus, Ph.D.
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor & NoroCORE Scientific Director
North Carolina State University
Food Safety & Education Consultant
Alvin Lee, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Processing Innovation
Institute for Food Safety and Health
Donna Schaffner, MS
Associate Director Food Safety, QA & Training
Rutgers University, Food Innovation Center
John W Spink, Ph.D.
Director, Food Fraud Prevention Academy & Assistant Professor, MSU
Chirag Bhatt, RS, CCFS
Director – Regulatory Affairs (Environmental Health)
Food Safety Magazine
Lone Jespersen, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Global Food Safety Risk Management
McDonalds - Retired
Presdient and CEO
International Product Safety Consultants
Kelleher Consultants LLC
Hal King, Ph.D.
Active Food Safety
Founder, Food Industry Consultant and Lawyer
Food Industry Counsel LLC