2023 Speakers

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TOWN HALL

Sandra Eskin

Sandra Eskin

Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety
United States Department of Agriculture

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Steve Mandernach, JD

Steve Mandernach, JD

Executive Director
Association of Food & Drug Officials

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Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH

Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH

Director, DFWED, NCEZID, DDID
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Gillian Kelleher

Gillian Kelleher

CEO,
Kelleher Consultants LLC

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Moderator


CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Angela Anandappa

Angela Anandappa, Ph.D.

CEO
Alliance for Advanced Sanitation

Karleigh Bacon

Karleigh Bacon

Director, US Supply Chain Food Safety, Science, and Regulatory
McDonald's

Steven Ball

Steven Ball

Supply Chain Systems Manager
Wegmans Food Markets

Al Baroudi, PhD

Ata (Al) Baroudi, Ph.D.

VP, QA & Food Safety
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

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Sharon Beals

Sharon Beals

Senior VP, Food Safety & Quality
CTI Foods

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Chirag Bhatt

Chirag Bhatt

Director – Regulatory Affairs (Environmental Health)
HS GovTech

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Adrienne Blume

Adrienne Blume

Editorial Director
Food Safety Magazine

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Mindy Brashears

Mindy Brashears, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, International Center for Food Industry Excellence
Texas Tech University

Philip Bronstein, PhD

Philip Bronstein, PhD

Assistant Administrator Office of Field Operations Food Safety and Inspection Service
USDA

John Butts

John Butts

Founder and Principal
FoodSafetyByDesign, LLC

Jean C Buzby, Ph.D.

Jean C Buzby, Ph.D.

USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison, Office of the Chief Economist
USDA

Conrad Choiniere

Conrad Choiniere

Director of the Office of Analytics and Outreach
FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

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David Clifford

David Clifford

Food Safety Director
Nestle USA

Vanessa Coffman

Vanessa Coffman, Ph.D.

Director
Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness

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Lana Coppolino Suarez

Lana Coppolino Suarez

Associate Chief, Materials Management Branch, OLEM/ORCR/RCSD
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Will Daniels

Will Daniels

President
AgroThrive, Inc.

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Darin Detwiler

Darin Detwiler, MA.Ed

Assistant Teaching Professor
Northeastern University

Natalie Dyenson

Natalie Dyenson, MPH

VP, Food Safety & Quality
Dole Food Company, Inc.

Ashley Eisenbeiser

Ashley Eisenbeiser

Senior Director, Food and Product Safety
FMI

Jay Ellingson, Ph.D.

Jay Ellingson, Ph.D.

Chief Science and Food Protection Officer
KwikTrip

Reinaldo Figueiredo

Reinaldo Figueiredo

Vice President - Conformity Assessment Strategy
Chair ISO's Committee on Conformity Assessment (CASCO)

Oscar Garrison

Oscar Garrison

Sr. VP Food Safety Regulatory Affairs
United Egg Producers

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Anne Gerardi

Anne Gerardi

Senior Manager
Global Food Safety Initiative at The Consumer Goods Forum

Maile Gradison

Maile Gradison

Partner
Hogan Lovells

Duane Grassmann

Duane Grassmann

Corporate Quality Management Hygienist
Nestle USA

Rebecca Guzy

Rebecca Guzy

Director of Research
Frick Quality Meats

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Jorge Hernandez

Jorge Hernandez

VP, Quality Assurance
The Wendy's Company

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Timothy Hsu

Timothy Hsu

Director of Health Technology Initiatives
AFDO/RAPS Healthcare Products Collaborative

Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson

Regulatory, Sr. Science Advisor
FDA

Lance Jensen

Lance Jensen

Senior Director Food Safety & Health Operations
Walmart

Lone Jespersen

Lone Jespersen, Ph.D.

Principal and Founder
Cultivate SA

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Cindy Jiang

Cindy Jiang

Senior Director of Global Food Safety Risk Management
McDonalds

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Chitsanzo Chiko Kachaje

Chitsanzo Chiko Kachaje

Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety ·
Home Market Foods

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Priya Kadam, Ph.D.

Priya Kadam, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor Food Safety and Science
FDA/CFSAN/Office of Food Safety

Deb Kane, MS

Deb Kane, MS

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

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Tim King

Tim King

Founding Partner
Quality Matters LLC

Kathy Knuston

Kathy Knuston

Food and Cannabis Consultant
Author of "Food Safety Lessons for Cannabis-Infused Edibles"

Mahipal Kundera

Mahipal Kunduru

Vice President, Quality Assurance
Topco Associates

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Matthew Lash, Esq.

Matthew Lash, Esq.

Assistant Director
Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Branch

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Mike Learakos

Mike Learakos

President/CEO
Abound Food Care

Alvin Lee, Ph.D.

Alvin Lee, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Processing Innovation
Institute for Food Safety and Health

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Art Liang, MD, MPH

Art Liang, MD, MPH

Senior Advisor for Food Safety
CDC

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Sharon Lindan Mayl

Sharon Lindan Mayl

Partner, DLA Piper
former Senior Advisor for Policy to the Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response at FDA

Lisa Jo Lupo

Lisa Jo Lupo

Director, Communications
The Acheson Group (TAG)

Drew MacDonald

Drew MacDonald

VP, Quality and Food Safety
Taylor Farms

Steve Mandernach, JD

Steve Mandernach, JD

Executive Director
Association of Food & Drug Officials

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Spir Marinakis

Spir Marinakis

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

William Marler

Bill Marler

Attorney
Marler Clark: The Food Safety Law Firm

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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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Traci Michelson, REHS, CP-FS

Traci Michelson, REHS, CP-FS

Food Safety Manager
McDonald's Corporation

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Mick Miklos

Partner and Advisor
Active Food Safety, LLC

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George Misko

George Misko

Partner
Keller and Heckman

Eric Moorman, Ph.D.

Eric Moorman, Ph.D.

Corporate Manager, Food Safety and Scientific Affairs
Butterball, LLC

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Roger Muse

Roger Muse

Vice President, Business Development
ANAB

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Brendan Niemira, Ph.D.

Research Leader, Food Safety and Interventions Reseach Unit
USDA-ARS Eastern Regional Research Center

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Brian Olney

Brian Olney

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

Nick Pacciti

Nick Pacciti

Consultant
Cold Chain Development and Operations

Rita Palmer

Rita Palmer

Director QA and Regulatory
Papa John's Pizza

Donald Prater

Donald Prater, D.V.M

Associate Commissioner for Imported Food Safety
FDA Office of Food Policy and Response

Brian Perry

Brian Perry

Senior Vice President Food Safety, Quality
TreeHouse Foods

Robert Prevendar

Robert Prevendar

Director of Global Food Safety & QA
Yum! Brands

Greg Sanders

Greg Sanders

Senior Manager of Food Safety Operations
Walmart

Angie Siemens

Angie Siemens

Vice President, Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory
Cargill

John Spink

John Spink

Director, Food Fraud Prevention Academy;
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

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Matthew Jon Stasiewicz

Matthew Jon Stasiewicz

Associate Professor of Applied Food Safety
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Shawn Stevens

Shawn Stevens

National Food Industry Lawyer
Food Industry Council, LLC

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Glenn Stolowski

Glenn Stolowski

Manager Retail Quality Assurance
HEB

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Chris Waldrup

Chris Waldrup

Senior Health Scientist
FDA

Nicholas Waters

Nicholas Waters

Market Director, Food Safety
Sysco

Weldon Williams

Weldon Williams

Vice President, Standards & Operational Excellence
HAVI

Michael Wood

Michael Wood, Ph.D.

Manager, Food Safety & Quality
Kroger

Lily Yang

Lily Yang

Senior Manager, Food Safety
The Acheson Group (TAG)

Jeremy Zenlea

Jeremy Zenlea

Director, Head of Health and Safety
EG America/Cumberland Farms

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John Zimmerman

John Zimmerman

VP, QA & Food Safety
First Watch Restaurants

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SOLUTIONS STAGE PRESENTERS

Lute Atieh

Lute Atieh

Director of Training Solutions and Development
WorkForge

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Roberto Bellavia

Roberto Bellavia

Partner and Senior Consultant
KTL

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Ellie Girard

Ellie Girard

Southern California District Manager
LUBRIPLATE Lubricants Company

Kurt Westmoreland

Kurt Westmoreland

Chief Commercial Officer
FlexXray, Inc

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Kathleen Wybourn

Kathleen Wybourn

Director, Food & Beverage
DNV

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TECH TENT PRESENTERS

Michael Fabian

Michael Fabian

Manager of CompuClean
Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.

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CERTIFICATE/CERTIFICATION COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Tara Cammarata

Tara Cammarata

President
Cenza Smart

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Roy Fenoff, Ph.D.

Roy Fenoff, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice
The Military College of South Carolina (The Citadel)

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William Lachowsky

Project Manager, Food Safety Training
Food Processing Human Resources Council

Joseph Meyer

Joseph Meyer

Global Microbiology Lead
Kerry

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Kara Mikkelson- Baldus

Kara Mikkelson- Baldus

Food Safety Program Manager
Hydrite

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Barry Parsons

Barry Parsons

Vice President Consulting
Cenza Smart

Judy Perry

Judy Perry

Senior Scientist
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.

Donna Schaffner

Donna Schaffner

Associate Director: Food Safety, Quality Assurance & Training
Rutgers University - Food Innovation Centers

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Nancy Scharlach

Nancy Scharlach, CFSQA

President, Chief Technical Director, Global FSVP Qualified Individual
PCQI & Food Safety Professional

John Spink

John Spink

Director, Food Fraud Prevention Academy;
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

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