2021 Speakers

Gary Ades, Ph.D.

Gary Ades, Ph.D.

Chair of the Food Summit Educational Advisory Board
President, G&L Consulting

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Stacy Atchison

Stacy Atchison

Publisher
Food Safety Magazine

Craig Bacon

Craig Bacon

Senior Vice-President of Technical Services
Simmons Foods

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Sharon Beals

Sharon Beals

Senior VP, Food Safety & Quality
CTI Foods

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Cal Beyer

Cal Beyer

Vice President, Workforce Risk & Worker Wellbeing
CSDZ, a Holmes Murphy Company

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Chirag Bhatt

Chirag Bhatt

Owner
MyHealthInspector.org

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Anthony Broccoli

Anthony Broccoli

Distinguished Professor, Co-Director
Rutgers Climate Institute

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James Cascone

James Cascone

Partner, U.S. Brand & Reputation Management Leader
Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Moazzam Chaudhry

Moazzam Chaudhry

Director Quality & Food Safety
Van Drunen Farms/FutureCeuticals

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Ginger Chew

Ginger Chew, ScD, MSPH

Health Scientist
CDC

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Conrad Choiniere

Conrad Choiniere, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Analytics and Outreach, CFSAN
FDA

Deanna Copeland

Deanna Copeland, RS/REHS

Manager
Harris County Public Health Department

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Joseph Corby

Joseph Corby

Senior Advisor
Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

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Will Daniels

President, Produce Division
IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group

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Sandra Eskin

Sandra Eskin

Deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety
USDA

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Faye Feldstein

Faye Feldstein

Senior Advisor
Deloitte

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Tom Ford

Tom Ford

Vice President, Food Safety and Quality Assurance
Compass

Katya Forsyth

Katya Forsyth

Diversity and Leadership Consultant
Consulting by K

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John Forsythe

John Forsythe

Managing Director, Government & Public Services
Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Oscar Garrison

Oscar Garrison

SVP, Food Safety Regulatory Affairs
United Egg Producers Association

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Cindy Gillespie

Cindy Gillespie

Vice President, Human Resources
Amy’s Kitchen, Inc.

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Craig Henry, Ph.D.

Craig Henry, Ph.D.

Consultant
Intro, Inc.

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Jorge Hernandez

Vice President, QA
The Wendy's Company

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Bryan Hitchcock

Bryan Hitchcock

Senior Director of Food Chain and Executive Director of the Global Food Traceability Center
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

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Maria Ishida

Maria Ishida

Director of Division of Food Laboratory
New York Department of Agriculture & Markets

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Lee Ann Jaykus, PhD

Lee Ann Jaykus, Ph.D.

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

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Matt Jenkins

Matt Jenkins

Manager
McDonald's US Supply Chain

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Ernie Julian

Ernie Julian, Ph.D.

Chief
Rhode Island Department of Health

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Anita Kambhampati

Anita Kambhampati, M.P.H.

Epidemiologist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Deb Kane

Vice President, Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory
J&J Snack Foods Corp.

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Andreas Keller

Andreas Keller

Multi-Commodity Foods Director
Food and Drug Administration

Andrew Kennedy

Andrew Kennedy

New Era Technology Team Leader
FDA

John Keogh

John Keogh

Professor of Practice
McGill University

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Hal King

Hal King, Ph.D.


l Public Health Innovations LLC

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Kenneth Kirschner

Kenneth Kirschner

Partner
Hogan Lovells

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Adam Kramer

Adam Kramer, ScD, MPH, RS

Environmental Health Officer
CDC

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Mahipal Kunduru, Ph.D.

VP, Quality Assurance
Topco Associates

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Alvin Lee

Alvin Lee

Director of the Center for Processing Innovation
Illinois Institute of Technology, School of Applied Technology

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Sean Leighton

Sean Leighton

Global Vice President of Food Safety
Cargill

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Glenda Lewis, M.S.P.H

Glenda Lewis, M.S.P.H

Director, Retail Food Protection Staff
FDA

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John Luchansky

John Luchansky, Ph.D.

Lead Scientist
USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Steven Mandernach

Steven Mandernach

Executive Director
Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

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Stephen Martin, PhD

Stephen Martin, Ph.D.

Engineer
CDC’s National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

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Mac McClendon

Mac McClendon

Director
Office of Public Health Preparedness & Response

KatieRose McCullough

KatieRose McCullough, Ph.D., MPH

Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
North American Meat Institute

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Jennifer McEntire

Jennifer McEntire, Ph.D.

VP, Food Safety & Technology
United Fresh Produce Assn

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Sherri McGarry

Sherri McGarry

Health Scientist Microbiologist
CDC Liaison to FDA for Food Safety

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Kenneth Mead

Kenneth Mead, Ph.D., PE

Chief, Engineering and Physical Hazards Branch
NIOSH Division of Field Studies and Engineering

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Joan Menke-Schaenzer

Joan Menke-Schaenzer

Chief Quality Officer
Van Drunen Farms/FutureCeuticals

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Erik Mettler

Erik Mettler

Assistant Commissioner for Partnerships and Policy
Food & Drug Administration

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Pam Miles

Pam Miles

Program Supervisor. Food Safety Program
Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services

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Angela Montalbano

Angela Montalbano

Region Supervisor
New York Department of Agriculture & Markets

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Brendan Niemira

Brendan Niemira

Research Leader
U.S. Dept. Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

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David Norton

David Norton

President
SYSCO Specialty Meat Companies

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Scott Packard

Scott Packard

Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer
Houston Health Department

Dr. Anna Porto-Fett

Dr. Anna Porto-Fett

Researcher Food Technologist
USDA, Agricultural Research Service

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Donna Schaffner

Donna Schaffner

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

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John Spink, Ph.D.

Director & Associate Professor
Michigan State University

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Shawn Stevens

Founder, Food Industry Consultant and Lawyer
Food Industry Counsel LLC

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Glenn Stolowski

Glenn Stolowski

Manager, Retail Food Safety
HEB

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Tammy Switucha

Tammy Switucha

Executive Director, Food Safety and Consumer Protection
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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Kyle Tanger

Kyle Tanger

Director, Sustainability Practice
Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Robert Tauxe, MD, M.P.H

Robert Tauxe, MD, M.P.H

Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Angela Valadez

Angela Valadez

Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager
Publix Super Markets

Katherine Vierk

Katherine Vierk

Director, Division of Public Health Informatics & Analytics
CFSAN/FDA

Mary Lynn Walsh

Mary Lynn Walsh

South Market Director Food Safety
Sysco Corporation

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Lori White

Lori White

President
Apex Quality Resources, Inc.

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Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

VP, GMM
Costco

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Frank Yiannas

Frank Yiannas

Deputy Commissioner, Food Policy and Response
FDA

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