2022 Speakers

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KEYNOTE PRESENTERS

Conrad Choiniere, Ph.D.

Conrad Choiniere, Ph.D.

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

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Matthew Lash, Esq.

Matthew Lash, Esq.

Assistant Director
DOJ Consumer Protection Branch

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Donald Prater, D.V.M

Donald Prater, D.V.M

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

Michael Roberson, MS, CFS, CP-FS

Michael J. Roberson, MS, CFS, CP-FS

Director of Corporate Quality Assurance
Publix Super Markets, Inc.

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Shawn Stevens

Shawn Stevens

National Food Industry Lawyer
Food Industry Council, LLC

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TOWN HALL

Gary Ades, Ph.D.

Gary Ades, Ph.D.

President
G & L Consulting

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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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Frank Yiannas

Frank Yiannas

Deputy Commissioner, Food Policy & Response
Food and Drug Administration

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CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Natalie Adan

Natalie Adan

Department Food Safety Division Director
Georgia Department of Agriculture

Mitzi Baum

Mitzi Baum

CEO
Stop Foodborne Illness

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Michael	Bazaco

Michael Bazaco

Epidemiologist, Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation
FDA

Sharon Beals

Sharon Beals

Senior VP, Food Safety & Quality
CTI Foods

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Roberto Bellavia

Roberto Bellavia

Principal
Kestrel Tellevate

Chirag Bhatt

Chirag Bhatt

Director – Regulatory Affairs (Environmental Health)
Healthspace USA

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Philip Bornstein, Ph.D.

Philip Bornstein, Ph.D.

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

Kerry Bridges

Kerry Bridges

Vice President, Food Safety
Chipotle Mexican Grill

Joel Chappelle

Joel Chappelle

Food Industry Lawyer
Food Industry Counsel, LLC

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Joshua Corman

Joshua Corman

Chief Strategist, CISA COVID Task Force
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Dept. of Homeland Security

Andrea Cote, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Andrea Cote, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Epidemiologist, Applied Epidemiology Staff
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA

Dionne Crawford

Dionne Crawford

Manager of Restaurant Food Safety-Field Partnership
McDonalds

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Will Daniels

Will Daniels

President
AgroThrive, Inc.

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Laura Dunn Nelson

Laura Dunn Nelson

VP Food Safety and Global Alliances
Intertek Alchemy

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Deirdre	Fay

Deirdre Fay

Health and Safety Specialists
EG America

Jen Fernan

Jen Fernan

Director, FSQA Standards and Supply Quality
J&J Snacks Foods Corp.

Oscar Garrison

Oscar Garrison

Sr. VP Food Safety Regulatory Affairs
United Egg Producers

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Laura Grunenfelder

Laura Grunenfelder

Consumer Safety Officer, Office of Food Safety
FDA

Rebecca Guzy

Rebecca Guzy

Director of Research
Frick Quality Meats

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Patrick Guzzle

Patrick Guzzle

Vice President Food Science
National Restaurant Association

Lisa Hainstock

Lisa Hainstock

Food Safety Specialist
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Craig Henry, Ph.D.

Craig Henry, Ph.D.

Food Safety Consultant
Intro Inc.

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Jorge Hernandez

Jorge Hernandez

VP, Quality Assurance
The Wendy's Company

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Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman

Director FSQA
Plumrose

Stephen Hughes

Stephen Hughes

Consumer Safety Officer, Office of Food Safety
FDA

Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman

Director FSQA
Plumrose

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LeeAnn Jaykus, Ph.D.

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
North Carolina State University

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Gillian Kelleher

CEO
Kelleher Consultants LLC

Andrew Kennedy

Andrew Kennedy

Food Traceability Consultant

Hal King, Ph.D.

Hal King, Ph.D.

Managing Partner
Active Food Safety

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Bonnie Kissler

Bonnie Kissler

Deputy Director, Applied Epidemiology Staff (AES)
United States Department of Agriculture

Franck Lamour

Franck Lamour

Corp. Food Safety Manager
EG America

Alvin Lee, Ph.D.

Alvin Lee, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Processing Innovation; Assoc. Professor of Food Science and Nutrition
Institute for Food Safety and Health; Illinois Institute of Technology

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Steven Lyon, Ph.D.

Steven Lyon, Ph.D.

Sr. Principal Lead, Food Safety
Chick-fil-A Corporate

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Matt Lingard

Matt Lingard

VP Agriculture and Science
Brightfarms

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Steve Mandernach, JD

Steve Mandernach, JD

Executive Director
Association of Food & Drug Officials

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Katherine Marshall

Katherine Marshall

Deputy Lead, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases
CDC

Wayne Melichar

Wayne Melichar

Senior Director of Food Safety
Feeding America

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Joan Menke Schaenzer

Joan Menke-Schaenzer

Chief Quality Officer
Van Drunen Farms/FutureCeuticals

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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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Mick Miklos

Partner and Advisor
Active Food Safety, LLC

Eric Moorman, Ph.D.

Eric Moorman, Ph.D.

Corporate Manager, Food Safety and Scientific Affairs
Butterball, LLC

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Mark Moorman

Mark Moorman

Director, Office of Food Safety
CFSAN, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Takashi Nakamura, Ph.D., MBA

Takashi Nakamura, Ph.D., MBA

VP, Corporate R&D and Food Safety
Del Monte Fresh Produce Company

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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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Ryan Osterholm

Ryan Osterholm

Founding Partner
OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers

Omar Oyarzabl, Ph.D.

Omar Oyarzabl, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant
EAS Consulting Group

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Jennifer Pierquet

Jennifer Pierquet

Project Manager
AFDO

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Marcus Sachs

Marcus Sachs

Deputy Director
McCrary Institute, Auburn University

Donna Schaffner

Donna Schaffner

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

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Mark Speltz

Mark Speltz

Bureau Chief Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals
Food and Consumer Safety

John Spink

John Spink

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

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Shawn Stevens

Shawn Stevens

National Food Industry Lawyer
Food Industry Council, LLC

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Joe Stout

Joe Stout

President
Commercial Food Sanitation

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Christie Tarantino-Dean, FASAE, CAE

Christie Tarantino-Dean, FASAE, CAE

Chief Executive Officer
Institute of Food Technologists®

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Roberta Wagner

Roberta Wagner

Vice President Regulatory and Technical Affairs
Consumer Brands Association

Mary Lynn Walsh

Mary Lynn Walsh

Regional Director Food Safety
Sysco

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Michael White

Michael White

Director of Operations
J&J Snacks Foods Corp.

Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Group Manager, QA Products
The Wendy’s Company

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

Vice President/GMM
Costco Wholesale

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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

Coley Anderson

Coley Anderson

Industry and Government Relations Marketing
Registrar Corp.

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Steve Ardagh

Steve Ardagh

CEO & Founder
Eagle Protect PBC

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Lute Atieh

Lute Atieh

Director of Training Solutions and Development
Valor Manufacturing Training

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Mohamed Azim

Mohamed Azim

Client Strategy Manager
Redzone

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Dave Colbert

Dave Colbert

Vice President of Sales
Xcluder

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Kevin Davies

Kevin Davies

CMO
Provision Analytics

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Dr. Vik Dutta

Dr. Vik Dutta

Sr. Director Scientific Affairs
bioMérieux

Tracy Fink

Tracy Fink

Manager II, Food Safety Consulting North America
NSF International

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Ellie Girard

Ellie Girard

Southern California District Manager
LUBRIPLATE Lubricants Company

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Justyce Judlicka

Food & Beverage Regulatory Liaison
MilliporeSigma

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Hal King, Ph.D.

Hal King, Ph.D.

Managing Partner
Active Food Safety

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Heath Lafevers

Heath Lafevers

Business Development Manager
bioMérieux

Chip Manuel, Ph.D

Chip Manuel, Ph.D

Food Safety Science Advisor
GOJO Industries

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Yanqi Qu, Ph.D.

Food & Beverage Safety & Quality Technology Specialist
MilliporeSigma

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Gongyi Shi, PhD

Gongyi Shi, PhD,

Director, Scientific Affairs Microbiology & Diagnostics
Bruker Daltonics, Inc.

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Joseph Tell

Joseph Tell

Principal
Kestrel Tellevate LLC (KTL)

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TECH TENT PRESENTERS

Bryan Cohn

Bryan Cohn

Senior Solution Engineer
SafetyChain Software

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Tim Cser

Tim Cser

Senior Technology Specialist
MilliporeSigma

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Todd Dolinsky

Todd Dolinsky

Chief Product Officer
FoodLoqiQ

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Joseph Donabed

Joseph Donabed

Director of R&D
Enviro Tech, an Arxada company

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Michael Fabian

Michael Fabian

Manager of CompuClean
Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.

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Doug Lawson

Doug Lawson

CEO
ThinkIQ

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Mitch Porche

Mitch Porche

CEO
CMX

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Ron Stackland

Ron Stackland

Senior Business Development Director and Supply Chain Risk Subject Matter Expert
FoodChain ID

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CERTIFICATE/CERTIFICATION COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Tara Cammarata

Tara Cammarata

President
Paster Training

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Roy Fenoff, Ph.D.

Roy Fenoff, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice
The Military College of South Carolina (The Citadel)/p>

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William Lachowsky

Project Manager, Food Safety Training
Food Processing Human Resources Council

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Steve Mandernach, JD

Steve Mandernach, JD

Executive Director
Association of Food & Drug Officials

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Kara Mikkelson- Baldus

Kara Mikkelson- Baldus

Food Safety Program Manager
Hydrite

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Joseph Meyer

Joseph Meyer

Global Microbiology Lead
Kerry

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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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John Spink

John Spink

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

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Melissa Vaccaro

Melissa Vaccaro

Vice President of Consulting
Paster Training

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