Chief Quality Officer
Van Drunen Farms/ FutureCeuticals
In this role, she is responsible for quality and food safety of Van Drunen Farms vegetable and herb (organic and conventional) growing and processing businesses. As well as, the nutraceutical business which supplies ingredients to the functional food, cosmetics and dietary supplements industries. Joan is a passionate champion of safety and compliance across the entire food system. She has led quality and food safety organizations across manufacturing, food service and retail. Previously, Joan led McDonald’s global supply chain, safety and compliance organization; ConAgra Foods, food safety and quality organization; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. global food safety and security organization, and Kraft Foods quality organization. Joan served on the FDA Food Advisory Committee. As well as, the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors FSMA Implementation working group. Joan earned her Bachelor of Science in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison.