Carolyn Fisher, PhD, CFS

Carolyn Fisher

Dr. Fisher received her B.S. from Wayne State University and Ph.D. from Stanford University.  Her career moved from Research (Kalsec, 1978-1991) to Teacher (Univ. of Delaware, 1992-1996) to Book Author (Flavours: Biology & Chemistry, 1997; Royal Society of Chemists; available in English and Spanish).

At McCormick & Co., Carolyn was a member of cross-functional teams developing visions, strategies and action plans for more efficient commercialization processes, moving from Quality Assurance (1996-2005) to Regulatory (2005-2010) to Knowledge Management (2011).  She completed the 5-year leadership training program known as the Corporate Multiple Management Board.  Using her QA skills in regulatory, she managed cross-training and consensus sessions for regulatory professionals which resulted in updated Desk Procedures, communications explaining the science behind certain regulatory compliance strategies and a course within the Learning Development Center for McCormick professional development.

As Senior Scientist at Decernis (2012 – present), Carolyn directs data capture of over 160 countries’ food additive regulations and support development of rule-based queries to provide regulatory evaluation of ingredients and formulas for global compliance. She translates customer desires into actionable working solutions as well as provide customer training and issue resolution related to gComply and gComply Plus.

An active IFT member and Fellow, Carolyn is an instructor for the IFT short course, Labeling Requirements and Implications for Foods Marketed in the U.S. (2008 – present) and a member of the Teaching & Learning Workgroup (2013-2015). She is also an active member of the Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association and the American Chemical Society.