Our Leadership They come together to network, learn, and share their collective wisdom to ensure that our vision — a safe and abundant food supply contributing to healthier people everywhere — becomes a reality.

Members of our Board of Directors serve as organizational stewards that help shape IFT and the professions of food science and food technology. IFT committee, workgroup and task force volunteers participate in important organizational activities and gain additional leadership experience.

IFT Board of Directors

Explore the background and achievements of our board members below. Interested in becoming involved? Learn how you can become a member of this dynamic leadership team.

Officers


Mary Ellen Camire
President

Robert Gravani
Treasurer

Colin Dennis
President-Elect

Christie Tarantino
Executive Vice President

Janet Collins
Immediate Past President

 

Directors


Martin Cole

Cathy Kapica

John Neil Coupland

Scott Lineback

Ernest Embola

Dawn Merrill

Luis A. Fernandez

Sharrann Simmons

Anne Goldman

R. Paul Singh

Dallas Hoover

Cindy Stewart

Jay Gilbert
President, IFTSA

 

Ex-Officio Members


Jonathan L. Baugher
Immediate Past President, IFTSA

Amy Dejong
President-Elect, IFTSA

Noel Anderson
Chair, Feeding Tomorrow

Mary Ellen Camire
President

Robert Gravani
Treasurer

Colin Dennis
President-Elect

Christie Tarantino
Executive Vice President

Janet Collins
Immediate Past President

 


Additional IFT Leadership

If you are currently volunteering on an IFT workgroup, task force, committee, or board, login to IFT Connect to gain access and connect with your colleagues. 

Workgroups

Annual Meeting Scientific Program Advisory Panel

Division Champion Team

Food Nanoscience Advisory Panel

Food Product Date Labeling Working Group

IFT Press Advisory Group

Nanotechnology Steering Group

Third Party Certification Tactical Team

Unified Membership Implementation Workgroup

Task Forces

Academic Advisory Group

Anticipatory Foresight Design Group

Board Composition Task Force

Fellows Task Force

New Professionals Task Force

Strategic Plan Task Force

Editorial & Review Boards/Tactical Team

Codex

Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science & Food Safety Editorial Board

Food Additives

Food Chemicals Codex (FCC)

Higher Education Review Board

International Food Science Certification Commission

Journal of Food Science Editorial Board

Journal of Food Science Education Editorial Board

Committees

The members of our constitutionally-required committees participate in important organizational governance activities.

Learn more about these groups below (PDF).

“IFT is really my second home… I've done the whole shebang and it's really helped my career.”

Philip Nelson
World Food Prize Laureate
Purdue University
Phil Nelson
Volunteer with IFT