Our Leadership Members of our Board of Directors serve as organizational stewards that help shape IFT and the professions of food science and food technology.

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.

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

IFT has played an integral part of my professional development.

Brian Farkas, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Department Head
North Carolina State University
Brian Farkus