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.


Colin Dennis

Robert Gravani

John Neil Coupland

Christie Tarantino
Executive Vice President

Mary Ellen Camire
Immediate Past President



Martin Cole

Dallas Hoover

Pam Coleman

Cathy Kapica

Ernest Embola

Robert McGorrin

Carolyn Fisher

Dawn Merrill

Anne Goldman

Sharrann Simmons

Jonathan Gray

R. Paul Singh

Amy Dejong
President, IFTSA


Ex-Officio Members

Jay Gilbert
Immediate Past President, IFTSA

Matthew Teegarden
President-Elect, IFTSA

Noel Anderson
Chair, Feeding Tomorrow

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. 


Annual Meeting Scientific Program Advisory Panel

Division Champion Team

Food Nanoscience Advisory Panel

Food Product Date Labeling Working Group

Hot Topics

IFT Press Advisory Group

Nanotechnology Steering Group

Teaching & Learning

Third Party Certification Tactical Team

Unified Membership Implementation

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


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


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

Learn more about these groups below (PDF).

IFT has always been my foundation for food science and continuing professional friendships.

Martha Rhodes Roberts, PhD
Special Assistant to Dean for Research
Martha Roberts
Volunteer with IFT