Advisory Council and Sponsors

Jason P. Bashura, MPH, RS
Sr. Manager, Global Food Defense

Frank Busta, PhD
Professor Emeritus 
University of Minnesota

Sylvain Charlebois, PhD
Dean, Professor
Dalhousie University*

David Crean
Staff Officer Global R&D 
Mars Inc.*

Martin Cole, PhD
Chief for Animal, Food & Health Services

Arash Eskandari
Program Manager Food 
Intertek Group*

Amy Evans
Consultant – Secretariat GFSP 
World Bank

Angela Fernandez
Vice President – Grocery Retail & CPG

Robert Gravani, PhD
Cornell University

John Greaves
RF Solutions Architect
Lowry Solutions*

Linda Harris
Department Chair, Specialist in Cooperative Extension
Food Science and Technology
International Association of Food Protection (IAFP)

Simon Johansen
Senior Director
Lyngsoe Systems A/S*

Gillian Kelleher
Vice President Food Safety & QA, 
Wegmans Food Markets*

Derek Kirchner
HEB Own Brand Quality Assurance*

Sean J. Leighton
Vice President - Quality & Food Safety


Jennifer van de Ligt, PhD
Associate Director
Food Protection and Defense Institute*
University of Minnesota

Douglas Marshall, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer 
Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories Inc.* 

Steve Mavity
Senior Vice President Technical Services 
National Fisheries Institute*

Kelly McAslan
Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
Food Safety & Environment Division (FSED)
Food Safety and Traceability Programs Branch (FSTPB)

Jennifer McEntire, PhD
Vice President
United Fresh Produce Association

Kenneth Petersen
Chief, Audit Services Branch
United States Department of Agriculture 

Lowell Randel
Vice President
Global Cold Chain Alliance*

John Spink, PhD
Director, Food Fraud Initiative
Michigan State University

Brian Sterling
SCS Consulting

Hilary Thesmar, PhD
Vice President Food Safety Programs 
Food Marketing Institute*

Ed Treacy
Vice President Supply Chain Efficiencies 
Produce Marketing Association*

Ian Williams, PhD
Chief, Outbreak Response and Convention Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Shao Wei
Chinese Institute of Food Science
and Technology *

Corey Wright
International Trade Specialist
US Commerce Department

Frank Yiannas
Vice President Food Safety
Wal-Mart Inc.*