Advisory Council and Sponsors

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

Frank Busta, PhD
Professor Emeritus 
University of Minnesota

Sylvain Charlebois, PhD
Dean, Professor
Dalhousie University*

Arash Eskandari
Program Manager Food 
Intertek Group*

Angela Fernandez
Vice President – Grocery Retail & CPG
GS1 US*

William Fisher, MS, CFS
IFT & GFTC Emeritus

Robert Gravani, PhD
Professor
Cornell University

John Greaves
RF Solutions Architect
Lowry Solutions*

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

   

Sean J. Leighton
Vice President - Quality & Food Safety
Cargill

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

Jennifer McEntire, PhD
Vice President
United Fresh Produce Association

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

Brian Sterling
President/CEO
SCS Consulting

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

Ed Treacy
Vice President Supply Chain Efficiencies 
Produce Marketing Association*

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

*Sponsor