Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board consists of distinguished members of the food industry who play an active role in educating industry professionals about the importance of food safety.

  • Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D., Vice President, Illinois Institute of Technology; Director, Institute for Food Safety and Health
  • Marcus Burgess, Senior Food Safety & QA Systems Specialist, The Cheesecake Factory
  • John Butts, Ph.D., VP Research, Land O’ Frost, and President, Food Safety by Design
  • Darin Detwiler, Lead Faculty: Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industry, Assistant Teaching Professor, Northeastern University
  • Karen Everstine, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Scientific Affairs, Decernis
  • Angela Fernandez, Vice President, Retail Grocery and Foodservice, GS1 US
  • Jorge Hernandez, Chief Food Safety Officer, Wholesome Foods
  • Scott Horsfall, CEO, California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement
  • Gina R. Nicholson-Kramer, Executive Director, Savour Food Safety International
  • Melanie Neumann, President & Global Food Safety Attorney, Neumann Risk Services, LLC
  • Debby L. Newslow, President, D. L. Newslow & Associates, Inc.
  • Palmer Orlandi, Jr., Ph.D., Rear Admiral and U.S. Assistant Surgeon General, senior science officer and research director, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, FDA
  • Armand Paradis, Director of Business Development, Institute for Food Safety and Health
  • Eric Putnam, Senior Food Safety Manager, United Airlines
  • Mike Robach, Vice President, Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory, Cargill, Inc.
  • Steve Sklare, Director, Customer Engagement – Food Programs, USP
  • Shawn K. Stevens, Food Industry Counsel, LLC
  • Patricia Wester, President, P.A. Wester Consulting and CEO, The Association for Food Safety Auditors, PA Wester