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El Consejo de GFSI se compone de miembros provenientes de los principales minoristas, fabricantes y operadores de servicios alimentarios. El Consejo proporciona dirección estratégica y supervisa la gestión diaria de GFSI. Habiendo considerado los puntos de vista del Grupo de interesados, éstos proporcionan los lineamientos a los Grupos Técnicos de Trabajo y a los Grupos locales de GFSI.

La composición del Consejo y las actividades están organizadas de acuerdo con reglas de procedimiento establecidas. Como parte de nuestro compromiso con la transparencia, estos se publican y pueden verse en El Modelo de Gobernanza y las Reglas de Procedimiento de GFSI.

Las partes interesadas que deseen aplicar para la membresía del Consejo, deberán presentar un perfil personal y de la empresa, con una carta de motivación mostrando su idoneidad para asociarse y el respaldo de sus directores ejecutivos. El proceso de elección del Consejo se lleva acabo cada año desde septiembre a diciembre.

Los miembros actuales del Consejo de GFSI son:

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Mike Robach
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Anita Scholte op Reimer
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Gillian Kelleher
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Neil Marshall
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Anthony Huggett
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Cindy Jiang
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Zaotian Wan
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Carletta Ooton
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Pierre De Ginestel
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Craig Wilson
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Daniela Fetecauova
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Angela Liu
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Jean-François LEGRAND
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Roy Kirby
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NATALIE DYENSON
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Sara Mortimore
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Carrefour
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Alain Turenne
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Alec Kyriakides
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Mike Liewen
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Kahori Miyake
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Howard Popoola
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Thomas Wiester
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Monique Pellegrino
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Barbara Masters

Roy Kirby

Director global de seguridad alimentaria de Mondelēz International

Roy Kirby es Director global de seguridad alimentaria de Mondelēz International. Miembro del equipo de liderazgo de Calidad Global de Mondelēz International. Las responsabilidades actuales de Roy cubren todas las disciplinas relevantes a la seguridad alimentaria, incluyendo microbiología, toxicología, alérgenos y empaquetado durante todo el ciclo de vida del producto. Lidera un equipo de alto rendimiento en todo el mundo para garantizar que las políticas y expectativas de calidad de Mondelez International sean aplicadas y validadas de manera consistente.

Antes de incorporarse a Mondelez, Roy fue miembro de la Oficina Ejecutiva de la Autoridad Europea de Seguridad Alimentaria responsable de la Gestión de la Calidad.

A lo largo de sus 30 años de carrera, Roy ha trabajado en funciones que abarcan academia, servicio público y sector industrial, pero siempre centrado en la seguridad del consumidor.

Completó su licenciatura en Microbiología en la Universidad de Surrey en 1986 y su doctorado en Supervivencia de Salmonella durante la producción en masa de chocolate en la Universidad de Reading en 1990. También es miembro del Instituto de Tecnología de los Alimentos. En lo personal, Roy está casado y tiene 3 hijos y muchos pasatiempos, siendo la degustación de vinos su favorito.

Scott Stillwell

Vicepresidente sénior de seguridad alimentaria y garantía de calidad de Tyson Foods Inc.

El Dr. Scott Stillwell es el vicepresidente sénior de seguridad alimentaria y garantía de calidad en Tyson Foods, Inc., donde es responsable de las políticas de calidad y seguridad alimentaria, procedimientos y personal, incluyendo el área de investigación y los laboratorios. Este grupo abarca 115 instalaciones nacionales e internacionales de procesamiento de carne vacuna, cerdo, aves y alimentos preparados y cuenta con 2.500 miembros de un equipo dedicado a la garantía de calidad y seguridad de los alimentos que tienen la responsabilidad de garantizar el cumplimiento de las políticas, procedimientos, programas y requerimientos reglamentarios de la empresa.

El Dr. Stillwell lleva trabajando en Tyson Foods desde hace más de treinta años, en varios cargos técnicos y administrativos, y anteriormente se desempeñó como Vicepresidente de seguridad alimentaria y garantía de calidad en la división avícola durante diez años. Anteriormente, se desempeñó como director de seguridad alimentaria y cumplimiento normativo durante diez años.

Es miembro ex oficio de la Junta de Directores de la Iniciativa Mundial de Seguridad Alimentaria, miembro del Comité Técnico y Regulador del Consejo Nacional de Avicultura; Comité Técnico y Regulador de la Federación Nacional del Pavo; Comité Asesor Científico y Comité Asesor de Inspección del Instituto Norteamericano de la Carne; y miembro del grupo minorista de desarrollo profesional de seguridad alimentaria y calidad en la Asociación Internacional para la Protección de Alimentos. También es ex tesorero de la Asociación para la Protección de Alimentos de Arkansas y forma parte de los Comités Asesores de Seguridad Alimentaria de varias compañías prominentes de servicios alimenticios.

El Dr. Stillwell tiene una maestría en Administración de Empresas en la Edinburgh Business School y un doctorado en Ciencias Avícolas con énfasis en seguridad alimentaria microbiana en la Universidad de Arkansas, Fayetteville. Scott es originario de Arkansas y vive en Springdale con su esposa Donna y su hijo Alex, donde forma parte de la Junta directiva de dos agencias sin fines de lucro que trabajan para prevenir el abuso doméstico y la pobreza infantil.

Jean-François LEGRAND

Director global de seguridad alimentaria – BRF S.A.

Jean-François LEGRAND es ciudadano francés graduado por ESAP, Francia, con maestría en Agronomía y Procesamiento de alimentos.

Cuenta con 23 años de experiencia en la construcción de sistemas de gestión de seguridad alimentaria en empresas internacionales y organizaciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales a favor de la mejora continua de este sector. Especialista en la cadena de suministro de carne y productos lácteos, fue miembro de SSAFE y lideró el desarrollo de la norma técnica ISO sobre Gestión de Bienestar Animal en colaboración con OIE/ISO. Colaboró con el grupo de trabajo de Seguridad Alimentaria Animal de GFSI y con la PAS 222:2011 sobre fabricación de raciones.

Comenzó su carrera en 1994 en Londres promoviendo la exportación de productos frutales de Europa continental al Reino Unido en colaboración con los minoristas de dicho país. Se incorporó al Grupo POMONA en 1998 y fue nombrado Gerente de Exportación del Reino Unido e Irlanda de la línea de productos listos para el consumo. En el año 2000 cambia a un papel logístico global responsable por el suministro en el extranjero de EE. UU., América Latina, Asia y África. En 2004 fue nombrado Director de investigación y desarrollo de calidad responsable de las importaciones de frutas, verduras y plantas procesadoras de pescado. En 2007 asumió el cargo de Director de calidad y compras del grupo.

En 2009 fue contratado por KEYSTONE FOODS como Director de calidad, salud, seguridad y medioambiente de Europa para gestionar las operaciones avícolas, cárnicas y logísticas. Participó en proyectos globales de seguridad alimentaria y sostenibilidad en McDonald's. Cuando la empresa fue adquirida por MARFRIG se incorporó al equipo de Europa continental de MOY PARK.

En 2015 se unió al Grupo BRF como gerente de calidad de Europa-Eurasia antes de ser nombrado director global de seguridad alimentaria.

BRF S.A.

Con más de 100.000 empleados, 4 millones de toneladas de productos e ingresos de R$39 mil millones en 2016, BRF S.A. es uno de los mayores productores de alimentos proteicos frescos y congelados (pollo, pavo, cerdo) del mundo que opera en 5 regiones (América Latina, Europa-Eurasia, Medio Oriente, África y Asia). En diciembre de 2016, BRF fue responsable por el suministro de un 16,3% del comercio mundial de avicultura.

https://www.brf-global.com

Alain Turenne

Vicepresidente, Responsabilidad Social Corporativa (CSR), Walgreen Co., Miembro de WBA

Alain Turenne es actualmente Vicepresidente de Responsabilidad Social Corporativa (CSR) de Walgreen Co., miembro de Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). Turenne se unió a Walgreens en 2010 para liderar el sector de calidad de productos y las plataformas de seguridad de productos en las operaciones minoristas de la compañía. Trabaja con los equipos de la WBA en todos los mercados para defender los programas minoristas de seguridad alimentaria y ha trabajado a nivel mundial en el conjunto completo de servicios de calidad para el portafolio de Marcas Propias de EE.UU. y Abastecimiento Global de la empresa, incluidos los programas de Abastecimiento Ético. Como parte de su rol de CSR, también es responsable de la programación de sustentabilidad de los Estados Unidos.

Turenne trabajó anteriormente con Kraft Foods durante más de 20 años en varios cargos internacionales que abarcan los sectores de Calidad, I&D, Operaciones y Compras. Posee un MBA de la Escuela de Negocios Stern de la Universidad de Nueva York y un título en Ingeniería Química de la Universidad de Montreal. Fue elegido para actuar en el Consejo de GFSI en 2019. Desde 2016, también es director general de ANSI, el Instituto Nacional Estadounidense de Estándares.

Nativo de Canadá, Turenne ha trabajado en Europa y en los EE. UU. y actualmente reside en la región de Chicago con su familia.

Alec Kyriakides

Jefe de Operaciones Técnicas Centrales, Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd.

Alec es jefe de operaciones técnicas centrales de Sainsbury's. Es responsable de los marcos de gestión técnica de Sainsbury's que abarcan la seguridad de los productos, la nutrición y salud, la gestión de proveedores, la integridad analítica, la capacitación y la gestión de incidentes.

Es presidente no ejecutivo de Campden BRI y miembro de varios comités de la industria y del gobierno, incluyendo el Comité Consultivo sobre la Seguridad Microbiológica de los Alimentos. Fue elegido miembro de la Junta Directiva de GFSI en 2019.

Alec es coautor de libros sobre la seguridad microbiológica de alimentos que incluyen Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli y Clostridium botulinum.

Mike Liewen

Senior Vice President, PepsiCo, Inc.

Mike es vicepresidente sénior de PepsiCo, Inc. Lidera y ofrece programas de garantía de calidad y seguridad alimentaria de primera categoría para la variada cartera global de alimentos y bebidas de PepsiCo. Es responsable de asegurar una estrategia integral para las organizaciones de garantía de calidad y seguridad alimentaria mundial que impulsa y habilita un programa de innovación que cumple con las estrictas pautas de gestión de marca y reputación de la empresa.

Antes de unirse a PepsiCo, Mike lideró el sector de seguridad y calidad de los alimentos en Loblaw Companies, Ltd. (el mayor minorista de Canadá) y YUM Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell). Ocupó diversos cargos en el sector de calidad y seguridad alimentaria a lo largo de una carrera de 16 años en General Mills y comenzó su carrera profesional como profesor asistente en el Centro de Procesamiento de Alimentos de la Universidad de Nebraska.

Mike tiene un doctorado en Ciencias de los Alimentos con especialización en Microbiología de Alimentos de la Universidad de Wisconsin y es un Ingeniero de Calidad Certificado de la Sociedad Americana de Calidad.

Sara Mortimore

Sara Mortimore is a Food Scientist with over 30 years of practical experience and in May 2019 was appointed Vice President, Global Food Safety Compliance at Walmart.

From 2008 to 2019, Sara held the position of Vice President of Product Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs with enterprise-wide responsibility at Land O’Lakes, Inc. covering both human and animal foods as well as supporting the not-for-profit international development work.

Sara started her career with Glaxo SmithKline, working as a Research Technologist in R&D. In 1989 she joined Grand Metropolitan Foods which later became Pillsbury and subsequently was incorporated by General Mills Inc.

Sara is also the co-author of many successful books on HACCP and food safety management. She has served both on the board of trustees of the Royal Society of Public Health and the BRC International Advisory Board. Sara has been a member of the GFSI Conference committees several times and was actively engaged in GFSI’s Technical Working Group Food Safety Culture.

Kahori Miyake

Directora Ejecutiva de RSC y Comunicación, ÆON Co., Ltd., Japón

Kahori Miyake es actualmente la Directora Ejecutiva de RCS y Comunicación en ÆON Co., Ltd., Japón. Es responsable de las actividades de RCS (Responsabilidad Social Corporativa), de las cuestiones de sustentabilidad del grupo y también de la comunicación con varias partes interesadas, incluyendo las relaciones con los clientes, con los inversionistas y la comunicación masiva. Además, su ámbito de responsabilidad incluye garantizar la inocuidad alimentaria y el control de calidad para que el Grupo ÆON garantice la seguridad de sus clientes y supere las expectativas de los mismos.

Miyake ingresó a JUSCO Co., Ltd. (actual ÆON Co., Ltd.) en 1991 y ha trabajado en divisiones internacionales y financieras. En 2006, se convirtió en Líder del Proyecto de Visión 2020 del Grupo y en Gerente General del Departamento de Branding en 2007. En 2008, fue nombrada Directora Ejecutiva en Claire´s Nippon, una empresa conjunta de ÆON. En 2012, fue transferida nuevamente a AEON Retail Co., Ltd. y se convirtió en Directora Ejecutiva en 2015 a cargo de las áreas de Relaciones Públicas y Servicio al Cliente. Ha ocupado el cargo actual desde marzo de 2017.

Alumna de la Universidad de West Virginia, Miyake posee una maestría en Administración de Empresas por la Universidad de Hitotsubashi.

Thomas Wiester

Vice President, Global Food Safety & Science Affairs, Starbucks Coffee Company.

Tom Wiester se unió a Starbucks Coffee Company a principios de 2018 como Vicepresidente de Inocuidad Alimentaria Global y Asuntos Científicos. Está impulsando un sistema de inocuidad alimentaria basado en la ciencia que anticipa los riesgos en una cadena de suministro global que cambia rápidamente y adopta un enfoque basado en el comportamiento para garantizar la inocuidad de los alimentos con el objetivo de crear una cultura de prevención e inocuidad alimentaria en toda la red Starbucks que cuenta con más de 29.000 puntos de ventas y 330.000 empleados.

Durante los últimos 15 años, Tom ha sido un ejecutivo en el sector de inocuidad alimentaria global en WhiteWave Foods (actualmente Danone) y Campbell Soup Company. A lo largo de su carrera, creó y lideró equipos que continúan protegiendo algunas de las marcas de alimentos más reconocidas del mundo de las industrias manufacturera, minorista y de alimentos envasados. Tom es graduado en Ingeniería Química por la Universidad de Drexel y estudió tecnología de fabricación en el Instituto de Tecnología de Massachusetts. También posee una certificación en Six Sigma Black Belt.

Howard Popoola

Vicepresidente de Tecnología Corporativa de Alimentos y Cumplimiento Normativo The Kroger Co. 1014 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

En su cargo como Vicepresidente de Tecnología Corporativa de Alimentos y Cumplimiento Normativo de The Kroger Company, Cincinnati, OH. Howard tiene la responsabilidad y dirección estrategia de la inocuidad alimentaria, la garantía de calidad y el desarrollo de productos de toda la compañía, esto incluye aproximadamente 2800 tiendas minoristas (que atienden a más de 9 millones de clientes todos los días) y 36 locales de fabricación propias de Kroger: productos lácteos, panaderías, alimentos para mascotas, plantas de comestibles y más de 5000 aliados proveedores.

Antes de unirse a Kroger, lideró las funciones de integridad de productos y cumplimiento normativo como Vicepresidente de Topco Associates, una compañía de suministro de private label (marcas propias o blancas) ubicada en Elk Grove Village, IL.

Con más de 25 años de experiencia en la industria alimentaria, ha tenido la oportunidad de trabajar en varias compañías de alimentos y en funciones progresivas de calidad e inocuidad alimentaria, incluyendo US Foods, Nestlé, Kraft Foods, Darigold y el Programa de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas. Howard posee licenciatura y maestría en microbiología industrial y de alimentos y cuenta con importantes certificados en gestión integrada de la cadena de suministro de la Universidad del Estado de Michigan.

Howard es un apasionado por el área de inocuidad alimentaria y por la accesibilidad al aire puro y al agua limpia, espera con ansias el día en que el planeta Tierra y sus habitantes estén libres de enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos.

Angela Liu

Chairwoman of New Hope Liuhe Co., Ltd, Director of New Hope Group.

After taking office in 2013, Angela, together with the management team, has done a series of organizational reform, to push forward the enterprise transformation of New Hope Liuhe. The market value of the company once exceeded 5 billion, ranked the number 85 among Fortune 500 companies of China in 2015.

Led by the new leading group, New Hope Liuhe has accelerated its pace of internationalization. It has set up overseas headquarter in Singapore, built a talent training platform in Indonesia and Australia, and done multiples of global trade and cooperation. So far, it has more than 500 branches in total, among which more than 50 branches are built in more than 20 foreign countries.

Angela is also active in charity affairs. She once organized an initiative to help the cataract patient in impoverished mountain areas. Recently, in June 2016, New Hope Liuhe cooperated with China Children and Teenagers’ Fund, setting up “New Hope Liuhe Children’s Food Safety Education Fund”, to promote “National Children’s Food Safety Guard Action”.

Anita Scholte op Reimer

Vice-Chair of the GFSI Board of Directors

Senior Director Quality Assurance and Product Sustainability, Albert Heijn, The Netherlands

Anita Scholte op Reimer has an Organic Chemistry degree from the State University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She is a chemist whose career has focused on the food business and in particular on product safety, health, quality and sustainability. She worked in the pharmaceutical industry before moving to the flavour & fragrance industry (Quest International) where she was a lead buyer of many ingredients that are used as ingredient in our daily food.

Anita Scholte op Reimer joined Ahold in 2006 where she held positions in both the European Sourcing and the Commercial departments. In 2012 she was appointed as Sr Dir Quality Assurance and Product Sustainability. She is responsible for the food and non-food product safety, prevention of food fraud, sustainability and the quality of the products sold.

ALBERT HEIJN - ROYAL AHOLD
Albert Heijn is the leading food retailer in the Netherland and part of Ahold, an international food retailing group based in the Netherlands. Ahold operates leading supermarket companies in Europe and the United States. At the end of 2013 Ahold had 3,131 stores, 222,000 employees and total sales of € 32.6 billion. Ahold operates supermarket companies in both Europe and the United States under these powerful local brands: Albert Heijn, Etos, Gall & Gall, Albert, Bol.com, Pingo Doce, Giant, Martin's, Peapod and Stop & Shop.

Anthony HUGGETT

Vice President Quality Management
NESTLE, SWITZERLAND

Anthony Huggett is Head of Quality Management for Nestlé. During his 24 years at Nestlé he has held a variety of positions in the areas of Food Safety and Quality Management in Europe and in Asia. Before joining Nestlé, Anthony Huggett, who earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Toxicology from the University of London, UK, worked for 6 years as a research scientist in the area of cancer aetiology at the National Cancer Institute at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

He began his career in Nestlé in 1990 at the International Research Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland as leader of the Food Safety Group responsible for food safety assessments. In 1998, Dr. Huggett moved to Singapore to take up a regional Quality Management position with responsibility for providing operational support in Asia and Oceania. He returned to Switzerland in 2002 and became Head of Quality Management for Nestlé Nutrition. In 2011, he was appointed as Head of Quality Management for Nestlé with strategic and functional leadership for the 8000 Quality and Food Safety professionals in the Nestlé group. In this capacity he reports to Mr. José Lopez, the Chief Operations Officer, on the Nestlé Executive Board.

NESTLE
Nestlé is the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Nestlé can trace its origins back to 1866, when the first European condensed milk factory was opened in Cham, Switzerland, by the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company. One year later, Henri Nestlé, a trained pharmacist, launched one of the world’s first prepared infant cereals “ Farine lactée ” in Vevey, Switzerland.

The two companies merged in 1905 to become the Nestlé we know today, with headquarters still based in the Swiss town of Vevey. Nestlé employs 339 000 people and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world. Nestlé’s sales for 2012 were 92 billion Swiss francs. Nestlé's products include nutrition and health care products, baby food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, prepared foods and cooking aids, coffee, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, and petfoods.

Carletta Ooton

Vice President Health, Safety, Sustainability, Security and Compliance Amazon, USA

Carletta Ooton is Amazon’s Vice President for Health, Safety, Sustainability, Security & Compliance. She oversees the company’s EHS, Food Safety, Trade Services, Product Safety & Recalls, Customer Packaging Experience, Social Responsibility, Energy & Environment, Sustainability Science and Global Security teams worldwide.

Her responsibilities include establishing global standards and policies, managing emerging issues, developing and deploying global programs and ensuring effective risk identification and mitigation worldwide. Carletta has been actively involved with industry and government collaboration across many of her areas of responsibility.

Before joining Amazon, Carletta worked at The Coca-Cola Company where she served as the company’s Chief Quality, Safety & Sustainable Operations Officer and the VP of Technical Operations & Capability Development. Prior to that she worked for Cott Beverages, Bath & Body Works, Unilever, and Tate & Lyle.

Carletta received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biological Sciences and Chemistry, and a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from Southern Illinois University.

Cindy JIANG

Senior Director, Global Food and Packaging Safety, Global Supply Chain & Sustainability, McDonald’s Corporation

Cindy is Senior Director, Global Food and Packaging Safety, Global Supply Chain & Sustainability for McDonald’s Corporation. Her responsibilities include leading global supplier quality management systems and programs, establishing science-based food safety standards and policies, managing food related emerging issues, and providing guidance on nutrition information accuracy and consistency. She has been the lead for the McDonald’s Food Safety Advisory Council since 2002, a forum for sharing food safety knowledge and best practices among leading suppliers and external experts. Cindy has been actively involved with industry and government collaboration on food safety. She has served on the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board since 2008. Cindy is currently a member of the Board of Advisors at the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Cindy started her career with the McDonald’s Corporation after receiving a Master Degree in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin in 1990. She has held various positions at McDonald’s Corporation, from a Chemist to a Quality Assurance consultant, a Quality Assurance Manager, a senior Quality Assurance Manager, and a Director of Food Safety. Cindy has been actively engaged in leading the effort on harmonization of food safety standards by working with the food suppliers and the food service industry since early 2007. Cindy is a senior member of the American Society for Quality. Cindy has been a member of Institute of Food Technologists since 1989. She is also a current member of the International Association of Food Protection and AOAC International.

MCDONALD’S CORPORATION
McDonald's Corporation (McDonald's) is the world's largest food service retailing chain. The company is known for its burgers and fries which it sells through over 34,000 restaurants in 119 countries. A majority of McDonald's restaurants are operated by its franchisees. The company's business is divided into four geographic segments: Europe, the US, APMEA (Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa), and other countries and corporate. Other countries and corporate includes Canada and Latin America. It is headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA.

Craig Wilson

Vice President, General Merchandising Manager of Quality Assurance/ Food Safety, Non-Foods Quality Assurance, Environmental Services/Haz Mat and Merchandise Services for Costco Wholesale Corporation.

Craig Wilson is the Vice President, General Merchandising Manager of Quality Assurance/ Food Safety, Non-Foods Quality Assurance, Environmental Services/Haz Mat and Merchandise Services for Costco Wholesale Corporation. Costco Wholesale Corporation operates membership warehouses world-wide, that offer a selection of branded and private label products in a range of merchandise categories.

Costco is a global leader when it comes to food safety, and all suppliers must meet their strict compliance requirements. Costco’s food safety audit systems, STEC testing of fresh foods, x-ray product inspection, and unique positions on the Global Food Safety Initiative and the global regulatory environment, is well known industry wide.

Prior to joining Costco Wholesale, Craig worked as a Special Projects Director for Frigoscandia Equipment Food Safety Systems for over 24 years.

During his time with Frigoscandia, Craig published numerous research papers in the areas of food safety and food processing and holds many patents, the most notable for steam pasteurization of food. Craig is the recipient of the Gia/Matek, Global Excellence in Food Safety Award and serves on the Steering Committee for the National Food Safety Consortium.

Daniela Fetecauova

Global Director Quality Assurance, Vice President METRO Group

Prior to embarking on a career in Quality Management Daniela received a solid grounding in Processing as Production Manager in a dairy plant for 4 years in Slovakia. She entered Metro in 2000 in a commercial role as Own Brand Manager, moving to Quality Manager and subsequently Head of Quality for Metro Czech Republic.

She was then promoted to Regional Quality Director where she looked after CEE and CIS countries* for 6 years before taking on the challenge of heading up the Corporate Quality Assurance department for Metro Cash and Carry at the headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany in February 2016.

Daniela is a Food Technologist by background having studied Food Technology and Processing at the University of Bratislava. She subsequently obtained her Masters in Food Microbiology.

Daniela’s experience of living and working in the food industry in Eastern Europe and CIS has driven her passion for food safety, particularly in improving conditions in small and developing country suppliers.

Daniela is a fan of nature and in her spare time likes to get closer to it through hiking and biking. She also loves cooking when she has the time. Her native language is Romanian, she is fluent in Czech and Slovak and is learning German.

*CEE – Central Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia,)
CIS – Commonwealth of Independent States (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova).

Frédéric RENÉ

Danone Chief Food Safety Officer, Danone, France

Frédéric RENÉ, Chemical Engineering graduate, received his PhD in 1987 being a Research Engineer at the International Research Center of Danone for 3 years.

He then moved to an academic career at the French National Institute for Food Research (INRA, France) where he obtained his HDR (Habilitation to Manage Research) in 1994 and was appointed INRA Research Director. During this time he was the author of app. 90 scientific papers and communications, co-editor of a book in membrane science and technology, owner of 2 patents and 3 industrial softwares.

Frédéric René joined back to Danone in 1998 where he got different positions and key responsibilities in Research and Development. Danone asked him to take the technical responsibility of building the Global Danone Research Centre at Palaiseau and to ramp it up when opened in 2002. In 2008 Frédéric René became Danone executive and was appointed R&D Danone Waters Vice President, and then end of 2009 Senior R&D Vice President Danone Dairy.

Recognized expert in Science, Food Product Technology and R&D management, Frédéric René was appointed in Jan 2014 as the Chief Food Safety Officer of Danone with the mission to drive the Food Safety culture and governance further up in all Danone businesses, ensuring scientific backbone of the policy and excellence in execution.

Gillian Kelleher

Vice-Chair of the GFSI Board of Directors

Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Wegmans Food Markets

Gillian Kelleher is Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance for Wegmans Food Markets, a major US regional supermarket chain and one of FORTUNE’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For” in America. Gillian started with Wegmans in 1997 and her scope of responsibility includes all aspects of food safety and quality for stores, self-manufacturing, distribution and Wegmans’ private label program. Under Gillian’s leadership, Wegmans has achieved almost 100% certification of their private label suppliers to GFSI recognized schemes and 100% adoption of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) certification for produce growers. In 2003, Wegmans won the coveted “Black Pearl Award of Corporate Excellence in Food Safety and Quality”.

Prior to joining Wegmans, Gillian worked with Grand Metropolitan Foods Europe in the food manufacturing, retail and food service sectors including positions with Express Foods, Häagen Dazs and Burger King. Gillian earned her B.S degree in Dairy and Food Science from University College Cork in Ireland. She is a member of several professional organizations including the Institute of Food Technologists, the International Association of Food Protection and the American Society for Quality. Gillian currently represents Wegmans as Vice-Chair of the Global Food Safety Initiative Board of Directors.

WEGMANS FOOD MARKETS

Wegmans Food Markets is a major regional supermarket chain headquartered in Rochester, New York. It is a privately held, family-owned company, founded in 1916 by the Wegman family. Wegmans operates 85 stores in 6 states and employs over 45,000 people. The company had sales of $7.4 billion in 2014. Wegmans has raised the bar on the shopping experience- better quality goods, a spectacular abundance of choice, restaurant-quality prepared foods, beautiful stores and displays. Wegmans ranked #12 on FORTUNE magazine’s 2014 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Wegmans has been on the list every year since it began in 1998, and in 2005, ranked #1.


Hervé Gomichon

Group Quality & Sustainable Development Director
CARREFOUR GROUP, France

Hervé graduated with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. From 1989 to 1991 he was a consultant at Bureau Veritas, working on hygiene and quality for food products at both factory and retail level, using Standards such as HACCP, ISO and GPH.

From 1991 to 2001 he held a number of positions at Fromageries Bel, including Process and Production Engineer, Production Manager, Head of R&D for Fresh Products and Technical Associate. He also spent some time in the B to B department.

From 2001 to 2008 Hervé worked for Carrefour Marchandises Internationales on European private label products, sustainability, hygiene and quality at group level, providing international support. Following this he became the Carrefour Group Quality Director, before becoming the Carrefour Group Quality & Sustainable Development Director in mid 2011.

Herve is also the chairman of the board of Alfort (F) Veterinary school and a member of the ANSES board.

CARREFOUR GROUP
Carrefour now serves more than 3 billion clients per year in more than 14,500 stores in 30 countries, across three geographic zones. Carrefour is currently developing the Carrefour banner (hypermarkets) and the Champion banner (supermarkets) around the world. Carrefour is the largest retailer in Europe and Latin America and employs over 450,000 people.

Jian XU

Senior Vice President
China Resources Vanguard and China Resources Enterprise, China

Mr. XU Jian is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Northwest Business Branch for China Resources Vanguard Corporation based in Xi’an, Shanxi province, China. He is a graduate of Xi’an Jiao Tong University and majored in Business Administration.

Mr. XU Jian started his career in the retail industry with Xi’an HOME CLUB Supermarket in 1999. Prior to joining CRV, he spent nearly 5 years as Vice President for Tianjin Jiashijie Chain Commercial Group.

He joined China Resources Vanguard in April 2007 as the General Manager of the northwest region and is in charge of the Group Quality Management. Since his arrival, an increase in sales figures has resulted in the rapid development of the CRV business.

Mr. XU Jian has received numerous awards, including the Gold Professional Manager of CRV in 2008. He was named one of the top 10 prominent figures in Shan Xi Province by Shanxi news media and also was named a top 10 business leader in Shanxi Province in 2011.

CHINA RESOURCES VANGUARD CO. LTD
CRV is not only an outstanding retail chain brand of China Resources, a state-owned enterprise directly under the central government, but also one of the leading players in China. Its famous subsidiary trade names include CRV, SuGuo, Ole’, Vango, Fun2, blt, Voi_la!, China crafts, CR Care, in which the supermarket business boasts No. 1 among counterparts in China for consecutive years.

Basing on our strategy of national development, key markets leadership, and multi-format policy, CRV is leading a modern and healthy life style, while committed to improving people’s life. With Hypermarket-based multiple formats and customer oriented approaches, CRV provides you with quality items and services. Over 20 years’ development, CRV has launched business in most areas of China, and especially ranked the leading retailer in South/East/North/Northwest China.

To be an excellent corporate citizen, CRV is contributing to society and ecology by improving product quality and saving energy; to be a friendly community member, CRV establishes win-win partnership and delivers maximum value to employees and shareholders.

In the future, CRV, depending on the corporate tagline of “Better life together”, is confident to improve people's life quality through continuous promotion.

Katsuki Kishi

General Manager, Quality Management Department, ÆON Co., Ltd., Japan

Katsuki Kishi is currently the General Manager of the Quality Management Department at ÆON Co., Ltd and also for the Quality Management Department at ÆON TOPVALU Co., Ltd, the ÆON Group’s Private Brand development company. He is responsible for Quality Assurance and Management for the ÆON Group not only in Japan but also in Asian countries including China, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia. He joined ÆON in 2004 as a specialist after having previously worked in the quality control department at a brewery company since 1994.

He was also appointed as the GFSI Project Leader at ÆON Co., Ltd. in 2014, after having worked in the Group’s strategy department for several years where he was involved in several corporate strategy projects relating to merchandising and marketing.

Currently, he also leads local GFSI activities in Japan and was recently appointed as the Chair of GFSI Japan Local Group in October 2015. He is leading GFSI activities both globally and locally to deliver safe food to the customers.

Katsuki is a graduate with Masters from the Food Chemistry Department at the Graduate School of Agriculture of Kyoto University after obtaining his Bachelors from the Food Engineering Department of the Faculty of Agriculture at Kyoto University. He also holds an MBA from Keio Business School.

Kerry Bridges

Senior Director Supplier Food Safety, Wal-Mart.

As Senior Director of Food Safety, Kerry Bridges oversees supplier food safety for the world's largest food retailer, Wal-Mart, serving over 200 million customers around the world on a weekly basis.

Kerry’s scope of responsibilities includes food safety oversight of tens of thousands of Wal-Mart’s, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Clubs food suppliers. She is also responsible for researching and assessing new and emerging issues, food safety specifications for Walmart Private Brand food items, and a number of critical regulatory compliance issues also come under her purview.

Prior to joining Wal-Mart in 2014, Kerry was a Director for one of the largest produce-related GFSI recognized schemes, where she managed, developed and reviewed content of the scheme, as well as maintained GFSI recognition. Throughout her career in Food Safety, Kerry has worked for a variety of businesses including TESCO and Jack in the Box Inc.

Kerry is a Past President of the International Association for the Southern California Affiliate of Food Protection (IAFP) and a current Board Member of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

Kerry completed her B.S. in Food Science from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, CA. Outside of work, Kerry enjoys outdoor recreation, fitness activities and spending time with her young children and husband.

Mike Robach

Chair of the GFSI Board of Directors

Vice President, Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory, Cargill, Inc., USA

Mike Robach is Vice President, Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory for Cargill based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Mike joined Cargill in January of 2004 to lead the company’s corporate food safety and regulatory affairs programs. Since that time, Mike has increased the department’s scope to include animal health and quality assurance. He continues to refocus the department toward global efforts in line with Cargill’s vision of being the global leader in nourishing people.

Mike started out his career with Monsanto Company. Prior to joining Cargill, he headed up technical services for Conti Group’s meat and poultry businesses. Mike is a graduate of Michigan State University and Virginia Tech.

Mike is past President for Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere (SSAFE), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a member of the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Council Executive Committee for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and a member of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association’s Research Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the American Meat Institute, the National Turkey Federation, the International Association of Food Protection, the Institute of Food Technologists, and the American Society for Microbiology.

Mike has worked with the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on harmonized animal health and food safety standards. He has worked closely with the USDA and FDA regarding food safety policy, HACCP, and regulatory reform based on science. From 1995 through 2000, Mike was a member of the National Advisory Committee for Microbiological Criteria in Foods.

CARGILL, INC.
Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. Over 143,000 people in 67 countries service five key customer segments: Crop and Livestock, Food, Health and Pharmaceutical, Financial and Risk Management and Industrial. Cargill buys, trades, transports, blends, mills, crushes, processes, refines, seasons, distributes and delivers around the clock, around the globe. The company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with food and industrial customers to help them reduce risk, expand markets and streamline supply chains.

Neil Marshall

Global Director, Quality & Food Safety, The Coca-Cola Company, USA

Neil Marshall, Global Director Quality & Food Safety Strategy, Policy and Programs for The Coca-Cola Company. Neil’s responsibilities include defining global strategy, policy, programs, requirements and initiatives for quality and food safety to ensure product integrity, whilst reducing risks across the supply chain.

Neil joined the Coca-Cola system in June 1999 for Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd in the UK. Since then, he has held several Quality and Supply Chain technical lead roles within the UK and Europe before moving to a global position in Atlanta, USA in 2009.

Neil led a global Food Safety project team in 2007-08 to mitigate supply chain risks prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was the technical crisis management lead for the 2010 South Africa World Cup and for the 2012 London Olympics. Neil also led the development of a collaborative food and packaging industry steering group responsible for the development of PAS 223: Prerequisite Programs and Design Requirements for Food Safety for Food Packaging which was published in July 2011. Neil is a longstanding member of the GFSI Technical Working Groups, GFSI Board member and Board member of SSAFE.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola®, the world’s most valuable brand, the Company’s portfolio features 17 billion dollar brands including Diet Coke®, Fanta®, Sprite®, Coca-Cola Zero®, vitaminwater®, Powerade®,Minute Maid®, Simply® and Georgia®. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juicedrinks and readyto- drink teas and coffees. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company’s beverages at a rate of 1.8 billion servings a day.

Payton Pruett

Vice President of Corporate Food Technology and Regulatory Compliance, THE KROGER CO., USA

Dr. W. Payton Pruett is Vice President of Corporate Food Technology and Regulatory Compliance for The Kroger Co. Payton joined Kroger in 2005 from ConAgra Foods in Omaha where he served as Senior Director of Food Safety and Laboratory Services. During his career, Payton also managed food safety, quality, and laboratory services at ConAgra Refrigerated Foods and Silliker Laboratories.

Payton earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Food Science and Technology from Virginia Tech. He received his B.S. in Microbiology and minor in Chemistry from East Tennessee State University.

Payton has written and presented extensively on the microbiological safety and quality of foods. He has served on a number of scientific committees and has been a member of several professional organizations including the International Association for Food Protection, the Institute of Food Technologists, and the American Society of Microbiology. From 1997-2002, Payton was certified as a Specialist Microbiologist through the National Registry of Microbiology and was an editor for the Journal of Food Protection from 2004-2009. Payton is currently a food science adjunct professor at Purdue University, a member of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of directors, and serves on industry advisory boards at both Virginia Tech and Purdue Universities. He is a Certified Professional - Food Safety (CP-FS) through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

THE KROGER CO.
Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs 343,000 associates who serve customers in 2,418 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 783 convenience stores, 326 fine jewelry stores, 1,195 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club.

Pierre De Ginestel

Quality Director, AUCHAN

Pierre de Ginestel is the Quality Director of Auchan. He is building the company Quality Policy based on strong commitments gathering food safety, quality products and the sustainable development. He has been for a long period the Chairman of the French Retail Quality Committee (FCD) and a member of the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) since 2000 and GSCP (Global Social Compliance Program). He has also participated in various other committees as the Food Policy Committee of EuroCommerce and certification bodies as AFAQ (French Association of Quality Insurance) and Ecocert (Organic Certification Body).

Graduate of the National Veterinary School in Lyon and the Lille Business School, specialist in the crisis management, he joined Auchan in 1988 and has held different positions within the Quality Department before being appointed as the Quality Director in 2001 and the Corporate Quality Director of Auchan in 2010.

Tim Smith

Group Quality Director, Tesco, UK

Tim joined Tesco as Group Quality Director in October 2012. Previously he was for five years the Chief Executive of the UK’s Food Standards Agency.

Tim graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Microbiology and Zoology. Before his spell as a regulator he had spent his entire career in the food business: from 1979 to 1994 he was at Northern Foods, finishing his career there as a Divisional Director.

After five years at Sara Lee Corporation, where he was President of the UK busines he joined Express Dairies PLC as Executive Director. Express Dairies merged with Arla Foods in October 2003, where he was appointed Chief Executive in early 2005. Tim has held a number of external advisory and charity roles.

Zaotian WAN

Vice President
COFCO CORPORATION, CHINA

Mr WAN was born in Hubei in 1961, graduated from Huazhong Agricultural University with a Master's Degree in Agriculture, later from Peking University with a Master’s Degree in Executive Administration and from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business with EMBA.

He joined COFCO in March 2006. Before that he was Deputy General Manger of China National Fisheries Corp., and Deputy General Manager of China Grain & Oils Group Corporation.

COFCO CORPORATION
COFCO Corporation was established in 1949. Over the past six decades, it has developed from a sole grain, food and oil importer and exporter to a leading supplier of agro-products, food products and services in China. It is devoted to the development of a whole food value chain from the field to the table and the construction of urban complexes with a dedicated service chain. Its mission is to provide consumers with healthy and nutritious food, quality living space and services out of renewable natural resources and contributes directly to the prosperity of people’s life and society.

COFCO’s business started from grain, oil and food trading and processing and has extended to farming, animal farming, storage, logistics, food ingredients manufacturing, bio-energy, branded food products, real estate, hotels and finance, etc. It is building core competitiveness on each link, aiming to create maximum value for stakeholders and return to its clients, shareholders and employees.

With the improvement of each value chain, COFCO has formulated an efficient combination of branded products and services, such as Fortune edible oil, Great Wall wine, Le Conte chocolate, Tunhe tomato products, Jojok meat products, Xiangxue flour, Wu Gu Dao Chang instant noodle, Lohas fruit juice, Maverick meat products, Joy City shopping mall, Yalong Bay resorts, Gloria Hotels, Snow-Lotus cashmere, China Tea, financial services and insurance etc. Those well-known brands have won COFCO a good reputation of taste and quality on the market.

As the world market continues to integrate, COFCO is furthering its cooperation with global clients in the fields of agro-products, grain, edible oil, food, beverage, tomato, fruits, vegetables, sugar, wine, animal feed, bio-energy, hotels, real estate, and finance. Via its domestic and global networks, COFCO is mobilizing various resources to continuously achieve good performance. It has been on the list of Fortune 500 Global and tops the list of China Food Industry 100 for years. In 2009 it was named as the Senior Sponsor to Shanghai EXPO 2010.

Monique Pellegrino

Monique Pellegrino, Vicepresidenta Jefa de Inocuidad Alimentaria, Danone, Francia

Monique Pellegrino es una ciudadana francesa, graduada de ENSAT (Escuela Nacional de Agronomía) con un diploma de ingeniería de cinco años especializado en Ciencia de Alimentos y Procesamiento.

Cuenta con 25 años de experiencia impulsando el crecimiento sostenible y la competitividad al liderar diversas funciones en entornos internacionales: Calidad e Inocuidad Alimentaria, Medio Ambiente, Asuntos Regulatorios, I&D, Innovación y Programas Estratégicos. Paralelamente a una amplia experiencia en la industria, realizó auditorías de certificación AFAQ/AFNOR durante 10 años, desarrollando el conocimiento de los procesos de fabricación y venta minorista en todos los sectores de la alimentación. Ha trabajado en diferentes empresas internacionales como miembro de juntas o comités científicos.

Después de una primera experiencia en investigación en biología molecular en la USDA de Berkeley en California, se incorporó a The Coca-Cola Company en 1992, donde sucesivamente dirigió los sectores de Calidad & Medio Ambiente y Operaciones de Procesos. En 1998, ingresó en el grupo Lesaffre como Directora de Calidad, Medio Ambiente y Asuntos Regulatorios antes de ser nombrada Directora del Programa de Mejora del Desempeño del Grupo en 2003. Pasó a ocupar el cargo de Directora de Innovación del Grupo en 2005 y se convirtió en Directora de I&D e Innovación en 2008.

Monique se incorporó a Danone en 2010 como Directora de I&D de Marcas Funcionales e Innovación y luego fue nombrada Directora de Ciencia y Tecnología en 2012. En mayo de 2016, pasó a ocupar el cargo de Directora de Transformación Estratégica, actuando como catalizadora de iniciativas estratégicas hacia la ambición de Danone 2020 y liderando la integración de White Wave en la función de I&D. Fue nombrada Vicepresidenta del Centro de Inocuidad Alimentaria de Danone en noviembre de 2017 y luego fue ascendida a Vicepresidenta y Directora de Inocuidad Alimentaria en marzo de 2019. Su misión es impulsar la cultura y la gobernanza de la inocuidad alimentaria en todos los negocios de Danone, asegurando una base científica a la política y excelencia en la ejecución.

Barbara Masters

La Dra. Barbara Masters es Vicepresidenta de Políticas Regulatorias, Alimentos y Agricultura en Tyson Foods, Inc donde proporciona una visión regulatoria y apoyo a las políticas y procedimientos de inocuidad y calidad de los alimentos.

Antes de incorporarse a Tyson Foods, la Dra. Masters se desempeñó como Vicepresidenta Global de Inocuidad y Calidad de los Alimentos en Keystone Foods. Sirvió como un recurso técnico clave para los equipos de la planta en todo el mundo. Trabajó durante nueve años como Asesora Principal de Políticas en Olsson Frank Weeda, donde desempeñó un importante cargo de asesoría a la industria cárnica y avícola para garantizar el cumplimiento de las normativas.

Trabajó además como Administradora del Servicio de Inocuidad e Inspección de Alimentos, donde estableció una sólida infraestructura de políticas basadas en la ciencia y análisis de datos para reducir las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos y el retiro de productos del mercado. Fue responsable de reactivar el programa de capacitación de la agencia y de garantizar que la capacitación reflejara las políticas nacionales.

Es miembro de la Asociación Internacional para la Protección de los Alimentos, de la Asociación Americana de Medicina Veterinaria, del Consejo Nacional del Pollo, del Instituto Norteamericano de la Carne y de la Federación Nacional de Turquía.

Posee título de Doctora en Medicina Veterinaria de la Universidad Estatal de Mississippi y una pasantía en Alimentación Animal de la Universidad Estatal de Kansas.