2019 Speakers

Natalie Adan

Natalie Adan


Georgia Department of Agriculture

Davis Addy

Davis Addy

IT Leader, Food Safety & Product Quality
Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Gary Ades, PhD

Gary Ades, Ph.D.

President
G&L Consulting Group

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Seth Arends

Seth Arends


NEHA

Ata (Al) Baroudi, PhD

Ata (Al) Baroudi, Ph.D.

VP, QA & Food Safety
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

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Colin Barthel

Colin Barthel


FDA

Dane Bernard

Dane Bernard

Managing Director
Bold Bear Food Safety

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Chirag Bhatt, RS, CCFS

Chirag Bhatt, RS, CCFS

Director, Food Safety & QA
Buce-ee's

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Alfonso Capuchino

Aflonso Capuchino

General Manager, Certification Services
AIB International

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John Collier

John Collier


Batelle

Joseph Corby

Joseph Corby

Sr. Advisor
AFDO

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Will Daniels

Will Daniels

Principal
IEH

Gordon Davidson

Gordon Davidson


CFSAN/FDA

Suresh DeCosta

Suresh DeCosta

Director of Food Safety
Lipman Produce

Hendrik (Henk) C. den Bakker, Ph.D.

Hendrik (Henk) C. den Bakker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics & Epidemiology
Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia

Lauren DiPrete, MPH, REHS

Lauren DiPrete, MPH, REHS

Sr. Environmental Health Specialst
Southern Nevada Health District

Jay Ellingson

Jay Ellingson, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Food Regulations and Science Operations
Kwik Trip

Laurie Farmer

Laurie Farmer

Director, Office of State Cooperative Programs
US Food & Drug Administration

Reinaldo Figueiredo

Reinaldo Figueiredo

Senior Program Director Accreditation of Product Certification
ANAB - ANSI National Accreditation Board

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Oscar Garrison

Oscar Garrison

VP of Food Safety
United Egg Producers

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Donna Garren

Donna Garren

Executive Vice President, Science & Policy
American Frozen Food Institute

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Laura Gieraltowski, MPH, Ph.D.

Laura Gieraltowski, MPH, Ph.D.

Foodborne Outbreak Reponse Team Lead
CDC

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Travis Irvan, MPH

Travis Irvan, MPH

Disease Control and Response Program Manager
Delaware General Health District

D.J. Irving

D.J. Irving

Environmentalist
Tennessee Dept. of Health

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Lone Jespersen

Lone Jespersen


Cultivate Food Safety

Donald L. Jones

Donald L. Jones

VP Quality
Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.

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Deb Kane, MS

Debbie Kane, MS

Director of Food Safety & QA
J&J Snack Foods

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Gillian Kelleher

Gillian Kelleher

VP Food Safety & QA
Wegmans Food Markets

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Paul Kiecker

Paul Kiecker

Deputy Administrator
USDA/FSIS

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Christopher (Hal) King, PhD

Christopher (Hal) King, Ph.D.

CEO/President
Public Health Innovations LLC

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Mahipal Kundera

Mahipal Kunduru

Vice President, Quality Assurance
Topco Associates

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William Lachowsky

William Lachowsky

Food Safety, Education & Training consultant
Ontario College of Teachers

Alvin Lee, PhD, MASM

Alvin Lee, PhD, MASM

Center Director; Associate Professor
Institute for Food Safety and Health; IIT

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Sean Leighton

Sean Leighton

Vice President Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory
Cargill

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Glenda Lewis, M.S.P.H

Glenda Lewis, M.S.P.H

Director, Retail Food Protection Staff
FDA

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Art Liang, MD, MPH

Art Liang, MD, MPH

Sr. Advisor for Food Safety
CDC

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Steven Lyon, Phd

Steven A. Lyon, Ph.D.

Principal Lead Food Safety
Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Steven Mandernach

Steven Mandernach

Executive Director
Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

Chip Manuel

Chip Manuel

Food Safety Lead, Retail
Diversey Inc.

James Marsden

James Marsden

Head of Food Safety
Chipotle

Sharon Mayl

Sharon Mayl

Senior Advisor for Policy
US Food & Drug Administration

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Shannon McKeon

Shannon McKeon

Environmental Health Specialist III
Fairfax County Health Dept.

Robert McNaney

Robert McNaney


Padilla

Joan Menke-Schaenzer

Joan Menke-Schaenzer

Chief Quality Officer
Van Drunen Farms/FutureCeuticals

Mick Miklos

Mick Miklos

Program Director, Member Engagement
National Restaurant Association

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Eric Moorman

Eric Moorman

PhD Student
NC State

David Nicholas, MPH

David Nicholas, MPH

Chief Epidemiologist
New York State Department of Health

Brendan Niemira

Brendan Niemira, Ph.D.

Research Leader
USDA-ARS

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Tara Paster

Tara Paster, CP-FS, FMP

President
Paster Training, Inc.

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Brian Perry

Brian Perry

Senior Vice President, Food Safety & Quality
TreeHouse Foods

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Donna Schaffner, MS

Donna Schaffner, MS

Director of Training, Food Safety & QA
Rutgers Food Innovation Center

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Jenny Scott

Jenny Scott

Senior Advisor, Office of Food Safety
FDA Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition

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Jacqueline Southee

Jacqueline Southee

North American Representative
FSSC

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John Spink

John Spink

Assistant Professor & Director, Food Fraud Initiative
Michigan State University

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Shawn Stevens

Shawn Stevens

Food Industry Consultant and Lawyer
Food Industry Council

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Robert Tauxe

Robert Tauxe

Director, Div. of Foodborne, Waterborne and Envrionmental Diseases
CDC

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Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Co-Chair
Stop Foodborne Illness Board

Mary Tijerina

Mary Tijerina

Consumer Safety Officer
FDA, CFSAN, Division of Produce Safety

Dan Tew

Dan Tew

Sr. Manager, Food Safety & Regulatory Affairs
YUM!

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Randy Treadwell

Randy Treadwell

Program Manager, Rapid Response and Emergency Management
Washington State Dept. of Agriculture

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Purnendu C. Vasavada, Ph.D.

Purnendu C. Vasavada, Ph.D.

VProfessor Emeritus of Food Science
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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Mary Lynn Walsh, MS, RD

Mary Lynn Walsh, MS, RD

Regional Director Food Safety
Sysco Corporation

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

VP, GMM
Costco

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Faye Westhoff

Faye Westhoff

Maryland Food Safety Services
Senior Advisor for Food Safety to Deloitte and Touche

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Matthew Wise, MPH, PhD

Matthew Wise, MPH, PhD

Deputy Chief for Outbreak Response
CDC

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Kathleen Wybourn

Kathleen Wybourn

Director Food & Beverage, Supply Chain & Assurance
DNV GL

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Frank Yiannas

Frank Yiannas

Deputy Commissioner, Food Policy and Response
FDA

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Thuy Yu

Thuy Yu

Director of Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Hammer Enterprises Integrated Solutions, LLC

John Zimmermann

John Zimmermann

VP, QA & Food Safety
First Watch Restaurants

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