Advisory Council


The JIFSAN Advisory Council advises the Director on current issues in areas pertinent to the Institute's interests and responsibilities. These include issues in food safety, nutrition, and related areas. It also advises on areas in which potential JIFSAN research, education, or outreach programs are needed or for which current programs need modification. The Advisory Council meets twice a year and members are in contact with the Director throughout the year.

2021 Members


Dr. Patrizia Barone


Programs & Emerging Issues: Dr. Rebecca Hummel

Membership: Mr. Larry Lichter

Corporate Members

Dr. Patrizia Barone
Regional Regulatory Affairs Director

Dr. Brent Kobielush
Cargill, Inc.
Director, U.S. Regulatory Affairs

Mr. Chad Weida
Abbott Nutrition
Associate Director, Abbott Laboratories

Mr. Larry Lichter
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Vice President, Global Quality and Food Safety

Dr. Erin S. Crowley
Q Laboratories
Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Rebecca Hummel
MARS Wrigley North America R&D MARS
Associate Director, Quality and Food Safety, Central Systems

Alternate: Dr. Maria Calderon
MARS Wrigley North America R&D MARS
Senior Director, Quality and Food Safety, North America

Other Members

Ms. Donna Rosenbaum
Food Safety Partners, Ltd.

Mr. Anthony O. “Tony” Flood
International Food Information Council
Director, Food Safety & Defense

Ms. Mitz D. Baum
STOP Foodborne Illness
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Patsy M. Brannon
Cornell University
Professor and Director, Cornell Dietetic Internship

Dr. Michael P. Doyle
University of Texas at San Antonio
The Rita and John Feik Distinguished University Chair in Medical Chemistry