Advisory Council

Advisory Council 2018


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.


Dr. Cody Wilson


Dr. Patrizia Barone

Corporate Members


Ms. DeAnn L. Benesh, Manager - Regulatory Affairs, Food Safety Department

Abbott Nutrition

Dr. Chad Weida, Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Dr. Brent Flickinger, Vice President

Cargill, Inc.

Dr. Joseph A. Scimeca, Vice President - Global Regulatory and Scientific Affairs

Dr. Brent Kobielush, Director - U.S. Regulatory Affairs

The Coca-Cola Company

Dr. Cody Wilson, Senior Director - Food Safety Center of Excellence

ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Dr. Steven J. Hermansky, Senior Director - Toxicology

EMSL Analytical, Inc.

Robert Halstead, National Food Sales Director

Mars Wrigley Confectionery

Dr. Dorothy Lagg, Sr. Manager - Food Safety & Microbiology

McCormick & Company, Inc.

Mr. Roger T. Lawrence, Corporate Vice President - Global Quality & Regulatory

Neogen Corporation

Representative TBD

Nestlé North America

Representative TBD


Dr. Patrizia Barone, Director, Regional Regulatory Affairs

Waters Corporation

Joe Romano

Other Members

Cornell University

Dr. Patsy M. Brannon, Professor and Director

Food Safety Partners, Ltd.

Ms. Donna Rosenbaum, Consultant

International Food Information Council (IFIC)

Mr. Anthony O. (Tony) Flood, Director - Food Safety & Defense

National Consumers League

Ms. Haley Swartz, Policy Fellow 

STOP Foodborne Illness

Deirdre Schlunegger, Chief Executive Officer

University of Texas at San Antonio

Michael P. Doyle, Chair - Medical Chemistry

Updated: August 21, 2017