Leadership & Staff

The success of the Center for Produce Safety can be directly attributed to those who have volunteered time and resources to support a collaborative research effort.  CPS is comprised of a small staff of just two paid employees, making the CPS Board of Advisors, CPS Technical Committee, and ad-hoc proposal reviewers, very critical to the success of CPS and solidifying it as a destination for collaboration and cooperation on produce food safety.


"By providing produce-specific food safety solutions that work in the real world, the Center for Produce Safety brings indispensable value to our industry."

Tim York, Chair, CPS Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Timothy York
Timothy
York

Chairman
Markon Cooperative, Inc.
Jimmy  Bassetti
Jimmy
Bassetti

J & D Produce, Inc.
Mark
Borman

Taylor Farms California
Mary Ellen  Burris
Mary Ellen
Burris

Wegmans Food Markets
Barbara Cassens
Barbara
Cassens

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Tony  DiMare
Tony
DiMare

DiMare Fresh
Paul Fleming
Paul
Fleming

Produce Industry Consulting
Hank Giclas
Hank
Giclas

Western Growers Association
Doug Grant
Doug
Grant

The Oppenheimer Group
Pat Kennelly
Pat
Kennelly

California Department of Public Health
Ed
Kershaw

Superfresh Growers
Art Liang
Art
Liang

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jim Lugg
Jim
Lugg

Consultant
Harold McClarty
Harold
McClarty

HMC Farms
Drew McDonald
Drew
McDonald

Church Brothers, LLC, True Leaf Farms
Mark  Mignogna
Mark
Mignogna

Sysco
Tiffiani Miller  Onifade
Tiffiani Miller
Onifade

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Stephen Patricio
Stephen
Patricio

Westside Produce
Toby Purse
Toby
Purse

Lipman Produce
Timothy Riley
Timothy
Riley

The Giumarra Companies
Martha Roberts
Martha
Roberts

Florida Experiment Station, University of Florida
Howard Roeder
Howard
Roeder

Dole Fresh Vegetables
Christian Schlect
Christian
Schlect

Northwest Horticultural Council
Bryan Silbermann
Bryan
Silbermann

Produce Marketing Association
Victor Smith
Victor
Smith

JV Smith Companies
Michael Spinazzola
Michael
Spinazzola

DRS, Inc.
Michael Stuart
Michael
Stuart

Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
Robert Whitaker
Robert
Whitaker

Produce Marketing Association
Craig Wilson
Craig
Wilson

Costco Wholesale


Technical Committee

Drew McDonald
Drew
McDonald

Chair
Church Brothers, LLC/True Leaf Farms
Mark
Baker

Cherry Central
James
Brennan

SmartWash Solutions
Pascal Delaquis
Pascal
Delaquis

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Bryan DiMenna
Bryan
DiMenna

BASF
Sammy Duda
Sammy
Duda

Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.
Jill Dunlop
Jill
Dunlop

Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
Barry  Eisenberg
Barry
Eisenberg

BASF
Sasha Gennet
Sasha
Gennet

The Nature Conservancy
Hank Giclas
Hank
Giclas

Western Growers Association
James Gorny
James
Gorny

Produce Marketing Association
Robert  Gravani
Robert
Gravani

Cornell University
Laura
Grunenfelder

Northwest Horticultural Council
John
Headrick

Monsanto
Michael
Leggett

AXIALL
Jim Lugg
Jim
Lugg

Consultant
Robert Mandrell
Robert
Mandrell

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service
Saul Morales
Saul
Morales

Sysco
Gurmail Mudahar
Gurmail
Mudahar

Tanimura & Antle
George Nikolich
George
Nikolich

Gerawan Farming
Mickey Parish
Mickey
Parish

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Elis Owens
Elis
Owens

Birko
Courtney
Parker

E.& J. Gallo Winery
Walter Ram
Walter
Ram

Giumarra Companies
Keith
Refsnider

Driscoll's
Martha Roberts
Martha
Roberts

Florida Experiment Station, University of Florida
Joan Rosen
Joan
Rosen

JC Rosen Resources
Aaron  Schneider
Aaron
Schneider

Dole Fresh Vegetables
Gurjit
Shergill

Food Safety Consultant
Stacy Stoltenberg
Stacy
Stoltenberg

Dupont Qualicon
Trevor Suslow
Trevor
Suslow

University of California
Mike Villaneva
Mike
Villaneva

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement
Robert Whitaker
Robert
Whitaker

Produce Marketing Association
Devon Zagory
Devon
Zagory

Devon Zagory & Associates LLC.
Mary Zischke
Mary
Zischke

California Leafy Greens Research Program


Executive Committee

Stephen Patricio
Stephen
Patricio

Chairman
Westside Produce
Timothy York
Timothy
York

Chair
Markon Cooperative, Inc
Martha Roberts
Martha
Roberts

Florida Experiment Station, University of Florida
Bryan Silbermann
Bryan
Silbermann

Produce Marketing Association
Robert Whitaker
Robert
Whitaker

Produce Marketing Association


Staff

Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli
Bonnie
Fernandez-Fenaroli

Executive Director
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Daniela Yuschenkoff
Daniela
Yuschenkoff

Global Database
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