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 three 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.

"Here at The Center for Produce Safety you can come to expect collaboration, cooperation and communication. Disseminating research results are a priority and CPS makes a point to make them accessible to all.  It took dedicated partners to get this far… I have great expectations for the center's future."

Stephen Patricio, Chair, CPS Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Stephen Patricio
Stephen
Patricio

Chairman
Westside Produce
Jennifer Biringer
Jennifer
Biringer

The Nature Conservancy
Christopher Braden
Christopher
Braden

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mary Ellen  Burris
Mary Ellen
Burris

Wegmans Food Markets
Barbara
Cassens

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Jeffrey M. Farber
Jeffrey
M. Farber

Food Directorate Health Canada
Paul Fleming
Paul
Fleming

Frey Farms
Hank Giclas
Hank
Giclas

Western Growers Association
David Gombas
David
Gombas

United Fresh Produce Association
Jorge Hernandez
Jorge
Hernandez

U.S. Foods
Linda Harris
Linda
Harris

WIFSS, University of California
Pat
Kennelly

California Department of Public Health
Jim Lugg
Jim
Lugg

Consultant
Alec Leach
Alec
Leach

Taylor Farms
Tiffiani Miller  Onifade
Tiffiani Miller
Onifade

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Courtney Parker
Courtney
Parker

N2N Global
Timothy Riley
Timothy
Riley

The Giumarra Companies
Martha Roberts
Martha
Roberts

Florida Experiment Station, University of Florida
Christian Schlect
Christian
Schlect

Northwest Horticultural Council
Bryan Silbermann
Bryan
Silbermann

Produce Marketing Association
Michael Spinazzola
Michael
Spinazzola

DRS, Inc.
Michael Stuart
Michael
Stuart

Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
Trevor Suslow
Trevor
Suslow

University of California
Robert Whitaker
Robert
Whitaker

Produce Marketing Association
Craig Wilson
Craig
Wilson

Costco Wholesale
Timothy York
Timothy
York

Markon Cooperative, Inc.


Technical Committee

James Gorny
James
Gorny

Chair
Produce Marketing Association
Pascal Delaquis
Pascal
Delaquis

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Bryan DiMenna
Bryan
DiMenna

BASF
Sammy Duda
Sammy
Duda

Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.
Chris Dzuik
Chris
Dzuik

H-E-B
Barry  Eisenberg
Barry
Eisenberg

Consultant
Sasha Gennet
Sasha
Gennet

The Nature Conservancy
Hank Giclas
Hank
Giclas

Western Growers Association
Robert  Gravani
Robert
Gravani

Cornell University
Jim Lugg
Jim
Lugg

Consultant
Drew McDonald
Drew
McDonald

Church Brothers/True Leaf Farms
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
Elis Owens
Elis
Owens

Birko
Mickey Parish
Mickey
Parish

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Courtney Parker
Courtney
Parker

N2N Global
Bill Pool
Bill
Pool

Wegmans Food Markets
Walter Ram
Walter
Ram

Giumarra Companies
Joan Rosen
Joan
Rosen

JC Rosen Resources
Martha Roberts
Martha
Roberts

Florida Experiment Station, University of Florida
Gurjit
Shergill

Taylor Farms
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
Alec Leach
Alec
Leach

Taylor Farms
Martha Roberts
Martha
Roberts

Florida Experiment Station, University of Florida
Bryan Silbermann
Bryan
Silbermann

Produce Marketing Association
Robert Whitaker
Robert
Whitaker

Produce Marketing Association
Timothy York
Timothy
York

Markon Cooperative, Inc


Staff

Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli
Bonnie
Fernandez-Fenaroli

Executive Director
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Daniela Yuschenkoff
Daniela
Yuschenkoff

Global Database
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Veronica
Conerly

Communications and Events Coordinator
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