Board of Directors

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.

"You can find variations of Center for Produce Safety’s mission statement on just about everything we produce: Fund science, find solutions, fuel change. We added the third part, 'fuel change', a few years back to remind ourselves why we do the first two parts. The science we fund and the solutions we find only matter when we can also inspire our industry to enhance fresh produce food safety.”

- Joe Pezzini, CPS board of directors chair

Executive Committee

Joe Pezzini
Joe
Pezzini

Chair
Taylor Farms
Bret Erickson
Bret
Erickson

Secretary
Little Bear Produce
Mark Powers
Mark
Powers

Treasurer
Northwest Horticultural Council
Natalie Dyenson
Natalie
Dyenson

International Fresh Produce Association
Dave Murray
Dave
Murray

Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce/Good Farms


Board of Directors

Scott Angle
Scott
Angle

University of Florida
Samir Assar
Samir
Assar

U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Jim Brennan
Jim
Brennan

Smartwash Solutions
Tony  DiMare
Tony
DiMare

DiMare Company
Amy Gates
Amy
Gates

ALG Unlimited
Thomas Green
Thomas
Green

IPM Institute
Craig Hedberg
Craig
Hedberg

University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Michael Joyner
Michael
Joyner

Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
Larry Kohl
Larry
Kohl

Ahold Delhaize USA
Isabelle Laberge
Isabelle
Laberge

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Charles Leftwich
Charles
Leftwich

Sysco Corporation
Jim Lugg
Jim
Lugg

Consultant
Drew McDonald
Drew
McDonald

Taylor Fresh Foods
Jorge Hernandez
Jorge
Hernandez

The Wendy's Company
Carter McEntire
Carter
McEntire

McEntire Produce
Stephen Patricio
Stephen
Patricio

Westside Produce
Dave Puglia
Dave
Puglia

Western Growers Association
Timothy Riley
Timothy
Riley

The Giumarra Companies
Michael Spinazzola
Michael
Spinazzola

DRS, Inc.
Michael Taylor
Michael
Taylor

Board Member of STOP Foodborne Illness
Craig Wilson
Craig
Wilson

Costco Wholesale
Matthew  Wise
Matthew
Wise

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tim York
Tim
York

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement


Staff

Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli
Bonnie
Fernandez-Fenaroli

Executive Director
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