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.

"In our group, we consider food safety one of the most important factors in what we do in our day-to-day operations at JV Smith Companies. I can say that over the course of my tenure as an active participant and then Board member at CPS, I have seen some tremendous research come from this organization. It is an honor to serve as the incoming CPS Board chair and I look forward to helping CPS further their mission: Fund the Science, Find Solutions, Fuel the Change."

Vic Smith, Chair, CPS Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Victor Smith
Victor
Smith

Chair
JV Smith Companies
Tony DiMare
Tony
DiMare

Secretary
DiMare Company
Mark Powers
Mark
Powers

Treasurer
Northwest Horticultural Council
Doug Grant
Doug
Grant

The Oppenheimer Group
Martha Roberts
Martha
Roberts

Roberts and Associates
Dave Corsi
Dave
Corsi

Past-Chair
Wegmans Food Markets


Board of Directors

Victor Smith
Victor
Smith

Chair
JV Smith Companies
Samir Assar
Samir
Assar

U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Jimmy  Bassetti
Jimmy
Bassetti

J & D Produce, Inc.
Jim Brennan
Jim
Brennan

Smartwash Solutions
Natalie Dyenson
Natalie
Dyenson

Dole Food Company, Inc.
Paul Fleming
Paul
Fleming

Produce Industry Consulting
Doug Grant
Doug
Grant

The Oppenheimer Group
Craig Hedberg
Craig
Hedberg

University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Michael Joyner
Michael
Joyner

Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
Steve Kenfield
Steve
Kenfield

HMC Farms
Art Liang
Art
Liang

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jim Lugg
Jim
Lugg

Consultant
Steve Martori III
Steve
Martori III

Martori Farms
Drew McDonald
Drew
McDonald

Taylor Fresh Foods
Mark  Mignogna
Mark
Mignogna

Sysco
Dave Murray
Dave
Murray

Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce/Good Farms
Stephen Patricio
Stephen
Patricio

Westside Produce
Joe Pezzini
Joe
Pezzini

Ocean Mist Farms
Dave Puglia
Dave
Puglia

Western Growers Association
Toby Purse
Toby
Purse

Lipman Family Farms
Timothy Riley
Timothy
Riley

The Giumarra Companies
Martha Roberts
Martha
Roberts

Roberts and Associates
Michael Spinazzola
Michael
Spinazzola

DRS, Inc.
Thomas Stenzel
Thomas
Stenzel

United Fresh Produce Association
Tammy Switucha
Tammy
Switucha

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Max Teplitski
Max
Teplitski

Produce Marketing Association
Tim York
Tim
York

Tim York, LLC
Craig Wilson
Craig
Wilson

Costco Wholesale


Staff

Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli
Bonnie
Fernandez-Fenaroli

Executive Director
Email
Annie Xiong
Annie
Xiong

Executive Assistant