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.

"I am truly honored to be an integral part of the Center for Produce Safety, an organization whose sole mission is to improve food safety in the global produce industry. Because of CPS’s leadership and dedication supporting the health and well-being of consumers, research and implementation of best practices in the area of food safety will continue."

Dave Corsi, Chair, CPS Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Dave Corsi
Dave
Corsi

Chair
Wegmans Food Markets
Jimmy  Bassetti
Jimmy
Bassetti

J & D Produce, Inc.
Mark Borman
Mark
Borman

Taylor Farms California
Tony  DiMare
Tony
DiMare

DiMare Company
Natalie
Dyenson

Dole Food Company, Inc.
Paul Fleming
Paul
Fleming

Produce Industry Consulting
Hank Giclas
Hank
Giclas

Western Growers Association
Doug Grant
Doug
Grant

The Oppenheimer Group
Steve
Kenfield

HMC Farms
Ed Kershaw
Ed
Kershaw

Superfresh Growers
Art Liang
Art
Liang

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jim Lugg
Jim
Lugg

Consultant
Steve Martori III
Steve
Martori III

Martori Farms
Harold McClarty
Harold
McClarty

HMC Farms
Drew McDonald
Drew
McDonald

Taylor Fresh Foods
Mark  Mignogna
Mark
Mignogna

Sysco
Warren
Morgan

Double Diamond Fruit
Stephen Patricio
Stephen
Patricio

Westside Produce
Toby Purse
Toby
Purse

Lipman Family Farms
Mark Powers
Mark
Powers

Northwest Horticultural Council
Timothy Riley
Timothy
Riley

The Giumarra Companies
Martha Roberts
Martha
Roberts

Roberts and Associates
Victor Smith
Victor
Smith

JV Smith Companies
Michael Spinazzola
Michael
Spinazzola

DRS, Inc.
Thomas Stenzel
Thomas
Stenzel

United Fresh Produce Association
Michael Stuart
Michael
Stuart

Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
Robert Whitaker
Robert
Whitaker

Produce Marketing Association
Tammy Switucha
Tammy
Switucha

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Craig Wilson
Craig
Wilson

Costco Wholesale
Timothy York
Timothy
York

Markon Cooperative, Inc.


Technical Committee

Drew McDonald
Drew
McDonald

Chair
Taylor Fresh Foods
Mark
Baker

Cherry Central
Monica Bazan
Monica
Bazan

Dole Food Company, Inc.
James Brennan
James
Brennan

SmartWash Solutions
Donna Lynn Browne
Donna Lynn
Browne

Naturipe Farms LLC
DeAnn Davis
DeAnn
Davis

Church Brothers Farms
Suresh De Costa
Suresh
De Costa

Lipman Family Farms
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

Miles Chemical Company
Hank Giclas
Hank
Giclas

Western Growers Association
Robert  Gravani
Robert
Gravani

Cornell University
John Headrick
John
Headrick

Monsanto
Lianna  Kelly
Lianna
Kelly

Markon
Sharan Lanini
Sharan
Lanini

Pacific International Marketing
Jim Lugg
Jim
Lugg

Consultant
Robert Mandrell
Robert
Mandrell

USDA - Agricultural Research Service (Retired)
Johnny Massa
Johnny
Massa

Comgro
Jennifer McEntire
Jennifer
McEntire

United Fresh Produce Association
Saul Morales
Saul
Morales

Sysco
Anne Morrell
Anne
Morrell

Northwest Horticultural Council
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

E.& J. Gallo Winery
Walter Ram
Walter
Ram

Giumarra Companies
Keith
Refsnider

Driscoll's
Joan Rosen
Joan
Rosen

JC Rosen Resources
Gurjit Shergill
Gurjit
Shergill

Food Safety Consultant
Rusbelina Silva
Rusbelina
Silva

4Earth Farms
Stacy Stoltenberg
Stacy
Stoltenberg

Hygiena
Steve Strub
Steve
Strub

Wegmans Food Markets
Trevor Suslow
Trevor
Suslow

University of California, Davis
Mike Villaneva
Mike
Villaneva

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement
Rich Walsh
Rich
Walsh

ECOLAB
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

Dave Corsi
Dave
Corsi

Chair
Wegmans Food Markets
Michael Stuart
Michael
Stuart

Secretary
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
Robert Whitaker
Robert
Whitaker

Treasurer
Produce Marketing Association
Tony DiMare
Tony
DiMare

DiMare Company
Martha Roberts
Martha
Roberts

Roberts and Associates
Timothy York
Timothy
York

Past Chair
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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Silvia Ortiz
Silvia
Ortiz

Administrative Assistant
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