Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT is Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), Seattle, Washington. INND is a non-profit (501(c)3) institute dedicated to research and education in the field of toxicology. Dr. Gilbert consults and lectures on issues related to toxicology, drug development and bioethics. He is particularly interested in making toxicology and biomedical research accessible to the public and policy makers.
Jacalyn Macy is the President of BCI, which developed the world’s most innovative & global certification system for all aspects of the BPO, KPO and ITP industries. Jacalyn is an expert in both international ecommerce and outsourcing. She has over 25 years experience in Innovation and Global Competitiveness in business and education. She has advised major corporations such as American Stock Exchange, Mt. Sinai Hospital and CTS. Her team’s revolutionary work on merchant account processes broke new ground for Merchants’ access to credit-card service offerers like Bankcard Services International, Inc., Trans Union, and Master- Card’s debit card network.
Amanda Hitt, Treasurer
Ms. Hitt graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law with a concentration in Government and Public Service. After law school, Ms. Hitt received her MPH from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health. Prior to joining the Government Accountability Project (GAP), Ms. Hitt worked in both health research and policy. In addition to her work in public health, Ms. Hitt has a legal background in employment and civil rights laws. She is the Food Integrity Campaign Director at GAP.
Leah Woodke, Secretary
A North Dakota native, Leah Woodke has been in the field of education for over 20 years. While teaching at the United Tribes Technical College, she earned her PhD in Education with a focus on Instructional Design for Online Learning. During that same time, she led the self-study process required for the college to offer degree programs on line. As a result, United Tribes Technical College became the first tribal college to have accreditation approval to offer full degree programs online. Dr. Woodke now runs her own successful consulting firm providing assessment and evaluation and grant procurement services.
H.M. (Skip) Kingston, PhD is a Professor of Analytical Chemistry and dually appointed in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department and the Environmental Research and Education Center, at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Kingston received his B.S. degree in chemistry education and M.S. degree in analytical chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D in analytical chemistry and environmental management from the American University.
Daniele Pisanello is a food lawyer. From 2005-2007, he was charged with the scientific planning and implementation of the Master in Food Law degree program established by the University of Turin - Faculty of Law. Daniele also lectured extensively at this program. Daniele Pisanello founded and co-directed the Summer Academy on Food Law & Policy 2009. He is now a qualified trainer at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in the field of EU Food Law and Official Controls. He regularly writes on Food Law issues for both legal journals and magazines in Italian and English.
Frank Theodore Levine is an accomplished actor both in film and television. His most famous role was "Buffalo Bill" in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). For many years, he played the role of Captain Lelanded Stottlemeyer, head of the SFPD Homicide Division in the emmy award winning television series "Monk" which ran for eight seasons. Ted Levine and his partner, Susanne, are both avid supporters of the Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute.
Raquel has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with an emphasis in epidemiology and mathematical models. Raquel worked as a mathmetician during the space program at the University of Arizona Optics Department. Following the decline in the space program funding she became an epidemiologist at the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. Just prior to her retirement from the Public Health Service she became a Scientific Review Administrator organizing the review of government research grants. Raquel is now pursuing another degree in economics at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.
Roseanne Schnoll, Ph.D, is a registered dietician and certified dietician nutritionist. She is currently the director of the graduate dietetic internship program at Brooklyn College in New York City. Her areas of expertise include: the role of self-regulation, specifically self-monitoring and goal setting on dietary behavior, complementary and alternative therapies. She is currently investigating the relationship between diet and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Dr. Scholl is an avid supporter of the Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute.
Matt is a veteran entrepeneur having spent time on both sides of the R&D bench. After running bioanalytical core facilities at Mass General Hospital and Harvard University, Matt joined the industry and held various technical, project management and business positions in large and small high-tech companies. Currently a co-founder and CEO of Applied Isotope Technologies (AIT), he is focused on the development of advanced metrology tools for chemical and bioanalytical measurements. Founded in 2003, AIT is developing measurement methods, standards and services to meet the needs for accurately determining chemical and biological markers that will result in tools for early diagnosis of human disease.
Renee is the founding director of FIHRI. After investigating the levels of mercury in high fructose corn syrup at the FDA, she spearheaded the publication of the findings through collaboration with other researchers after her early retirement in 2008. In 2010, she founded FIHRI with collaborators while working as a special education teacher in Hawai'i. She served as FIHRI's volunteer executive director for five years during which time she wrote several grants to support the mission. Two grants from the EPA funded the Fort Peck Clinical Trial which resulted in the finding that processed food consumption is a source of inorganic mercury exposure and this exposure can result in higher fasting glucose levels leading to type-2 diabetes.
David Fletcher is a manager in the Web and Mobile software industry, and President of Slick Mobile Software, a developer of social networking and entertainment apps for iOS. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Computer Science. With his wife, Jamie, he is the proud parent of four children, including 6 year old twins with immune deficiency and food allergies including a corn allergy with neurological implications. By controlling their diet and managing exposure to food additives, particularly HFCF, they have been pulled back from a diagnosis of severe Autism. They are currently happy, healthy, and thriving academically.
Jamie Fletcher is a stay at home mother of four beautiful children that include two daughters and identical twin boys. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University, and has worked with both first and fourth graders. Since discovering that her sons have severe neurological reactions to various food additives and ingredients, and recently receiving the diagnosis that her youngest daughter is Dyslexic, has Innatentive-type ADHD and struggles with some working memory problems, she spends a good portion of her time studying the latest research on the impact of diet on the neurological development of children. Together with her loving husband she has changed the family's diet and seen amazing changes in the children's development. It has become her life goal to make this information easy for other parents to access, and help parents find their own voice and strength to advocate for their children.
Jennifer Buss is Vice-President of Yoganics Hawaii Limited, an Eco-fashion boutique and Yoga Studio founded with her husband, Brian Buss, in 2007. She is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor with training in Yoga for the Special Child, Tamara Healer, and Access Consciousness Practitioner. Jennifer works with healing non-profit organizations such as The ARC of Kona aka Kona Crafts, and the Light On Foundation to facilitate yoga for all level individuals. She and Brian have three amazing children. The mission of FIHRI has had a positive and lasting impact on the health and well being of the Buss family. Jennifer is committed to helping individuals of all needs and abilities lead a life of health, happiness and harmony.
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