Experienced Board Member, world-renowned scientist and trusted advisor to the C-suite and Boards of Directors. Senior Executive and Global Food & Agriculture expert with 17+ years of experience, known as “First Lady of Functional Foods”. Demonstrated excellence in creating and commercializing products and programs accelerating private, public, and academic growth.
Visionary with proven success creating and growing world-class, complex cross-sector systems and public-private partnerships to facilitate enterprise-wide impact, build investor confidence, bolster government approval, and create clean, sustainable food and beverage products and technologies. Comprehensive industry experience with particular expertise in functional foods, nutraceuticals, food technology, safety and sustainability in B2B, B2C and academic environments. Innovative executive accountable for leading Fortune 500 companies in achieving organizational goals by delivering keen, agile, and viable growth strategies.
PRIOR COMPANY & POSITION:
Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, University of California, Davis – Founding Executive Director