External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee advises the Director and Steering Committee on topics of importance to the Initiative, including, but not limited to, how the goals and accomplishments align with market trends and consumer demands, educational needs, and scientific and technical gaps.

Mariette Abrahams, PhD, RD, MBA
Founder/CEO, Qina

Joshua Anthony, PhD, MBA
Founder/CEO, Nlumn

Robert Bergia, PhD
Scientist, Protein Nutrition, Archer Daniels Midland Co.

Gil Blander, PhD
President, Founder, and Chief Scientific Officer, Segterra (InsideTracker)

Tristin Brisbois, PhD
Director, Advanced Personalization Ideation Center, Global R&D, PepsiCo

Jessica Campbell, PhD
Director, Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, General Mills, Inc.

Kirstie Canene-Adams, PhD
Senior Principal Scientist, Global Scientific & Regulatory, Mars Wrigley

Mark Cope, PhD
Global Innovation Program Director, Re-Imagine Wellness, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc

Emilie Fromentin, PhD
Head of Health and Nutrition, Science & Technology, Givaudan

Ryan Grant, PhD
Manager, Nutrition Science, Pharmavite

Bridget Hannon Esteves, PhD, RD
Senior Scientist – R&D Nutrition, Kraft Heinz with affiliate Primal Kitchen

Purna Kashyap, MBBS
Professor and Consultant, Mayo Clinic

Elena Nekrasov, PhD
Principal Regulatory Scientist, Amway

José Ordovas, PhD
Professor, Tufts University, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

Machiel Reinders, PhD
Senior Researcher, Food Consumer Science, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen Economic Research

Barbara Schneeman, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Nutrition, University of California, Davis and FDA

Alison Steiber, PhD, RD
Chief Science Officer, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Moises Torres-GonzaleZ, PhD
VP, Nutrition Research, National Dairy Council

Eline van der Beek, PhD
Head, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Nestlé Research