The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences Board of Trustees is responsible for managing the organization’s activities, which are administered by an executive staff, to support and advance nutrition and food safety.
Wendelyn Jones, PhD
Wendelyn has a strong scientific background in the food, agriculture and chemical industries, and brings over 20 years of global experience in industry and government. She works with IAFNS’s multi-sector scientists, trustees and staff to extend the organization’s contribution to and impact within diverse scientific and health communities.
Membership Services Associate
Courtney serves as the key administrative contact to support our scientific committees and our Board. In addition to meeting logistics and coordination, she supports our budgeting process and contract management.
Steve Gibb, MS
Science Communications Manager
Steve focuses on mobilizing knowledge on food safety, nutrition and sustainable packaging topics. Previously he worked as an award-winning environmental science reporter with Bloomberg and with Chemical & Engineering News. Prior to that he worked as a federal contractor supporting USDA, EPA and DOD. Steve earned his M.S. in environmental science policy from The Johns Hopkins University.
Chor San Khoo, PhD
Senior Science Fellow
Chor San provides counsel and advisory support for Board initiatives and technical committee activities. With over 30 years leading global nutrition, food, and health programs, she has broad experience in research design, technology innovation, nutrition policies, food regulatory sciences, global consumer insights, and identifying convergence in science.
Alison Kretser, MS, RDN
Senior Science Advisor
Alison serves as the Project Director for the Public-Private Partnership with the USDA on the Global Branded Food Products Database. She previously served in leadership roles for the organization.
Brienna Larrick, PhD, PMP
Scientific Program Manager
Brienna manages the Food Microbiology and Caffeine Committees, as well as IAFNS's Assembly on Scientific Integrity. She oversees efforts to ensure that projects supported by IAFNS are conducted in accordance with our Guiding Principles and the Center for Open Science’s Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines.
Marie Latulippe, MS, RDN
Director of Science Programs
Marie works with several Nutrition Committees, manages the Board Program Committee and the Scientific Leadership Council. She also supports the Emerging Science process. Marie has held a variety of positions within science-based organizations, in the US and in Europe. Additionally, she served as Study Director at the National Academies of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board.
Barbara Lyle, PhD
Consulting Senior Nutrition Advisor
As a Consulting Advisor, Barbara provides strategic advice and service related to scientific, technical and programmatic priorities, including those specific to technical committees, subcommittees, and/or project committees. In this capacity, she works directly with the Executive Director and senior staff, as well as committee chairs.
Scientific Program Coordinator
Fiona serves as the primary resource for our varied and robust scientific programing - including our webinars and symposiums. She coordinates the development of the programs and supports our outreach to a broader community.
Neal Saab, PhD
Senior Scientific Program Manager
Neal brings over 30 years of experience in research, risk assessment, advocacy and regulation of biotechnology and emerging technologies. His multi-sector experiences in regulatory agency engagement, science leadership, project management and capacity building make him uniquely qualified to lead the Food and Chemical Safety Committee and the Food Packaging Safety and Sustainability efforts.
Abby Steketee, MPH, PhD
Abby has a versatile skill set developed through her scientific training in implementation science and her professional experience as an award-winning intercollegiate swimming and diving coach. She contributes to a variety of projects under the direction of the Executive Director and senior staff. Abby is also an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Tech in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise.