Food Safety Leadership Committee

Committee Mission:
The committee serves as the primary advisor to the association on food safety and security related issues.  It is responsible for identifying industry food safety issues and creating resources to strengthen food safety practices by IFDA member companies.  Committee members are quality assurance and regulatory compliance experts from member companies and buying groups.
Committee MembersTitleOrganization
Ms. Sara ArandaFood Safety & Quality Assurance ManagerGordon Food Service203988
Ms. Karina BarbosaDirector of Food Safety, Quality and Compliance, Raydia Food GroupRaydia Food Group (Holding company for Stanz-Troyers)224672
Ms. Leigh BarchamSenior Counsel, Product Regulatory & Government AffairsUS Foods219535
Mr. Greg CassensRegulatory CounselDot Foods, Inc.196448
Ms. Gail ContiVice President of Food Safety and Quality AssuranceThe Chefs' Warehouse222267
Mr. Norbert DuarteDirector of Quality AssuranceSaladino's Foodservice201287
Mr. Ambrose EarleChief Information OfficerSouthwest Traders, Inc.193129
Ms. Lorene EvansDirector of Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory ComplianceUS Foods213906
Mr. Mitchell GilgourSr. Director, Quality AssuranceSysco195473
Mr. Dick HairstonDirector, Operations and TransportationBen E. Keith Co.122045
Ms. Charlotte HoltSenior FSQA Recall ManagerDot Foods, Inc.206633
Dr. James Keith JacksonVice President of Corporate Quality AssuranceWest Creek - Performance Foodservice205281
Ms. Silvia KahnFood Safety Supervisor for Distribution CentersGordon Food Service205438
Jared KeeferDirector of Food Safety and Quality SystemsShamrock Foods224411
Ms. Emily KornellQuality Assurance CoordinatorCash-Wa Distributing210552
Mr. Charles LeftwichVice President, Food Safety and Quality AssuranceSysco205276
Ms. Ceret LeyvaDirector of Food SafetyBen E. Keith Co.219456
Mrs. Marilyn Kay ManningFood Safety & Quality Assurance AnalystMerchants Foodservice (Div. of PFG)220687
Megan NicholsDirector of CompliancePrime Source Foods217658
Ms. Jennifer O'MalleyAssociate General Counsel, Product Integrity & InnovationUS Foods208887
Mr. Sam RichardsonSenior Director of Food SafetyMcLane Foodservice Distribution - Rocky Mount201861
Mr. Bob SaloDepartmental Vice President Quality AssuranceUniPro Foodservice, Inc.202560
Ms. Ginger ShubertDirector of Risk ManagementDennis Food Service212839
Ms. Valerie StrongDirector, Food Safety Quality AssuranceIMA Foodservice227090
Mr. John WalshDirector of ComplianceAce Endico Corp.212188
Ms. Heidi Wietjes, MS,RD,LMNTVice President, Multi Unit Accounts & Institutional SalesCash-Wa Distributing185178
Staff Contact: Mala Parker