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.
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 integrative and functional nutrition and the role of self-regulation on dietary behavior. She is the director of the Brooklyn College Nutrition Clinic, whre she and her team are identifying risk factors for chronic diseases and behaviors in this population. 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.
Dr. Zara Berg first learned of FIHRI’s mission and work while teaching science at the Fort Peck Community College in Montana in 2011. At that time, Dr. Dufault asked her to collaborate on the proposed research project that involved the development and evaluation of the online healthy diet nutrition intervention course. Zara was instrumental in ensuring the IRB protocol was followed at the community level as participants enrolled in the course and clinical trial. She comes to FIHRI with terrific experience in conducting community based clinical research. With a Master’s degree in interdisciplinary toxicology from Texas A & M University and Doctorate degree in Clinical Research she is well qualified to help direct FIHRI’s operations.
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