Our Staff

Alison Bodor

President and CEO

Alison Bodor

President and CEO
My favorite frozen foods are Chicken Pot Pies, Onion Rings, Pot Stickers, Lima Beans, Mashed Cauliflower & Peaches for Smoothies.

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Dr. Donna Garren

Executive Vice President of Science and Policy

Dr. Donna Garren

Executive Vice President of Science and Policy
My favorite frozen food is Cauliflower Tater-tots.

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Dr. Sanjay Gummalla

Senior Vice President of Scientific Affairs

Dr. Sanjay Gummalla

Senior Vice President of Scientific Affairs
My favorite frozen food is Chicken Taquitos.

Contact Sanjay:
       

Dr. Lory Reveil

Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs

Dr. Lory Reveil

Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
Her favorite frozen foods are mango, pineapple and peaches.

Contact Lory:
       

Adrienne Seiling

Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications

Adrienne Seiling

Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications
My favorite frozen foods are Tater-tots & Edamame.

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Brian Peteritas

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Brian Peteritas

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
My favorite frozen foods are Chicken Fingers & Vegetable Pastas.

Contact Brian:
       

Derek Saunders

Director of Member Engagement

Derek Saunders

Director of Member Engagement
My favorite frozen foods are Tater Tots, Pizza and Mixed Vegetables.

Contact Derek:
         

Tom Kearney

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Kearney

Chief Financial Officer
My favorite frozen food is Corn.

Contact Tom:
         

Brynn Hadley

Vice President of Conferences

Brynn Hadley

Vice President of Conferences
My favorite frozen foods are Shredded Chicken & Mac n’Cheese.

Contact Brynn:
       

Cassy Dafin

Coordinator of Conferences

Cassy Dafin

Coordinator of Conferences
My favorite frozen food is pizza.

Contact Cassy:
         

Sonja Ferguson

Science and Policy Administrative Coordinator

Sonja Ferguson

Science and Policy Administrative Coordinator
My favorite frozen food is frozen mango.

Contact Sonja:
         

Elissa McLerran Gilliam

Senior Director of Public Policy

Elissa McLerran Gilliam

Senior Director of Public Policy
My favorite frozen foods are produce and pizza.

Contact Elissa:
       

Alexis Settineri

Manager of Communications

Alexis Settineri

Manager of Communications
My favorite frozen food is Blueberries.

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Governance

2021 Officers

Chair

Julia Sabin*
J.M. Smucker Co.

Chair Elect

John Tentomas*
Nature’s Touch

Immediate Past Chair

Meghan Swan*
J.R. Simplot

2021 Board of Directors

Tracey Beck
Conagra Brands, Inc.

Kurt Deibel
Kraft Heinz

Angelo Fallucca
Palermo Villa, Inc.

Mike Gerber
Bellisio Foods

Julia Sabin*
J.M. Smucker Co.

Meghan Swan*
J.R. Simplot Co.

Doug Carlson
Tommy’s Superfoods

Rick Drummond
B&G Foods

Michael Thomas
Ajinomoto Foods

Mike McEvoy
Sargento Foods Inc.

Suvan Sharma
Jain Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.

Joe Yanda
Lakeside Foods Inc.

Gary Crowder
Smith Frozen Foods

Greg Evans
McCain Foods USA, Inc.

Peter Johnston
Cavendish Farms Corp.

P.J. Mecozzi
Del Mar Food Products

Tony Shurman*
Wyman’s

John Tentomas*
Nature’s Touch

Paul DiGenova*
Bonduelle North America

Wesley Eubanks*
The Pictsweet Co.

John MacArthur
Rite Stuff Foods, Inc.

Chris Rhynalds
Lamb Weston

Blake Smittcamp
Wawona Frozen Foods

Jeff Varcoe*
Schwan’s Company

Rick Holdren
The Pictsweet Company

*Executive Committee Member

AFFI Councils

Through AFFI’s Communications, Conferences & Member Services, Public Policy, International Processors, Legal, Scientific Advisory, and Logistics & Supply Chain Councils, the Institute seeks the guidance of its membership to better service the needs of its members. Council participation is a benefit of AFFI membership.

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