Board of Directors

The Foundation’s Board of Directors provides scientific leadership, financial oversight and acts upon recommendations from the Foundation’s Research Advisory Committee.


Van Ayvazian
Boar’s Head Provision Co., Inc

Craig Bacon
Tyson Foods, Inc.

Brian Coelho
Central Valley Meat Co.

Terry Coffey
Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Henry Davis
Greater Omaha Packing Co., Inc.

Don Fussner
Kraft Heinz Company

Tony Gahn
Gahn Meat Company

Neil Genshaft
Fresh Mark, Inc.

Eric Gustafson
Coast Packing Company

Kirk Halpern

Terry Holton
Seaboard Foods

Randy Huffman
Maple Leaf Foods, Inc.

John Keating
Cargill, Inc.

Kevin Ladwig
Johnsonville Sausage, LLC

Craig Letch
Beef Products, Inc.

John Patrick Lopez
Lopez Foods

Shane MacKenzie
Superior Farms

Gary Malenke
Natural Food Holdings

Steve Maxey
Certified Meat Products

Brad McDowell
AB Foods

Dave Miniat
Ed Miniat, LLC

Kathleen O'Donnell-Cahill
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Ken Peterson
OSI Group, LLC

Dave Pyburn
National Pork Board

Sergio Ramos
Bar-S Foods

Sam Rovit
CTI Foods

Mike Satzow
North Country Smokehouse

Bill Theis
AdvancePierre Foods

Mike Townsley
Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

Steve VanLannen
American Foods Group

John Vatri
Cardinal Meat Specialists, Ltd.

Dennis Vignieri
Kenosha Beef International, Ltd.

Russ Yearwood
Indiana Packers Corporation