Tufts Nutrition Council

Launched in Spring 2016, the Tufts Nutrition Council (TNC) is a new volunteer leadership group for the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), the two institutions that together form Tufts Nutrition. The TNC brings together volunteer leaders from diverse backgrounds who share our passion for nutrition and health, with a particular focus on how our food and food systems influence our communities, our environment, our families and ourselves.

The goal of the TNC is to build a circle of key friends, supporters, and ambassadors who will help us achieve our shared aims for positive impact while also enjoying the great experience of a close relationship with a premier nutrition institution. We seek members who are passionate about what we eat and grow, whether for health, food systems, equity, or sustainability; and who believe in supporting and leveraging our broad vision and mission with their time, expertise, resources, and/or network of friends and colleagues.


Name Title Organization
Joshua Anthony VP, Global Nutrition Campbell Soup Company
Safi Bahcall Founder Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp
Wendy Behr, N15 VP, Coffee and Packaging Innovation Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.
JoAnn Bendetson, J80, AG91 Community Volunteer, Board Member Tufts University International Board of Advisors – HNRCA Campaign Committee
Joel Berg CEO Hunger Free America
Gary Bergstrom Sr. Consultant & Portfolio Manager Acadian Asset Management
Richard Black Most recently, VP, Global R&D Nutrition Sciences, Pepsico, Inc. Currently, Consultant
Bob Blancato President Matz, Blancato & Associates
Paul Coates Director, Office of Dietary Supplements NIH
Emma Coles Co-Founder Be Vitality
Mary Kay Crepinsek, N84 Field Practice Analyst Harvard School of Public Health
Helene Fuchs, AG75 Principal Helene Fuchs Associates
Nicolas Gausserès Global Nutrition Director Danone Research – HNRCA Campaign Committee
Haewook Han, N00 Renal Nutrition Specialist Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Dirk Hondmann Chief Scientific Officer Mead Johnson Nutrition
Kelly Horton, N05 North America Policy Director Mars, Incorporated
Andrew Ive Managing Director Food-X
Michael Jacobson Executive Director Center for Science in the Public Interest
Patricia Kearney, N78, AG81 President & CEO PMK Associates, Inc.
Ann McDermott, N02 Associate Scientist Johns Hopkins University
Denise Morrison President and CEO Campbell Soup Company
Sean O'Sullivan Founding Manager, Director SOSV
Barbara Rose Executive Director Aid for Africa
Ronenn Roubenoff Global Translational Medicine Head, Musculoskeletal Diseases Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research – Co-chair HNRCA Campaign Committee
Sylvia Rowe President SR Strategy
Lisa Marsh Ryerson President AARP Foundation
Nabil Sakkab Board Chairman Biowish
Andrew Shao, N96, NG00 Regulatory & Policy Science Director Amway/Nutrilite
Dan Silverstein Strategic Advisor Heuristic Management
Paolo Suter Head Physician, Director University Hospital Zurich, Nestle Foundation
Shawn Taher Vice President Taher, Inc,  Food Service – HNRCA Campaign Committee
Latham Thomas Founder, Nutrition and Lifestyle Expert Mama Glow
Brooks Tingle President and Chief Executive Officer John Hancock Insurance
Katya Tsaioun, NG99 Director, Evidence-Based Toxicology Collaboration Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (EBTC)
Abby Usen, N03 MS, RD, LDN Live Nutrition
Judy Usen, N02P Registered Dietitian Retired
Karen Voci President Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation
Michael Wagner President & CEO Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children
Eugene Willemsen EVP, Global Categories & Franchise Management PepsiCo
Jeffrey Zurofsky CEO and co-founder 'wichcraft, No Small Plans LLC


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