Founded by the Chicago Section IFT in 2015, the Chicagoland Food Science Foundation (CFSF) is a 501c3 organization that serves as its “giving arm”. CFSF seeks to increase awareness of the science of food and to support those already earning degrees to work in the Chicagoland food and beverage industry.

Mission: Grow & support the next generation of food and beverage industry professionals.

Vision: Inspire all ages to be engaged in the science of food.

Leadership Team

Jenn Farrell
Columbus Vegetable Oils

Past Chair
Linda Perucca
Perucca Advantage LLC

Molly Hicks
Cooper’s Hawk

Dean Lippold
FBE Services

Board Member
Rakesh Amin
Amin Talati

Board Member
Kevin Barasa
Sensient Flavors & Extracts

Board Member
Helen Bengtson
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.

Board Member
Arthur Curran
Citrus and Allied

Board Member
Pat Donahue
Donahue International Agriculture Consulting

Board Member
Mary Ellen Druyan
Broad Spectrum Communications

Board Member
Maria-Paz Gonzalez

Board Member
Mary Jo Maffei-Panagos

Board Member
Christina Marczali
Glanbia Performance Nutrition

Board Member
Binu Nair

Board Member
Misha Patel
Teasdale Latin Foods

Board Member
Marlita Sanders
Williams Jones College Prep High School

Board Member
Kantha Shelke
Corvus Blue

Board Member
Athena Uslander
Silverland Bakery

Board Member
Ben Yeap
CoreFX Ingredients

Board Member
Olawumi Yusuff
Ferrara Candy

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