“To fulfill human needs for a quality food supply through
science, technology and education.”
This is the mission of the Southern California Institute of Food Technologists Section, and of its members. In keeping with this mission, SCIFTS is proud to bring you the latest advance in OUR journey toward its fulfillment.

2022-2023 Executive Board and Committee Chairpersons

Co-Chairperson Tatiana Miranda Unilever chair@scifts.net
Co-Chairperson Jonathan Tong Bonduelle Fresh Americas chair@scifts.net
Chair Elect Elizabeth Fordyce Cuff Sensient chair-elect@scifts.net
Secretary Bonnie McKeever Gosline Westco Ingredients & Chemicals secretary@scifts.net
Treasurer Jim Berg treasurer@scifts.net
Past Co-Chair Lilian Senger Chapman University pastchair@scifts.net
Co-Chairperson Claudia Fajardo-Lira Cal State Northridge pastchair@scifts.net
Member at Large Gabriel Davidov-Pardo Cal Poly Pomona
  Brian Favela National Flavor
  Rosalia Garcia-Torres Cal State Northridge
  Sunil Mangalassary Cal State Los Angeles
  Janine Neal SPI Group
Student Representatives Elvira C. Atmadja Cal Poly Pomona
  Viet V. Pham Cal Poly Pomona
Advertising Alfa Creative   scifts@scifts.net
Arrangements Alfa Creative Service   scifts@scifts.net
Digital Committee Eric Guzman Student  
  Richard van Niekerk Greenboy  
Distinguished Achievement Award Debra Topham    
Employment Christy Kadharmastan   employment@scifts.net
Education and Research Grants Mike Real Real Food Marketing mike@realfoodmarketing.com
Finance Katie Feitch Asta Food Research  
Food Science Education Outreach
Long Range Planning Katie Feicht Asta Food Research
Randy Kreienbrink Artemis International
Ifeanyi Nwachukwu Loma Linda University
Marketing – Plant Tours Holly Swartz CJ Bio America Callen Sistrunk
Newsletter Editor Randy Kreienbrink Artemis International editors@scifts.net
LinkedIn Amy Graham Clausen Quality Chocolate
Social Media Amy Graham Clausen Quality Chocolate  
Sports Co-Chairs Holly Swartz CJ Bio America  
Callen Sistrunk
New Professionals Katrina Jully Joolies California Superfruit
Nominations Claudia Fajardo-Lira
Lilian Senger Chapman University
San Diego Sub-Section Development Gregg Tamai Sapphire Flavors and Fragrances  
  Brian Favela National Flavor  
SCFIC Elizabeth Fordyce Cuff Sensient  
  Jonathan Tong Bonduelle Fresh Americas  
Scholarships Dion Chang Greenboy  
So. Calif. Faculty Consortium Yao Olive Li Cal Poly Pomona
Standard Operation Procedues Bonnie McKeever Gosline Westco Chemicals bgosline@westcochemicals.com
Student Affairs/Travel Grants Jill Golden    
Suppliers’ Night Dan Rosson McGill International