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Leadership Board

The Leadership Advisory Board (IAB) exists to provide university-wide administrative oversight that enables the vision and mission of the IFNH. The IAB is chaired by the institute’s academic home dean, Dr. Laura Lawson, and its membership includes senior Rutgers leadership who are champions and advocates of the IFNH. The current membership of the IAB is listed below.

Leadership Advisory Board Academic Constituency
Wendie Cohick, PHD Dean of Research and Graduate Education, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Director of Research, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Interim Director of IFNH
Wendie Cohick, PHD Interim Director of IFNH
Michael Gower, MBA Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer, University Treasurer
Jason Geary, PHD Dean of Mason Gross School of the Arts
Susan Lawrence, PHD Interim Co-Executive Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Laura Lawson, PHD (Chair) Executive Dean, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Dafna Lemish, PHD Interim Dean, School of Communication and Information
James Masschaele, PHD Interim Co-Executive Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Salvador Mena, PHD Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs–New Brunswick
Prabhas V. Moghe, PHD Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Arnold Rabson, MD Director, Child Health Institute of New Jersey
Brian Strom, MD, MPH Chancellor–Rutgers Biomedical and Health Science

External Advisory Board

The External Advisory Board (EAB) exists to provide feedback and counsel to the IAB and the IFNH Leadership Team regarding the institute’s performance from a community, state and national perspective. The EAB is chaired by Ronald Levine, Esquire, of Herrick, Feinstein LLP.

External Advisory Board Academic Constituency
Darrin Anderson State Program Director, New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids and Associate Executive Director, New Jersey YMCA State Alliance
Steve Armstrong Independent Advisor, Food Law, and Regulation
Anne Barnhill Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
Haskell Berman Health Care Institute of NJ - Senior VP State Affairs
Linda Doherty President & CEO of the New Jersey Food Council (NJFC)
Peter Gillies Emeritus Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences; Founding Director, NJIFNH
Alexandria Hast Sr. Nutrition Manager, Nutrition and Health Sciences, Campbell Soup Company
Laura Lawson Executive Dean, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Ronald Levine IFNH External Advisory Board (Chair), Counsel, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Kwan Lui Founder, at Sunrice Global Chef Academy, Singapore
Barbara Mintz System Senior VP, Healthy Living & Community Engagement at RWJBarnabas Health
Jonathan Pearson Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey