ABOUT THE DANONE INSTITUTE NORTH AMERICA

The Danone Institute North America is a separately incorporated, 501c3 non-profit foundation dedicated to non-commercial activities. Launched in 1997, the Danone Institute North America is a non-profit foundation fostering transdisciplinary, community-based work to promote sustainable foods systems globally. The Danone Institute in North America is one of several Danone Institutes created worldwide by Danone, the ultimate parent company of Danone North America Public Benefit Corporation.

The Board of Directors is made up of both independent experts in nutrition science and business leaders of Danone North America Public Benefit Corporation. The nutrition scientists establish program direction, determine recipients of funding and are closely involved in all Danone Institute North America programs. Danone North America managers offer communication support, program development and management expertise.

Members of the Scientific Council serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors. They provide insight for programs and also serve on program selection committees.

For information about Danone North America or its products, go to www.danonenorthamerica.com.

DANONE INSTITUTE NORTH AMERICA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Leslie Lytle, Ph.D., R.D.
Professor, Division of Epidemiology
and Community Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Nashville, TN

Vice-Presidents

Kelly A. Tappenden, Ph.D., R.D.
Professor of Nutrition and
Gastrointestinal Physiology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

Philippe Caradec
VP Public Affairs and Sustainable Development
Danone North America Public Benefit Corporation
White Plains, NY

Board Members

Douglas Heimburger, M.D
Associate Director for Education and Training
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Nashville, TN

Wendy Slusser, MD, MS
Associate Vice Provost for the
UCLA Healthy Campus
Initiative and HS Clinical Professor
of Pediatrics in the Schools of Medicine
and Public Health at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Secretary/Treasurer

John Fidanza
Senior Vice President of Finance Services
Danone North America Public Benefit Corporation
White Plains, NY

General Representative

Miguel Freitas, Ph.D.
Vice President Scientific Affairs
Danone North America Public
Benefit Corporation