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 fosters transdisciplinary, community-based work to promote sustainable foods systems globally. The Danone Institute 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.

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.
Professor, Department of Health Behavior
Professor, Department of Nutrition
University of North Carolina
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC

Vice-Presidents

Kelly A. Tappenden, Ph.D., R.D.
Professor and Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

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

Board Members

Julia Cottrill
Corporate Marketing Director
Danone North America Public Benefit Corporation
Broomfield, CO

Douglas Heimburger, M.D
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Wendy Slusser, MD, MS
Associate Vice Provost, Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center at UCLA
HS Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, 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
White Plains, NY