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Steve Hart, PhD
Chair

Steve Hart, PhD

Dr. Steve Hart directs Global Aquaculture Alliance activities within Asia, leading efforts focused on development of food safety outreach, investigating emerging issues affecting aquaculture stakeholders, working with GAA constituents to respond to emerging issues, expanding activities with other related groups, and generating content for GAA’s communications vehicles.

Hugh Welsh
Immediate Past Chair

Hugh Welsh

Mr. Hugh Welsh is the President & General Counsel of DSM North America a global leader in Life Sciences & Material Sciences. Traded on the Amsterdam stock exchange with 24,000 employees worldwide and $12 billion in annual sales.

Jack Kilgore
Treasurer

Jack Kilgore

Mr. Jack Kilgore is a seasoned executive and most recently retired as President of the Consumer Brands Division of Rich Products Corporation, where he oversaw the company’s consumer packaged goods business. Jack has been involved from the onset of SNP to bring a vision for an independent non-profit to highlight seafood’s essential health benefits to life.

Linda Cornish
President

Linda Cornish

Linda Cornish is President of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, a non-profit organization inspiring a healthier America through a balanced diet that includes seafood.

Tom Brenna, PhD
Director

Tom Brenna, PhD

Dr. Tom Brenna is professor of pediatrics, of chemistry, and of nutrition at the Dell Medical School and the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, and recently Professor Emeritus at Cornell University. He has served on numerous international policy groups, including the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Jacqueline Claudia
Director

Jacqueline Claudia

Jacqueline Claudia, CEO and Co-Founder of LoveTheWild, is a lifelong fish nerd who thought she was going to be a marine biologist when she grew up. Instead, after graduating from Wharton, she spent 15 years working in corporate strategy and innovation before finding her way back to the fish.

Sonja Connor, MS, RDN, LD
Director

Sonja Connor, MS, RDN, LD

Sonja Connor, MS, RDN, LD is a research associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University. She also has been very involved with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and served as president in 2014-15.

Stephanie Mattingly
Director

Stephanie Mattingly

Stephanie Mattingly joined Long John Silver’s in 2017 as Vice President of Marketing. Her responsibilities include driving sales, transactions and profit for the world’s most popular quick service seafood chain with almost 1,000 restaurants worldwide.

Jim Motos
Director

Jim Motos

Jim Motos is the Senior Vice President of the Consumer Brands Division of Rich Products Corporation. He is a member of multiple industry boards and is passionate about educating Americans of the benefits of including seafood in their weekly diet.

Judson Reis
Director

Judson Reis

Mr. Judson Reis is President & CEO of Gorton's Inc. located in Gloucester, MA and joined Gorton's in 1990. Judson has been a long-time proponent of building greater awareness of the health benefits of eating seafood.

Detlef Schrempf
Director

Detlef Schrempf

Mr. Detlef Schrempf is President of The Detlef Schrempf Foundation. As an active philanthropist in Seattle WA, Detlef was inspired by the Seafood Nutrition Partnership mission to help promote health and wellness on a national level.

Board Emeritus

  • Mr. Henry Demone
  • Dr. JoAnne M. Foody
  • ​Dr. Allan Walker