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Maya Maroto, EdD, MPH, RD

Dr. Maya Maroto is a Vice President at FoodMinds and has more than 15 years of experience translating nutrition science and regulations to inform strategic communications outreach and programming.


Martin-Paul Agbaga, PhD

Martin-Paul Agbaga, PhD is Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology at the Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His research area focuses on the role of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in maintaining retinal structure, function, and health.


Sonja Connor, MS, RDN, LD

Ms. 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.


Gretchen Vannice, MS, RDN

Gretchen Vannice is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and is considered a global expert on omega-3s research and education.


Michael Tlusty, PhD

Dr. Michael Tlusty is Associate Professor of Sustainability and Food Solutions at the University of Massachusetts Boston.


Norman Salem, Jr., PhD

Dr. Norman Salem, Jr. is one of the world’s leading researchers on DHA omega-3 and the functions of polyunsaturated fatty acids and lipids.


Scott Nichols, PhD

Dr. Scott Nichols is the founder and principal of Food’s Future, LLC, which works to accelerate aquaculture’s contribution to our future food supply.


Bill Lands, PhD

Dr. Bill Lands is a renowned Omega-3 expert, was Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois, where he studied the metabolism of fats, phospholipids, and prostaglandins.


Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS

Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, a world-renowned expert and national leader in food and nutrition, is Distinguished Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University.


Bruce Holub, PhD

Dr. Bruce Holub is University Professor Emeritus, Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph. He is the founder of the DHA/EPA Omega-3 Institute.

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