Donna Lynn Browne, Naturipe
Donna Lynn began her career in Produce Food safety after graduating from Cal Poly SLO in 1989. Her first job was as a research microbiologist at the Dole Technical Center in San Jose, CA. She then moved on to positions with Safeway Manufacturing and Dole Fresh Vegetables as a Quality Supervisor and QA Manager. She then operated a very successful business for eight years as a food safety consultant; her main clients were Herb Thyme, Green line, Taylor Farms, and River Point Farms. Her current position is Senior Director of Food Safety and Social Responsibility with Naturipe Farms LLC, which she has enjoyed for the past ten years. She holds a BS in Microbiology, and MS in international food law and has numerous food safety certifications (SQF, HACCP, GLOBALG.A.P, PCQI, FVSP, etc.). She sits on the technical committee for the Center for Produce Safety (CPS), on the IFPA Food Safety and Technology Council, and most recently has joined the Consumer Goods Forums, where she works on the steering committee for the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI). She lives with her husband in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.