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Mark Dekker, PhD

Mark Dekker, PhD

Sr. Principal Scientist • Nutrition Sciences • Tropicana Brands Group

Mark Dekker is a Nutrition Science professional with experience working in industry in several different roles, including regulatory and nutrition science. Mark completed his BSc (Biomedical Sciences) and PhD (Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism) at the University of Guelph. His research at Guelph, under the supervision of Dr. Lindsay Robinson, focused on the postprandial triglyceride response to dietary fat. After completing postdoctoral studies at the Hospital for Sick Children (Dr K. Adeli supervisor), Mark began work in the food industry in Regulatory Science and has held several roles leading regulatory, medical and nutrition science work in Canada. Mark currently leads the Global Nutrition Science team for Tropicana Brands Group, where he works with the Research and Development group to develop new innovation and the broader business to educate and communicate nutrition science to internal and external stakeholders. He is passionate about bringing the science of Nutrition to life as a science communicator and presenter.
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Carol Clarke, MHSc

Chair, Board of Directors, CFDR
Niagara-on-the Lake, ON

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Judy Sheeshka

Chair-Elect, Board of Directors, CFDR
Vancouver, BC

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Lynn Blackwood

Lynn Blackwood B.Sc. RD

Food Security Programs Manager, Nunatsiavut Government
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

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Pauline B. Darling MSc, PhD, RD

Board Director, CFDR • Former Professor, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

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Mark Dekker, PhD

Sr. Principal Scientist, Nutrition Sciences, Tropicana Brands Group
Mississauga, ON

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Gail Hammond, PhD, RD

Associate Professor of Teaching, UBC
Vancouver, BC

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Thida Ith, RD, MSc, MA

Sr. Communications Advisor, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Ottawa. ON

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Ryna Levy-Milne, PhD, RD

Provincial Program Lead BC Cancer Agency
Vancouver, BC

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Lucia Weiler, BSc, RD, PHEc

President, Weiler Nutrition Communications Inc
Toronto, ON

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Anne Marie Wright

President, Elements Strategy Inc • Co-Founder, YouAreUNLTD
Toronto, ON

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