Alexis Jones works at the intersection of strategy and research as a Policy Analyst at Alankok. As a BIPOC Consumer Advocate holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Spelman College, she has studied the relationships between food security, access, purchasing behavior, and nutrition against demographics like race, health, and socioeconomic status.
She is interested in expanding public knowledge of non-GMO food literacy, security, and consumption and its effects on physical and mental health to influence consumer perception and buy-in, with a goal to impact agricultural and commodity policy outcomes in the coming years.
In her free time, Alexis enjoys traveling, food tourism, hiking, and waterside dinners with friends.
William Tencza is a food and beverage industry leader from the Garden State of New Jersey. He inherited his passion for the industry from his father’s career at QuickChek Corporation. He is excited for the opportunity to learn and contribute to the Project as a Standards Committee Voting Member.
As a Sales District Leader at PepsiCo, he leads a team of sales and utility representatives in selling, execution, and customer service while following the PepsiCo Way. He cultivates and maintains positive relationships with over 950 small format accounts along the Jersey Shore. He wants to utilize his sales experience to educate people through standards development; since everyone has a right to know what is in their food.
William holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Marketing and Sports Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University. He continues his education at Oregon State University pursuing a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration Postbaccalaureate.
He brings his background of nonprofit development from volunteering at Selective Seconds. Selective Seconds is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization furniture store operated by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. All proceeds from the sale of donated household items benefit those in need from the local community.
In his free time, he enjoys traveling, watching soccer, relaxing on the beach, and spending time with his family.
Ron Milio holds a B.S. in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing MI. Ron’s professional experiences range from Packaging to Project Management, Strategic Sourcing, and Supply Chain Management. Ron’s industrial experiences include Consumer Products, Personal Care Products, Medical Devices, and Bakery. These experiences have included a three-year stint working out of Northern England, supporting operations in Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ron joined Dave’s Killer Bread in early 2010, which began his involvement working with the Non-GMO Project on verifying DKB products, being responsible for all ingredient sourcing. Ron remains responsible for sourcing non-GMO ingredients today with DKB, part of the Flowers Foods portfolio.
When not working on sourcing and supporting the Project, Ron enjoys spending time with his wife, and their two rescue dogs. Ron is working on getting certified as a Grant Writer for non-profits as a way to support worthy organizations.
Yelena Loginova is an experienced professional in cosmetic science and product development.
She has a Ph.D in Biochemistry (Russian Academy of Medical Science) and a Master’s in Business (Kaplan Business School), and is competent in scientific communication of product technology, product test method development, analysis of internal and external cosmetic technologies, trends and product claims.
She’s authored numerous articles published in industry periodicals, and developed several patented technologies for multiple applications. She received the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Allan B. Black Award for the best paper on Makeup Technology in 2007.
She has strong skills and proficiency in mentoring, coaching and guiding people toward a common goal, using motivation, support, and delegation.
Yelena stands for a healthy lifestyle and environmental well-being.
Bonnie has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, holds a Green MBA certificate in Sustainable Practices and is certified in Permaculture, as well as being a certified climate reality leader in Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. She has also been trained as an environmental advocate by The Environmental Forum of Marin and was elected as a Fellow by The Explorers Club for her regenerative development work in East Africa.
In fact, Bonnie has worked throughout the world on various regenerative development projects and has produced music to promote the work. Currently, she is the Development Director for TriPointAg, a natural regenerative agricultural solutions company. She also serves on the Standards Committee for the Non GMO Project and is a board member of The Hela Bima Rice Project, an organization that transitions farmers in Sri Lanka from chemical to natural farming, as well as having been an advisor to Everflux, a farm waste microbial organic liquid fertilizer producer.
In addition, Bonnie is an advisor to the New Normal Foundation and a contributor and producer for GreenTV.com. Importantly, Bonnie has an extensive background in broadcast advertising, marketing and production, having worked for various media outlets such as CBS, A&E Network and Comcast as well as International Media Partners, an emerging market conference producer and newspaper of record publisher for all Development Banks, World Bank and IMF meetings and the publisher of CEO magazine.