Experts : Subject Experts

Doug Bell

Senior Global Coordinator of Beverage

Doug has acquired a rarefied view of the world of buying and selling wine from living in California wine country, traveling to every major wine region of the world, attending wine expositions, blending wines with winemakers, designing wine labels, sitting on wine panels, speaking at wine and beverage conferences, doing media interviews and connecting with our customers via social media and in stores.

Steven Benoit

Global Whole Body Buyer

As a global Whole Body Buyer at Whole Foods Market, Steven Benoit purchases supplements and personal care products for the company’s stores.

Devon Broglie, MS

Master Sommelier and Global Beverage Buyer

Devon became a Master Sommelier in 2011.

Carrie Brownstein

Quality Standards Coordinator, Seafood

In the big picture, Carrie’s work as the Global Seafood Quality Standards Coordinator for Whole Foods Market focuses on creating a model for the seafood industry that supports healthier oceans and communities.

Rachel Bukowski

Team Leader of Product Development

Rachel Bukowski oversees a team of product developers and R&D technicians on Whole Foods Market’s Exclusive Brands Team. The product development team works to ensure Whole Foods Market and 365 Everyday Value branded products not only taste delicious, but also are on the cutting edge of culinary, flavor and ingredient trends, all while adhering to Whole Foods Market’s rigorous quality standards.

Jen Coccaro

Global Executive Whole Body Coordinator

Jen leads merchandising for Beauty, Body Care and Lifestyle in the Whole Body Department.  She joined Whole Foods Market from the fashion apparel industry working with major brands such as Land’s End, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Chico’s.

Chris Davila

Senior R&D Culinologist

As Senior R&D Culinologist, Chris Davila drives innovation and differentiation initiatives for Whole Foods Market’s Exclusive Brands Team.

Chef Amy Eubanks

Global Culinary Development Coordinator

Chef Amy Eubanks, an applauded culinary expert and the Global Culinary Development Coordinator for Whole Foods Market, leads the growth of new ideas and recipes for our prepared foods and bakery departments.

Nona Evans

President and Executive Director, Whole Kids Foundation

Nona has a longstanding passion for improving the experience of children’s education, which she has married with the importance of nutrition and access to healthy food choices through Whole Kids Foundation, the newest philanthropic endeavor of Whole Foods Market.

Lauren Evans

Friends of Whole Foods Market Coordinator

Lauren Evans is the Friends of Whole Foods Market Coordinator. She creates and maintains a process and framework for the Friends program to be executed across Whole Foods Market regions.

Katy Green

Global Produce Field Inspector

Katy Green is a Global Produce Field Inspector for Whole Foods Market, based out of Southern California. She joined Whole Foods Market almost a decade ago as a cut fruit team member at the Mason, Ohio store.

Amy Jargo

Global Category Manager, Beauty

Amy leads merchandising for Beauty (Facial Care, Hair Care, Cosmetics, and Fragrances), in the Whole Body Department. Amy has years of experience in category management in the Beauty industry, most recently, she spent 8 years as a senior buyer for Target’s Haircare and Skincare selection.

Kelly Landrieu

Global Coordinator, Local Brands

As Global Coordinator of Local Brands on Whole Foods Market’s Product Innovation and Development team, Kelly Landrieu works closely with the company’s regional foragers and buyers to ensure strong, win-win partnerships with local producers across all product categories. She creates tools for continued education and mentorship of current and future local suppliers, while supporting her forager partners in the field with onboarding suppliers and bringing new products to market.

Matthew Lederman, MD

Global Medical Executive, Health and Wellness

Matt is a board-certified, Internal Medicine physician specializing in nutrition and lifestyle medicine. He serves as one of the health and wellness medical experts for the company’s Wellness Clubs.

Kathy Loftus

Global Leader, Sustainable Engineering and Energy Management

Kathy Loftus coordinates sustainability and leads engineering, green building, and facilities management (including energy management and strategic energy procurement) for Whole Foods Market.  She has been in this role for ten years.

Mitch Madoff

Global Private Label Coordinator

A 15-year veteran at Whole Foods Market, Mitch Madoff oversees the company’s private label brands, including Whole Foods Market™, 365 Everyday Value®, Engine 2 Plant-Strong®, Whole Paws® and Whole Catch®.

Alan R. Morgan

Global Senior Coordinator of Culinary Development

Alan R. Morgan leads the Global Culinary Development Team at Whole Foods Market as the Global Senior Coordinator of Culinary Development.

Alona Pulde, MD

Global Medical Executive, Health and Wellness

Alona is a board-certified practitioner of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Family Medicine Physician specializing in nutrition and lifestyle medicine. She serves as one of the health and wellness medical experts for the company’s Wellness Clubs.

Philip Sansone

President and Executive Director, Whole Planet Foundation

Philip is the President and Executive Director of Whole Planet Foundation, overseeing operations, programmatic direction and financial management.

Molly Siegler

Associate Coordinator, Culinary and Hospitality

As a classically trained chef with a political science degree, Molly puts her food fascination to work on the global Culinary & Hospitality team at Whole Foods Market.

Allison Sloma

Registered Dietitian, Store Brands

Allison serves as a nutrition analyst, product compliance and trained taster for store brands at Whole Foods Market. She provides nutritional guidance as products are developed for the company’s store brands, like 365 Everyday Value®, Whole Foods Market™ and Whole Catch®, and helps ensure products comply with all applicable government labeling regulations.

Joy Stoddard

Executive Partnership Development and Internal Programs Director, Whole Planet Foundation

Joy joined Whole Foods Market in 2000 and Whole Planet Foundation in 2006. She develops strategic partnerships, fundraises for microcredit, and connects Whole Foods Market shoppers, suppliers and team members to Whole Planet Foundation.

Cathy Strange

Global Executive Coordinator, Specialty and Product Innovation & Development

Cathy Strange joined Whole Foods Market in 1990 and has a wealth of food industry experience and expertise.

Jody Villecco

Global Quality Standards Coordinator

Jody Villecco is responsible for researching, coordinating and maintaining the Quality Standards at Whole Foods Market.

Theo Weening

Global Meat Buyer

Theo’s passion for quality meats; intricate knowledge of raising practices, cuts and preparation techniques; and his dedication to the art of a centuries-old craft has made him a highly-sought national expert.

Joey Wells

ACS CCP, Global Senior Coordinator, Specialty Cheese Product Innovation & Development

As the Global Senior Coordinator for Specialty Cheese Product Innovation and Development, Joey Wells seeks out innovative cheesemongers and specialty producers around the world, bringing their products to market and supporting their growth and development within Whole Foods Market stores across the country.