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.

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.

Jenna Gelgand

Local Producer Loan Program Senior Administrator

Jenna Gelgand oversees the Local Producer Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to small producers, farmers and artisans. Through the LPLP, Jenna works with Regional purchasing teams to discover and grow a diverse roster of budding businesses.

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.

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®.

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.

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.