Theo Weening

Theo Weening

Vice President of Meat and Poultry

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.

Jody Villecco

Global Quality Standards Coordinator

Jody Villecco is responsible for researching, coordinating and maintaining the Quality Standards at Whole Foods Market. Her duties include developing and communicating the company’s Quality Standards, keeping the company current with nutritional and regulatory issues, reviewing health claims, and supporting the marketing and media relations teams

Cathy Strange

Global Cheese Expert

Cathy Strange joined Whole Foods Market in 1990 and has a wealth of food industry experience and expertise. As the global executive coordinator of specialty and product innovation and development, she has become an authority at detecting international food trends during her travels around the world while seeking out vendor partners that meet Whole Foods Market’s strict Quality Standards. After selecting new partners, Cathy works diligently with the small producers to help them sustain a profitable business. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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®.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Amy is a classically trained French chef with two decades of experience working in fine dining restaurants in New York City, including Lespinasse, Cello and Café Boulud. During her time in the restaurant world, Amy served as the executive chef of the Michelin-starred BLT Fish and helped open celebrated establishments like American Cut with chef Marc Forgione and L’Amico in New York with Laurent Tourondel.

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.

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.

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

Carrie Brownstein

Principal Quality Standards Advisor, Seafood

In the big picture, Carrie’s work focuses on creating a model for the seafood industry that supports healthier oceans and communities. Working together with stakeholders and partners—fish farmers, fishermen, environmental groups, scientists and skilled seafood buyers—she aims to create a seafood market that supports responsible aquaculture production, reverses trends in overfishing and bycatch, and puts us on the right track toward greater sustainability. Day to day, her work involves developing sourcing policies, and the programs to implement them, for seafood sold at all Whole Foods Market stores. She treks from desk, to farms, fishing docks, and conferences to research, develop, and speak about these industry leading standards.

Doug Bell

Senior Principal, Adult Beverage Innovation and Product

As Senior Principal of Adult Beverage Innovation and Product Development, Doug helps lead purchasing for Whole Foods Market’s wine, beer and spirits categories. Doug and the global team work closely with the company’s adult beverage buyers across the country to ensure strong, win-win partnerships with suppliers across all product categories. Doug, an Atlanta native and … Continued

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