OUR TEAM

Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. (FOG) supports and promotes organic, regenerative, and sustainable agriculture.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Ray Chang – President
  • Megan Broccoli – Treasurer
  • Logan Petrey – Secretary
  • Ramkrishnan Balasubramanian – QCS Chief Executive Officer

FOG STAFF

  • Ramkrishnan Balasubramanian – Executive Director
  • Sherry Doyle – Accounting Supervisor
  • Jessica Stipe – Education & Outreach Program Director
  • Andi Emrich – Education & Outreach Florida Farmers Market Association Coordinator
  • Isabel Arancibia – Podcast Coordinator
  • Sarah Gaynor – Fundraising/Public Relations Specialist
  • Nikki Timm – Operations Coordinator

QCS STAFF USA

  • Ramkrishnan Balasubramanian – Chief Executive Officer
  • Beth Rota – Senior Policy and Quality Assurance Manager
  • Brian Rakita – Senior Inspection Manager/Certification Reviewer
  • Ryan Brouillard – Senior Crop/Livestock Certification Manager and Inspector
  • Derek Sindler – Assistant Manager with International Certification
  • Stephen Forbes – Processing and Handling Manager
  • Alex Fraser – Assistant Administrative Manager/Certificate Specialist
  • Casey Schmidt – Administrative Compliance Specialist
  • Sherry Doyle – Finance
  • JC Rodriguez – Client Care Specialist
  • Alicia Brown- Receptionist
  • Leslie Touzeau – Material Review Specialist
  • Lindsay Underhill – Certification Reviewer
  • Adam Maxwell – Crop Certification Reviewer
  • Daniel Zaman – Crop Certification Reviewer
  • Cristina Olaizola Perez – Crop Certification Reviewer
  • Anna Cesarotti – Certification Reviewer
  • Robert Chapa – Certification Reviewer
  • Adam Ganson – Remote Organic Staff Inspector
  • Skeet Surrency – Certification Reviewer/Inspector
  • Aroa Oramas – Inspection Coordinator
  • Chris Lane – Organic Inspector
  • Jennifer Rocco – Certification Reviewer/Inspector
  • Jane Pollack – Food Safety/GAPs Junior Coordinator
  • Odalys Alvarez – Food Safety/GAPs Administrative Assistant
  • Cesar Rodriguez – Food Safety/GAPs Organic Inspector
  • Dawn Custer – Staff Gap Connections/Remote Inspector
  • Shannon Bly – Crop Certification Reviewer
  • Hank Rieder – Certification Reviewer
  • Sophia Robinson – Crop/Livestock Certification Reviewer
  • Justice Diamond – Crop, Processing/Handling Certification Reviewer
  • Sarah Gaynor – Client Care Specialist
  • Michael Stivers – Processing/Handling Certification Reviewer
  • Melynda Kaufman – Applications Coordinator

QCS STAFF ECUADOR

  • Juan Carlos Benitez – Technical Director
  • Belen Haro Benitez – Certification Reviewer/Inspector
  • María Pía Haro Benítez – Marketing Coordinator
  • Carmen Andrea Yerovi Charvet – General Manager
  • Nicolas Borja Moreano – Inspector/Certification Coordinator

QCS STAFF CARIBE

  • Mabel Barinas – QCS Caribe Representative
  • Melina Marcelino – QCS Caribe Representative
  • Ruth Gonzalez – Administrative Assistant
  • Elba Yanira Disla – Certification Reviewer