At Plum Organics, we recognize the mighty challenge of creating nutritious and delicious organic foods for little ones. And, we know we can't do it without some help from some very smart people. That's why we created our Plum Wellness Advisory Panel; a hybrid, multi-disciplinary team of experts from diverse backgrounds including pediatric medicine, nutrition, food science, culinary arts and food ingredient innovation. Our Wellness Advisory Panel helps ensure Plum's mission - to nourish little ones with the very best food from the very first bite - is actionable, credible and grounded in the most progressive thinking out there.
Dr. Alan Greene is a powerful advocate in the Plum Organics mission and has been connected to the brand since the very beginning. An internationally renowned practicing pediatrician, author, speaker, and children’s health advocate, Dr. Greene is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of California, San Francisco. Upon completion of his pediatric residency program at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Northern California, he served there as Chief Resident. In 2010, Dr. Greene founded the WhiteOut Now movement, which aims to change how babies are fed beginning with their first bite of solid food. He entered primary care pediatrics in January 1993, and is currently in private practice in the Silicon Valley. Dr. Greene is the proud parent of four children.
Drawing on 18 years of experience working in the functional food and dietary supplement space, Risa leads Tap~Root consulting where she is able to expertly combine the worlds of functional health and ingredients in order to advise on products for better health. She is a frequent contributor to Functional Ingredients, Natural Product Insider and R&D Insights among other publications. In addition, she is published in various scientific journals including Pediatric Research, Neurobiology of Disease and Journal of Urology. Risa lives in New Jersey with her husband and son.
With a hybrid background in communications, culinary arts and integrative nutrition, Katie has built a career at the intersection of wellness and brand strategy. Now Senior Director of Brand Engagement at Plum Organics, Katie has been a key architect of Plum’s Food Philosophy since the company's earliest days, ensuring consumers are provided with the holistic resources they need to tackle early childhood nutrition and help their little ones develop a love of healthy eating. She played an instrumental role in Plum's introduction of unique ingredients that weren't previously found in baby food, including quinoa, kale and Greek yogurt. Leveraging on-trend culinary sensibilities and a keen understanding of the millennial parent, Katie inspires those around her to find (and celebrate) their own unique path to a healthier lifestyle. Katie is a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Lindsay Stenovec is a registered dietitian nutritionist, eating disorder specialist, lactation educator and mother. She owns a private practice, Nutrition Instincts, where she leads and trains a team of dietitians and provides nutrition counseling services. She founded The Nurtured Mama, an online community for mothers that promotes self-care and positive body image during the perinatal period. Lindsay believes in judgment-free nutrition and offers clear and practical feeding advice that empowers parents to reduce stress around feeding, while also nurturing healthy relationships with food and body alike. She lives in San Diego with her husband and young son.
Barbara Winters is Senior Scientist in Global Nutrition at Campbell's Soup Company and a registered dietitian. Barbara's passion is for wellness and preventive medicine. Her passion started early in life when she embraced the power cooking and creating delicious food and seeing its impact on health and wellbeing. Her professional journey in this area started at Pennsylvania State University where she received her B.S., M.Ed., and Ph.D. in nutrition. Prior to starting her Master's degree, she wrote a five part series for PBS using puppets to teach young children about healthy eating. Her PhD work targeted ways to optimize infant formulas. Following her graduate studies, she went on to a post doc where she was an instructor, and conducted research at Harvard Medical School Deaconess Hospital. Barbara was the Director of Translational Research at the American Health Foundation in NYC, where she implemented primary preventive health studies and was the National Coordinator for a large NIH multi-center study. Barbara is active in the American Society of Nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and International Life Sciences Institute and is on the editorial board for Nutrition Today. Barbara travels extensively around the country for work – and loves it!