At Plum Organics, we recognize the mighty challenge of creating nutritious and delicious organic foods for little ones. We strongly believe that our job as employers is to invest not only in our products but also in the people who make them. 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 parenting, pediatric medicine, nutrition, food science, culinary arts, and food ingredient innovation. Our Wellness Advisory Panel helps to 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 Vice President 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 a PhD, nutrition scientist, registered dietitian and the CEO, Founder of Winters Nutrition Associates, LLC. Barbara has a passion for food that started young: spending time in the country with her grandmother learning to bake bread, tend to gardens and reap the benefits from homegrown foods. She embraced the power of cooking with a focus on nutrient rich foods and meals that contribute to health and wellbeing. Her professional journey started at Pennsylvania State University where she received her B.S., M.Ed., and Ph.D. in nutrition. Barbara is active in the American Society of Nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is on the editorial board for Nutrition Today.
Dr. Gilberto Bultron and Dr. Smita Malhotra are the husband and wife team behind Mindful Pediatric Gastroenterology, a medical practice that helps to heal the whole child and family by combining traditional medicine with alternative therapies such as mindfulness, meditation, acupuncture and yoga. Dr. Bultron is a pediatric gastroenterologist who completed his residency and chief residency in New York City and then went on to Yale New Haven Hospital for his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology. He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals on diseases directly impacted by nutrition. Dr. Malhotra is a pediatrician, writer and speaker. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency in New York City. She is an advocate for empowering children to take charge of their own health and nutrition. The doctors live in southern California with their two young children.
As a serial social entrepreneur, Amy's launched ventures to address some of the most pressing issues of our time. Amy is currently the co-founder and CEO of Tend Lab, which was founded on the belief that the companies who succeed in the 21st century will be the ones who encourage and foster the development of skills acquired in parenting. Prior to starting Tend Lab, Amy partnered with Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus to use microcredit to address climate change in Bangladesh; championed youth combatting AIDS in Africa and climate change in the Arctic; and, most recently, co-founded #YesWeCode with Van Jones to increase racial diversity in the tech sector.