The Micronutrient Forum benefits from the leadership, guiding hand and dedication of  extraordinary professionals, who championed the revival of the Forum, and now oversee the implementation of the strategic plan and the delivery of the biennial global conference.

The Forum is a consultative group of experts in food and nutrition with particular expertise in micronutrients, from academia and diverse normative, policy, and implementing organizations around the world. The Steering Committee oversees the Secretariat. The  Program Committee develops the Conference program, and the Local Organizing Committee provides advice and insight into the program to allow it to best reflect the host country.

International Steering Committee

Lynnette Neufeld (Chair), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Geneva, Switzerland

Rafael Flores-Ayala (Co-Chair), International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control (IMMPaCt) Program. Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Luz Maria De-Regil (Co-Chair), Micronutrient Initiative, Ottawa, Canada

Lindsay Allen, Director, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Western Human Nutrition Research Center

Howarth Bouis, HarvestPlus, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA

Kenneth Brown, Senior Fellow, Nutrition | Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA

Ian Darnton-Hill, The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA

Juan Angel Rivera Dommarco, Director, Centro de Investigación en Nutrición y Salud, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Mexico (President, Local Organizing Committee)

Klaus Kraemer, Director, Sight and Life, Basel, Switzerland

Katharine Kreis, Director of Strategic Initiatives for International Development, PATH

Roland Kupka, United Nations Children’s Fund, Dakar, Senegal and Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Daniel Raiten , Endocrinology, Nutrition, and Growth Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Marie Ruel,  Division Director, Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA

Emorn Udomkesmalee, Senior Advisor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Program Committee – Global Conference 2016, Cancun Mexico

Maria Elena Jefferds, Behavioral Scientist, International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control (IMMPaCt) Program. Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)(Program Committee Chair)

Seth Adu-Afarwuat, Project Manager, The iLiNS Project, University of Ghana

Lindsay Allen, Director, UDSA, Agricultural Research Service, Western Human Nutrition Research Center

Mandana Arabi, Senior Manager, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition marabi@gainhealth.org

Annabelle Bonvecchio, Community Nutrition, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Mexico

Kenneth H. Brown, Senior Fellow, Nutrition | Global Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Ana Pérez Expósito, Social Protection and Health Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank

Huo Junsheng, Director, Department of Food and Science Technology, Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, China, CDC

Rolf Klemm, Vice-President, Nutrition, Hellen Keller International

Klaus Kraemer, Director, Sight and Life

Jackie Kung’u, Regional Advisor, Research and Evaluation, Micronutrient Initiative

Bonnie McClafferty, Director, Agriculture and Nutrition, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Purmina Menon, Senior Research Fellow, Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute

Sant-Rayn Pasricha, MRC Human Immunology Unit, University of Oxford Sant-

Parminder Suchdev, Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University

Local Organizing Committee(LOC) / Comité Organizador Local (COL) 2015-2016

Juan Angel Rivera Dommarco, Director, Centro de Investigación en Nutrición y Salud, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Mexico (Presidente del COL)

José Alberto García Aranda. Director del Hospital Infantil de México

Anabelle Bonvecchio (Vicepresidenta del COL) Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública

Hector Bourges. Director de evaluación, Instituto Nacional de ciencias médicas y nutrición Salvador Zubirán (INCMNSZ)

Victoria E. Ramos Barragán. Presidenta del Colegio Mexicano de Nutriólogos (CMN)

Tere González de Cossío. Directora del Departamento de Salud. Universidad Iberoamericana

Armando Garcia. Coordinador Maestrias en Nutricion, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública

Rafael Díaz García. Director de Ciencias Biológicas y de la Salud, Unidad Xochimilco, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), Xochimilco

Edgar Vázquez Garibay. Director del Instituto de Nutrición Humana. Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG)

Jannelly Gómez. Presidenta, Asociacion Mexicana de Miembros de Facultades y Escuelas de Nutricion (AMMFEN)

Timoteo Camiro Hdez, Jefe del depto de desarrollo de proveedores y estadísticas, Liconsa

Teresa Murguía. Subdirectora de Investigación e Intervenciones comunitarias. Instituto Nacional de Perinatología

Paula Hernández Olmos. Directora. PROSPERA

Roberto Paulo Orozco. Asociación Jalisciense de Nutrición. ITESO

Sophia Eugenia Martínez Vázquez. Presidenta de la Asociación Mexicana de Nutriología AC (AMENAC)

Luz Elena Pale Montero. Directora, Escuela de Dietética y nutricición – ISSSTE

Erika Ochoa. Director del Dpto de Nutrición y bienestar integral, Tecnologico de Monterrey, campus Cd Mexico (ITESM)

Camilla Passarella. Business Development Manager, DSM Nutritional Products

Ana María Pineda. Subdirector de aseguramiento de la calidad, Liconsa

Juan Carlos Pineda. Gerente técnico commercial, DSM Nutritional Products

Teresa Shamah. Directora  de Vigilancia de la Nutrición, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública

Ignez Tristao. División de protección social y salud, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)

Alejandría Villa. Director de área. PROSPERA. Comisión Nacional de Protección Social en Salud (SSA)

Daniel Aceves Villagrán. Director. PROSPERA. Comisión Nacional de Protección Social en Salud (SSA)

Salvador Villalpando. Investigador, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública

Hugo Zertuche. Director de evaluación. PROSPERA

Secretariat

Homero Martinez, Senior Advisor

Susanne Ure, Communications Officer