GCCA in the United States focuses on a providing a variety of resources that help improve our members’ bottom lines. This includes government affairs and regulatory compliance, educational training for warehouse employees, legal assistance, and a specialized insurance program to assist with risk management.

Cold Chain Projects

Participants Advancing Through Postharvest Program with Tuskegee University
In 2016, six participants from UC Davis completed a six-month e-learning program as part of a three-year postharvest training program that takes place at Tuskegee University in Alabama, United States. Led by World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Senior Technical Advisor Lisa Kitinoja, the program is supported by WFLO and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The project’s ultimate goal is to provide training in postharvest technologies for small farmers, agriculture extension personnel, international students, and interested members of the public at the university.
Participants Advancing Through Postharvest Program with Tuskegee University
In 2016, six participants from UC Davis completed a six-month e-learning program as part of a three-year postharvest training program that takes place at Tuskegee University in Alabama, United States. Led by World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Senior Technical Advisor Lisa Kitinoja, the program is supported by WFLO and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The project’s ultimate goal is to provide training in postharvest technologies for small farmers, agriculture extension personnel, international students, and interested members of the public at the university.
Food Rescue Focus of GCCA-WFLO Collaboration with World Wildlife Fund
The World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the education and research arm of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), has collaborated with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and University of California, Davis on a project exploring the utilization of food on farms and the causes for edible and inedible food being removed from the value chain in the United States. The project, entitled Maximizing Farm Resources and Edible Food Rescue, will look at four agricultural commodity products across the United States to study postharvest loss and how best to maximize farming resources to minimize that loss. The primary goals of the project are to understand how food is grown and utilized in both fresh and processing markets and to identify what life cycle changes could yield higher profitability to the farmer. The project also aims to explore what utilization or diversion options have the most substantial human and environmental benefits.
Food Rescue Focus of GCCA-WFLO Collaboration with World Wildlife Fund
The World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the education and research arm of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), has collaborated with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and University of California, Davis on a project exploring the utilization of food on farms and the causes for edible and inedible food being removed from the value chain in the United States. The project, entitled Maximizing Farm Resources and Edible Food Rescue, will look at four agricultural commodity products across the United States to study postharvest loss and how best to maximize farming resources to minimize that loss. The primary goals of the project are to understand how food is grown and utilized in both fresh and processing markets and to identify what life cycle changes could yield higher profitability to the farmer. The project also aims to explore what utilization or diversion options have the most substantial human and environmental benefits.

Regional Contacts

Adam Thocher
Senior Vice President of Global Programs & Insights and WFLO Executive Director
241 18th Street South, Suite 620, Arlington, Virginia, United States

athocher@gcca.org

International Headquarters

241 18th Street South Suite 620 Arlington, Virginia 22202 USA 

 

Phone: +1 703 373 4300   Fax: +1 703 373 4301   Email: email@gcca.org

International Offices: BrazilEurope, India, Latin America, South Africa 

Executive Office

Rita Haley

Director of Administration and Manager of GCCA Boards
x 203

Government and Legal Affairs

Lowell Randel

Senior Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs
x 220

Membership, Finance and International Programs + Projects

Megan Costello

Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff
x 201

Omi Kadirbergenov

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Adam Thocher

Senior Vice President of Global Programs & Insights and WFLO Executive Director

Amanda Brondy

Vice President of International Projects
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Isabela Perazza

Director of GCCA Brasil
+55 11 992302024

Tatiana Nascimento

Supervisor of Member Services
+55 16 3397-2040

Julie Hanson

Director of GCCA Europe
+32-496065865

Debbie Corado

Director of GCCA Latin America
+502 5204 3257 | +502 2442 2272

Lizelle van der Berg

Director of GCCA South Africa
+27 72 225 9820

Madison Jaco

Manager of International Projects
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Kate Leonova

Accounting Coordinator

Holly Coughlan

Coordinator of Membership

James Rusty Eason

Cold Chain Technical Advisor

Dr. Lisa Kitinoja

Senior Technical Advisor
+1 916 708 7218

Member Programs and Services

Brian Lynch

Executive Vice President, Business Development GCCA & Executive Director, CEBA
x 202

James Rogers, CAE

Vice President of Business Development
x 233

Jeff Greenwald

Manager of Credentialing Programs
+1 703 203 3057

Jenna Campbell

Manager of Training & Development

Katie Sastre

Manager of Business Development
x 209

Lydia Barr

Coordinator of Education & Programs

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