Chief Executive Officer
In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Tim York provides direction and leadership toward the accomplishment of the LGMA’s mission, strategy and goals. Tim's career is steeped in the produce industry, with over 30 years at Salinas-based Markon. He has been passionately focused on food safety for the past 13 years, highlighted by his volunteer work with the Center for Produce Safety.
Greg Komar works closely with the food safety community and industry stakeholders to assure the LGMA-accepted on-farm food safety practices are fully understood and implemented. Additionally, Greg helps to develop and deliver training programs to the industry. With over 20 years of experience in technical aspects of production agriculture, Greg has served in a wide variety of roles from conducting applied research to managing compliance programs for leading U.S produce companies to helping manage audit programs for certification bodies.
Alyssa Licata reviews each LGMA food safety audit assigns violation levels for any non-conformities and reviews and approves all Corrective Action Plans. Alyssa has a BS degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from CSU Monterey Bay and several years of experience working in quality assurance and food safety.
Brooke Palmer coordinates the LGMA assessment process and manages meeting planning for the Advisory Board and Committees. She earned a BS in Agricultural Business at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Brooke splits her time between the LGMA and Agricultural Association Management Services, Inc. (AAMSI), where she manages the California State Beekeepers Association and California Pork Producers Association. She also assists with the California Association of Wheat Growers and California Cling Peach Board.
Connie Quinlan provides assistance to the CEO and Directors of the LGMA. Most of Connie's time is focused on supporting the Technical Subcommittee process which is a natural fit for her many years of experience in food safety both on the farming side and as an auditor. She has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Health from the University of California Davis and extensive experience working in production agriculture.
Jennifer Scherpinski supports various LGMA programs and activities including administration, communications and technical work. She comes to the organization with over fifteen years of experience in event and meeting planning as well as a BA degree from San Jose State University in Communications Studies.
April Ward focuses on stakeholder outreach and brand management for the LGMA. With twenty years’ experience working in communications and fifteen years immersed in agriculture, April enjoys helping people understand all the work that goes into moving food safely from the farm to their fork.