David Hastings, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Honored to have been a colleague of our late founder, Dr. Scrimshaw, while at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, David is an experienced manager and executive of non-profit organizations in both higher education and community social services. He teaches management at the graduate level at Tufts University and is also the principal and founder of a niche consulting firm, Managing Excellence, specializing in Board development and crisis intervention.
Mr. Hastings had been on the Board of the INF for many years, serving as Treasurer. He was appointed to serve as the CEO in January of 2017.
Chief Operating Officer
With over fifteen years in Non-profit Management, Ms. Lescarbeau has a very diverse background. After 2 years in Mali as a Peace Corps volunteer, she became passionate and dedicated to International Sustainable Development. She received her Master’s degree in International Management and has worked in Capacity Building and International Non-profits since. She is a published author of several articles and a children’s book. Ms. Lescarbeau joined the staff in July 2013.
Ricardo Uauy, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Vice President – External Affairs
Ricardo Uauy, MD, PhD, trained in Pediatrics at Harvard and Yale and obtained his PhD at MIT under Dr. Scrimshaw. Dr. Uauy has been a leader throughout his career in international nutrition and, among other roles, has served as Director of the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA) in Chile, Advisor to several United Nations agencies including the World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Chairman of the United Nations ACC/SCN Advisory Group in Nutrition, and President of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS). Dr. Uauy has been deeply committed to the INF since its inception in 1982, serving as an INF Board Member, Co-Chair of INF Fellowship Program, and Vice President for Capacity Building.
Shibani Ghosh, Ph.D.
Shibani Ghosh, PhD is Senior Scientist at the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation (INF) and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
Dr. Ghosh is a nutritionist with over 10 years experience in the area of public health nutrition. Her research interests include effects of amino acids on health and nutrition in developing countries, improving complementary foods (fortification and bio-fortification) for prevention of malnutrition in children aged 6-24 months, translation of innovative basic and clinical sciences research into applied evidence based community interventions, nutrition and agriculture linkages and the role of nutrition within global agenda and issues related to capacity building.
Dr. Ghosh has extensive experience working in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia. Prior to joining the INF, she has worked as a Research Fellow at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas in Aleppo, Syria.
Managing Editor, FNB
Currently pursuing a PhD at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Corey researches new models to support the poorest farmers while assessing their impact on women, children, and marginalized groups. He current work in Far West Nepal studies the diets of households as they gain access to new markets. Previously, at the Clinton Global Initiative, Corey was responsible for monitoring, research, and communications around more than 2,000 projects globally and founded and oversaw the Haiti Action Network. He was Senior Editor at the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs and served as a Foreign Language Officer at the State Department. Corey holds degrees from Harvard University and both the Fletcher School and Friedman School at Tufts.
Noel W. Solomons, M.D.
Dr. Solomons assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin in March 2017. He had been an Associate Editor since 2011. He was Program Director for Central America for the NSINF prior to assuming as EIC.
He is a graduate of Harvard College (where he cross-registered at MIT to engage Prof. Nevin Scrimshaw as his senior honors thesis advisor) and of the Harvard Medical School. He is co-Founder and Scientific Director of the Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM) located in Guatemala City. As Scientific Director, Dr. Solomons has guided the Center to a scientific agenda that includes diet, chronic disease, aging, lactation and patterns of complementary feeding, iron status and anemia, and the safety of oral micronutrient exposure.