Christie Gavin

Christie (Gavin) Harman, MPH

Managing Director [email protected]
Ms. Harman received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech. She received her Masters of Public Health (MPH) in environmental health science from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City.

Ms. Harman is recognized as an expert in food ingredient safety, and national and international regulatory and scientific matters involving the food industry. Ms. Harman has over 12 years of experience managing the International Organization of the Flavor Industry and the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association scientific programs, and ensuring the successful operation of the FEMA Expert Panel as the health and safety director and the scientific program manager at the Law Offices of Daniel R. Thompson, The Roberts Group and Verto Solutions. In addition to her current role as Managing Director of Verto Solutions, Ms. Harman also serves as the Executive Director for the Renewable Citrus Products Association (RCPA).

Ms. Harman has authored and co-authored numerous technical and scientific publications on subjects such as the allergenicity of color additives, reviews of the safety of flavoring ingredients and FEMA’s 1995 and 2005 Flavor Ingredient Poundage Surveys.

Christie Harman was previously Christie Gavin.