In her new role as Executive Vice President and CTO, Dr. Bestervelt will focus on leading cross-functional collaborative efforts across all departments and divisions of NSF in addition to leading NSF’s technical operations and health sciences programs.
Dr. Bestervelt has more than 25 years of experience in nutritional biochemistry, metabolism and toxicology. Throughout her career, she has applied her technical expertise to the assessment of human risk and regulatory issues and has addressed the safety of hundreds of materials used in dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, drinking water components and systems, food equipment and consumer products. This includes developing risk assessments for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Health Canada and working with the World Health Organization on food safety and drinking water issues.
Dr. Bestervelt holds a Ph.D. in toxicology, master’s degree in nutritional biochemistry and bachelor’s degree in microbiology and immunology, all from the University of Michigan (U-M). Prior to joining NSF, she was a bench scientist at Pfizer. She is a member of the Society of Risk Analysis and the Michigan Society of Toxicology and serves on the advisory boards for the U-M School of Public Health’s new Momentum Center, Eastern Michigan University’s Molecular Biology/Biology Department and The Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan.
Bob Pietrowski, Ph.D., Vice President, NSF Global Health Sciences Division
Dr. Bob Pietrowski has been with NSF International for six years, leading NSF International’s training, auditing and consulting programs for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. He has 34 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, including 23 years with the pharma/biotech consultancy N
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