Courtney Gaine is the interim president and CEO for the Sugar Association. Dr. Gaine brings more than a decade of experience in nutritional sciences and important leadership qualities to the position. Dr. Gaine previously served as vice president of scientific affairs at The Sugar Association. Prior to that, Dr. Gaine held the position of senior science program manager at The North American branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI North America), a public, non-profit scientific foundation that advances the understanding and application of science related to the nutritional quality and safety of the food supply.
Having obtained her Ph.D. in nutritional sciences and biochemistry and bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Connecticut, Dr. Gaine was a co-captain of the UConn Women’s Basketball Team (1998-1999).