Leslie Wada

Leslie Wada, a longtime blueberry research consultant has been hired as the senior director of nutrition and health research for the industry’s two main organizations, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and the North American Blueberry Council, according to a news release.

In her newly created role, Wada will continue to manage the industry’s multi-million-dollar pipeline of health research projects, as she has done for the past 12 years, and take increased responsibility for leading the 2021–2025 health and nutrition strategic plan.

Wada is a registered dietitian with a doctorate in nutritional sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. 

by Ross Courtney