Barbara Hulick

Senior Director of Food Safety 

Barbara Hulick is the Senior Director of Food Safety at Produce Alliance. She has been working in the fresh produce industry, working in the development, implementation and management of food safety policies for over 15 years. She has exceptional food safety and regulatory expertise and a culinary background. 


  • HAACP 
  • SQF High Risk Auditor
  • SQF Ethical Sourcing Auditor


Lilia Rivera

Lilia Rivera is the Food Safety Manager at Produce Alliance. She has a degree in Public Health and has been involved for the past 7 years in the development and implementation of food safety and compliance. Her involvement within those programs includes HACCP, test-and-hold, and traceability for the processing and produce industries.


  • ISO 9001
  • SQF Lead Auditor
  • FSSC 22000 Lead Auditor
  • GlobalGAP Internal Audit and QMS
  • EFI Auditor
  • PCQI

Desiree Ester

Desiree Ester is on the Vendor Compliance team at Produce Alliance.

Kelly Evola

Kelly Evola is the Food Safety Specialist at Produce Alliance.

Jim McKeown

Jim McKeown is the Kitchen Consultant at Produce Alliance.