Who's behind Catalyst?

The unstoppable, award-winning founders of Catalyst, Tia Glave and Jill Stuber launched Catalyst in 2021 to drive world-class food safety and quality cultures that build strong leaders in technical food safety, people skills, and dynamic organizational management. Discover how they have helped food companies of all sizes make food safety FUN all while enabling business growth, protecting brands, and, most importantly of all, protecting consumers!  

Meet Jill Stuber

Coaching and making a positive difference for others in FSQ is Jill’s ‘WHY’. She just happens to be a food safety professional too!

Jill Stuber is a true professional having served on Food Safety & Quality (FSQ) Teams for several multi-million-dollar food companies and food industry support companies - at both corporate levels and front-line facility levels.  She has defined expectations and programs for company-wide FSQ systems and has been responsible for verifying the implementation of those systems.  Jill has led multi-plant teams with up to 50 team members to clearly define team and individual roles, expectations, and boundaries to more fully integrate and collaborate across organizations. 

Jill holds a number of degrees including Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Food Science,  from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and Madison, respectively; as well as a Master of Science degree in Quality Management from Eastern Michigan University. She is a professional coach certified through Learning Journeys - an accredited program through the International Coaching Federation, HACCP Certified, PCQI Certified, an SQF Practitioner, an Institute of Food Technology (IFT) Certified Food Scientist, a Lean Facilitator, and a Six Sigma Black Belt. 

Jill is an active member of International Association for Food Protection, serving as the Developing Food Safety Professional's Professional Development Group Vice Chair.

When not knee high in food safety and quality, you'll find Jill at a hockey rink, baseball field, reading, laughing at quirky sitcoms, or taking a stroll in nature.  Jill believes nothing is more important than feeding the soul. 

Meet Tia Glave

Tia Glave is a food safety, quality, and regulatory professional with almost a decade of experience in large food manufacturing, food retail, and start-up food environments. Tia's formally trained as a Chemical Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee.  She is a qualified individual trained in PCQI and FSVP, versed in GFSI schemes, and has worked with many product categories including dairy, frozen and refrigerated baked goods, seafood, frozen pasta, and baby food.

Tia has a passion for helping all-sized manufacturing and retail organizations build and strengthen their food safety and quality programs.  She uses her chemical engineering background to use systems, data, and proven methods to develop and implement a food safety and quality strategy that creates efficiencies, is effective, and identifies cost savings, all while using servant leadership principles.  She has led small and large teams across multiple functions, including operations and maintenance, giving her a unique approach to implementing a strategy cross-functionally.

Tia's passion also extends to championing black talent in food safety and quality.   She's the founder of the Black Professionals in Food Safety Group to foster sharing, development, and connection to support black talent.  Find the group on LinkedIn!

Tia is an active member of International Association for Food Protection, serving as the Retail & Food Service Professional Development Group Vice Chair.

In Tia's free time, she's hanging with family and her dog Apollo.