AFL Leadership

Colleen Villanueva
President / CEO

Colleen Villanueva is President and CEO.  She joined AFL in 2020 as Director of Operations, quickly moved to General Manager and was named President/CEO early this year. Colleen is an enthusiastic and experienced manager in the food testing field. Her innovative ideas continue to grow our capabilities, including our delivery of faster turnaround times (TATs).

Formerly with DonLevy Laboratories (IEH Laboratories) in Indiana, Colleen worked her way up to Microbiology operations manager over the course of her tenure. With a strong background in the 3rd party testing industry, Colleen comes with dynamic experience in science, management and daily operations. Her ‘hands on’ approach has allowed her to grow and learn multidisciplinary skills, while her innovative ideas will continue to help AFL improve and grow our services.

Collen looks forward to continuing the AFL’s moto of Keeping People Safe since 1992.

Charlotte Wilborn
Director of Operations

Bio coming soon

Professional Experience

President/CEO, Analytical Food Laboratories, 1992 – Present
Laboratory Manager, Silliker Laboratories of Texas, 1991 – 1992
Laboratory Manager, Applied Microbiological Services, Inc. 1988 – 1991
Laboratory Manager, Food Tech, 1987 – 1988
Research and Development Microbiologist, Natural Technology, 1984 – 1987
Manager in Training, Professional Services Industries, 1984
Sterility Research Microbiologist, Baxter Travenol, 1982 – 1984

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Cereal Chemists
Associations of Official Analytical Chemists
Institute of Food Technologists
Longhorn Institute of Food Technologists; Executive Committee, 1994 – 1998
International Association for Food Protection
Texas Association for Food Protection
Research Chefs Association
Southwest Meat Association
Texas Food Processors Association
Board of Directors, 1995 – 1999, 2000 – 2004, 2012-
Women’s Foodservice Forum, 2011-
Women Presidents Organization, 2011-
WBENC, 2006-