Jessica Ter Haar (neé Younes), PhD
Jessica Ter Haar (neé Younes), PhD
Scientific Director
International Probiotic Association (IPA)

Jessica joined IPA’s team as Scientific Director in September 2018; she was formerly a Microbiome Science Liaison and Business Developer at Winclove B.V. in Amsterdam. Jessica is specialized in women’s health and probiotics and holds a doctorate degree from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) in medical microbiology and a Masters in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences (University of Guelph).

Her mandate with the IPA is help craft and define a more concrete scientific identity for global and regional sectors, supporting member companies and other committees as needed and driving a proactive scientific agenda. Jessica has also started a scientific consulting company within the probiotic space. When she is not absorbed with probiotic science, Jessica can be found diligently working on improving the microbiomes of her young family in the most stunning place in the world, the land of a thousand lakes: Canada.