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State, Local, Tribal and Federal Inspection/Training Officers Certified by the FDA Using the Standardization and Certification Procedures

State, Local, Tribal and Federal Inspection/Training Officers Certified by the FDA Using the Standardization and Certification Procedures

October 2003; Updated June 2019

Pacific Region  |  Northeast Region   

Central Region  |  Southwest Region  |  Southeast Region


Purpose of listing of state standardized officials.

Under the authority of the Public Health Service Act as amended, the FDA has a responsibility to provide assistance to state and local retail food protection programs [42 USC 243]. The FDA provides assistance to federal agency retail food protection programs under authority of the Economy Act [31 USC 1535]. Assistance provided to state, local, and federal governmental bodies is also pursuant to FDA's authorities and responsibilities under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act [1 USC 301].

Historically, FDA has met this responsibility by offering a variety of training opportunities and technical assistance based on model codes addressing recommended sanitation and food safety criteria for retail food establishments. Providing model food codes and model code interpretations and opinions, is the mechanism through which FDA, as a lead federal food control agency, promotes uniform implementation of national food regulatory policy among federal, state, tribal, and local agencies that have primary responsibility for retail food safety oversight or regulation. To assure greater uniformity, FDA recommends that regulatory jurisdictions adopt the model Food Code as law or regulation.

The main goal of a national food safety program is the reduction and prevention of foodborne illness. To that end, FDA provides several pathways, one of which is the standardization and certification of retail food inspection personnel. This process provides regulatory personnel the opportunity to subject their knowledge and skills related to the Code's provisions to a uniform system of measurement. The process and criteria for demonstrating proficiency in the required performance areas are described in the FDA Procedures for standardization and certification of Retail Food Inspection / Training Officers.

The procedures are based on the FDA Food Code and are updated to reflect current Food Code provisions and to include a more refined focus on foodborne illness risk factors, food code interventions, and application of the principles of hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP).

It is critical that food safety personnel become standardized and subsequently certified through this process to ensure that retail foods are safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented at retail throughout the United States. certification as an fda-certified inspection / training officer is issued to all candidates who successfully complete the standardization process. FDA is pleased to recognize, by listing according to FDA Regions, those persons who are recognized as standardized and certified via this process. 

Pacific Region
 
NAME EXPIRATION DATE JURISDICTION
Heidi Isernhagen 03/2021 AK Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Ytamar Rodriguez 05/2020 AK Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Blanca Caballero 06/2018 AZ Department of Health Services
Todd Pelech 10/2021 AZ Department of Health Services
David Morales 10/2017 AZ Maricopa County Environmental Services
Brenda V. Faw 06/2019 CA DPH Food and Drug
Jeanne-Marie Weathers 07/2019 CA DPH Food and Drug
Sarah-Jean Snyder 10/2018 CA Indian Health Services
Susan Rimando 07/2020 CA Monterey County, Department of Environmental Health Bureau
Nianna Burns 09/2012 FDA ITP LOS DO
Devon Shoop 09/2020 FDA ITP SEA DO
Julia Chervoni 05/2018 FDA ITP SEA DO ITP
Evan Lum 09/2015 Guam Dept. of Public Health and Social Services
Michael Une 07/2019 HI Dept. of Health, the Big Island of Hawaii
Alvin A. Viernes 02/2020 HI Dept. of Health, Oahu, Hawaii
Amber Vuong 08/2018 HI Dept. of Health, Oahu, Hawaii
Scott Paradis 03/2019 Central District Health Department (ID)
Patrick Guzzle 07/2017 ID Dept. of Health and Welfare
Sarah Robbin 02/2019 Cascade City County Health Department CCHD (MT)
Alicia Coonen 03/2020 MT Dept. of Health and Human Services
Christine Cox 04/2016 MT Dept. of Health and Human Services
Cindy Ulch 04/2015 NV Bureau of Health Protection Services
Richard Elloyan 07/2016 Nevada State Health Division
Susan Kendrick 08/2020 OR Dept. of Ag
Christina Springer 03/2020 OR Dept. of Ag
Valerie Aliski 08/2021 OR Health Division
Erica Van Ess 08/2019 Oregon Health Authority, FBI Prev. Pgm
Cynthia Robinson 08/2019 Oregon Health Authority, FBI Prev. Pgm
Lloyd Clark Snyder 04/2016 Riverstone Health
Christine Sylvis 03/2016 Southern Nevada Health District, Las Vegas
Jacquelyn Raiche-Curl 09/2017 Southern Nevada Health District, Las Vegas
Elizabeth Hodge 08/2020 US Army Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Environmental Health and Veterinary Services (WA)
Helena Barton 01/2018 Washington State Dept. of Health, Division of Environmental Public Health
Larry French  03/2018 Washington State Dept. of Health, Division of Environmental Public Health
Susan Shelton 05/2021 Washington State Dept. of Health
Erin Hockaday 05/21/2022 Benton Franklin Health District (WA)

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Northeast Region
 
NAME EXPIRATION DATE JURISDICTION
Amanda Valden 04/2020 Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Christine Applewhite 09/2019 CT Dept. of Public Health
Maryam Hosseini 07/2021 Mashantucket Pequot Tribe (CT)
Cynthia Costa 02/2020 Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Valerie Potopsingh 08/2015 FDA ITP NYK DO
Richard Hapke 06/2019 FDA ITP NWE DO
Richard L. Licari 06/2018 FDA ITP NWE DO
Diane Bernazzani 01/31/21 Massachusetts Department of Health Food Protection Program
Diane Chalifoux-Judge 11/2020 MA City of Boston
Laurie J. Davis 07/2020 Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Scott L. Davis 04/2020 Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Jessica Fletcher 05/27/2022 Mohegan Tribal Nation, Uncasville, CT
Maryam Hosseini 03/2018 Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, Mashantucket, CT
Rob Allen 06/29/2021 New Hampshire DHHS, Division of Public Services, Food Protection Section (NH)
John Seiferth 09/2020 NH DHHS, Division of Public Health Services, Food Protection Section 
Judy Jervis 09/2017 NH Town of Exeter Health Dept.
William Kalabanka 10/2014 NYS Agriculture and Markets
Brian Lockard 11/2020 NH Town of Salem Health Dept.
Lydia Brown 12/2019 Rhode Island Department of Health
Robert Manfredi 05/2018 VT Dept. of Health
Sherry Sawyer 06/2017 VT Dept. of Health

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Central Region
 
NAME EXPIRATION DATE JURISDICTION
Victoria Grover-Fletcher 11/2019 DC Department of Health
Jae Kim 04/2019 Delaware Division of Public Health
Austin Appler 04/2020 FDA ITP BALT-DO
Brian Emanuel 03/2016 FDA ITP CHI-DO
Carol Perry 04/2015 FDA ITP NJ
Tammy Phillips 06/2018 FDA ITP PHI DO
Kevin Dreesman 10/2017 IL Dept. of Public Health
Dan Miller 02/2018 IN State Dept. of Health
Lisa Harrison 12/2020 IN State Dept. of Health
Cristy Courtney 03/2020 KY Department for Public Health, Food Safety Branch
John Townes 05/2020 KY Department for Public Health, Food Safety Branch
Kim Burns 10/2017 MD Dept. of Health & Mental Hyg.
Diedre Moltere 04/2018 MD Dept. of Health & Mental Hyg.
Barbara Coy 06/2017 MI Dept. of Agriculture
Rebecca Krzyzanowski 09/2016 MI Dept. of Agriculture
Thomas Tederington 12/2018 MI Dept. of Agriculture
Caleb L. Johnson 05/2020 MN Department of Health
Michelle Messer 07/2021 MN Department of Health
James Topie 03/2021 MN Department of Health
Nicole L. Baysal 08/2019 MN Dept. of Agriculture
Lorna K. Girard 08/2021 MN Dept. of Agriculture
Michael S. Lee 09/2018 ND Dept. of Health
Danielle Bytheway 10/2021 NJ Department of Health (Public Health and Food Protection)
Jeanne Garbarino 06/2016 NJ Vineland City Health Dept.
Jason Ahrens 08/2020 OH Department of Agriculture
Tim Tewksbary 03/2020 OH Department of Agriculture
Hannah Windle 04/2020 OH Department of Health
Stefanie M. Smith 11/2021 Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PA)
Ben E. Weirick 03/24/2022 Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PA)
George Van Note 04/2015 PA Dept. of Public Health
Michael Treppel 04/2018 U.S. Capitol
Nancy Diersen 06/2020 VA Dept. of Health
Peri Pearson 07/2018 VA Dept. of Health
Lana Buckles 09/2019 VA Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Sandor Sean Hejja 02/2020 VA Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Keith Jordan 08/2020 VA Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Christopher Thackston 04/2018 VA Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Arthur Ness 02/2017 WI Dept. of Agriculture TCP
Sonja Dimitrijevic 02/2016 WI Dept. of Agriculture TCP
Carrie Pohjola 02/2017 WI Dept. of Health/Family Services (DHFS)

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Southwest Region
 
NAME EXPIRATION DATE JURISDICTION
Jeff Jackson 03/2017 AR DH
Matthew Brandt 09/2021 CO Department of Public Health and Environment
Sarah Garber 09/2020 CO Department of Public Health and Environment
Troy Huffman 10/2018 CO Department of Public Health and Environment
Brianne Ratajczak 01/2018 CO Department of Public Health and Environment
Joanne Sax 02/2016 CO Department of Public Health and Environment
Robert Warwick 06/2020 CO Department of Public Health and Environment
Tina Batterson 02/2021 IA Department of Inspections and Appeals
Sara Kingland 12/2019 IA Department of Inspections and Appeals
Julie Kraling 11/2018 IA Department of Inspections and Appeals
Shawn Watson 12/4/21 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Lisa Lilenthl 8/31/21 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Jessica Wrosch 07/2018 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Brenda Tatom 03/2018 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kala Wood 01/30/21 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Robert Gilliland 07/2018 Clay County, MO
Ann Winkler 08/2020 Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Dan Kahler 06/30/20 NE Dept. of AG
Alicia Burkett 04/2017 OK SDH
Marsha Allmon 11/2018 OK SDH
Jordan Cox 11/2019 Oklahoma Area IHS
Quwanza Duggins 08/2019 Oklahoma City-County HD
DeBrena Hilton 06/2020 Tulsa City-County HD
Benjamin Anderson 12/2016 TX Dept. of State Health Services
Billy Craddock 02/2017 TX Dept. of State Health Services 
Christa Lennon 05/2019 TX Dept. of State Health Services 
Melissa Hardin 06/2020 TX Dept. of State Health Services 
Jason J. Guzman 01/18/2021 TX Dept. of State Health Services, Public Sanitation and Retail Food Safety
Noel Jay Schvaneveldt 08/2018 UT Department of Agriculture and Food
Eric Taylor 10/2021 UT Department of Agriculture and Food
Jon Cecil 03/2021 WY Dept. of Agriculture, Consumer Health Services Division
Dawn Borwegen 08/2018 WY Dept. of Agriculture

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Southeast Region
 
NAME EXPIRATION DATE JURISDICTION
Lauren Lerner Gambill 03/2019 AL Department of Public Health
Rene Sinsky 09/2020 AL Jefferson County Health Department
Diana Cardwell 09/2021 FL Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mark Cohen 07/2019 FL Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Joetta Defrancesco 03/2018 FL Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Matt Johannson 06/2019 FL Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Robert King 07/2020 FL Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Ann Johnson 06/2019 FL Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Lisa Lambert 04/2018 FL Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Doug Peterson 08/2019 FL Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Jose Quinones 03/2020 FL Department of Business and Professional Regulation
VaKesha Brown 07/2020 FL Dept. of Health
Sharon Saulter 05/2019 FL Dept. of Health
Karen Anderson 08/2019 GA Candler County Health Department
Lauren Baker 10/2018 GA Chatham County Health Department
Angie Davis 09/2018 GA Cobb-Douglas Public Health District
Nakia McGuire-Robinson 11/2017 GA DeKalb County Board of Health
Darius Gresham 12/19/2021 GA Dept. of Agriculture
Lauren Harris 02/2020 GA Dept. of Agriculture
Allison Strickland 06/14/2021 GA Dept. of Agriculture
Shaun Bryant 12/2020 GA Department of Public Health
Corey Millwood 12/2018 GA Department of Public Health
Priya Nair 06/2018 GA Department of Public Health
Carline Richardson 04/2017 GA Fulton County Health Department
Jason Reagan 08/2020 GA Gwinnett County Environmental Health
Suzette Bass 01/2019 MS Dept. of Health
Suzan Walker 11/2017 MS MSDH
Rosemarie Wright 08/2020 NASA Kennedy Space Center
Veronica Bryant 05/2019 NC DHHS
Teresa Clark 11/27/2021 North Carolina DHHS, DPH, Food Protection Branch (NC)
Carolyn Griffin 06/2019 NC DHHS
Melissa Ham 11/2019 NC DHHS
Cheryl Slachta 08/2019 NC DHHS
C. Shane Smith 02/2020 NC DHHS
Josh Jordan 11/2020 NC DHHS, DPH, Food Protection Branch
Stephen Graham 02/2021 NC Mecklenburg County Health Department
Matt Muris 05/2021 NC Mecklenburg County Health Department
Mark Kenion 05/2020 NC New Hanover County Health Department
Ellen Reynolds 11/2020 NC Union County Health Dept.
Thomas Jumalon 11/2021 NC Wake County Environmental Services
Ilsa Suris 04/2019 Puerto Rico Dept. Of Health
Danny Vazquez 01/2018 PRHD
Susan Best 07/2021 SCDHEC
Tammy Gordon 03/2020 SC DHEC
Ron Murphy 04/2018 TN Dept. of AG
Bill Walls 01/2019 TN Dept. of Health
Phil Petrie 03/2020 TN DOH

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