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

Branch I | Branch II | Branch III


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 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 of Retail Food Inspection 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 through this process to ensure that retail foods are safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented at retail throughout the United States. Standardization as a FDA-standardized Retail Food Safety inspection officer is issued to all candidates who successfully complete the standardization process. FDA is pleased to recognize, by listing according to FDA Branches, those persons who are recognized as standardized via this process.

Branch I
Last First Expiration Date Agency
Allen Robert 07/2024 New Hampshire DHHS, Division of Public Health Services, Food Protection Section
Archie Naythlene (Shannon) 03/2022 South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Division of Food Protection,
Bell Wendy  05/2022 Mecklenburg County Environmental Health
Bernazzani Diane 02/2021 Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Food Protection Program
Brown Lydia 07/2022 Rhode Island Department of Health
Bruce  Robert 04/11/2025 Vermont Department of Health - Food and Lodging Program
Bryant Shaun 12/2020 Georgia Department of Public Health
Cardwell Diana 12/09/2024 Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Chalifoux-Judge Diane 12/2022 City of Boston
Costa Cynthia 12/2020 Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Davis Laurie 07/2020 Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Davis Scott 04/2023 Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Federovitch Casey 11/2024 Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Graham Stephen 09/2024 Mecklenburg County Environmental Health
Gresham Darius 12/2021 Georgia Department of Agriculture
Harris Lauren 02/2020 Georgia Department of Agriculture
Hosseini Maryam 07/2021 Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
Iler Robert 12/2024 New Jersey Department of Health (Public Health & Food Protection Program)
Jarecki Emily 09/2022 Vermont Department of Health - Food and Lodging Program
Johnson Ann 07/2022 Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Jordon Josh 07/2024 Forsyth County Health Department
Jumalon Thomas 11/2021 North Carolina DHHS, DPH, Food Protection Branch
Lerner Gambill Lauren 04/2022 Alabama Department of Public Health - Central Office
Lockard Brian 11/2023 Salem NH Health Department
Manfredi Robert 08/2024 Vermont Department of Health - Food and Lodging Program
Mills Veta 11/2022 South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Division of Food Protection,
Morris Travis 12/2022 Florida Department of Health
Muh Jennifer 03/2023 New Jersey Department of Health (Public Health & Food Protection Program)
Muris Matt 05/2021 Mecklenburg County Environmental Health
Peterson Doug 08/2022 Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Petrie Phil 12/2024 State of Tennessee Department of Public Health
Quinones Jose 01/2023 Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Reynolds Ellen 09/2024 Union County Health Department
Roberson Michael 02/2023 North Carolina DHHS, DPH, Food Protection Branch
Scott Matthew 01/2023 South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Division of Food Protection,
Sinsky Rene 09/2020 Jefferson County Department of Public Health
Slachta Cheryl 09/2022 North Carolina DHHS, DPH, Food Protection Branch
Strickland Allison 06/2021 Georgia Department of Agriculture
Suris Ilsa 10/2022 Puerto Rico Department of Health
Walls Bill 03/2022 State of Tennessee Department of Public Health

Branch II

Last First Expiration Date Agency
Ahrens Jason 02/24/2025 Ohio Department of Agriculture
Blanchard Rodney 06/30/2025 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MI)
Burkett Alicia 05/2020 Oklahoma State Department of Health
Burns Kim 10/2020 Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Courtney Cristy 03/2023 Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services - Food Safety Branch
Cox Jordan 11/2022 Oklahoma Area Indian Health Service
Diersen Nancy 06/2020 Virginia Department of Health
Dimitrijevic Sonja 02/2020 Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Frank Sam 08/2022 Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service
Garvin Amanda 09/2022 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Gibson Erin 03/08/2025 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Gilliland Robert 05/2022 Clay County Public Health Center
Green Shane 09/2024 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Grover Victoria 01/2023 District of Columbia Department of Health/Food Protection Division
Guzman Jason 01/2021 Texas Department of State Health Services - Public Sanitation and Retail Food Safety
Hamilton Leslie 03/23/2025 Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services - Food Safety Branch (KY)
Harris Tanya 02/2020 Tulsa City-County Health Department
Harrison Lisa 03/2021 Indiana State Department of Health
Haukedahl Rosa 07/2022 Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals
Hutson Jennifer 12/2022 West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Environmental Health Services
Jackson Jeff 04/2020 Arkansas Department of Health
Jordan Keith 08/2022 Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Kim Jae 04/2019 Delaware Division of Public Health
Kingland Sara 11/2022 Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals
Kraling Julie 04/29/2025 Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (IA)
Lilienthal Lisa 11/2024 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Lucht Lisa 06/2022 Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Mickish Tina 11/2024 Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals
Miller Dan 05/2021 Indiana State Department of Health
Moltere Diedre 04/2023 Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Panec William 05/06/2025 Nebraska Department of Agriculture
Patton Travis 04/28/2025 Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services - Food Safety Branch
Paul Kara 04/12/2025 Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Pearson Peri 07/2021 Virginia Department of Health
Pohjola Carrie 10/2024 Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Sanders Heather 01/2025 Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Sepulveda Jaime 08/2021 Texas Department of State Health Services - Public Sanitation and Retail Food Safety
Tederington Thomas 12/2018 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Tewksbary Tim 02/2023 Ohio Department of Agriculture
Thackston Christopher 06/2023 Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Vought Rebecca 09/2020 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Watson Shawn 12/2024 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Weirick Ben 04/01/2025 Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Windle Hannah 04/2020 Ohio Department of Health
Winkler Ann 05/04/2025 Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

Branch III

Last First Expiration Date Agency
Aliski Valerie 06/2018 Oregon Department of Health and Human Services
Antonucci Joseph 05/2022 Central District Health Department
Baysal Nicole L. 11/19/2024 Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MN)
Borwegen Dawn 08/2022 Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Brandt Matthew 10/2021 Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Cecil Jon 03/2021 Wyoming Department of Agriculture
DeCelles Jon 08/2022 Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Hartman Karl 11/2022 Utah Department of Health
Hawkins Brian 03/2019 Oregon Department of Agriculture
Herberg Jill 07/2022 Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Kendrick Susan 12/2024 Oregon Department of Agriculture
Kyser Mike 05/18/2025 US Army JBLM Environmental Health Veterinary Services (WA)
Latham Justin 09/2022 Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Lee Michael 08/2022 North Dakota Department of Health
Messer Michelle 07/2021 Minnesota Department of Health, Food, Pools, Lodging Services Section
Navarrete Larry 10/2024 Southern Nevada Health District
Rimando Susan 07/2020 County of Monterey, Environmental Health Bureau
Robbin Sarah 06/2022 Montana Department of Health and Human Services
Rodriguez Ytamar 06/2023 Alaska Food Safety and Sanitation Program, ADEC
Samples Jarryd 07/2024 Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Shelton Susan 03/25/2025 Washington State Department of Health
Snyder Sarah-Jean 06/2022 Arizona Indian Health Services
Snyder Lloyd 05/2022 Riverstone Health
Sylvis Christine 10/2024 Southern Nevada Health District
Taylor Eric 10/2021 Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
Topie James 03/2021 Minnesota Department of Health, Food, Pools, Lodging Services Section
Une Michael 06/2022 Hawaii District Health Office/Environmental Protection & Health Services/Sanitation
Van Ess Erica 08/2019 Oregon Department of Health and Human Services
Viernes Alvin 02/2020 Hawaii District Health Office/Environmental Protection & Health Services/Sanitation
Vuong Amber 05/05/2025 Oahu Food Safety Branch (HI)
Warwick Robert 06/2020 Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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