Members

The membership of the Task Force includes representation by government, industry, academia, consumers, elected officials and other interested parties. The Task Force should be composed of 26 voting members.

 

2020 VFTPF Board

Chair – Christy Brennan, 

Virginia Rapid Response Team Coordinator, 

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 

Food Safety Program

Phone: (804)-786-1585

Email:  christy.brennan@vdacs.virginia.gov

 

Vice Chair – Peri Pearson, REHS, CP-FS

State Food Consultant, Office of Environmental Health Services

Virginia Department of Health

Phone: (804) 864-7692

Email: peri.pearson@vdh.virginia.gov

 

Secretary – Dr. Lauren Turner, Ph.D.

Foodborne and Advanced Pathogen Characterization Lead Scientist

Department of General Services

Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services

Office: (804) 648-4480 ext. 122

Email: lauren.turner@dgs.virginia.gov

 

Member At Large- Renee Boyer, PhD, 

Professor/Extension Specialist

Food Science and Technology Dept., Virginia Tech

Phone: Phone: 540-231-4330

Email: rraiden@vt.edu

                                                                          

Appointed members:

Academia: Laura K Strawn, PhD,

Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist, Produce Food Safety,

 Food Science and Technology Dept., 

Virginia Tech- Eastern Shore AREC

Phone: 757-414-0724

Email: Lstrawn@vt.edu

 

Industry: Kathleen O'Donnell, Chief Food Scientist,

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Phone: 585-429-3623

Email: kathleen.odonnell@wegmans.com

 

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Matthew Craft, 

Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards Coordinator (MFRPS),

 Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Phone: 804-371-2582            

Email: matthew.craft@vdacs.virginia.gov

 

Virginia Department of Health:  Brandy Darby, DVM, MPH, 

Veterinary Epidemiologist, Virginia Department of Health

Office: 804-864-8133

Email: brandy.darby@vdh.virginia.gov

 

Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services: Christopher Waggener, Ph.D., 

Lead Scientist, Department of General Services, 

Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services

Office: (804) 648-4480 ext 189

Email: Christopher.Waggener@dgs.virginia.gov

 

 Advisory Board:

Pam Miles, Program Supervisor, Food Safety Program,

 Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

 Phone: 804-786-0412

Email: pamela.miles@vdacs.virginia.gov

Julie Henderson, Director, Division of Food and General Environmental Services, 

Virginia Department of Health 

Phone: 804-864-7455

Email: Julie.henderson@vdh.virginia.gov

 

Kenya Moon,  Retail Food Specialist, FDA Office of State Cooperative Programs, 

Office of Regulatory Affairs, 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Human & Animal Foods Division 2 East

Email: kenya.moon@fda.hhs.gov

  

Valeria A. Moore, MPH, REHS, CP-FS

Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Public Health Service
Emergency Response Coordinator/Investigator, Baltimore District Office, 

Human & Animal Foods Division 2 East

Email: valeria.moore@fda.hhs.gov

 

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