The Northeast Food and Drug Officials Association (NEFDOA) provides a forum for regulators, industry and other interested parties to discuss regional, national and international food safety and security issues, and the uniform promotion and provision of effective public health and consumer protection services. Furthermore, NEFDOA offers training opportunities, annual educational conferences, and disseminates food safety and security information.
Steve Stich Assistant Director NYS Dept of Agriculture and Markets has been elected to the AFDO Board of Directors as Director at Large.
At the conference in Halifax NS, during a brief business meeting, Lisa Brown, Sanitarian Supervisor with the Maine Dept of Health and Human Services, was elected to the position of Vice President on the NEFDOA Board of directors.
Tracey Weeks, with the CT Dept of Health assumed the position of President, Joyce Welch, Chief, Bureau of Food Protection NH Dept Health and Human services moved to the position of President Elect. Steve Stich moved over to make room for the others and will be a “has been” for two years as the Immediate Past President.
Other positions remained the same. Mary Yebba USFDA Secretary, Ron Rose with the old Lyme CT Health Dept and Bob Derocher recently retired from the Keene NH Health Dept as Representatives at large, and Cas Tryba as the Associate/Industry Representative. Al Bugenhagen remains as Program Chair and NEFDOA Affiliate Director Rep to AFDO, and Gene Blake remains as NEFDOA Executive Director.
Congratulations to all!