Nutrition and Food Safety Directory

Land-grant universities and other partners play an essential role in helping the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) fulfill its food safety and nutrition mission. Coordination and cooperation among partners is strongly encouraged to achieve program success. Use this directory to find contact information for food safety and nutrition education partners.

Name State Email Affiliation Phone Number Specialty
Zena Edwards Washington zena_edwards@wsu.edu Washington State University 360-867-2161 Food Safety Specialists
Sandy Stoneman Virginia sandyst@vt.edu Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 276-223-6043 Food Safety Specialists
Joell Eifert Virginia joell.eifert@vt.edu Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 540-231-2483 Food Safety Specialists
Melissa Chase Virginia mechase@vt.edu Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 540-231-9749 Food Safety Specialists
Shiquan Tao Texas stao@wtamu.edu West Texas A&M University 806-651-2539 Food Safety Specialists
Faith Critzer Tennessee faithc@utk.edu University of Tennessee 865-974-7274 Food Safety Specialists
Nicole Richard Rhode Island nicolerichard@uri.edu University of Rhode Island 401-874-2977 Food Safety Specialists
Lizzette B. Ocasio Rivera Puerto Rico lizzette.ocasio@upr.edu University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez 787-999-0448 Food Safety Specialists
Paul Patterson Pennsylvania php1@psu.edu Pennsylvania State University 814-865-3414 Food Safety Specialists
Solly Takai-Nakamura Northern Mariana Islands sollyann.nakamura@marianas.edu Northern Marianas College 670-789-4427 Food Safety Specialists