Speaker, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food Safety Program
Graduated from Purdue University in 1988, Food Management and Food Science. Michigan State University, Masters Food Safety, Laws and Regulations anticipated August 2020. National Environmental Health Association’s Certified Professional-Food Safety Credential 1999. Lana has worked in food safety for over 20 years. She worked seventeen years with an Indiana local health department as the food safety/environmental program manager and 3.5 years have been with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) as a Food Safety Specialist Field Supervisor in the northern Virginia Region. As a field supervisor with VDACS, she assists other inspectors with various firms, conducts on-site field hearings for firms that are having compliance issues and conducts standardization evaluations, manufacturing inspection audits on the other inspectors in the region. She currently covers the City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County, Orange County and Caroline County. In her free time, she is usually doing homework for her master’s degree but if not, she enjoys hiking, competing in pistol competitions, playing golf, gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband and family.