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WAFDO 2015 Conference and Montana Environmental Health Association Conference

Maryam Bags
WAFDO Board Meeting. Pictured left to right are Patrick Kennelly, Ken Yee, Kenneth Boyle, Richelle Richter, and Susan Parachini.

Registration Susan Parachini
Susan Parachini on left at the conference registration table.

Board Dinner Meeting

Ken Boyer and WAFDO President Richelle Richter.

Silent Auction
Ken Boyer, Food Safety/Quality Assurance Manager, Seattle Fish Company and Associate WAFDO Board member.

Silent Auction
Janet McDonald, FDA Public Affairs Specialist, Alameda, California at WAFDO Silent Auction.

O'Guinn
Attendees at the 2015 WAFDO Conference.

ODA Award
LaTonya Mitchell, Denver District Director FDA and Kathleen Lewis, San Francisco District Director FDA.


Claudia Coles and Lucy Severs with the Washington State Department of Agriculture.


Gena Reich Washington State Department of Agriculture with her husband in the back. Janet McDonald and Ellen Buchanan of FDA, and Kim Stryker of Alaska.

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Stan Stromberg, Director Food Safety Division, Oklahoma Dept of Agriculture and Mark “Mick” Miklos, Senior Manager, Program Compliance, National Restaurant Association.

 

WAFDO 2013 Conference Held Jointly with FDA Pacific Region Retail Food Seminar Portland, Oregon

Maryam Bags
Maryam Shadbeh-Evans, Retail Specialist with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, is preparing goody bags for the conference.

Registration Susan Parachini
Susan Parachini, Retail Food Program Manager Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and WAFDO Treasurer, is coordinating the conference registration.

Board Dinner Meeting

Dawn Smith, Lorinda Lhotka, Claudia Coles, and Gena Reich from left to right.

Silent Auction
Mark Roh, FDA Director Pacific Region, in the back is the auctioneer for the silent auction. From left to right is Judy Dowel and Dawn Smith with the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Silent Auction
Janet McDonald, FDA Public Affairs Specialist, Alameda, California and Gesinee Tolman, Seafood HACCP Specialist, Oregon Department of Agriculture at the Silent Auction.

O'Guinn
David O'Guinn is the Field Automation Specialist in the Food Safety Program at the Oregon Department of Agriculture. He is the WAFDO Webmaster and a member of the WAFDO Board of Directors..

ODA Award
Kenneth Oke is the Motor Carrier Inspector with the Oregon Department of Transportation. He is the Senior Director of AAFCO. He received an ODA award from John Burr and Dawn Smith both with ODA.

Retail Conference
There were 140 attendees at the joint WAFDO conference and FDA Retail Food Seminar.

Gina
Gena Reich is a Food Safety Regional Manager of the Washington State Department of Agriculture. She is also a Member at Large on the WAFDO Board.

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Pass the Gavel
Cindy Ulch, Nevada State Health Division, hands the President's gavel to the new President Lorinda Lhotka, Environmental Program Manager I, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

 

WAFDO 2012 Conference Held Jointly with
FDA Pacific Region Retail Food Seminar Pleasanton, California

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Mark Roh, FDA Regional Director, Oakland and Ballard Graham, Division VP, Abbott Laboratories.


New WAFDO members from America Semoa.

Janet McDonald, FDA Public Affairs Specialist, Alameda, California.


Barbara Cassens, FDA District Director, San Francisco.



John Young, Young & Associates, Stowe, Vermont, Ballard Graham, Abbot Laboratories, and _______.



Maryam Shadbeh-Evans, Retail Specialist, Oregon Department of Agriculture and Cindy Ulch, new President of WAFDO from Nevada State Health Divisioin.

Outgoing WAFDO President pass the gavel to incoming President Cindy Ulch.


Dave Gifford, Washington State Department of Agriculture with a 5 pound candy bar at the silent auction.


Michael Hurley, Sun Maid Growers of California.

Sharon Roesler, Quality Performance Forensics, San Ramon, California at silent auction and ___________________.

 

WAFDO 2011 Conference Held Jointly with
FDA Pacific Region Retail Food Seminar Spokane, Washington

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Susan Parachini received the Orlen J. Weimann Award.


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Kim Stryker, WAFDO President from Alaska and Claudia Cole from the State of Washington Dept. of Agriculture.


The Farmers Markets and Cottage Industy Panel.

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Maryam Shadbeh-Evans donated a geode (Thunder Egg) to the Silent Auction. The geode is designated as the Oregon official state rock.


Hand made necklaces were donated for the Silent Auction by Barbara Cassens from FDA. The neckaces were hot items in the live auction.

From left John Burr (ODA), Roger Adam (FDA), Maryam Shadbeh-Evans (ODA), and Jeane Weishaar (FDA) went for a nice walk in the park after the meeting.

 

WAFDO 2010 Conference Reno

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WAFDO President, Gena Reich opeing the annual conference in Reno in September 2010.


Working at the registration table are left to right Kimberly Stryker (Alaska), Dawn Smith (Oregon), Patti Klocker (Colorado), and Gena Reich (Washington).


Michael Antee of FDA makes a presentation on the Shellfish Cooperative Program.

Charles Breen (Seattle) and Barbara Cassens (San Francisco) are both Regional Directors with FDA.


Ballard Graham is a WAFDO Board member and is the Division Vice President, Compliance Oversight at Abbot Quality & Regulatory in Georgia.


John Marcello of FDA makes his motivational presentation on Retail Risk Assessment.
WAFDO President Gena Reich presents the president's award to Susan Parachini (Colorado) the WAFDO Board Secretary and Liaison to AFDO.


Patti Klocker presents a silent auction item to the WAFDO members.


Ellen Laymon of FDA receives the Orlan J. Weimann award.

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Kimberly Stryker (Alaska) takes introduces her agenda as new President of WAFDO for 2011.

 

AFDO 2008 Conference Anaheim

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AFDO President, Steve Steingart opeing the annual conference in Anaheim in June 2008.


During opening ceremonies, President Steve Steingart presented awards of appreciation to Ralph Stafko, USDA and Richard Barnes, FDA Advisors to our group. Our Canadian Advisor to the Board, Bob Scales is in the back-ground.


Dr. David Atcheson, FDA.

AFDO conference participants listening to Dr. Atcheson, FDA.


Sarah Geisart moderator during Saturday's workshop.


Panel discussion on the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS). Left to right - Joe Reardon, NC; Steve Stich, NY; Mary Fandry, MO; Beverly Kent, FDA; Steve Steinhoff, WI; and Ellen Laymon, OR.
Ron Klein (foreground), Alaska; and Ernie Jullian, Rhode Island, listening during the AFDO/WAFDO Conference.


Candace Jacobs (center) enjoying the conference.


Steve Steinhoff, long time AFDO member and Wiley Award Winner, enjoying his last AFDO conference. He retired in June.

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WAFDO 2007 Conference Denver

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Mike Govro, Danelle Morgan, Nicole Grhsham, Benson Yee -- Dancing and singing to Dr. Carl Winter's song "USDA"


Richard Barnes -- "The Future of Federal State Relations"


Patrick Kennelly, Barbara Cassens, Dave Puglia -- Leafy Green Outbreaks & Opportunities

Ken Hruska, Susan Parachini, Barbara Hruska -- OJ Wiemann Banquet


Mike Govro -- Master of Ceremonies OJ Weimann Banquet


WAFDO Board of Directors
Barbara Hruska accepting OJ Weimann Award


Steve Steingart -- President AFDO


Byron Beerbower -- Food Security/Defense Transportation Pilot Project

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Ron Klein -- Food Shield Presentation

WAFDO 2006 Conference Albuquerque

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Barbara Hruska Photo
2005 - 2006 WAFDO President, Barbara Hruska (Colorado) Opening Remarks.

Paul Tietell Photo
Paul Tietell, (FDA) at Industry opening reception.

Richard Barnes Photo
WAFDO Business Meeting: WAFDO recognizing Richard Barnes (USFDA) for his contributions to Federal State Relations and working with WAFDO
Hruska & Condon Photo
WAFDO Business Meeting: Outgoing 2005 - 2006 WAFDO President, Barbara Hruska (Colorado) Handing the gavel to the new incoming 2006 - 2007 WAFDO President, Linda Condon (Washington).


Mike Govro Photo
Texas Hold 'Em Winner: Mike Govro

Tom Vogel Photo
Texas Hold 'Em Observer; Tom Vogel, Director of Regulatory Affairs, American Council for Food Safety and Quality.
O.J Wiemann Awards Banquet Group PhotoO. J. Wiemann Awards Banquet; Participants of the WAFDO Conference Planning Committee, (front); Ron Klein and Tom Vogel; (1st row); Alonza Cruse, Ellen Laymon, Linda Condon, Carolyn Swanson; (2nd row); Janet McDonald, Mike Govro, Barbara Hruska, Patti Klocker, Susan Parachini; (back row); Dave Johnson, Patrick Kennelly, Dena Reich, Paul Teitell.

2005 - 2006 Board of Directors Photo
O. J. Wiemann Awards BAnquet: 2005 - 2006 Board of Directors: Alonza Cruse (Past President), Paul Teitell (Director at Large), Patrick Kennelly (Director at Large), Barbara Hruska (President), Dave Johnson (Associate Representative), Ellen Laymon (Liason to AFDO), Susan Parachini (Secretary/Treasurer), Linda Condon (President Elect), Carolyn Swanson (WAFDO Flash Editor)

2005 - 2006 Board of Directors Photo
O. J. Wiemann Awards BAnquet: 2005 - 2006 Board of Directors: Alonza Cruse (Past President), Paul Teitell (Director at Large), Patrick Kennelly (Director at Large), Barbara Hruska (President), Dave Johnson (Associate Representative), Ellen Laymon (Liason to AFDO), Susan Parachini (Secretary/Treasurer), Linda Condon (President Elect), Carolyn Swanson (WAFDO Flash Editor)

Condon, Swanson, & Hruska Photos
O. J Wiemann Awards Banquet: 2006 - 2007 WAFDO President Linda Condon (Washington), 2005 - 2006 O. J. Wiemann Award Winner Carolyn Swanson (USFDA retired), 2005 - 2006 WAFDO President Barbara Hruska (Colorado)

Alonzo Cruse & Dan Smyly Photo
Alonza Cruse presenting Dan Smyly with a gift of thanks for Coca Cola's contributions to WAFDO

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WAFDO 2005 Conference Scottsdale

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Photo President Marion Aller
AFDO President Marion Aller addresses the WAFDO conference.

Photo incoming president
Alonzo Cruz, WAFDO's outgoing President, passing the gavel to Barbara Hruska, WAFDO's In-coming President.


Photo O.J. Wiemann Award BarbaraCassens receiving the Orlen J. Wiemann Award from Alonza Cruse, WAFDO Past President; and Barbara Hruska, WAFDO President.

Photo retail food talk
FDA's John Marcello discusses "Best Practices in Retail Food Protection."

Photo attendees
WAFDO attendees listen intently.
Photo silent auction
John Young, Dan Smyly, Dennis Baker and Mike Hurley await the close of the silent action.
Photo food safety at retail talk
Dave Ludwig, Director of Maricopa County Environmental Health, discussed "Innovative Approaches to Food Safety and Defense at Retail."
Photo future & past presidents
Future, present and past WAFDO presidents give the WAFDO salute.

Photo President Barbara Hruska
Barbara Hruska, WAFDO President closing the WAFDO 2005 Conference

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WAFDO 2003 Conference Reno

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Photo Dan Smylie AFDO President
From Left to Right - Dan Smylie,
AFDO President Chris Wogee,
Dennis Baker and Dan Sowards

Photo conference planning committee
Reno Conference Planning
committee members are recognized for their efforts.  From left to right Chris Wogee, Carolyn Swanson, Mike Govro, Marcia Madrigal, and Mark Roh.  Not shown, Linda Condon

Photo incoming &  out going presidents
Incoming and outgoing WAFDO
Presidents Barbara Cassens and
Claudia Coles

Photo O.J. Wiemann Award
Barbara Cassens presents the
O. J. Wiemann Award to Mike
Govro

Photo members observe presentations
WAFDO members take in presentations
Photo bioterrorism preparedness discussion
WAFDO state representatives
discuss bioterrorism
preparedness. From left to
Right Nancy Napolilli, Dan
McGowan, Barbara Hruska,
Tricia-Hosch Hebdon, Mike
Govro, Kinley Goodman, Chris
Crnich, Linda Crerar.  Not
shown: Lori Wataoka, Stuart
Wilson
Photo industry biosecurity measures talk
Dr. Henry Chin, Vice-President,
Center for Technical Assistance,
NFPA, discusses industry
biosecurity measures
Photo emergency response talk
Steve St. John demonstrates
emergency response equipment
Photo AFDO activities discussion
AFDO President Chris Wogee
discusses AFDO activities
Photo listeria discussion
Terry Peters, CFIA, Dr. John
Kvenberg, CFSAN, and Dr.
Dan Engeljohn, USDA discuss
different approaches to listeria
risk assessment
Photo auction scholarship fund
Dan McGowan and Barbara Hruska conduct a live auction for the J. Jos Campioni Scholarship Fund.
Photo auction scholarship fund
WAFDO Vice President Alonza
Cruz and Dennis Linsley vie for
an item in the Silent Auction for
the J. Jos Campioni Scholarship Fund.

Photo registration table
Linda Condon and Michael Antee
work the registration table

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AFDO 2002 Conference Portland

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Photo President Mike Govro
WAFDO President Mike Govro teaches the AFDO crowd how not to say "Oregon."


Photo registration desk
Local arrangements team member Ellen Laymon and Susan Kendrick work the registration desk.

Photo Glen W. Kilpatick memorial address
AFDO past President Steve Steinhoff delivers the Glen W. Kilpatrick Memorial address.

Photo former presidents
Former WAFDO President Candace Jacobs mugs with another former WAFDO President, Don Voeller.

Photo FDA keynote address
FDA acting commissioner Lester Crawford delivers the FDA keynote address. 


Photo risk communication talk

Bob Howard speaks to AFDO on risk communication. 

Photo Linda Condon award
Former Flash editor Linda Condon receives special achievement award from President Mike Govro


Photo David O'Guinn award
WAFDO webmaster David O'Guinn receives special recognition from President Mike Govro for developing the WAFDO web site. 

Photo O.J. Wiemann award
2002 O.J. Wiemann award winner Jim Waddell presents the 2001 O.J. Weimer award to Tom Vogel.

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Photo board of directors
WAFDO 2002 Board of Directors from left Claudia Coles, Linda Condon, Barbara Hruska, Chuck Henry, & Mike Govro.


WAFDO 2000 Conference Seattle

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Photo banquet dinner
From left to right: Philip Amundson, Kristin Ryan, Rich Novy, Stuart Wilson and Claudia
Coles

Photo banquet dinner
From left to right: Candace Jacobs, Janice Adair, Cheri Govro, Chris Wogee and Mike Govro

Photo William Hope & Kenneth Conover
William B. Hope, Jr. (left) and J. Kenneth Conover John

Photo John Scharmann & Dan Smylie
Scharmann (left) and Dan Smylie



Photo registration
From left to right: Kristin Ryan, Linda Condon and Julie Carlson welcome WAFDO members at registration.


Photo 99 president, 2000 president, Campioni
Cory Willis, 1999 WAFDO President (left) and Mike Govro, 2000 WAFDO President-Elect (center) make the long distance
connection with Maurice Tamura in New York City for the presentation by J. Jos Campioni (right).

Photo of WAFDO group
From left to right: Candace Jacobs, Chuck Henry, Nora Vasquez, Patti Klocker, Linda
Condon, Mike Govro, Veronica Vasquez, Cory Willis and Claudia Coles
Photo Stuart Wilson, James Swanson, & Barry Morgan
From left to right: Stuart Wilson, James Swanson and Barry Morgan

Photo Sue Hutchcroft & Mary Ayling
Sue Hutchcroft (left) and Mary Ayling

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WAFDO 1999 Conference Colorado

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Photo O.J. Wiemann & Stuart Richardson
Stuart Richardon, Jr.and Tom
Messenger

Photo O.J. Wiemann, Stuart Richarson, & Thomas Messenger
Orlen J. Wiemann, Stuart Richardon, Jr.,and Thomas
Messenger at the WAFDO Awards Banquet

Photo WAFDO group
Orlen J. Wiemann, Stuart Richardon, Jr.,and Thomas
Messenger at the WAFDO Awards Banquet

Photo registration volunteers
Volunteers at the WAFDO
registration table prepare
donated items for the Silent
Auction.

Photo registration volunteers
Volunteers at the WAFDO
registration table prepare donated items for the Silent
Auction.


Photo Tom Messenger reception
Tom Messenger hosted a great
"ice-breaker" reception at his
lovely historic home in Denver.
Lucky there were a few golfers
and at least one umbrella for the
few raindrops that attempted to
dampen WAFDO members!

Photo Tom Messenger receptionTom Messenger reception.

Photo Tom Messenger reception
Tom Messenger reception.
Photo golf tournament group
Stuart Ricardson, Jr., Richard
Worl, Ray Warthen and Frank
Mosebar played a great round of
golf and won this year's golf
tournament.
Photo Bob Howard
Bob Howard from the National
Center for Infectious Diseases
shared effective media
communication strategies with
WAFDO members. Remember
your SOCOS--Single Overriding
Communication Objectives!

Photo awards banquet
Orlen J. Wiemann, Stuart Richardon, Jr.,and Thomas
Messenger at the WAFDO Awards Banquet

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