Melissa Vaccaro, MS, CHO, CP-FS
Melissa Vaccaro has a Master of Science degree in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Education – Biology and Environmental Education, both from Shippensburg University. Melissa is the Vice President of Consulting for PTI Consulting Group, a Division of Paster Training, Inc. PTI Consulting Group works with top food and alcohol retailers, manufacturers, processors, and operations. As a core member or the PTI management team, Melissa leads, develops, and oversees the PTI Consulting Group throughout the US as well as provides numerous public health related presentations and training. Melissa is the co-author of the SURE™ HACCP book series. Before joining the PTI Team, Melissa was with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services for nearly 25 years during which she had dedicated her career to the service of safe food and the prevention of foodborne illness. Melissa served as a Food Sanitarian and then as a Food Sanitation Program Specialist for the department during her tenure. She is a CP-FS, FDA Certified Retail Food Sanitation Officer, a PA Department Health Certified Health Officer, holds Advanced HACCP Certification, SURE™ Manager/Trainer/Proctor Certification, ServSafe™ Manager/Trainer/Proctor Certification, and TIPS certification. In addition, Melissa is the author of a monthly food protection article for the ANFP’s Nutrition & Foodservice Edge magazine. She is active in several industry and government organizations, including the Central Atlantic States Association of Food and Drug Officials (CASA), The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) and National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).