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Food Advisory Board

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Representing food services of Pierce County

The Pierce County Food Advisory Board promotes food safety in our community. Members include food service industry representatives and community members.

Pierce County Food Advisory Board Goals

  • Act as a liaison between the Health Department and the food service industry.
  • Advise the Health Department on food service industry issues that affect public health and the safety of the community.
  • Assist with the development of Health Department operational policies and procedures.
  • Provide input and help on financial policies.
  • Help the Health Department plan future program activities.


Name Company/Organization
Sharon Snuffin—Chair
Snuffin's Catering
Larry Barnes IHOP
Karen Brown Sumner School District

Joe Bushnell

Washington Hospitality Association

Stacy Carkonen Tacoma Farmers Market
Shane Erickson Safeway/Albertsons
Mary Garner Saar’s Marketplace
Steve Lacy
Fred Meyer

Carl Marlow

McDonald's USA, LLC - NW
Charlie McManus Primo Grill

Ron Rzewnicki


Dan Sharp Washington State Fair
Surinder Pal Singh Gateway to India

Nathan Vaughn

Mama Stortini’s

Josh Pugh
Bargreen Ellingson
Jim Wick It’s Greek To Me

Patrick A. Yearout

Ivar’s Restaurants

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Nigel Turner
Communicable Disease Division Director (253)798-6057
Katie Lott Program Manager (253)798-3577
Marianne Seifert Health Promotion Coordinator (253)798-3823