Wayne Melichar, M.Sc., is the Senior Director of Food Safety for Feeding America, where he has worked for nine years. He supports a network of 199 member food banks as a subject matter expert. He began his career as a Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner for DuPage County Health Department and then worked as a Quality Assurance Manager for Buffets Inc. He holds an M.S. degree in Food Safety from Michigan State University and a B.S. degree in Health Science from Western Illinois University. He is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual, and Certified Professional in Food Safety (CP-FS) from the National Environmental Health Association.