Our lead trainer and author is Walter P. Saraniecki, MS, LDN, LEHP, REHS/RS.
Walter's licenses and professional credentials:
Illinois Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner (LEHP), Illinois Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist (LDN) and NEHA credentialed Registered Environmental Health Specialist/ Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS).
Additionally, Walter holds the following certificates:
Independent Contracted Certified Instructor for the Center for Domestic Preparedness(CDP), Department of Homeland Security, FEMA for Food Safety, Potable Water, Vectors of Diseases, & Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, Responder Safety, and Re-occupancy of Homes & Businesses. He has taught both the Environmental Health Training for Emergency Response Awareness Level course and the new Operations Level Course at CDP.
IRCA FSMS 22000 Auditor/Lead Auditor Certificate
Training Certificate OSHA 40 hour Hazardous Waste Certificate
EPA Section 608 & 609 Ozone Depleting Freon Technician
Certified Swimming Pool Operator
Certified Pool & Spa Inspector
International HACCP Alliance and SQF HACCP Certified
Chicago Certified Food Service Sanitation Manager
Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager
Illinois HACCP Train the Trainer
Illinois Food Allergen Certified
NEHA Registered Food Safety Trainer
Illinois Dept of Agriculture Mosquito Larvicide Applicator
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security FEMA Certificates: IS-5.a; IS-100.a; IS-200.a; IS-700.a; IS-800.b
Walter also serves as the Chairman of the Illinois Board of Environmental Health Practitioners at the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation in Springfield, IL.
He also serves as a member of the Environmental Health Advisory Committee of Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, IL and as a member of the Food Advisory Work-group, Food Protection Division, Chicago Department of Public Health.
Walter holds an MS in Human Nutrition with a minor in Public Health Education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and holds a BS in Food and Nutrition Science from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
He also holds a diploma in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning from Doolin Technical College, Dallas, Texas.
Walter is the author of the "REHS Examination Review Course Workbook".
He also is the instructor for the REHS/RS Examination Review Class.
In addition to his Public Health efforts, Walter is the President of Saranecki Bros Catering, Inc, a 76 year old family business that includes six Banquet facilities, Off-Premise Catering, and commercial property leasing.
Claudia Sheridan Saraniecki, MS, RD (ret.),LDN, is the managing partner for the Saraniecki Institute for Nutrition and Environmental Health, Inc. In addition to editing the Workbook, Claudia manages this website, www.registeredsanitarian.com. Claudia holds a master's degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a BS in Foods and Nutrition from Western Illinois University. She has been a Registered Dietitian and licensed as an LDN in the state of Illinois. Claudia has special interest in the dietary treatment of Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes Type 2. Claudia has authored numerous articles on Sports Nutrition and Hydration. She is treasurer of Saranecki Bros Catering, Inc. and was owner/operator of Babushka Bakery, in Chicago for 18 years.