About the ServSafe® Program

Ohio State University Extension offers ServSafe® trainings across the state that fit every organization's needs, using a variety of training methods.  Targeting restaurant managers, school food service, nursing homes and other food service personnel, the ServSafe® training program is the industry standard for food safety education.

Family and Consumer Sciences Educators are certified instructors through the National Restaurant Association and offer classes in the following counties.  If you are unable to find a class near you or you need a proctor for your exam, contact Linnette Goard, Field Specialist, Food Safety.  By email at or by phone at 330-725-4911 x 107.

County FCS Educator Email Phone
Auglaize/Mercer Barb Hennard* 419-586-2179
Belmont Polly Loy 740-695-1455
Butler Kathy Green 513-887-3722
Clark/Champaign Carol Miller* 937-521-3860
Fayette Pat Brinkman* 740-335-1150
Hamilton Jenny Even 513-946-8989
Henry Nancy Stehulak* 419-592-0806
Holmes Kate Shumaker* 330-674-3015
Licking Shari Gallup 740-670-5319
Mahoning Beth Stefura 330-533-5538
Montgomery Pat Holmes* 937-224-9654
Noble/Monroe Kristen Corry 740-732-5681
Trumbull Marie Economos 330-638-6783
Tuscarawas Chris Kendle* 330-339-2337
Wood Susan Zies* 419-354-9050


Upcoming Food Safety Classes

Level 1 - Employee

Dates Time County Contact Email
December 3, 2014 12:30-4:30pm Wood County Susan Zies
January 22, 2015 12:30-4:30pm Fayette County Pat Brinkman
April 3, 2015 1-5pm Montgomery County Pat Holmes
May 19, 2015 12:30-4:30pm Fayette County Pat Brinkman
August 7, 2015  1-5pm Montgomery County Pat Holmes
October 2, 2015  1-5pm Montgomery County Pat Holmes

Level 2 - Manager

Dates County Contact Email
January 29 & 30, 2015 Lorain County Linnette Goard
March 23 & 24, 2015 Lorain County Linnette Goard

March 31 & April 7, 2015 at 8:30am-5pm

Exam on April 10, 2015 at 9am

Fayette County Pat Brinkman
May 18 & 19, 2015 Lorain County Linnette Goard



For more information about ServSafe, please contact the Ohio Restaurant Association at

References to program sponsor(s)/partner(s) are made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended nor endorsement implied.