Davis wins statewide Outstanding Sanitarian Award
Shana Davis, an environmental health coordinator at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, recently received the Outstanding Sanitarian Award from the Kentucky Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians (KAMFES).
This statewide award is given annually to a local, state or federal employee who has made meritorious contributions in the field of milk, food or environmental health to the public health and welfare within Kentucky. Davis received a nomination from her peers and supervisors for her work on the FoodService Training Manual she produced, which has helped LFCHD have the same version of guidance documents for Lexington and state health codes. The award also recognized Davis’ work as a mentor for LFCHD staff as an FDA standardized inspector.
Davis has also worked to update the department’s Food Manager’s Training and has presented at many national conferences regarding her International Food Protection Institute project of “Differences That Influence Inspection Scores of Corporate-Owned Versus Privately Owned Restaurants.” Davis is only the second person in Kentucky to complete the fellowship program at IFPTI.
Davis has been with LFCHD since August 2006.