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Director, Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services

Lydia M. Johnson

Lydia Johnson was appointed Director of the Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services in May 2011.  Lydia served previously as the Assistant Director of the bureau for 3.5 years.  Prior to her work at the department, Lydia, who is a registered and licensed dietitian, was the Director of Nutritional Services at multiple sites of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for more than 20 years and, more recently, was the Director of Food Services for the South Side Area School District.  She also teaches online nutrition and management classes at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Lydia obtained her Doctoral degree in Management and Organizational Leadership from University of Phoenix, her Masters in Health Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Bachelors of Nutrition and Food Science from Mercyhurst College.

Lydia and her husband, Ken, own a home in Hermitage, Mercer County, but also reside in Harrisburg.