Maryanne Guichard is the Assistant Secretary of Environmental Public Health at the Washington State Department of Health. She has 34 years of experience in Environmental Health programs at noth the state and local levels of government. She received her M.S. in Environmental Health at California University at Northridge and her B.S. in Microbiology at San Jose State University. She is the conference chair of the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC).