Regulatory and Public Health Expertise

  • Overview
  • Stan Hazan
  • Ron Grimes

NSF employs experts with broad education, experience and skills to provide key legislative, regulatory, academic and professional staff with NSF’s technical resources. Key staff members include Stan Hazan, Senior Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs, and Ron Grimes, Manager of Environmental Health Programs.

Stan Hazan

Stan Hazan, Senior Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, oversees the regulatory function and is the principal liaison to U.S. federal regulatory agencies and legislative bodies, and international public health bodies. His work with NSF spans over 20 years and includes expertise in legislative and regulatory affairs and public health education.

Stan serves as Treasurer for the Food Safety Services Providers (Coalition of Third-Party Certification Organizations) and sits on the board for the Partnership of Food Safety Education. He also maintains membership on the Conference for Food Protection Strategic Planning Committee, the Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, the National Environmental Health Association, the American Water Works Association and the American Chemical Society.

Stan holds a Certificate in International Food Law & Regulation from Michigan State University, an MPH and MBA from the University of Michigan and a BSc in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Toronto.

Contact Stan at or +1 734.769.5105.

Ron Grimes

Ron Grimes, Manager of Environmental Health Programs, oversees all state and local health department relations. Ron has more than 40 years experience in the public health field, and holds a master’s degree in health planning and administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in environmental health from Indiana State University. Ron is also a Registered Sanitarian in Michigan as well as a Diplomate in the American Academy of Sanitarians.

Prior to joining NSF, Ron served as health officer for the Jackson County Health Department and administrator of environmental health services for Michigan’s largest health division, Oakland County, where he oversaw all aspects of environmental health.

Ron has held leadership positions at the National Environmental Health Association, including president. He is affiliated with, and also held leadership positions in, multiple national and state environmental and public health organizations.

Contact Ron at or +1 734.827.6863.

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