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Name: Raymond, Richard
Current Position: Former Under Secretary

A native of Nebraska, Dr. Richard Raymond has served as Under Secretary for Food Safety since July 18, 2005. In this position, Raymond not only oversees the Food Safety and Inspection Service, but also chairs the US Codex Steering Committee which provides guidance to US delegations to the international Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Raymond attended Hastings College in Nebraska and earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He practiced medicine in rural Nebraska for 17 years, then established and directed a community-based Family Practice Residency for Clarkson Medical Center.
In 1999, Raymond became the director of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation & Licensure division, where he oversaw regulatory programs involving health care and environmental issues and was also Nebraska’s chief medical officer (CMO).
In addition to his professional duties, Raymond has served as president of the Nebraska Medical Association, chaired Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns’ Blue Ribbon Panel on Infant Mortality, served as president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and was a member of the association’s Preparedness Committee for three years.
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