Roy E. Costa, R.S, M.S (M.B.A)., President of Environ Health Associates, is a Registered Sanitarian with 40 years of experience in the field of disease prevention, public health and education. Mr. Costa is a retired public health official, sanitarian,consultant and expert witness.

As President of Environ Health Associates, Inc., Mr. Costa has forged partnerships with leading academic institutions, accredited auditing firms, international training and certification agencies, and online educators. He is a subject matter expert creating classroom and online educational content, and a Lead Instructor for the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, the Produce Safety Alliance and International HACCP Alliance. He has presented over 50 webinars to online audiences and is active throughout the food supply chain protecting public health and reducing business risk through on site auditing, consulting and investigation. In addition to a focus on food safety, Environ Health Associates has core environmental health expertise in water treatment, wastewater treatment and pest management. Mr Costa has been retained in 90 civil cases involving foodborne illness and injury.


  • 12 credits. Public Health Core Curriculum, University of South Florida; College of Public Health (1998)
  • M.S., (M.B.A).; Health Services Management), Florida Institute of Technology (1988)
  • B.S. Biological Sciences;, University of Arizona (1976)

Past Professional Associations

  • Treasurer and Co-Chairman of Membership and Operations Subcommittee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clean Hands Coalition (2003-2005)
  • Statewide Facilitator, Operation FightBAC Florida (1998-2003)
  • President, Florida Environmental Health Association (2000-2001)
  • President, Florida Association for Food Protection (1998-1999)
  • Chairman, Central Florida Environmental Health Association (1994-1996)
  • President, Infection Control Practitioners – Volusia County, Florida (1990-1992)

 Certifications & Registrations

  • Registered Sanitarian
  • Certified Swimming Pool Operator
  • Certified Environmental Health and Safety Instructor
  • Certified ServSafe Trainer/Administrator (also Texas approved)
  • Certified National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Trainer/Administrator
  • Certified Experior Testing Trainer Administrator
  • Certified Trainer Experior Testing/NSF HACCP
  • Certified in HACCP (FDA)
  • Certified HACCP (International HACCP Alliance)
  • Certified Auditor
  • Certified PrimusGFS Auditor
  • Certified Super SafeMark Trainer Food Marketing Institute
  • Sanitary Survey Inspector Fl. Department of Environmental Regulation
  • Certificate of Completion: Water Plant Operator C. State of Florida
  • Lead Instructor FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food
  • Lead Instructor FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Program
  • Lead Instructor Produce Safety Alliance