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Food Safety and Nutrition Team

The University of Pittsburgh's Food Safety and Nutrition Team ensures that Pitt’s food-service operations follow industry-standard best practices. 

Rose Basso – Director of Dining Services


Rose Basso is the Director of Dining Services for the University of Pittsburgh. Rose’s responsibilities include managing the contract with the University’s food service provider and monitoring the dining and catering programs. She engages students and staff to best meet their dining needs. 

Leigh Culley – Director of Disability Resources and Services


Leigh Culley, MEd, is the Director at Disability Resources and Services at the University of Pittsburgh. She has been with the office since 2002. Leigh oversees service provision for University staff, faculty and students with disabilities within all undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. Prior to joining the University, Leigh worked with adolescents and adults in community mental health. Leigh earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Western Ontario. She achieved a Master of Education in school counseling from the University of Pittsburgh.

Meg Mayer-Costa – Registered Dietitian 


Meg Mayer-Costa MS, RD, LDN is the Registered Dietitian for The University of Pittsburgh. She works at the Student Health Service (SHS) located within the Wellness Center of Nordenberg Hall. Meg received her BS in dietetics from University of Connecticut and her Master of Science in nutrition from Penn State. A dietitian for more than 25 years, she also teaches in Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Meg assists students with any and all issues, questions, and concerns relating to nutrition and their personal health. She also frequently provides nutrition programming to the University community. Meg is a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s Committee on Allergy-Based Dining. She looks forward to working collaboratively with students to support their nutrition and eating needs. Students can access her free nutrition consultations by contacting SHS.