Board of Directors

The Partnership for Food Safety Education is lead by a volunteer Board of Directors that represent both public and private sectors. The Board of Directors’ expertise and leadership furthers our mission to end illness and death from foodborne infection in the United States.


Stan Hazan, Chairman (elected February 2014), Senior Director of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs-NSF International

Read support statement, Stan Hazan.


Brian Bedard


Brian Bedard, Executive Director- GMA Science and Education Foundation



joe corby

Joseph Corby, Executive Director- Association of Food and Drug Officials

Read support statement, Joseph Corby.



will fisher

William Fisher, CFS,  Vice President of Science and Policy Initiatives- Institute of Food Technologists

Read support statement, William Fisher.



donna garren


Donna Garren, Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs- American Frozen Food Institute



judy harrison

Judy Harrison, PhD, Professor and Extension Food Specialist- Dept. of Foods and Nutrition, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia

Read support statement, Judy Harrison.



steve larsen


Steve Larsen, PhD, Director of Pork Safety- National Pork Board



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Howard Magwire, Consultant

kathy means green

Kathy Means, CAE, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs- Produce Marketing Association

Read support statement, Kathy Means.



mary pat raimondi


Mary Pat Raimondi, Vice President Strategic Policy and Partnerships- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics



hilary thesmar

Hilary Thesmar, PhD, RD, CFS, Vice President of Food Safety Programs- Food Marketing Institute

Read support statement, Hilary Thesmar.



david tharp


David Tharp, CAE, Executive Director and CEO – International Association for Food Protection