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.

Food Marketing Institute 2012 Employee Portraits Contact Food Marketing Institute 202-452-8444 Heather Garlich Caroline Evertz

Hilary Thesmar, PhD, RD, CFS, Chairman (elected May 2016), and Vice President of Food Safety Programs- Food Marketing Institute. 

Read support statement, Hilary Thesmar.


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

Read support statement, Kathy Means.



Stan Hazan, Senior Director of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs-NSF International

Read support statement, Stan Hazan.



Brian Bedard

Brian Bedard, Executive Director- GMA Science and Education Foundation





Patricia Buck

Patricia Buck, Executive Director – Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention



Joe Corby

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

Read support statement, Joseph Corby.




  Donna GarrenDonna 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




[Picture Not Available] Howard Magwire, Consultant  

David Tharp

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