Partnership for Food Safety Education Grows with New Board Members, Partners


The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) announces several appointments to its Board of Directors. PFSE is a non-profit, public health organization that develops and promotes education programs to reduce foodborne illness risk for consumers.

The Partnership appointed four new board members:

  • Jane DeMarchi, president of the North American Millers’ Association
  • Stefanie Evans, Ph.D., vice president of quality and food safety sourcing and design at Danone North America
  • H. Lester Schonberger, Ph.D., associate extension specialist with Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • Sharon Mayl, partner at DLA Piper, appointed as board advisor

“We’re so happy to welcome our new board members,” said Harold Chase, PFSE board chair and director of government affairs with NSF. “Our talented Board of Directors is dedicated to stewarding PFSE to be effective at helping people reduce their risk of foodborne illness at home.”

Rotating off the board are Michael Roberson, director of corporate quality assurance with Publix Super Markets and past board chair, as well as Shauna C. Henley, Ph.D., family and consumer sciences educator at University of Maryland Extension. The Partnership is grateful for their dedication to food safety education and servant leadership.

PFSE also welcomes six new contributing partners: Albertsons, Amazon, Diversey, Home Chef, JBS and SmartLabel by Consumer Brands Association. Contributing partners help to keep food safety education resources free to access and provide thought leadership to program development and strategy.

“The Partnership’s historical leadership in public-private collaboration is unique and important to making an impact on foodborne illnesses,” said Britanny Saunier, PFSE executive director. “We’re grateful to have the thought leadership of our Board of Directors, contributing partners, federal liaisons and food safety educators to advance awareness of safe food handling practices for people preparing meals at home.”

View the full list of PFSE Board of Directors and the partner organizations who support this work.

About the Partnership for Food Safety Education
The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) is a non-profit, public health organization with a mission to develop and promote effective education programs to reduce foodborne illness risk for consumers. This important work is done through a historically significant cross-sector collaboration with the federal government, food industry, consumer groups, and scientific associations. PFSE supports more than 13,000 health and food safety educators with free, science-based safe food handling messages who reach 8.5 million U.S. households each year. Food safety professionals, health educators, and consumers can download free food safety education information from the Partnership’s website at