As executive director, Britanny focuses on leveraging the Partnership’s historical leadership in cross-sector collaboration and ensuring organizational effectiveness to realize its mission to develop and promote effective education programs to reduce foodborne illness risk for consumers.
Her passion for preventing foodborne illness brought her to PFSE as an intern in 2011. Britanny served previously as the PFSE director of development, successfully increasing program service revenue and bringing diversification to the Partner network. She facilitated program engagement with consumer and academic food safety experts, and supported PFSE programs, including the national Consumer Food Safety Education Conference.
Britanny earned a master’s degree in public administration with a health policy focus from the School of Public Affairs at the American University in Washington, D.C. Bringing together the public and private sectors to collaboratively influence positive health outcomes is what sparks her joy. When she’s not spreading the message of safe food handling, you can find her happily outside hiking, gardening or hanging out with her cat, Thatcher.
Shawnte serves as Communications Associate for the Partnership for Food Safety Education. For the Partnership, she develops and edits copy for the website, e-newsletters and social media as well as designs and edits food safety educational materials. Shawnte is experienced in public relations and marketing, and has a reputation for developing and executing successful communications campaigns in support of organization goals. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations/Non-profit Management. In her free time, Shawnte enjoys participating in volunteer ministry work with her husband Adolfo.
As Program Manager for the Partnership for Food Safety Education, Katie leads the development of programs and engagement strategies for the health and food safety educator community. Katie has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and more than 10 years of experience working with non-profit organizations. One of her greatest passions in life is strengthening and growing communities. She enjoys teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) in her spare time, and she loves baking cupcakes and hanging out with her husband Kevin and sons Will and Sam.
In her role as Development Manager with PFSE, Heather strategizes fund development and revenue plans for the Partnership. She brings over 10 years of experience in fundraising, marketing and communications with non-profit organizations and the food sector. She received her bachelor’s degree in communications from Thomas Edison State University and a master’s degree in marketing and communications from Franklin University. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, collecting vintage glassware, traveling to visit her four adult children (in four different states), and cheering on Team USA’s rifle teams, as her youngest daughter is a member of the USA national team.