Shelley Feist is Executive Director of the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education. At the Partnership she has focused on delivery of evidence-based food safety information to consumers, on developing networks of health and food safety educators, and on organizational development and effectiveness.
She has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and other media on the topic of safe food handling for consumers. Prior to joining the Partnership, Shelley was with the Pew Charitable Trusts. She has worked for two U.S Senators, focusing on appropriations and domestic policy, and was Director of Government Liaison for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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 B.S. in mass communications and an M.S. in strategic public relations/non-profit management. In her free time, Shawnte enjoys participating in volunteer ministry work with her husband Adolfo.
As Director of Development, Britanny ensures that the Partnership for Food Safety Education has the resources it needs to be successful at supporting health and food safety educators and households nationwide with science-based, life-saving safe food handling information. Britanny has worked in the non-profit sector for nearly nine years, and has her master’s degree in Public Administration with a health policy concentration from American University’s School of Public Affairs. Bringing together non-profits and funders to collaboratively influence positive health outcomes is what sparks her joy. When she’s not busy trying to spread the message of safe food handling, you can find her happily outside hiking and gardening or cuddling with her cat, Thatcher.
As Community Engagement Manager, Katie develops outreach and engagement strategies and represents the Partnership for Food Safety Education to the health and food safety educator community. Katie has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and more than 10 years’ 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.