Conference Leadership

Conference Co-Chairs

Cindy Jiang

Senior Director, Global Food Safety Risk Management 
McDonald's Corporation

Steven Mandernach

Executive Director
Association of Food and Drug Officials

Partnership for Food Safety Education Board of Directors


Michael Roberson, Chairman
Director, Corporate Quality Assurance
Publix Super Markets, Inc.


Patricia Buck
Executive Director
Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention


Harold Chase
Legislative Director
NSF International


Ashley Eisenbeiser
Senior Director, Food & Product
Safety Programs
FMI – The Food Industry Association


Dan Fone
Senior Director, U.S. Food Safety
Walmart Inc.


Thomas Gremillion
Director, Food Policy Institute
Consumer Federation of America


Shauna C. Henley, Ph.D.
Family & Consumer Sciences Educator
University of Maryland Extension


Steven Mandernach 
Executive Director
Association of Food and Drug Officials


Barb Masters
Vice President of Regulatory Policy, Food & Agriculture
Tyson Foods, Inc.


Carmen M. Rottenberg
Managing Director
Groundswell Strategy


Adrienne Sieling
Vice President of Strategic Communications
American Frozen Food Institute

Abstract Review Committee

  • Melissa Chase, Consumer Food Safety Program Manager, State Coordinator, Master Food Volunteer Program, State Program Leader, Food, Dept. of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech 
  • Suzanne Driessen, Extension Educator, Food Safety, University of Minnesota Extension 
  • Crystal Essiaw, Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education, FSIS USDA 
  • Yaohua Feng, Assistant Professor & Food Safety Extension Specialist, Department of Food Science, Purdue University 
  • Angela Fraser, Professor, Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences, Clemson University 
  • Lisa Peterson, Nutrition & Wellness Extension Educator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
  • Sheridan Saskowski, Environmental Health Specialist, Scott County Health Department 
  • Amarat Simonne, Professor and Extension Specialist (Food Safety and Quality), University of Florida  
  • Lisa Treiber, Food Safety Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension 
  • Jody Vogelzang, Associate Professor, Allied Health Science, Grand Valley State University

PFSE Staff

Shelley Feist

Executive Director 

At the Partnership Shelley focuses 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.

Katie Weston

Community Engagement Manager 

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.