2020 Affiliate Officer & Committee Plans of Work Calls

Don't forget to participate in the Affiliate Officer and Committee Plans of Work Calls.  The call schedule and zoom login information can be found on the Members Only Website here (login required).  This information was also sent via email through the e-lists. 


NEAFCS Members Only Webinars 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Creating a New Webinar Experience with Live Demonstrations
3:00 PM Eastern 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn State Extension Food Safety and Quality team developed a series of home food preservation webinars. A unique feature of the webinars are the live demonstrations. This webinar describes the development process and use of multiple cameras for a more engaging experience.

Participants will learn about capabilities within a Zoom webinar conference to engage the audience and enhance educational delivery. Specifically, participants will learn how to: set up and use multiple cameras for live demonstrations, optimize Zoom settings for the best participant viewing experience, manage the chat and Q&A pod, set up an automatic survey link, direct participants to a specific website following the webinar, and other best practice tips.

Andy Hirneisen, Penn State University
Sharon McDonald, Penn State University
Nicole McGeehan, Penn State University
Stacy Reed, Penn State University

To register, login to the Webinar Members Only website here - https://neafcs.memberclicks.net/webinars?servId=4930

Be sure to check out the many more webinar opportunities available, as well as all archived webinars on the website above. 


NEAFCS COVID-19 Resources 

NEAFCS has prepared a dedicated website in response to COVID-19. Click the following link to access an ever growing list of Extension resources and other helpful information.  We highly recommend you continue to visit this website for new or adapted resources to improve individuals, families and communities during this trying time.  

COVID-19 Resources


JCEP Extension Leadership Conference Request for Proposals - Deadline October 30, 2020

The Extension Leadership Conference Planning Committee is pleased to invite Extension educators, specialists and administrators to share their expertise at the 2021 Extension Leadership Conference. The purpose of the conference is to support and challenge Extension Professionals in their leadership development journey nationwide, across all disciplines. This virtual conference provides professional development that addresses leadership and management skill development critical for building confidence in today’s emerging Extension Leaders.

As we meet the challenges of more virtual programming, we encourage proposals that are original, engaging, significant, high quality, clear and relevant. All presentations, workshops and posters will be presented with time for a question and answer period. The proposal should raise and discuss issues important to virtual exchange and engagement and should be applicable across Extension disciplines with national applicability. Please be clear on the intended outcome of the session.

The presenter’s teaching methods should include techniques that participants will be able to duplicate in their own workplace.

Some themes that may be considered include, but are not limited to: Communicative Leadership in a Challenging World, People Management, Practice through Virtual Exchange (tools, support, technologies, education, opportunities), Evaluating the Impact of Virtual Exchange and Transferable skills, Critical Perspectives towards Social Justice, Diversity and Equality in a Virtual World.

Visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/10Zqa3VRi__vgRYkClgJe0SI6dtP5iKKW/view for more information.

NEAFCS will provide scholarships to Affiliate Presidents/President-Elect or designee. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis with preference given to first time attendees. Only one scholarship is available per affiliate. The scholarship application will open in November via email. 


We  Our Partner Members

Alzheimer's Association 
Stephanie Rohlfs-Young, MSW 

Director, Volunteer Programs 
(314) 761-1270
[email protected] 

American Association of Family & 
Consumer Sciences
Nancy Bock
Senior Director
400 N. Columbus Street, Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 706-4613
[email protected]

American Cleaning Institute
Brian Sansoni
Senior Vice President

1331 L Street, NW #650
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 662-2517
[email protected]

B-Sew Inn
Josie Baird
Education Division Manager
2530 Chandler Rd
Muskogee, OK 74403
(888) 560-3227
[email protected]

Fresh Baby
Andrea Fettig
Marketing Manager
523 E Mitchell Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 487-2141
[email protected]

Home Baking Association
Sharon Davis
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
HBA, 2931 Gainsboro Road
Topeka, Kansas 66614
(785) 478-3283
[email protected]

Learning Zone Express
Mary Beth Anderson
Educational Consultant
667 E. Vine St.
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060
(888) 455-7003
[email protected]

Newell Brands (Previously Jarden Home Brands)
Jessica Piper
Global Senior Analyst 
9999 East 121st Street
Fishers, IN 46037
(317) 567-8621
[email protected]

Partnership for Food Safety Education
Kathryn Weston
Community Engagement Manager
2345 Crystal Drive #800
Arlington, VA 22202
(202) 688-3260
[email protected]

USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture
Caroline Crocoll
Director-Division of Family and Consumer Sciences

800 9th St. SW
Waterfront Centre Rm. 4328
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 720-4795
[email protected]


Welcome to the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Network, Grow, Succeed - The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) educates and recognizes Extension professionals who improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. We provide education in:
  • Food preparation, food safety and nutrition
  • Financial Management
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Home & work environment and safety
  • Relationship and parenting skills
  • and much more!

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Tallahassee, FL 32303
P: (850) 205-5638 / F: (850) 222-3019