NEAFCS 2020 Slate of National Office Candidates

The NEAFCS National Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following slate of officers for your consideration. The committee worked hard to contact these candidates and provide the encouragement and information needed to secure their applications. We believe you will find them all highly qualified. Please remember that we have a no campaigning for office policy! 

Click here to view more information on the election process as well as each Candidate's full application for National Office.

President-Elect - Susan Routh (OK)
Secretary - Samantha Kennedy (FL) and Kate Shumaker (OH)
VP for Member Resources - Terrie James (AR) and Michelle Allen Wright (TX)
VP for Professional Development - Pat Brinkman (OH)
Easter Region Director - Lisa McCoy (MD)
Western Region Director - Rick Griffiths (NM) and Holly Miner (MT)


2020 NEAFCS Virtual Annual Session 

September 14-16, 2020


The 2020 Annual Session is going virtual.  We are excited to bring as much of the in-person meeting into a virtual experience you can participate in at a low cost. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Annual Session website here.  Presenters, make sure to check out the Presenter Resource Page here and note all deadline requests.

Don't forget to download the Annual Session App!  More information can be found at the link above. 


NEAFCS Members Only Webinars 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
How Multidisciplinary Extension Teams Can Impact the Opioid Crisis: A Review with First Year Impacts
2:00 PM Eastern 

The multidisciplinary HEART Initiative model based on collaboration with other agencies is important, as collaboration has been recognized as a key variable in successful public and community health programming (Hearld et al., 2019). Participants will learn (1) how to collaborate with health agencies, (2) community members, and (3) key stakeholders to address health and wellness needs.

Webinar reviews the HEART Initiative focused on reducing opioid deaths. Participants learn how to collaborate with health agencies, community members, and key stakeholders to address health and wellness needs.  

Kandice Atismé (Utah State University)
Maren Wright Voss (Utah State University)

Tim Keady (Utah State University)
Gabriela Murza (Utah State University)
Ashley Yaugher (Utah State University)
Mateja Savoie Roskos (Utah State University)

To register, login to the Webinar Members Only website here -

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


Scholarships for Annual Session

Affiliate Annual Session Registration Scholarship
- Application deadline is August 31, 2020.

  • NEAFCS will provide one (1) complimentary registration to attend the 2020 Virtual Annual Session to each Active Affiliate.
  • This complimentary registration is to assist the Affiliate President (or designee) to attend the NEAFCS Virtual Annual Session. If the Affiliate President is unable to attend, the affiliate may designate an individual to attend on their behalf. Only one (1) complimentary registration will be provided per Active Affiliates. 
  • Additional details provided in link below.

Click link below to access portal: 


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


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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325 John Knox Rd. Suite L103
Tallahassee, FL 32303
P: (850) 205-5638 / F: (850) 222-3019