Camilla Posthill’s responsibilities at NFU are divided into two areas serving the Local Food Safety Collaborative (LFSC): grant administration and communications. The LFSC is a $4.5 million cooperative agreement between NFU, FDA, and many partner organizations across the U.S., whose mission is to provide education, outreach, and training to producers and processors on the Produce Safety and Preventive Controls rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The goals of the LFSC directly align with NFU’s values of stewardship, integrity, leadership, inclusivity, transparency, and influence.
Before NFU, Camilla worked as a project manager at a North Carolina non-profit helping to create market pathways for small and beginning farmers, farmers of color, women farmers, and historically disadvantaged farmers. She helped to create programming that brought fresh, local food from family growers into public school cafeterias and provided children with fresh food education in the cafeteria. Prior to that, she worked in regulatory compliance and grants administration in the following fields: conflicts of interest, privacy, IT security, and human subjects research.
Camilla graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy and Administration and a secondary major in Spanish. She also completed a Master of Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her longtime dedication to public service, and a belief that a healthy food system should support everyone- farmers and eaters- is what led her to NFU! Camilla has a love of gardening, cooking Spanish food, Tar Heel basketball, and hiking.