Chelsea Matzen is responsible for managing all aspects of the Local Food Safety Collaborative (LFSC), a $4.5 million cooperative agreement between NFU and FDA. This includes representing the project at a variety of meetings; selecting, working with, and monitoring subrecipients; evaluating project activities for impact and benefit to the target audience; overseeing the financial administration of the project; updating the budget as necessary, and keeping up-to-date on changes to FSMA as new information is available.
She is now a Produce Safety Alliance Trainer and also assist with the trainings on the Produce Safety Rule as well as introductions to the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Prior to employment with NFU, Matzen was an Associate Consultant with a small Federal consulting firm, Corner Alliance. In her previous role, she supported two grants at the Department of Commerce related to public safety broadband.
Matzen graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science that concentrated on policy.