Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education (OPACE)
The Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education (OPACE) ensures that the Agency’s food safety information reaches external stakeholders, public health partners and all Agency employees. OPACE works to inform the public, members of Congress and USDA regulated industries of vital food safety policies or changes, and assesses the impact and effectiveness of messaging and education efforts on public health.
Ms. Carol Blake
Mr. Aaron Lavallee
Ms. Julie LastraActing Director of Congressional and Public Affairs Staff (202) 205-3826 Room: 1180 South Building
Ms. Shayla Mae BaileyDirector, Digital and Executive Communications Staff (202) 690-6188 Room: 1152 South Building
Ms. Roxanne SmithActing Director of Food Safety Education Staff (202) 720-4413 Room: 1175 South Building
Ms. Arianne PerkinsFOIA Officer and Public Liaison, Freedom of Information Act Staff (202) 690-2760 Room: 2170 South Building