NFPA recently appointed Karen Berard-Reed as Senior Project Manager for NFPA’s Public Education Department. For her new role she will oversee and enhance NFPA’s high-risk outreach public education activities. These activities include focus on safety for youth, older adults, and impoverished communities.
Earning her master’s degree in education and bachelor’s of science in health education from Rhode Island College, Berard-Reed brings a great deal of expertise to the Public Education Department. With 20 years of experience in the professional health education field including K-12 public school, higher education, and community settings, she will be a great asset to the growth of our programs and initiatives. She already comes to NFPA with knowledge of our acclaimed Learn Not to Burn® program which she used when she taught in the North Attleboro (MA) Public Schools. Before joining NFPA, Berard-Reed was also assistant professor of health education and health education program coordinator at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. She brings extensive experience in program evaluation and improvement, curriculum and program development, public speaking and communication, working with diverse students and families, community outreach and an interest in helping those at highest-risk.
Congratulations on your new position Karen and welcome to NFPA!