Bridget Sweet is the Executive Director of Food Safety at Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, R.I. with responsibilities for all of its campuses including North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and, Charlotte, N.C. She is an active participant in Rhode Island's developing food strategy and an advocate for reliable and relevant food safety education and practices. Bridget is also an active member of the Conference for Food Protection where she serves on a variety of work groups and Council II. Bridget has a broad background in food safety that includes regulatory, industry, and higher education experience. She has served as a food inspector for the City of Taunton, Mass., environmental public health officer at Harvard University, public health administrator for the Town of Sharon, Mass., and as global food safety specialist for Whole Foods Northeast and North Atlantic regions. She is pursuing a doctorate degree in Law & Policy at Northeastern University and has a master’s degree in Food Safety from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in Marine Safety and Environmental Protection from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. She is a resident of Franklin, Mass where she serves as the Chair of the Board of Health.