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Point of Contact

For media requests or inquiries about the Military Family Advisory Network, please contact:

Derek Doyle, Associate Director of Government and Public Affairs
doyle@mfan.org | 202-821-4195 ext. 114

About MFAN

The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is the authentic voice of the modern military family and the bridge that connects military families to the resources, people, and information they depend on to successfully navigate all phases of military life.

LEADERSHIP BIO

MFAN’s President & Executive Director, Shannon Razsadin, is a Navy spouse, mom, and champion for military and veteran families. Shannon’s leadership, authenticity, and focus on collaboration have earned the trust of the military community and set MFAN apart as an organization focused on delivering data-driven solutions.

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Data and research

Research is the cornerstone of MFAN’s work, ensuring that data drives much of the organization’s decision-making.

We use our research and subject matter expertise to inform members of the press, policymakers, Pentagon officials, and advocacy and education organizations on the matters valued most by military and veteran families.

MFAN’s research is unique because we learn from the stories and lived experiences of military family members through a rigorous, highly qualitative design.

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1 Million Meals Behind the Scenes

No military family should have to worry where their next meal is coming from. But for too many, that’s the reality. In 2021, we distributed 1 million meals to military families in need. Take a behind the scenes look at one of our food events in Norfolk, Virginia. Visit militarymeals.org to learn more.

In the News

MFAN’s work has been covered in national and local print, broadcast, and digital news. Whether we’re discussing our latest research, introducing the public to the modern military family, or weighing in on military families’ lifestyle, we’re committed to responsibly representing military families based on what we find in our research and what we experience firsthand.

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CBS Evening News: 1 Million Meals Challenge

CBS Evening News profiles MFAN’s research on food insecurity among military families and our efforts to prevent it.

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NPR: Military Families in Privatized Housing ‘Afraid To Come Forward,’ Survey Says

NPR reports on the dangers in private military housing for thousands of service members’ families, according to the Military Family Advisory Network’s 2019 survey.

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Stars and Stripes: Military Families Not Having Enough Food is a National Security Issue, Report Says

The key factors that make up military life were found to be significant contributors to food insecurity for military families and could hinder the ability of the armed forces to recruit and retain troops if it isn’t addressed, according to two reports released from MFAN.

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