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President and Executive Director

Shannon Razsadin

Shannon Razsadin is an active duty Navy spouse, mom, and the executive director of the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN).  Shannon’s leadership, authenticity, fresh approach, and focus on collaboration have set MFAN apart as an organization focused on making an impact and as a trusted conduit to military families globally.


Under Shannon’s leadership, MFAN has become a premier, respected nonprofit leader in a crowded and sometimes confusing network of military and veteran service organizations.

Shannon and the organization’s advisory board have deep relationships and experience with community, state, and federal leaders; national nonprofit and for-profit organizations; and community service providers.  She was recently selected through a competitive process to serve as one of the three civilian advisors to the Secretary of Defense on the Military Family Readiness Council.  She is regularly called on by national and local media to weigh in on military-related topics, including CBS, CNN, and FOX.

Shannon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Merrimack College, as well as a Masters in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University.