Natalie Adan is originally from Atlanta, GA and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Georgia Southern University.
Natalie's career with the Georgia Department of Agriculture began in 1996 as a Pesticide Field Agent. She later joined the Food Safety Division as an Agriculture Sanitarian and then advanced to Agriculture Manager, where she was responsible for coordinating food recalls and complaints. She later served as the Manufactured Food Program Manager, where she supported and supervised inspectors conducting inspections for food processing plants and dairy facilities across the State of Georgia.
IIn August 2013, Natalie was appointed Division Director over the Department's Food Safety Division. As the Division Director, she oversees and provides support to the Manufactured Food Program, Retail Food Program, Farms Safety Program, and Rapid Response Team. Natalie is committed to helping develop and implement a fully integrated food safety system rooted in public health principles and focused on prevention. Natalie completed the International Food Protection Training Institute's Fellowship in Food Protection Program in 2011 and actively participates in many food safety associations.
Natalie and her husband, Michael, and their two daughters, Lilly and Ava, enjoy camping, hiking and biking. They are members of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA.