SNA’s Regional and National Award Winners Announced!

May 7, 2013 – School Nutrition Employee Week is all about recognizing the outstanding work of our school lunch superheroes. During this special week, SNA is honored to announce the Regional and National Winners for the following SNA awards.

  • The Louise Sublette Award of Excellence in School Nutrition is given to school nutrition managers and child care managers who have taken a special idea, developed it into a goal and used that goal to help the school’s nutrition program grow.
  • The Heart of the Program Award recognizes exemplary non-management school nutrition staff.
  • The Outstanding Director of the Year Award showcases phenomenal school nutrition directors at the district level.

Please join us in congratulating all of our amazing award winners!

The Regional Winners include:

Louise Sublette Award of Leadership Excellence in School Nutrition

Mideast Region: Beth Freeman, Maryland
Midwest Region: Nancy Heinicke, Nebraska
Northeast Region: Denise Nedeau, New Hampshire
Southeast Region: Debra Petty, Georgia
Southwest Region: Atonia Isenhower, Oklahoma
West Region: Pam Johnson, Utah

Heart of the Program Award

Midwest Region: Dawn Lehmann, Missouri
Northeast Region: Rhonda Caron, New Hampshire
Southeast Region: Patricia Morris, Tennessee
Southwest Region: Deborah Willhite, Kansas
West Region: Toni Chaffee, California

Outstanding Director of the Year Award

Mideast Region: Lorrayne Corley, West Virginia
Midwest Region: Roxanne Williams, SNS, Minnesota
Northeast Region: Jeanne Reilly, SNS, Maine
Northwest Region: Charlotte Cook, Washington
Southeast Region: Susan Johnson, Tennessee
Southwest Region: Tammie Rempe, Colorado
West Region: Angela Haney, SNS, New Mexico

The national winner of the Louise Sublette Award of Leadership Excellence in School Nutrition will be announced at SNA’s 2013 Annual National Conference (ANC).

The national winner of the Heart of the Program award is Dawn Lehmann.

The national winner of the Outstanding Director of the Year award is Angela Haney, SNS.

All winners will be recognized at ANC 2013 during the Awards Ceremony on July 14, from 9:30 to 11:30 am, in the Music Hall at Kansas City Convention Center.

Congratulations again to all winners!

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