Candidate Biographies

Board of Directors Election Slate

VICE PRESIDENT

GAY ANDERSON, SNS

POSITION:
Child Nutrition Director, Brandon Valley School District 49-2, South Dakota

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Education Committee Chair (2013-2015); Governing Council Task Force (2014); Allied Agencies Task Force (2013); Midwest Regional Director (2011-2013); Research Committee (2010-2011); Has presented at and attended numerous national and state conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (SOUTH DAKOTA):
President (2008-2009); President-elect (2007-2008); Vice President (2006-2007); Directors Council Chair (2005-2006)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Director of the Month, Foodservice Director magazine (2015); SNA Director of the Year, state and regional (2014)

GOALS:
To engage and share with membership a message to “Believe/Dream” in themselves. Anyone can achieve their goals (a college degree for me) when you choose to pursue them. Whether looking for self-improvement or meeting new Professional Standards rules, the “We can do it” attitude is for all of us.

To advocate for flexibility and less complexity in our programs in order to simplify and assure success for all of our members, and ultimately the children we feed, running the business of school nutrition the way it was meant to be.

To build on the present educational resources for our members by growing our Certificate and Credentialing programs, and promoting the benefits of SNA and education to the school nutrition profession.

LINDA EICHENBERGER, SNS

POSITION:
District Food Service Coordinator, Oak Hills Local School District, Ohio

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Secretary/Treasurer (2014-Present); Finance & Audit Committee Chair (2014-Present), Resolutions & Bylaws Committee Chair (2014-Present); 2015 Governance Modeling Task Force (2015); Strategic Planning Committee (2012-2014); Mideast Regional Director (2011-2013); Resolutions & Bylaws Committee (2008-2011); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (WASHINGTON):
Membership Chair (2011-Present); Nominating Chair (2009-2010); President (2008-2009); President-elect (2007-2008); Vice President (2006-2007); Southwest Regional Director (2004-2006); Chapter President (2002-2004); Chapter Vice President (2000-2002)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO), Foodservice At Large Representative (2012-Present), Child Nutrition Chapter Member (1988-Present); Unified Purchasing Cooperative, Regional Representative (2012-Present), Chairperson of 7 Catalogs (2000-Present); Action for Healthy Kids, Zone 6, Member (2008-Present); Ohio Department of Education Commodity Advisory Board (2004-2015); Food Service Director of the Month, Foodservice Director magazine (2014); SNA Director of the Year, state (2014); OASBO Outstanding Food & Nutrition Director of the Year (2014); SNA of Ohio Presidential Award (2013); SNA President’s Award of Achievement (2009)

GOALS:
To continue establishing SNA as the national leader for up-to-date, evidence-based information, best practices and future trends in school nutrition programs.

To continue to grow membership in SNA by providing the professional and educational resources that are viewed as essential to each member and expanding our support to the state affiliates.

To continue working in alliance with allied partners, state affiliates, industry and members to establish school nutrition programs as a valued component of the instructional day where the programs are acknowledged for improving students’ health, well-being and academic success.

SECRETARY/TREASURER

DEBBI BEAUVAIS, RDN, CDN, SNS

POSITION:
School Nutrition Director, Gates Chili CSD, East Rochester UFSD & East Irondequoit CSD, Rochester, New York

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Chair of Regional Directors (2015-Present); Audit Committee (2014-Present); Northeast Regional Director (2014-Present); SNA Spokesperson Network (Present); Education Committee (2012-2014); House of Delegates, State Delegate (2011-2013); Future Leaders (2010); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (NEW YORK):
President (2012-2013); President-elect (2011-2012); Conference Coordinating Chair (2011-2012); Vice President (2010-2011); Communications Chair and FOCUS Magazine Editor (2007-2011); Conference Chair (2010)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Member (Present); New York State Dietetic Association Media Excellence Award (2013); SNA Director of the Year, state (2013); HealthierUS School Challenge Bronze Award (2012); School Nutrition magazine Roundtable of Leaders Participant (2012)

GOALS:
Ethically and professionally represent and uphold the mission and vision of the School Nutrition Association as it relates to the organization and, more importantly, to the membership as a whole.

As a member of the Executive Committee, be available as a resource for state association support when/where needed.

Monitor Association financial records for timely and accurate preparation, budget comparison and audit results.

CLETA LONG, EdD, SNS

POSITION:
Director of School Nutrition, Bibb County Schools, Macon, Georgia

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Research Committee (2015); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (GEORGIA):
Nominating Committee (2012-2015); State Public Policy & Legislation Co-Chair (2015); Sixth District Public Policy & Legislation Chair (2014-2015); Foundation Chair (2013-2014); President (2012-2013); Budget Committee (2010-2013); President-elect (2011-2012); Scholarship Committee (2009-2012); Chair of District Presidents (2010-2011); Education Task Force Committee (2011); Sixth District President (2010-2011); Conference Program Chair (2009-2010); Sixth District President-elect (2009-2010); Conference Program Co-Chair (2008-2009); Sixth District Affiliation Chair (2008); Awards Chair (2007); Professional Development & Certification Chair (1995); Public Policy & Legislation Chair (1994-1995)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) State Directors Advisory Council (2010-Present); Georgia Shape Committee (2013-Present); Dietetic Intern Preceptor (2012-Present); Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Award, 7 Schools (2014, 2015); Georgia Association of School Business Organization, Presenter (2015); Georgia Best Practices Awards (1995, 2013-2015); Georgia Organics Golden Radish Award, Silver Level (2013), Gold Level (2015); Georgia Organics Speaker (2015); Let’s Move! Active Schools Recognition Award, 7 Schools (2014-2015); USDA Southeast Region Best Practices Award (1995, 2013, 2015); GaDOE Outstanding Achievement Award (2013); Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project (2013); SNA President’s Award of Achievement (2013); USDA Southeast Region Best Practices Awards (2013); HealthierUS School Challenge Bronze Award, 27 Schools (2011); SNA Innovative Kitchen Design Award (2005)

GOALS:
To ensure concise, accurate recordings of the minutes of the House, the Board, Executive Committee and Finance Committee.

To monitor the Association’s finances and budgets to maintain a positive financial position.

To serve on behalf of the membership, reviewing bylaws as needed to maintain an effective organization.

NORTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR

GAIL KOUTROUBAS

POSITION:
School Nutrition Director, Andover Public Schools, Andover, Massachusetts

SNA PARTICIPATION:
National Nutrition Committee (2014-Present); ANC Task Force (2014); Has attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (MASSACHUSETTS):
President (2012-2013); President-elect (2011-2012); Vice President (2010-2011); Delegate (2008-2009); Delegate-elect (2007-2008)

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (NEW HAMPSHIRE):
President-elect (2000-2002); Vice President (1999-2000); Chapter Leader, Chair (1994-1999); Legislative Committee (1990-1994)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Team Up For Success Lead Mentor (2015-Present); Executive Management Academy (2012, 2015); SNA Star Club, Silver Level (2005), Gold Level (2015); Massachusetts Partnership of Allied Organizations (2012-2013); SNA President’s Award of Achievement (2012); HealthierUS School Challenge, 10 Schools (2012)

GOALS:
Promote the value of the School Nutrition Association to our members, and increase overall membership.

Mentor regional leaders to serve on the national board, as well as mentor state leaders to identify future state leaders.

Work to move forward the goals of the President of the Board.

CURTISTINE WALKER

POSITION:
Food Service Director, Pittsburgh Schools Food Service, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Major City Directors Advisory Committee (2013-Present); Procurement Task Force (2015); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (PENNSYLVANIA):
Secretary/Treasurer (2015-Present); Membership/Nominating Chairperson (2014); President (2004, 2012); President-elect (2003, 2011); Scholarship Chairperson (2010); Regional Representative (1998-2002, 2006-2009); Conference Program Chairperson (1995-1996, 1999); Conference Co-Chairperson (1997)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
American Heart/Stroke Association Fundraiser Luncheon Committee (2012-Present); Southwestern Pennsylvania Food Security Partnership Committee (2012-Present); National Association of Business & Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., Financial Secretary (2011-Present); Pittsburgh Chapter of Links, Inc., 2nd Vice President (2011-2013, 2015-Present); SNA President’s Award of Achievement (2004, 2012); Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Pittsburgh Chapter, President (2002-2004, 2008-2012); Women’s Achievement Club – Beaver County, President (1994-2005); Beaver & Lawrence County Girl Scouts Diversity Task Force (1999-2000); Junior League of Pittsburgh Membership & Nominating Committee (1996-1997)

GOALS:
Increase availability of training/educational opportunities related to business operations of school nutrition programs and increase the availability of resources and opportunities to enable members to meet the new federal professional standards.

Provide assistance to state presidents to help them establish goals and meet the goals and initiatives as stated and defined by the organization’s national strategic plan.

Increase the recruitment and development of future SNA leaders by developing strategies and providing training for state leaders at upcoming regional leadership conferences to prepare state members for future leadership roles, in addition to providing feedback to the SNA leadership for assistance and possible changes that might be needed to create more ease in the recruitment of future leaders.

NORTHWEST REGIONAL DIRECTOR

LYNNE SHORE

POSITION:
Nutrition Services Director, Willamina School District 30J, Willamina, Oregon

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Nutrition Committee (2012-2015); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (OREGON):
Legislative Chair (2014-Present); Certificate & Credentialing Chair (2013-Present); Industry Committee Co-Chair (2009-Present); State President (2013-2014)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
SNA President’s Award of Achievement (2014); SNA Keys to Excellence District of Excellence (2010)

GOALS:
To work closely with the SNA Board of Directors to better inform existing and potential members of membership benefits, as well as networking, educational and advocacy opportunities.

Emphasize the many professional and personal growth opportunities for all members, both continually and in a variety of ways.

Support the Northwest region’s connection with SNA by encouraging active involvement, maintaining open communication and increasing member participation in SNA and state association sponsored events.

KAYE WETLI, SNS

POSITION:
Supervisor of Food Services, Riverview School District, Duvall, Washington

SNA PARTICIPATION:
SNS Exam Sub-Committee, Northwest Region Representative (2015); Has attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (WASHINGTON):
Ad Hoc Committee Board Restructure Chair (2015-Present); Nominating Committee Chair (2015-Present); President (2014-2015); President-elect (2013-2014); Vice President (2012-2013); Member at Large (2011-2012); Industry Seminar & USDA Food Tasting Chair (2010-2011)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
SNA President’s Award of Achievement (2015)

GOALS:
Increase membership and maintain current members.

Provide educational opportunities for members to assist in meeting professional standards.

Maintain fiscal responsibility of state associations.

AT LARGE DIRECTOR

LORI ADKINS, SNS

POSITION:
Child Nutrition Consultant, Oakland Intermediate School District, Waterford, Michigan

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Public Policy & Legislation Committee (2013-Present); Bylaws & Resolutions Committee (2011-2013); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (MICHIGAN):
Statewide Training Task Force Chair (2013-2014); Legislative Committee (2003-Present), Chair (2009-2011); Industry Committee Chair (2004-2006); President (2003-2004)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
School Nutrition magazine Roundtable of Leaders Participant (2013); Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Silver Special Achievement Award (2010)

GOALS:
To expand SNA’s outreach to allied groups and organizations for improving access to, and information about, healthy nutrition for kids and families.

To improve the public image of school foodservice programs through various media efforts and presentations made at local, state and national levels.

To support SNA state affiliates at state conferences and meetings, including installing new officers, delivering keynote messages or breakout session presentations.

MARK BORDEAU

POSITION:
Senior Director of Food Services, Broome Tioga BOCES, Endicott, New York

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Resolution & Bylaws Committee (2015-Present); TrendSETTERS Panel Member (1993-Present); Has attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (NEW YORK):
Public Policy Committee, Member (1997-2002), Chair (2011-Present); Communication Committee, Member and Webmaster (2005-2011); Conference Committee (1998, 2001, 2004)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Broome County Child Hunger Task Force (2015-Present); Food bank of the Southern Tier Board Member (2009-Present); HealthierUS School Challenge, 30 Schools (2009-Present); United Health Services Foundation Board of Directors (2010-2015); NY State Department of Agriculture & Markets Farm to School Partnership Award (2014); NY State Education Department Best Practices Award – Excellence in Promoting Healthy Choices & Nutritional Education (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010); Food Service Director magazine’s Director of the Month (2009); USDA Best Practice Award Northeast Region USDA-Excellence in Child Nutrition (1998)

GOALS:
Create a sense of community by helping SNA collaborate with state affiliates to strengthen school nutrition programs throughout the country.

Work with SNA to promote, strengthen and grow membership.

Build advocacy with SNA and industry to strengthen and unify our voice on public policy issues.

LILLY BOUIE, PhD

POSITION:
Nutrition Director, Little Rock School District, Little Rock, Arkansas

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Bylaws Committee (2008-2010); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (ARKANSAS):
Conference Chair (2011-2013); President (2010-2011); President-elect (2009-2010)

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (MISSISSIPPI):
President (2004-2005); Steering Committee Chair (1990-2005); President-elect (2003-2004); Regional Director (2002)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
American Public Health Association (2007-Present); SNA President’s Award of Achievement (2010); Commodity Director of the Year, Arkansas (2010); School Nutrition magazine Roundtable of Leaders Participant (2008); President’s Award of Excellence (2004); President’s Membership Goal Award, Highest Percentage of Increase for the Southeast Region (2004)

GOALS:
To provide extensive support in the region to increase membership and place emphasis on renewals, certification, credentialing and other professional growth opportunities.

To assist the president with implementation of the approved Plan of Action, while ensuring that states within the region are engaged and submitting reports, etc., in accordance with guidelines.

To ensure that state membership increases by providing more information and assistance for submission of applications.

ARIANE MAORI SHANLEY

POSITION:
Director of Food and Nutrition Services, South Kitsap School District, Port Orchard, Washington

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Governance Modeling Summit (2015); Procurement Task Force (2015); Professional Standards Task Force (2013-2014); Public Policy & Legislative Committee, Northwest Regional Representative (2013-2014); Northwest Regional Director (2010-2012); Education Committee, Northwest Regional Representative (2006-2008); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (WASHINGTON):
President (2009-2010); President-elect (2008-2009); Vice President (2007-2008); Public Policy & Legislation Committee, Federal Chair (2006-2008), State Chair (2004-2006); Area Representative (2005-2006)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Kitsap County Food Policy Council (2013-Present); Society of Organizational Learning (2008-Present); Puget Sound Purchasing Co-operative, Board Member and Chair (2012-2015); Meals for Kids Coalition (2006-2013); Alliance of Education Association Board (2006-2010); SNA President’s Award of Achievement (2010)

GOALS:
To serve as a liaison for Association members and the SNA Board and gather feedback, concerns and ideas.

To actively promote the value of SNA membership and support future leaders to strengthen the organization.

Use my position as a representative on the Board of Directors to assure that Association business is conducted in a way that represents all member segments equally.

SCHOOL NUTRITION EMPLOYEE/MANAGER REPRESENTATIVE

DELENE COATES

POSITION:
Manager, South Sanpete School District, Gunnison, Utah

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Has attended numerous national conferences.

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (UTAH):
Public Relations Chair (2011-Present); President (2009-2010); Vice President (2007-2008); Conference Committee Chair (2008); Membership Chair (2004-2007); Professional Development Chair (2000-2004)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
School Nutrition magazine Roundtable of Leaders Participant (2010)

GOALS:
To make sure the concerns of our employees and managers are heard.

Help paint a better and more accurate picture of what school nutrition is.

Encourage more people to get involved with SNA.

DONNA MYERS

POSITION:
Foodservice Manager, Osceola County School District; Saint Cloud, Florida

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Has attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (FLORIDA):
Resolutions & Bylaws Chair (2015-Present); Certification Chair (2013-Present); Regional Director; Regional Director Chair; Scholarships & Awards Chair

GOALS:
Reach out to employees and highlight accomplishments.

Connect with managers and highlight accomplishments.

Encourage and support employees and managers.


Leadership Development Committee Election Slate

MIDEAST REGION REPRESENTATIVE

KAREN BISSETT

POSITION:
Nutrition Services Director, Oxford Community Schools, Oxford, Michigan

SNA PARTICIPATION:
House of Delegates State Delegate (2012-14); Professional Standards Task Force (2013); Has attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (MICHIGAN):
Nomination Committee Chair (2014-15); President (2012-14); President-elect (2012-13); Vice President (2011-12); Area Representative (2009-11); Conference Committee (2008-09)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
HPS School Foodservice Purchasing Advisory Committee (2008-Present); Michigan School Business Officials (2000-Present), Speaker (2014); SNA Star Club (2013-2015), Bronze Level (2015); SNA President’s Award of Achievement (2014); Michigan Boost Breakfast Campaign (2013)

GOALS:
To instill and share the value and importance of membership.

To develop and direct potential leaders.

To teach others about the dedication and commitment of building and inspire the forward movement of the School Nutrition Association.

MIDWEST REGION REPRESENTATIVE

MARY BETLACH

POSITION:
Child Nutrition Manager, Robbinsdale District 281, Robbinsdale, Minnesota

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Governance Summit (2015); Education Summit (2014); Employee/Manager Representative (2010-2012); Has attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (MINNESOTA):
Chapter President (1990-1992, 1997-1998, 2014-2015); Member Service Committee, Chair (2004-2008), Member (1999-2004)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
SNA Heart of the Program Award (1991); SNA Manager of the Year Award (1989)

GOALS:
Learn about those interested in running for office.

Be aware of the duties of positions to be filled.

Help select the candidates that would best serve membership.

MICHELINE PIEKARSKI, SNS, MSM

POSITION:
Director of Food & Nutrition Services, Oak Park & River Forest High School District 200, Oak Park, Illinois

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Toolkit Supply Chain (2010-Present); Midwest Regional Director (2013-2015); Member Services Committee (2009-2012); Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC) Chairman (2009); Local Arrangement Chair for National Conference ANC (2007); Nutrition Committee (2001-2002); Resolutions & Bylaws Committee (1997-1999); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (ILLINOIS):
Parliamentarian (1998-2001, 2012-2013); Professional Development Co-Chair – ILSNA Annual Conference (2011-2012); Professional Development Committee (2010-2011); Parliamentarian and Finance Committee Chair (2005-2006); American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA) Chair and Parliamentarian (2004-2005); Illinois School Food Service Association (ISFSA) Industry Seminar Chairman (1993-1995, 2003); Resolutions & Bylaws Chairman (2000-2001); Sargent at Arms (1996-2001); Industry Seminar Conference Chair (2000); Vending Conference Chair (1999); Registration Chair for ISFSA Annual Conference (1986-1999); President (1994-1995); President-elect (1993-1994); Conference Chair (1992-1994); Vice President (1992-1993); Annual Conference Program Chair (1990-1991); Professional Development Chair (1990-1991)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Northern Illinois Independent Purchasing Cooperative Chairman (1999-Present), President (1995-1999, 2000-Present); ILSNA President’s Award (2003-2004, 2013); Food Management Best Concept Award (2005); Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Silver Special Achievement Award (2003); Awards for Participation in Oak Park and River Forest’s Special Education Work Experience Program (1991-2001); The Johnson’s Restaurant Award (1999); Northern Illinois Independent Reprocessing Cooperative President (1996-1998); Grand Karat Nutrition Award (1996-1997); Edward Hines, Jr. Hospital Department of Veteran Affairs Certificate of Recognition (1996); SNA President’s Award of Achievement (1995); Oak Leyden Developmental Services Employer of the Year for Commitment to People with Developmental Disabilities (1993-1994); Northern Illinois Directors Group President (1993-1994); Professional Women in Foodservice Secretary (1988-1990)

GOALS:
Utilize key points in the Strategic Plan to advance the Association, helping to define a process for identifying, recruiting and developing SNA leaders.

To help identify enthusiastic, diverse and qualified leaders to serve at all levels of our organization.

Work in concert with other Leadership Development Committee (formerly the Nominating Committee) members to ensure that all nominees are the best qualified for the positions they are seeking.

SOUTHEAST REGION REPRESENTATIVE

JUNE BARRETT, SNS

POSITION:
Program Coordinator, Child Nutrition Programs, Alabama State Department of Education, Montgomery, Alabama

SNA PARTICIPATION:
State Agency Committee (2007-Present); Research Committee (2005-2007); State Agency Representative (2005-2007); Nutrition Committee (1995-1997); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (ALABAMA):
State Agency Advisor (2012-Present); State Agency Coordinator (2001-2012)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Ending Childhood Hunger Task Force for Alabama (2012-Present); Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietetic Internship Director for the Alabama State Department of Education Dietetic Internship (2010-Present), School Nutrition Practice Group Past-Chair and Nominating Committee (2014-2015), School Nutrition Practice Group Chair (2012-2014)

GOALS:
To promote the Mission, Strategic Plan and Plan of Action of SNA while serving as the contact for the Southeast to identify highly qualified leaders to nominate as candidates for each SNA office.

To communicate with each of the state affiliates in the Southeast to promote a strong ballot which will represent our members.

To support the Leadership Development Committee (formerly the Nominating Committee) Chair, the candidate selection process and promote members to participate in the election process which will strengthen the Association and the visibility of the Association.

LINDA IRBY, SNS

POSITION:
Operations Coordinator, Hampton City Schools, Hampton, Virginia

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Political Action Committee, Chair (2014-Present), Member (2013-2014); Public Policy & Legislation Committee (2009-2010); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (VIRGINIA):
Region 3 Director (2013-2015); Leadership Development Chair (2007-2015); Public Policy & Legislation Chair (2007-2009); President (2005-2006); Member Services Chair (2001-2004)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Virginia School Board Association’s Award for Healthy School Meals (2012); National Award for Nutrition Advisory Council of the Year (2000)

GOALS:
Create a plan for states to develop more future leaders.

Work with grass root members to create a pipeline for committee members to board members.

Develop a template for leadership development in each state to increase interest in running for elected office or serving on a committee.

WEST REGION REPRESENTATIVE

ROBERT LEWIS, PhD, SNS

POSITION:
Director of Nutrition Services, El Monte City School District, El Monte, California

SNA PARTICIPATION:
School Nutrition Industry Conference Committee Co-Chair (2014-2015); Credential Exam and Study Guide Task Force (2012-2015); Education Committee (2012-2015); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (CALIFORNIA):
Public Policy & Legislation Committee (2011-2013); Professional Growth and Education Chair (2010-2011); Marketing and Public Relations Chair (2007-2008)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Culinary Institute of America Advisor (2015); Food Management magazine’s Innovator of the Year, K-12 (2015); Action for Healthy Kids Healthy School Hero National Award (2014); NASPAA National Public Administrator Spotlight (2014); Share Our Strength’s National Breakfast Champion Award (2014); Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Silver Special Achievement Award (2013); School Nutrition magazine Round Table of Leaders Participant (2012); Alliance for a Healthier Generation National Champion (2011); HeathierUS Schools Challenge Silver Award (2010)

GOALS:
Bring talented leaders into SNA to provide national stewardship.

Increase the number of credentialed and certificated SNA leaders.

Inspire new leaders to create healthier environments for our students.

SARAH "SALLY" SPERO, SNS

POSITION:
Child Nutrition Director, Lakeside Union School District, Lakeside, California

SNA PARTICIPATION:
SNA Spokesperson Network (Present); USDA Proposed Meal Regulations Task Force (2011); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (CALIFORNIA):
Board of Directors, Editor (2004-Present); Membership Chair (2013)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
California SNA Merit Award for Communications (2009); Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Silver Spirit Award (2009); ConAgra/TNT Burger Challenge 2nd Place (2008); Lamb-Wesson Recipe Contest for Appetizers 1st Place Winner (1997); Lender’s Bagels “Dollars for Scholars” 1st Place Winner (1989); American Tea Council, 1st Place Schools & Institutions Category (1989); Georgia Peanut Commission “Stir It Up” Lunch Promotion 3rd Place (1988)

GOALS:
Identify and employ successful strategies for recruiting SNA leaders.

Encourage participation of leadership candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Inspire SNA members to pursue leadership positions and support them as they advance.

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