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VICE PRESIDENT

MARILYN MOODY, SNS

POSITION:
Senior Director of Child Nutrition, Wake County Public Schools, Raleigh, North Carolina

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Southeast Regional Director (2011-Present); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (NORTH CAROLINA):
Public Policy & Legislation Committee (2007-Present), Co-Chair (2011-Present); President (2006-07); President-elect (2005-06); Vice President (2004-05); Chair, Member Services Committee (2000-04); Has presented at numerous state conferences

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
North Carolina Association of School Administrators Board (2006-Present); Certified Family & Consumer Sciences professional (1987-Present); American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (1976-Present); Multiple Silver and Bronze Awards, HealthierUS Schools Challenge (2012); Keys to Excellence District of Excellence (2009); USDA Best Practice Award (2008)

LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT:
By nature, I am a servant leader. I enjoy working alongside a team with a common goal. My core values included dedication, dependability, continuous improvement and innovation, efficiency and fiscal accountability, honesty, integrity, and respect with a sense of humor and internal joy. I have used the Baldrige approach to leadership, trying to ensure that everyone heads in the same direction focused on the goal using the strategies that have been determined by the group. A key leadership philosophy of mine is to acknowledge individuals for their achievements, since recognition is a strong motivator. Although I have a broad background of career experiences, school nutrition has been the most rewarding, especially due to my participation in SNA. The organization has made me a better person and a more effective leader, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the Association into the future.

GOALS:
To focus our efforts on the students by advocating for policies that enable school nutrition professionals to provide the healthiest meals possible; to work closely with our industry partners and allied organizations so that we have one unified voice for child nutrition; to provide training and professional development that enables members to be the leading source of nutrition information; and to provide support for excellent customer service through marketing, promotions, and activities that build self-esteem and confidence in ourselves and our students.

JEAN RONNEI, SNS

POSITION:
Director of Nutrition & Custodial Services, Saint Paul Public Schools, Saint Paul, Minnesota

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Competitive Foods Task Force (2012-Present); SNA Spokesperson Network (2009-Present); Education Committee (2009-11), Chair (2011-Present); Co-Chair, Child Nutrition Industry Conference (2010); Professional Standards Task Force (2009); Webinar Wednesdays Presenter (2008); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (MINNESOTA):
President (2008-09); President-elect (2007-08); Legislative Committee (2005-08), Chair (2007-08); Vice President (2006-07); Co-Chair, Annual Conference (2006); Chair, Marketing Committee (2006); Industry Committee (2005-06); Strategic Planning Committee (2000)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Action Learning Collaborative, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services-Office of Minority Health (2011-Present); MSNA Partner Member, Minnesota Department of Health-Statewide Health Initiative (2009-Present); Council of the Great City Schools, KPI Technical Team Leader (2005-07), Peer Review Member (2000-Present); USDA Professional Standards Task Force (2012); School Food FOCUS, Policy Working Group and Leadership Integration Team (2008-11); Keys to Excellence District of Excellence (2004, 2009); Roundtable of Leaders, School Nutrition magazine (2008); Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Golden School Foodservice Director of the Year Award (2007); Governor’s Award for Excellence in Waste & Pollution Prevention (2007); Best Concept Award, Food Management magazine (2007); Best Kids Menu in America Merit Award, Restaurant Hospitality magazine (2004)

LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT:
A favorite quote of mine from the Jim Collins book, Good to Great, states, “It is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.” When people believe their work has meaning and value—for themselves and those they serve—great things happen. I will apply the leadership strengths I have developed as a director, as well as a state and national leader, to move our Association to “Great.” These strengths, plus well-crafted action plans built on SNA’s newly adopted strategic pillars and strong partnerships will equal an even stronger Association.

GOALS:
To continue to build our grassroots strength by expanding our support to the state affiliates, including a retool of education programs to meet the variety of training needs of our diverse membership, and simplification of online resources while aligning SNA offerings to meet upcoming USDA Professional Standards; and with school meals being a frequent topic (and target) in the media, to ensure our public relations and messages reflect the values of the Association and support the great work being done by school nutrition professionals nationwide.

MIDEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR

SARA GASIOROWSKI, SNS

POSITION:
Food Service Director, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Indianapolis, Indiana

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Nominating Committee (2010-11); Public Policy & Legislation Committee (2004-2011); Nutrition Standards Task Force (2010); Professional Standards Task Force (2009); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (INDIANA):
President (2012-Present); Legislative Committee (2002-Present), Chair (2003-04); President-elect (2010-11); Vice President (2009-10); Secretary (1999-2001, 2007-09); Chair, Multi-Unit Committee (1998-99)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
American Commodity Distribution Association (2007-Present); Operations Research Committee, Indiana School Business Officials (2000-11); SNA Design for Tomorrow Winner (2002)

GOALS:
To work extensively with states within the Mideast region to promote the SNA Strategic Plan and the Annual Plan of Action and help them develop their plans to coordinate with SNA plans; to be a resource for information from SNA to the state affiliates, primarily in the areas of certification and credentialing; and to facilitate developing a “communication group” between all states in the Mideast region for presidents, president-elects and vice presidents to stay in touch with each other and share ideas and do regular update newsletters to states.

MIDWEST REGIONAL DIRECTOR

PAULA KULLMAN, SNS

POSITION:
Assistant Director of Nutrition Services, Fox C-6 School District, Arnold, Missouri

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Midwest Representative, Member Services Committee (2006-09); SNA Spokesperson Network; Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (MISSOURI):
President (2003-04, 2011-12); President-elect (2002-03, 2010-11); Vice President (2001-02, 2009-10); Chair, Nomination/Scholarship Committee (2004-05); Single Unit Representative (1996)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
SNA Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award (2004, 2012); President’s Award of Excellence (2004); President, Jefferson County SNA (2001); President, Jackson County SNA (1995)

GOALS:
To increase number of applications for SNA awards throughout the Midwest; to listen and help identify current and future needs of the states in the Midwest region and utilize problem-solving skills to help the state affiliates achieve the goals they set for themselves; and to identify and mentor future leaders throughout the Midwest region.

MICHELINE PIEKARSKI, SNS

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

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Supply Chain Toolkit Task Force (2010-Present); Member Services Committee (2009-Present); Nutrition Committee (2001-02); Resolution & Bylaws Committee (1997-99); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (ILLINOIS):
Parliamentarian (2012-13); Annual Conference Professional Development Co-Chair (2011-12); Professional Development Committee (2010-11); Chair, Parliamentarian and Finance Committee (2005-06), Chair and Parliamentarian, American Commodity Distribution Association (2004-05); Industry Seminar Chair (1993-95, 2000, 2003); Chair, Resolutions & Bylaws Committee (2000-01); Parliamentarian (1998-2001); Sergeant at Arms (1996-2001); Vending Conference Chair (1999); President (1994-95); President-elect (1993-94); Conference Chair (1992-94); Annual Conference Registration Chair (1986-1999)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Chair, Northern Illinois Independent Purchasing Cooperative (1999-Present); Best Concept Award, Food Management magazine (2005); Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Silver Special Achievement Award (2003); SNA Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award (1995)

GOALS:
To provide a regional “Train the Trainer” workshop hosted by either SNA or NFSMI, allowing state affiliates to have a formalized curriculum to share with trainers for their state conferences and education sessions; to network within the Midwest region to assist states in identifying the vast services available to SNA members in order to build state and national membership; and to communicate Midwest ideas, concerns and goals back to SNA in order to enhance the organization experience for all members.

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR

JONATHAN DICKL, SNS

POSITION:
Director of School Nutrition, Knox County Schools, Knoxville, Tennessee

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Strategic Planning Committee (2012-Present); Annual National Conference Steering Committee Co-Chair (2011-12), Chair (2012-Present); Education Committee (2011-12); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (TENNESSEE):
Treasurer (2010-12); Chair, Nutrition Committee (2009-2010)

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (FLORIDA):
Chair, Marketing Committee (2006-07)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
East Tennessee Coalition Against Childhood Obesity (2011-Present); Membership Committee, Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council (2010-Present); Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Silver Rising Star Award (2007); Chair, Seminole County Cooperative Extension Advisory Board (2005-07); Meals on Wheels of Central Florida Board (2005-07)

GOALS:
To enhance the public image of school nutrition programs and the Association nationwide; to promote education and professional development as a gateway to greater career opportunities and growth in knowledge; and to support SNA membership goals and work with the state affiliates to retain and grow new members as SNA moves away from state-only membership.

MELISSA LIVESAY

POSITION:
Food Service Specialist, Warren County School District, McMinnville, Tennessee

SNA PARTICIPATION:
SNA Future Leaders (2008); Has attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (TENNESSEE):
Chair, Public Policy & Legislative Committee (2012-14); Nominating Committee (2012-Present), Chair (2011-12); Past President’s Luncheon Chair (2012); Conference Registration Committee (2000-12); President (2010-11); President-elect (2009-10); Vice President (2008-09); Treasurer (2006-08); District Representative (2005-06)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
SNA Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award (2011); Woodmen of the World Fraternal Lodge, Treasurer (2006-08), President (2008-Present); Keys to Excellence District of Excellence (2006-09); TSNA Leadership Academy Graduate (2006); Health Now Award (1997, 2001, 2002, 2004); SNA Louise Sublette Award of Excellence, Tennessee (2002); USDA Best Practices Award (2001); Head Commissioner of Jr. League, Warren County Youth Softball (1992-2001)

GOALS:
To promote membership retention and growth by assisting and communicating effectively with the state affiliates in the Southeast region to help make them aware of membership benefits; to publish a monthly newsletter for state affiliates that will promote membership and certification, and will provide pertinent SNA news and award information; and to investigate the possibility of using social media to allow state affiliates to communicate and network with each other and share good news, therefore encouraging success in our programs and associations.

WEST REGIONAL DIRECTOR

LYMAN GRAHAM

POSITION:
Foodservice Director, Roswell Independent School District, Roswell, New Mexico / Carlsbad Municipal Schools, Carlsbad, New Mexico / Dexter Consolidated Schools, Dexter, New Mexico

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Public Policy & Legislation Committee (2006-12); Census Task Force, Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (2010-11); Professional Standards Task Force (2009-10); Nominating Committee (2008-09); House of Delegates (2004-05); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (NEW MEXICO):
Treasurer (2007-13); State Commodity Advisory Council (2002-13); Governor’s Task Force for Healthy Children (2009-11); Advisor for New Mexico Appleseed’s Breakfast After the Bell Initiative (2009-11); Nominating Committee (2005-06); President (2004-05); President-elect (2003-04); Vice President (2002-03); Chair, Conference Committee (2001-04); Legislative Committee; District Directors & Supervisors

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
New Mexico Cattle Growers Association (1972-Present); Silver Plate Award, International Food Manufacturers Association (2012); SNA Outstanding Director of the Year, state, regional and national (2011); National Academy of Sciences Panel on the Potential Provision 4 Task Force (2011); SNA Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award (2005); Chamber of Commerce (1991-97, 2000-12)

GOALS:
To promote SNA and school nutrition programs; to encourage and participate in forming laws and regulations that help our National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program; and to work for the good of children, who are our future.

LYNNELLE GRUMBLES, SNS

POSITION:
Director of Nutritional Services, Visalia Unified School District, Visalia, California

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Education Committee (2009-12); Has attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (CALIFORNIA):
Conference Committee, Registration Chair (2000), Co-Chair (2003-04, 2010-11), Chair (2004-05, 2011); Nominating Committee (2000-01), Chair (2008-09); President (2007-08); Public Policy & Legislation Committee (1996-2008), Co-Chair (2000-02), Chair (2002-04); President-elect (2006-07); Vice President (2005-06); Nutrition Standards Committee (2004-05); Area Ten Director (1992-94)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
American Dietetic Association (1980-Present); California Dietetic Association (1982-Present), Nominating Committee (2005-06); SNA President’s Award of Excellence (2008); SNA Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award (2008); Roundtable of Leaders, School Nutrition magazine (2007); SNA Outstanding Director of the Year, state, regional and national (2006)

GOALS:
To assist state leaders in nurturing and cultivating leadership skills that will empower the membership to become more active participants in the Association’s activities; to encourage and assist states in developing strategies to retain and grow membership, while also providing excellent professional development opportunities; and to facilitate communication between SNA and the state affiliates, and adequately convey state issues and needs to SNA.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIR

GAY ANDERSON

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

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Midwest Regional Director (2011-Present); Research Committee (2010-11); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (SOUTH DAKOTA):
Chapter Realignment Task Force (2011-12); Executive Director Task Force (2011-12); Past President (2009-10); President (2008-09); Implementation of Net-off Invoicing (2008); President-elect (2007-08); Vice President (2006-07); Commodity Advisory Board (2003-07)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Certified Trainer for ServSafe and Healthy Edge (2006-Present); Financial Management Instructor, National Food Service Management Institute (2005-Present); The Point Church Committee (2010-Present); SNA Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award (2009); Governor’s Award for District of the Year Healthier Schools (2008); Mountain Plains Region Award for Healthy Schools (2006)

GOALS:
To collaborate with State Agencies to address education/training needs with our partners at NFSMI and USDA; to work with other SNA Board members and committee members along with membership to determine educational needs not yet addressed; to include our partners as administrators, teachers, parents, students and other stakeholders in child nutrition educational development; to share how education can be a lifelong learning experience and to encourage members to apply for the School Nutrition Foundation scholarships.

DIANE SANTORO, SNS

POSITION:
Area Manager, Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, Florida

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Nutrition Committee (2005-07), Chair (2008, 2010-12); Strategic Planning Committee (2005, 2011); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (FLORIDA):
Chair, Nutrition Committee (2004-Present); Administrative/Supervisory Chair (2002-04); Chair, Marketing Committee (1998)

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (CONNECTICUT):
President (1994-95); President-elect (1993-94); Chair, Marketing (1990-93); Chair, Professional Development (1995-97)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Certified Trainer for Healthy Edge (2006-Present); Florida Association of School Business Officials (2005-Present); Florida Dietetic Association (1996-Present); American Dietetic Association (1974-Present); Florida Administrative Leadership Award (2011); USDA Best Practices Award (2010, 2011); Keys to Excellence District of Excellence (2010); SNA Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award (2005); Action for Healthy Kids Board (2006-Present); Coordinated School Health Association Board (2006-Present); Dietetic School Practice Group (2006-Present); Multimedia Presenter; Newsletter Editor; Billboard Campaign Manager

GOALS:
To create a career path for growth for all levels of membership that will ensure their skills as school nutrition professionals; to provide opportunities to members that allow SNA to be the destination for professional growth; to market the educational resources as tools that support SNA benefits to membership; to become the liaison resource between USDA and NFSMI regarding the training needs for SNA members and the new meal pattern.

PUBLIC POLICY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE CHAIR

LINDA IRBY, SNS

POSITION:
Assistant Director of Food & Nutrition, Hampton City Public Schools, Hampton, Virginia

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Political Action Committee (2011-Present); Southeast Region Representative, Public Policy & Legislation Committee (2009-11); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (VIRGINIA):
Region 3 Regional Director (2012); Advisor/Parliamentarian (2011); Chair, Public Policy & Legislation Committee (2006-09); President (2004-05); Finance Committee (2003-05); President-elect (2003-04); State Conference Chair (2004); Chair, Membership Committee (2002-04)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Women’s Leadership Forum, Averett University (2011-Present); Virginia School Association’s “Healthy School Meals” contest winner (2012); Culinary Arts Advisory Board (2010-Present); School Health Advisory Board (2009-Present); National Restaurant Association (2008-Present), Trainer (2008-Present); Parent-Teacher Association (1992-Present); Nutrition Advisory Council of the Year (2000)

GOALS:
To strengthen the information network between states and the Public Policy & Legislation Committee; to increase awareness of new members to the importance of a legislative I.Q.; and to partner with the SNA Political Action Committee to increase its available funds.

WENDY WEYER

POSITION:
Director of Nutrition Services, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, Washington

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Northwest Region Representative, Public Policy & Legislation Committee (2009-12); Professional Standards Task Force (2012); Meal Pattern Standards Task Force (2011); Northwest Region Representative, Nutrition Committee (2006-09); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (WASHINGTON):
Legislative Committee (2010-11); Education Committee (2008-09)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
School Food FOCUS (2007-Present); Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (1992-Present); Washington Dietetics Association (1992-Present), Past President (2006-07), President (2005-06), Secretary (2002-04), Nominating Committee (2000-02); Accommodating Special Dietary Needs Task Force, USDA Food & Nutrition Service (2009)

GOALS:
To advocate for Association members to be recognized as partners in the education and wellness of students; to support the Board by promoting the Association’s legislative and public policy agenda and plan of work; and to develop strong lines of communication between the Public Policy & Legislation Committee, the SNA Board and the Association members.

RESEARCH COMMITTEE CHAIR

JILL KIDD, SNS

POSITION:
Director of Nutrition Services, Pueblo City Schools, Pueblo, Colorado

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Nutrition Committee (2009-11); Research Committee (2005-08), Chair (2007-08); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (COLORADO):
Co-Chair, Public Policy & Legislation Committee (2011-Present); Industry Co-Chair (2008-10); President (1999-2001)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Association of School Business Officials International, School Food & Nutrition Committee (1998-2005), Chair (2005); Colorado Association of School Business Officials, Board (1998-2004), President (2004); Steering Committee, Colorado Action for Healthy Kids (2003-09); Congressional Victory Against Hunger Award, Pueblo City Schools (2003); USDA Best Practices Award (1999)

GOALS:
To assess the relevance of resources, classes and programs offered by SNA; to enhance the quality and relevance of resources, classes and programs offered by SNA; and to promote SNA member awareness of the resources, classes and programs offered by SNA.

BETH MINCEMOYER EGAN, SNS

POSITION:
Foodservice Management Instructor, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Chair, Research Committee (2002-03, 2011-Present); College Section Chair (1999-2003, 2005-06); Financial Aid Committee, School Nutrition Foundation (2003-06); Resolutions and Bylaws Committee (1992-93); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (PENNSYLVANIA):
Regional XIII Representative (2000-07), Chair (2005); Chair, Nutrition Committee (1996-98)

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (WISCONSIN):
President (1992-93); President-elect (1991-92); Vice President (1990-91); Chair, Nutrition Committee (1989-90)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (1983-Present), Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Practice Group (1999-Present), Nominating Committee (2002-05), Nominating Committee Chair (2005); SNA Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award (1993)

GOALS:
To lead the Research Committee in identifying research needs of SNA members and directors and work toward seeing that this critical research is completed and shared with SNA members and constituents; to assist the SNA Board of Directors and Research Committee in effectively completing activities identified in the Strategic Plan for the next several years, particularly the activities related to professional development, public image and community building and education; to focus efforts on research based education programs and recruiting new members and leaders for the Association, particularly encouraging college students to enter the school nutrition field.

INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE

GARY VONCK

POSITION:
Vice President-Education Division, KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Elk Grove Village, Illinois

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Industry Representative (2012-Present); Industry Advisory Board (2009-Present); Chair, Procurement Toolkit Task Force (2010-Present); Co-Chair, Child Nutrition Industry Conference (2011-12); Supply Chain Task Force (2008-10); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (ILLINOIS):
Illinois School Nutrition Industry Member of the Year (2012); Illinois Industry Advisory Board (1988-90)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Foodservice Sales & Marketing Association (1985-Present); Advisory Board, Turning Points Artisan Foundation (2007-Present); Advisory Board, National Food Service Management Institute (2012)

GOALS:
To engage industry to get involved in the improvement of better child nutrition; to bring transparency between SNA and industry with timely communication; and to work to improve the bid process in the school nutrition industry.

KEVIN WOODS, SNS

POSITION:
Director of Sales-Central Region, Unified Brands, Dayton, Ohio

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Co-Chair, Child Nutrition Industry Conference (2012-Present); Industry Advisory Board (2011-Present); School Nutrition Foundation Board of Directors, Industry Representative (2007-08), Grant Review (2008); Has presented at a national conference and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION:
Has presented at and attended numerous state association conferences

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Advisory Council, National Food Service Management Institute (2011-Present); U.S. Green Building Council (2006-Present)

GOALS:
To be the voice of industry on the SNA Board of Directors and to commit to developing industry sessions, tools and materials to make involvement easier.

NORTHEAST NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE

PAULE RALPH

POSITION:
Site Coordinator, Nashua School District, Nashua, New Hampshire

SNA PARTICIPATION:
School Nutrition Employee/Manager Representative (2008-10); Membership Committee (2008-10); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (NEW HAMPSHIRE):
Chair, Membership Committee (1996-2009, 2011-12, 2012-13); President (2002-03, 2005-06)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Finance Committee (2010-President), Pastor Parish Relation Committee (2010-Present), Council Secretary (2009-Present); Wellness Committee, Nashua School District (2009-Present)

GOALS:
To find qualified and passionate candidates to serve SNA; to look for individuals who have the enthusiasm, dedication and vision to help lead the Association into the future; and to work diligently with the Nominating Committee to achieve all of the above.

DONNA ROY, SNS

POSITION:
School Nutrition Director, Pembroke Academy, Pembroke, New Hampshire

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Membership Committee (2011-Present); Has presented at a national conference and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (NEW HAMPSHIRE):
Director of the Year (2012); Secretary-Treasurer (2011-12); President (2009-10); President-elect (2008-09); Vice President (2007-08); Region II Director (2006-07)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Ambassador, Poodle Rescue of New England (2008-Present); Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters (2005-Present); SNA President’s Award of Excellence (2010); SNA Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award (2010); Membership Growth Award (2010)

GOALS:
To find the most qualified candidates to serve on the SNA Board of Directors; to build professional relationships that will allow me to make informed decisions about future candidates; to continue to grow professionally and gain the skills that prepare me to advance in ways that allow me to give back to our members and the Association for all the opportunities that I have received.

NORTHWEST NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE

DEAN HAMBURG, SNS

POSITION:
Director of Student Nutrition Services, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Soldotna, Alaska

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Northwest Representative, Resolution & Bylaws Committee (2008-11); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (ALASKA):
Chair, Public Policy & Legislation Committee (2005-Present); President (2007-09)

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (WASHINGTON):
Chair, Marketing Committee (2001-03)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Advisory Council, National Food Service Management Institute (2011-Present); Alaska SNA Director of the Year Award (2012); Life Star Member, SNA Star Club (2006-Present); Profiled in School Nutrition magazine (2008); SNA Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award (2007); Alaska Commodity Advisory Council

GOALS:
To encourage the selection of SNA leadership that includes those candidates that have demonstrated an outstanding ability to adapt and change; to encourage the selection of SNA leadership candidates that continue to support the professional needs of SNA’s members; and to encourage the selection of SNA leadership candidates that recognize the varied needs of SNA membership in rural, suburban and urban communities.

SOUTHWEST NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE

BARBARA COLE

POSITION:
Director of Child Nutrition, Arkansas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Little Rock, Arkansas

SNA PARTICIPATION:
SNA Spokesperson Network (2009-Present); Southwest Regional Director (1986-88, 2006-08); Secretary (1994-96); Public Communication Committee (1988-90), Chair (1989-90); Member Services Committee (1990-91); Resolutions & Bylaws Committee (1982-85), Chair (1983); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (ARKANSAS):
Chair, Resolutions & Bylaws Committee (2010-Present); Chair, Awards Committee (2008-10); Chair, Public Policy & Legislation Committee (2001-06); President (1983-84); President-elect (1982-83); Membership Committee (1980)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Dietetic Practice Group #42 (1986-Present); American Dietetic Association (1976-Present); Arkansas Dietetics Association (1976-Present); Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (1978-Present); SNA Outstanding Director of the Year, Arkansas (2008); Kiwanis Club of Central Little Rock, Secretary (1998-2002, 2011-Present), President (2006-07), President-elect (2005-06); Profiled in School Nutrition magazine (1995); Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Silver Special Achievement Award (1991); SNA President’s Award of Excellence (1984); SNA Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award (1984)

GOALS:
To seek diverse, qualified candidates for SNA’s election through regional newsletters, networking and all social media outlets; to recognize the qualities and attributes needed to represent SNA as a prestigious organization; and to fulfill all the responsibilities associated with the position of Southwest Nominating Committee Representative.

BETH WALLACE, SNS

POSITION:
Director of Food & Nutrition Services, Cherry Creek Schools, Centennial, Colorado

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Southwest Regional Director (2009-10); Chair, Regional Directors (2009-10); Finance Committee (2009-10); Ethics Committee (2008-10); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (TEXAS):
Chair, Organization Affairs Committee (2007-09); Past President (2005-06); President (2004-05); President-elect (2003-04); Vice President (2002-03); Chair, Conference Committee Chair (2001)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Texas Association of School Business Officials, Certification/Secretary (2009-10), Certification/Member (2005-10), School Nutrition Research/Member (2000-10), School Nutrition Research/Chair (2000-02); Central Texas School Food Service Directors (1993-2010); SNA Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award (2005)

GOALS:
To seek candidates who promote and support the SNA organizational culture that encourages commitment to high nutrition standards; to carefully consider the appropriateness and qualification of each candidate; and to seek diverse candidates for each open position so that all geographic areas of membership are represented.


 
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