SNA Announces New Members of the 2016-17 Certificate & Credentialing Governing Council


Congratulations to the newly elected and appointed members of the Certificate and Credentialing Governing Council (Governing Council) who will begin their terms on August 1st, 2016

  • Chair: Janice King, MEd, RDN, SNS, CDE - Director of Auburn School District in Auburn, Massachusetts.  Janice will serve a two-year term.
  • School Nutrition Practitioner: Catherine Master, SNS, Supervisor, Wake County Public School System, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Catherine will serve a three-year term.
  • School Nutrition Practitioner: Linda Wiley, M. Ed, RD, LD, SNS, Executive Director of the school nutrition cooperative, Power Buying Group, in Jacksonville, Florida. Linda will serve a three-year term.
  • Newly Credentialed Representative: Camille Soule, SNS, Nutrition Budget Coordinator, Paradise Valley Unified School District, Phoenix, AZ. Camille will serve a two-year term.
  • State Agency/Educator Representative: Phyllis Hodges, MPS, SNS,State Director, School Nutrition Program, Tennessee Department of Education, Nashville, TN. Phyllis will serve a three-year term.
  • State Agency/Educator: Traci Grgich, MS, RD, SNS, Lecturer, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona. Traci will serve a three-year term.
  • School Administration Official: Pierrette Hall,M. Ed, Principal, Francis C. Hammond Middle School, Alexandria, VA. Pierrette will serve a three-year term.

They will join the following current Governing Council members who are continuing their terms on the Council:

  • School Nutrition Practitioner                               Linda Sweeney, MS, RD, SNS
  • State Agency/Educator                                         Cheryl Johnson, RD
  • State Agency/Educator                                         Kevin Sauer, PhD, RD, LD
  • Institute of Child Nutrition Representative          Aleshia Hall-Campbell, PhD, MPH
  • USDA Representative                                            Sheldon Gordon, RD
  • Industry Representative                                       Barry Sackin, SNS

The Governing Council operates autonomously from the SNA Board of Directors to ensure program integrity for the SNA Certificate and Credentialing professional development programs. This means they are an independent and separate body, and any decision they make, including the results of an exam appeal, cannot be overruled by the Board or Staff. The Chair and new members of the Governing Council are elected by existing Governing Council members.  To serve on the Governing Council, members must sign a consent form adhering to the confidentiality policy. SNA takes pride in this example of best practices for membership organizations with certificate/credentialing programs.

These hard-working volunteers help ensure that SNA’s Certificate and Credentialing Programs are regularly updated to reflect current practices and professional standards requirements in school nutrition. We thank them for their service to SNA.

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