2017 Candidate Biographies

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Board of Directors Election Slate:

Mideast Regional Director
Chris Derico, SNS, Lewis County Schools, West Virginia
Tamara Earl, SNS, Mason City Schools, Ohio

Midwest Regional Director
Sandi Kramer, Yankton School District, South Dakota
Sandra Voss, RDN, SNS, Marquardt School District, Illinois

Southwest Regional Director
Lilly Bouie, PhD, Little Rock School District, Arkansas
Monica Deines-Henderson, SNS, Falcon School District, Colorado

At Large Director
Stephanie Bruce, Palm Springs Unified School District, California
Stephanie Dillard, SNS, Geneva County Schools, Alabama

Leadership Development Committee Election Slate:

Northeast Regional Representative
Judy White, Wrentham Public Schools, Massachusetts

Northwest Regional Representative
Ariane Shanley, South Kitsap Schools, Washington

Southwest Region Representative
Kevin Ponce, SNS, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma

Industry Advisory Council Chair Election Slate:

Industry Advisory Council Chair
Mike Burke, SNS, Vulcan/ITW/FEG, Missouri
Michael Miller, SMART Temps, Indiana

MIDEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR

CHRIS DERICO, SNS

SNA 2017 Election Slate Candidate

POSITION:
Child Nutrition Director/General Supervisor, Lewis County Schools, West Virginia

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Professional Development Committee, Mideast Representative (2016-Present); Has attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (WEST VIRGINIA):
President (2013-2014, 2016-Present); Delegate Assembly, West Virginia Representative (2013, 2016-Present); Legislative Committee, Chair (2011-Present); Section II Representative (2009-2011)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
General Mills Gold Star Advisory Board (Present); Lewis County Schools Administration Council, Chair (2010-Present); SNA President’s Award of Achievement, in honor of Thelma Flanagan (2014); SNA President's Award of Excellence (2014); Mountaineer Highland Co-Op, Executive Committee, Vice Chair (2010-2012); Mon Valley Basketball Officials, Executive Board Member & President (2000-2009)

GOALS:
Provide a link between SNA and state association leaders for resources and communication.

Advocate for child nutrition professionals to receive the recognition for the work they perform.

Assist SNA and state associations on the implementation of the SNA Strategic Plan and strengthen public policy for child nutrition programs.

TAMARA EARL, SNS

SNA 2017 Election Slate Candidate

POSITION:
Child Nutrition Supervisor, Mason City Schools, Ohio

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Resolutions & Bylaws Committee (2015-Present); State Affiliate Agreement Task Force (2016); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (OHIO):
Professional Development Chair (2016-Present); Nominating Chair (2015-2016); Past President (2015-2016); President (2014-2015); President-Elect (2013-2014); Vice President (2012-2013); Federal Legislation Chair (2008-2009)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Silver Rising Star Award (2016); SNA President’s Award of Achievement, in honor of Thelma Flanagan (2015); Ohio Department of Education Commodity Advisory Board (2011-2014); Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO), Food & Nutrition Chapter, Past President (2007-2008), President (2006), President-Elect (2005), Vice President (2004)

GOALS:
Initiate collaborative discussions among state leaders identifying shared concerns, successes and advocacy needs.

Promote and cross reference professional development opportunities between different states.

Strengthen partnerships with allied organizations to booster community and state support and overall public image.

MIDWEST REGIONAL DIRECTOR

SANDI KRAMER

SNA 2017 Election Slate Candidate

POSITION:
Child Nutrition Director, Yankton School District, South Dakota

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Has attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (SOUTH DAKOTA):
School Nutrition Foundation, State Ambassador (2016-Present); Legislation Chair (2013-Present); Past President (1990-1991); President (1989-1990); Certification Chair (1987-1989); Area Chapter President (1986-1988)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Food For Thought School Food Store Board (2015-Present); Yankton Food Council Member (2015-Present); Institute of Child Nutrition, Trainer (2013-Present); ESD Food Buying Group, Secretary (2012-Present); ServSafe Instructor (1998-Present); Food Insecurity Board (2008-Present); Sack Pack Board, Menu Chair (2008-Present); United Way Volunteer of the Year Award (2016); School Nutrition Hero Award, School Nutrition Foundation (2014); Silver Circle Award (2009); Boy Scout Leader (1990-2006); SNA Director of the Year, South Dakota (2004); Honorary Y-Club Member (2001); SNA President’s Award of Achievement, in honor of Thelma Flanagan (1990); Boy Scout Family of the Year at Local Level (2000); Y-Club Honorary Member of Distinction (1991)

GOALS:
Promote the value of membership by sharing at every SNA State Conference when I get a chance to speak or present.

Be the voice and point person between members and SNA by having monthly updates with state leaders.

Inspire future leaders in my region and submit a minimum of two candidate names.

SANDRA VOSS, RDN, SNS

SNA 2017 Election Slate Candidate

POSITION:
Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Marquardt School District 15, Illinois

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Nutrition Committee (2014-Present); CN Program Integrity, Working Group Member (2016); SNS Study Guide Review Committee (2014); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (ILLINOIS):
Professional Development Committee, Chair (2015-2016); Past President (2014-2015); President (2013-2014); Incoming President (2012-13); Vice President (2011-2012); Conference Chair (2011-2012); Commodity Committee, Chair (2010-2011)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Present); Northern Illinois Independent Purchasing Cooperative, Bid Advisor (Present); School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group (Present); FAME Silver Special Achievement Award (2015); SNA President’s Award of Achievement, in honor of Thelma Flanagan (2014); Institute of Child Nutrition, Expert Panel – Dietetics Education in School Nutrition Programs (2010)

GOALS:
Assist in developing and implementing mentor training models within the states or region.

Create additional opportunities for collaboration and relationship building among state affiliates.

Communicate and promote SNA membership drives and assist in state-specific membership growth initiatives.

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL DIRECTOR

LILLY BOUIE, PhD

SNA 2017 Election Slate Candidate

POSITION:
Nutrition Director, Little Rock School District, Arkansas

SNA PARTICIPATION:
At Large Director (2016-Present); Resolutions & 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); Exhibition Chair (2007-2009); Regional Director (2002)

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

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
School Nutrition Magazine Editorial Advisory Board (2016-Present); American Public Health Association (2007-Present); SNA President’s Award of Achievement, in honor of Thelma Flanagan (2005, 2010); Little Rock School District Hall of Fame (2009); School Nutrition Magazine Roundtable of Leaders (2008); Central Arkansas Commodity Director of the Year (2008); SNA President’s Award of Excellence (2005); US Congress Community Service Award (2005); SNA’s State Membership Goal Award and State Membership Growth Award, Mississippi SNA under her leadership (2004)

GOALS:
Assist state affiliates to increase membership and participate in membership campaigns.

Become a direct resource for state affiliates to promote future leaders.

Remain an advocate for public image and promote advocacy within the whole of the association.

MONICA DEINES-HENDERSON, SNS

SNA 2017 Election Slate Candidate

POSITION:
Director of Nutrition Services, School District 49, Colorado

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (COLORADO):
Ad Hoc Industry Conference Committee (2016-Present); Director/Supervisor Chair (2016-Present); Public Policy & Legislative Action Committee, Chair and Member (2010-2016); Past President (2011-2012); President (2011-2010); President-Elect (2009-2010); Education Committee (2007-2010); Vice President (2008-2009)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Institute of Child Nutrition, Team Up Trainer/Lead Facilitator (Present); Colorado Association of School Business Officials (2016-Present); American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA) (2015-Present); Colorado Food Distribution Advisory Board (2013-Present); Rockies Purchasing Advisory Board (2009-Present); SNA Director of the Year, Colorado (2016); Colorado Department of Education Advisory Board (2012-2015); National IPA (Summa/Provista) Advisory Board (2011-2015); El Paso County Fair Board, Chair, 4-H General Leader (1998-2015); Pikes Peak Region Healthier Schools Initiative Advisory Board (2008-2013); SNA Outstanding Director of the Year, state, regional and national (2011); SNA President’s Award of Achievement, in honor of Thelma Flanagan (2005)

GOALS:
Supply southwest regional states support to strengthen their membership recruitment and retention.

Assist in enhancing the credibility and professionalism of the southwestern regional chapters’ school nutrition programs.

Promote collaboration with State Affiliates, industry and allied partners to strengthen regional school nutrition programs.

AT LARGE DIRECTOR

STEPHANIE BRUCE

SNA 2017 Election Slate Candidate

POSITION:
Director of Nutrition Services, Palm Springs Unified School District, California

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Has attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (CALIFORNIA):
ACDA Liaison (2009-2010); President (2008-2009); President-Elect (2007-2008); Industry Seminar Chair (2006-2007); Vice President (2006-2007); Legislative Chair (2004-2006)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
California Association of School Business Officials, Ambassador (2016-Present), Child Nutrition Instructor for CBO Certification (2016-Present), Assistant Chair of Child Nutrition (2006-2008, 2016-Present), Council on Professional Development, Chair (2009-10), Co-Chair (2007-2009), Child Nutrition Chair (2006-2008); ACDA, Conference Committee (2014-2015); Soroptimist International (2016-Present); FAME Silver Leadership Award (2009)

GOALS:
Be present and supportive of the association.

Ensure communication of goals and projects to members, as needed.

Actively listen to and support our members with information, understanding and praise.

STEPHANIE DILLARD, SNS

SNA 2017 Election Slate Candidate

POSITION:
Child Nutrition Director, Geneva Country Schools, Alabama

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Public Policy & Legislation Committee, Southeast Representative (2015-Present); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (ALABAMA):
President (2014-2015); Conference Chairman (2013-2014); President-Elect (2013-2014); Vice President (2012-2013); State Membership Chairman (2011-2012); Legislative Chair, Co-Chair and Legislative Aid (2007-2010); State Foundation Chair (2006-2007)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
SNF State Ambassador, Alabama Representative (2016-Present); State of Alabama Procurement Committee (2009-Present); Foster Farms Advisory Board (2016); General Mills Advisory Board (2015-2016); SNA President’s Award of Excellence (2015); SNA President’s Award of Achievement, in honor of Thelma Flanagan (2015); Outstanding Director of the Year, State and Regional (2013-2014); President of Andalusia Junior Women’s Club (2010-2011); Future Leader Award, Alabama (2009)

GOALS:
Increase number of applicants for national leadership positions by encouraging members with leadership abilities to consider their potential to be a national committee member or an SNA board member.

Increase the awareness of the benefits of SNA membership to potential members, as well as promoting District Owned Membership, which will increase membership and participation in SNA.

Develop and implement SNA’s strategic plans.


Leadership Development Committee Election Slate

NORTHEAST REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

JUDY WHITE

SNA 2017 Election Slate Candidate

POSITION:
Food Service Director, Wrentham Public Schools, Massachusetts

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Public Policy & Legislation Committee, Northeast Representative (2014-Present); Annual National Conference (ANC) Local Chair (2014); Has attended and presented at numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (MASSACHUSETTS):
President (2014); Professional Development Chair (2013); Legislative Chair (2011-2013); Membership Chair (2010); Local Chapter Delegate (2009)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Milton Democratic Town Committee, Member and Chairperson (2008-2016); Elected Town Meeting Member (1975-2016); HealthierUS School Challenge, 2 Districts, 4 Schools (2011); Elected Member of the Milton Housing Authority (1983-1988)

GOALS:
Give back to my National Association.

Encourage others to become leaders in the association.

Work with others as a team member to help solve problems and encourage a team environment that fosters learning from others.

NORTHWEST REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

ARIANE MAORI SHANLEY

SNA 2017 Election Slate Candidate

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

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Governance Modeling Summit (2015); Procurement Task Force (2011-2015); Professional Standards Task Force (2013-2014); Public Policy and Legislative Action 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 and Legislation Committee, Federal Chair (2006-2008), State Chair (2004-2006); Area Representative (2005-2006)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
South Kitsap Food Bank (Helpline), Board Member (2015-Present); OSPI Child Nutrition Food Distribution Advisory Group (2012-Present); Society of Organizational Learning (SOL) (2008-Present); Washington Association for Business Officials (2006-Present); Kitsap County Food Policy Council, Council Member (2013-16); Puget Sound Purchasing Co-Operative, Member and Chair (2012-2015); Alliance of Education Association’s Meals for Kids Coalition, Member (2006-2014), Board Member (2006-2010); School Nutrition Magazine Editorial Advisory Board (2006-2008, 2010-2014); SNA President’s Award of Achievement, in honor of Thelma Flanagan (2010)

GOALS:
Seek out child nutrition professionals who are ready to take part in the leadership of SNA by networking with the state leaders of the Northwest Region.

Build relationships with potential leaders in the Northwest Region and provide information and encourage them to expand their leadership role to the national level.

Work with the Leadership Development Committee to evaluate all nominees fairly, and put forth the best slate of candidates to the Board of Directors.

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

KEVIN PONCE, SNS

SNA 2017 Election Slate Candidate

POSITION:
School Nutrition Services Director, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Southwest Regional Director (2014-Present); Education Committee, Southwest Regional Representative (2011-2014); Has attended and presented at numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (OKLAHOMA):
Exhibit Chair (2008-2014); Membership Chair (2004-2014); President (2007-2008); President-Elect (2006-2007); Vice President (2005-2006); Metro Area Representative (2004-2005); Nominating Committee Chair (2004-2005)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
School Nutrition Magazine Editorial Advisory Board (2014-Present); Family and Consumer Sciences Program, Advisory Committee (2012-Present); FAME Silver Leadership Award (2017); Midwest City Kiwanis Club (2009-2013); SNA President’s Award of Achievement, in honor of Thelma Flanagan (2008)

GOALS:
Market the opportunity in identifying the best SNA candidates for all positions.

Improve and provide positive information during the selection and election processes.

Ensure transparencies by committee members in discussing potential candidates.


Industry Advisory Council Chair Election Slate

INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL CHAIR

MIKE BURKE, SNS

SNA 2017 Election Slate Candidate

POSITION:
K-12 Ambassador, Vulcan (ITW/FEG), Missouri

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Political Action Committee, Industry Member (2015-Present); Has attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (MISSOURI):
Exhibition Committee (2016)

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (OHIO):
Exhibition Committee (2014)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
School Nutrition Foundation, Industry Member (2016-Present)

GOALS:
Serve as a fair and partial voice of industry to all stakeholders.

Advance partnership with SNA and all school nutrition professionals at the local and national level.

Build on the foundation of former leaders of SNA by continuing to enhance the general image of the association and school nutrition professionals.

MICHAEL MILLER

SNA 2017 Election Slate Candidate

POSITION:
President, SMART Systems; Founding Partner, SMART Temps, Indiana

SNA PARTICIPATION:
Education Committee (2012-2016); Industry Advisory Board (2012-2016); School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) Planning Committee, 2007 SNIC Co-Chair (2006-2007); Marketing Committee Member (2002-2004); Has presented at and attended numerous national conferences

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (INDIANA):
Legislative Committee, Legislative Chair (1999-2002, 2013-Present), Member (1999-Present); Industry Committee, Member (1998-2006), Industry Advisory Council Chair (2000)

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (KENTUCKY):
Industry Committee (2002-2005)

STATE AFFILIATE PARTICIPATION (MICHIGAN):
Industry Committee (1997-2001, 2008-Present)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
Winding Brook Park Neighborhood Board (2014-Present); SFSPac Distributor Council (Present)

GOALS:
Support SNA’s Executive Board and Committees to fulfill its current vision, mission and goals to the extent that the Industry Advisory Council can do so, while also making it a priority to review the IAC goals with IAC members and align accordingly with the Executive Board’s goals.

Better understand the current role that SNA’s IAC is playing (in light of recent governance changes), and work to identify new opportunities that increase industry support and participation in the association while also attracting new members.

Investigate current industry involvement in SNA to identify challenges and opportunities that help to improve products, programs and relationships that positively support school nutrition and SNA as a whole.

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