About the Foundation


Advancing school nutrition programs by providing resources to school nutrition professionals


Well-nourished students prepared for success

Value Proposition

Through collaboration with the School Nutrition Association, allied partners and donors, the School Nutrition Foundation is committed to:

  • identifying and supporting school nutrition research, trends and innovations
  • sharing best practices with the school nutrition community
  • providing scholarships to SNA members for professional development and continuing education

2016-17 Board of Directors

Sandra Ford, SNS
Chief Support Services Officer
Manatee County School District
Bradenton, Fla.

Vice Chair
Scott Swogger
President & CEO
AccuTemp Products, Inc.
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Debbi Beauvais, RDN, SNS* 
School Nutrition Director
Gates Chili Central School District
Rochester, N.Y.

Chuck Ainsworth
Division Manager
SFSPac Food Service Sanitation Systems
Chicago, Ill.

Mary Begalle, PhD, RDN, SNS
Senior Director of Industry Relations
Schwan’s Food Service
Minneapolis, Minn.

Scott Benne
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
AdvancePierre Foods
Blue Ash, Ohio

Shirley Brown, EdD, SNS
Director, Product Training K-12
Rich Products Corporation
Fresno, Calif.

Kathy Burrill, SNS*
Director of Food Service
Chisago Lakes Schools
Lindstrom, Minn.

Mike Burke, SNS
K-12 Ambassador
Vulcan ITW/FEG
Raytown, Mo.

Beth Mincemoyer Egan, RD, SNS*
Instructor in Dietetics
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pa.

Joanne Kinsey, SNS
Director of School Nutrition Services
Chesapeake City Public Schools
Chesapeake, Va.

Patricia Montague, CAE*
Chief Executive Officer
School Nutrition Association & School Nutrition Foundation
National Harbor, Md.

Staff Advisors
Jane Mell Balek
Executive Director
School Nutrition Foundation
National Harbor, Md.

Sherry Carrigan, CAE
Staff Vice President of Business Development & Meetings
School Nutrition Association
National Harbor, Md.

Janet Hedrick
Director of Development
School Nutrition Foundation
National Harbor, Md.

*Serves on SNA Board of Directors

Contact Us

120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300
National Harbor, MD 20745

Tel (301) 686-3100
Fax (301) 686-3115

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