About the Public Policy & Legislation Committee

What is the Public Policy & Legislation Committee?

The Public Policy & Legislation Committee (PPL) supports SNA’s mission and vision by recommending and advocating Child Nutrition program public policy positions for the Association, responding to regulatory and legislative initiatives, informing SNA members about policy issues and activating the Association’s grassroots network.

What are the Committee Responsibilities?

  • Evaluates, interprets, recommends and responds to federal legislation and regulations.
  • Prepares and disseminates policy, legislative and regulatory information in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Implements Association’s multi-year Legislative Action Plan.
  • Ensures membership is informed on current legislation, with the help of the headquarters liaison.
  • Develops legislative policy and positions for approval of the Board.
  • Assists state affiliates in the development of legislative strategies and plans of action.
  • Reports state legislative concerns and activities.
  • Assists in planning the Legislative Action Conference program.
  • Prepares and presents appropriate education and information sessions at SNA’s major annual conferences.

Meet Our Members

Headshot of Jessica Gould
Committee Chair
Jessica Gould, SNS
Littleton SD 6
Littleton, CO
Headshot of Richard Browder
Mideast Region
Richard Browder, SNS
Brighton Area Schools
Brighton, MI
Headshot of E. Nichole Taylor
Northeast Region
E. Nichole Taylor
Chichester SD
Upper Chichester, PA
Headshot of Jeanne Reilly
Northeast Region
Jeanne Reilly, NDTR, SNS
Raymond School District RSU 14
Windham, ME
Headshot of Lisa Johnson
Northwest Region
Lisa Johnson, MS, RD, SNS
Highline PS
Burien, WA
Headshot of Bradley Patterson
Southeast Region
Bradley Patterson
Monroe High School
Albany, GA
Headshot of Danielle Bock
Southwest Region
Danielle Bock, SNS
Greeley-Evans Weld County SD 6
Greeley, CO
Headshot of Richard Mallard
Southwest Region
Richard Mallard, SNS
Eanes Independent School District
Austin, TX
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Member At Large
Bettina Applewhite, SNS
Baltimore County Public Schools
Baltimore, MD
Headshot of Lena Wilson
Lena Wilson, MS, RD, SNS
Texas DOA
Austin, TX
Industry Advisor
Nicole Nicoloff
Classic Delight, Inc.
Saint Marys, OH
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Board Advisor
Lori Adkins, MS, SNS, CHE
Oakland Schools
Waterford, MI
Board Advisor
Chris Derico, SNS
Harrison County School
District Clarksburg, WV
Board Advisor
Shannon Gleave, RDN, SNS
Glendale Elementary School District
Glendale, AZ
Chief Executive Officer
Patricia Montague, FASAE, CAE
School Nutrition Assoc.
Arlington, VA
Headshot of Cathy Schuchart
Staff Advisor
Cathy Schuchart
School Nutrition Assoc.
Arlington, VA