Ashley K. Powell (Ph.D, RDN, SNS) is a registered and licensed dietitian and currently serves as the Child Nutrition Director for Auburn City Schools. She holds a B.S. in Dietetics and a M.Ed. in Health Promotion from Auburn University. She completed her Ed.S. from the University of Georgia and her PhD from Auburn University in Adult Education. Dr. Powell holds her School Nutrition Specialist credential from the School Nutrition Association. In her current position, Dr. Powell is responsible for the overall foodservice operations of the school district while following all of the federal, state and local nutrition and food safety guidelines. In previous positions, Ashley has served as a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, School Nutrition Coordinator, as well as a Renal Dietitian. Dr. Powell has served as the Alabama School Nutrition Association President, President-elect, and Vice-president. She has also served on the ASNA nominating and scholarship committee. She is the past chair for the SNA Professional Development committee and current SNA board member. Ashley and her husband reside in Auburn and have three children.