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CIA Healthy Kids Collaborative Members

The Culinary Institute of America's Healthy Kids Collaborative is an invited group of school nutrition leaders from around the country, including directors and chefs, top food service managment companies, expert school nutrition consultants, and other stakeholders. Collaborative members meet in person annually to work together on practical solutions that expand delicious, healthy menu choices. Throughout the year they also contribute to working groups based on targeted focus areas.

Collaborative Members


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    Catharine Powers, MS, RD, LD
    ​Culinary Nutrition Associates

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    Nancy Rice, MEd, RD, LD, SNS
    State Director, School Nutrition Division
    Georgia Department of Education

    School Nutrition Members

  • BaxterAngela

    Angela Baxter
    Director of Food Services
    St Helena Unified School District

  • Benavidez_Laura

    Laura Benavidez
    Boston Public Schools
    Executive Director of Food and Nutrition Services


  • BerdanGarrett

    Garrett Berdan, RDN, LD
    Culinary Nutrition Consultant

  • BrowerJennifer

    Jennifer Brower
    Regional Executive Chef
    ​Compass Group-Chartwells

  • Burson_Emily

    Emily Burson
    Owner & President
    School Nutrition Plus

  • CaplonMarla

    Marla Caplon
    Director, Division of Food and Nutrition Services
    Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland

  • CooperAnn

    Ann Cooper ‘79
    Chef Ann Foundation

  • Cooper_Chela

    Chela Cooper
    Operations Specialist
    Maryland State Department of Education

  • Cowens-GasbarroSamantha

    Samantha Cowens-Gasbarro
    Chef/Nutrition Coordinator
    Windham Raymond Schools Maine

  • Craig_Jennifer

    Jennifer Craig
    Assistant Director of Nutrition & Menu Operations
    Garland ISD

  • DreibelbisBrandy

    Brandy Dreibelbis
    Director of Food Services
    Napa Valley Unified School District

  • Duran_Helen

    Helen Duran
    Child Nutrition Culinary Trainer
    Coppell ISD

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    Stephanie Dyehouse
    Assistant Supervisor of Culinary Development
    Cincinnati Public Schools

  • Ellersick_Whitney

    Whitney Ellersick
    Assistant Director
    Portland Public Schools

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    Fred Espinosa
    FS Manager of Acquisition and Production
    San Diego Unified School District

  • Feldman_Lisa

    Lisa Feldman, CIA ‘91
    Director of Culinary Services
    Sodexo Education Offer Development Center

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    Kevin Frank
    District Chef
    Detroit Public Schools

  • GareyKaren

    Karen Garey
    Education Service Center Region XI

  • Gilhooly_Peter

    Peter Gilhooly
    Vice President Culinary Services
    Compass Group-Chartwells

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    Daniel Giusti '04

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    Aleshia Hall-Campbell
    Executive Director
    Institute of Child Nutrition

  • Hayes_Dayle

    Dayle Hayes, MS, RD
    Nutrition for the Future, Inc.

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    Wayne Hoekstra
    Aramark K-12 Education

  • Hull_Jason

    Jason Hull ‘97
    Director of Food Services/Chef
    Marin Country Day School

  • HusbandsDavid

    David Husbands
    Executive Chef
    Houston Independent School Districct

  • Jacobo_Laura

    Laura Jacobo
    Director of Nutrition Services
    Woodlake Unified School District

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    Cheryl Jackson Lewis
    Director - Nutrition, Education, Training and Technical Assistance Division

  • King_Jancie

    Janice King
    Director of School Nutrition
    Auburn Public Schools

  • LeBarre_Jennifer

    Jennifer Lebarre
    Executive Director, Nutrition Services
    Oakland Unified School District

  • LewisRobert

    Robert Lewis
    Director of Nutrition Services
    El Monte City School District

  • LopezNate

    Nate Lopez
    Product Development Manager
    Revolution Foods

  • Luna_Karen

    Karen Luna
    Director of Nutrition Services
    Santa Clara Unified

  • MorrisMichael

    Michael Morris
    Senior Brand Manager

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    Ellen Nylen
    Food Service Director
    Webster Public Schools

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    Stephen O'Brien
    Director of Strategic Partnerships
    New York City Public Schools

  • PetragliaRachel

    Rachel Petraglia
    District Executive Chef/Culinary Coordinator, School Nutrition Program
    Gwinnett County Public Schools

  • Poling_Matthew

    Matthew Poling
    Executive Chef
    Weld County School District 6

  • Polson_Rebecca

    Rebecca Polson
    Executive Chef
    Spartanburg County District Six Schools

  • RosenbergerMichael

    Michael Rosenberger
    Executive Director, Food and Child Nutrition Service
    Dallas Independent School District

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    Alfredo Santos
    Houston Independent School Districct

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    Linda Sceurman, MS, RDN, LDN
    Director of Nutrition & Operations Support
    Aramark K-12 Education

  • ShaleyAriane

    Ariane Shanely
    Director of Food and Nutrition Services
    South Kitsap School District

  • Shelly_Jessica

    Jessica Shelly, MBA, SNS, REHS
    Food Service Director
    Cincinnati Public Schools

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    Monty Staggs
    VP of Culinary Operations
    Southwest Foodservice

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    Ted Stoner
    Executive Chef
    Revolution Foods

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    Robert Surles
    Calhoun School

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    Anthony Terrell
    Culinary Specialist
    Shelby County Schools

  • TrudeauBrad

    Brad Trudeau, FMP, SNS
    Food Service Director
    Garland Independent School District

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    Joe Urban
    Greenville County School District

  • VillarrealMiguel

    Miguel Villarreal
    Food & Nutritional Services Director
    Novato Unified School District

  • VoldenMarilyn

    Marilyn Volden
    School Nutrition Specialist
    School District of LaCrosse

  • Waldron_Kelly

    Kelly Waldron '07
    Chef, Child Nutrition Programs
    Education Service Center Region 13

  • WeberBertrand

    Bertrand Weber
    Director, Culinary and Wellness Services
    Minneapolis Public Schools

  • Jeremy West

    Jeremy West
    Director of Operations
    Jeffco Public Schools

  • WilliamsCody

    Cody Williams ‘04
    Food and Nutrition Services Manager
    Sonoma Valley USD

  • ZamoranoJuan

    Juan Zamorano
    Culinary Specialist
    San Diego Unified School District