National WIC Association

Committee and Task Force Roster

NWA Committee and Task Force Roster

COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD

Finance Committee
Nancy Sanchez, Treasurer & Committee Chair
Beth Beachy, Chair Elect
Jean O'Leary, Nutrition Services Section, Co-Chair
TBD

Douglas Greenaway, Ex-Officio, NWA National Office Liaison


STANDING COMMITTEES

Bylaws Committee
Dori Monica, Chair
Vacant, Nutrition Services Section
VacantLocal Agency Section
Rita Pacheco, Native American Coalition
Rick Wardle, At-Large
Rachel Markham, At-Large
Tammye Farmer, At-Large
Pat Faulkner, Board Liaison


Nominating Committee
Diana Hoek, Chair-Emeritus
Kobra Eghtedary, State Agency Section
Jean O'Leary, Nutrition Services Section
Whitney Horner, Local Agency Section
Dawn Briner, Native American Coalition


COMMITTEES OF THE ASSOCIATION

2018 Nutrition Education & Breastfeeding Promotion Conference Planning Committee
Aledia Williams, Co-Chair
Lekesha Lafayette-Green, Co-Chair
Jana Gach, State Agency Section
Julie Lothamer, Nutrition Services Section
Dorothy Monica, Local Agency Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Susan Conover, At-Large
Micia Eddins, At-Large
Leslie Lewis, At-Large
Robert Lee, Sustaining Member
Shameka Jennings, NWA National Office
Diane Shelton,  Board Liaison


Breastfeeding Promotion Committee
Julie Lothamer, Chair --> Vacancy beginning August 2018
Amy Resnik, State Agency Section
Christina Perry, Nutrition Services Section
Betsy Huff, Local Agency Section
Deborah Lowery, Native American Coalition
Debbie Myers, At-Large
Carole Peterson, At-Large
Pua Kaiwi, At-Large
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office Liaison
Melinda Morris, Board Liaison


Calendar Committee
Cecilia Richardson, Chair
Alison Jensen, State Agency Section
Vacant, Local Agency Section
Terri Mendoza, Nutrition Services Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Bre Whitley, At-Large
Michelle Garcia, At-Large
Vacant, At-Large
Mary Dallavale, Consultant
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office Liaison
Jeanne Gallegos, Board Liaison


Evaluation Committee
Rachel Colchamiro, Chair
Jackson Sekhobo, PhD, State Agency Section
Vacant, Nutrition Services Section
Kathleen Merchant, Local Agency Section
Debi Tipton, (Vacant - Recruiting Replacement), Native American Coalition
Courtney Adams, At-Large
Brittney Stretsbery, At-Large
Julie Reeder, PhD, At-Large
Danielle Berman, USDA-FNS Partner
Victor Oliveira, USDA-ERS Partner
Kelley Scanlon, USDA-FNS Partner
Shannon E. Whaley, PhD, Consultant
Pat Gradziel, PhD, Consultant
Kobra Eghtedary, PhD, Board Liaison
Cecilia Richardson, NWA National Office Liaison
Georgia Machell, PhD, NWA National Office Liaison


Legislative Committee
Janet Moran, Chair
Celia Nabor, State Agency Section
Tiare T. Sanna, Nutrition Services Section
Christine O'Brien, Local Agency Section
Melinda Newport, Native American Coalition
Carolyn Steinmetz, At-Large
Robin McRoberts, At-Large
Perveen Ali, At-Large
Samar McGregor, Board Liaison
Ali Hard, NWA National Office Liaison
Elisabet Eppes, NWA National Office Liaison
Douglas Greenaway, Ex-Officio, NWA National Office Liaison


Member Benefit Fund Committee
Beth Beachy, Chair
Bruce Boyea, State Agency Section
Dawn Briner, Native American Coalition
Mary Higgins, Emeritus Member
Samar McGregor, Local Agency Section, Board Liaison
Leonard Mirabal, Emeritus Member
Ankita Tandel, At-Large
Emily Gilcher, NWA National Office Liaison
Pierre Francois, NWA National Office Liaison


2019 Annual Education & Training Conference Planning Committee
Jennifer Wilson, Chair
Vacant, State Agency Section
Vacant,  Nutrition Services Section
VacantLocal Agency Section
VacantNative American Coalition
VacantAt-Large
VacantAt-Large
Vacant, At-Large
Jodi Yuhas, Sustaining Member
Shameka Jennings, NWA National Office
Marjorie Chambers, Board Liaison


2019 Program Integrity, Technology Committee and Vendor Management Conference Planning Committee
TBD, Chair
TBD, State Agency Section
TBD Nutrition Services Section
TBD, Local Agency Section
TBD, Native American Coalition
TBD, At-Large
TBD, At-Large
TBD, At-Large
TBDSustaining Member
Shameka Jennings, NWA National Office
Will Cramer, Board Liaison


TASK FORCES

Infant Mortality in WIC Task Force

Kari Malone, Chair
Dyane Gogan Turner, State Agency Section
Natalie Alcaraz, Local Agency Section
VacantNutrition Services Section
Melody Shrank, Native American Coalition
Amy Gelfand, At-Large
Judith M. Khanuja, At-Large
Jessica Smith, At-Large
Carolyn Wescott, Board Liaison
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office


Maternal Mortality in WIC Task Force

Toncé Jackson, Chair
Kate Franken, State Agency Section
Linda M. Kilby, Local Agency Section
Emily Davis, Nutrition Services Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Ellie Betts, At-Large
Chesney Blue, At-Large
Sheryl Pickering, At-Large
Rhonda Buntrock, Board Liaison
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office


Reach Them, Teach Them, Keep Them Task Force
Terry Bryce, Chair
Lissa A.Sirois, State Agency Section
Jodi Phillips, Local Agency Section
Nikki Davenport, Nutrition Services Section
Mindy Jossefides, Native American Coalition
Shirley Ellis, At-Large
VacantAt-Large
Ann White, At-Large
Natalie Mulloy, NWA National Office Liaison
Berry Kelly, Board Liaison


Recruitment and Retention of Registered Dietitians (RDs) in WIC
Susan Wnuk, Chair
Peggy Trouba, State Agency Section
Dr. Linda M. Kilby, Local Agency Section
Emma S. Walters, Nutrition Services Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Anne Kennedy, At-Large
Lisa Boeke, At-Large
Katie Harding Mendez, At-Large
Jean O'Leary, Board Liaison


Vendor Business Practices Task Force
David Thomason, Chair
Kelli Darland, State Agency Section
Tammy Brooks, Local Agency Section
Vacant, Nutrition Services Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Stacey Neumann, At-Large
Vacant, At-Large
Sara Sloan, At-Large
Elisabeth Kersaint, Board Liaison


 

Joint Work Group with USDA/FNS

Risk Identification and Selection Collaborative (RISC)
Marta Kealey, Chair (USDA/FNS)
Five NWA Voting Representatives:
Cassanda Lloyd (1)
Payal Arora (2)
Rebecca Fuester (3)
Katrina Harwood (4)
Vicki Strickland (5)
Egondu Onuoha, Consultant
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office Liaison
Carolyn Wescott, Board Liaison