National WIC Association

Committee and Task Force Roster

NWA Committee and Task Force Roster

COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD

Finance Committee
Melinda Morris, Treasurer & Committee Chair
Berry Kelly, Chair-Elect
Amanda Hovis, Nutrition Services Section
Lisa Boeke, Local Agency Section
Douglas Greenaway, Ex-Officio, NWA National Office Liaison


STANDING COMMITTEES

Bylaws Committee
Vacant, Chair
Vacant, Nutrition Services Section
Elizabeth Barlow, Local Agency Section
Rita Pacheco, Native American Coalition
Rick Wardle, At-Large
Rachel Markham, At-Large
Tammye Farmer, At-Large
Carol Raney, Board Liaison


Nominating Committee
Rita Arni, Chair-Emeritus
Heidi Hoffman, State Agency Section
Amanda Hovis, Nutrition Services Section
Jill Bonczynski, Local Agency Section
Dawn Briner, Native American Coalition


COMMITTEES OF THE ASSOCIATION

Breastfeeding Promotion Committee
Gloria Lobato, Chair
Amy Resnik, State Agency Section
Christina Perry, Nutrition Services Section
VacantLocal Agency Section
Deborah Lowery, Native American Coalition
Vacant, At-Large
Carole Peterson, At-Large
Pua Kaiwi, At-Large
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office Liaison
Amanda Hovis, Board Liaison


Calendar Committee
Cecilia Richardson, Chair
Mark Nielsen, State Agency Section
Rie Uchiyama, Local Agency Section
Vacant, Nutrition Services Section
Manon Taylor, Native American Coalition
Bre Whitley, At-Large
Michelle Garcia, At-Large
Mary Harris, 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
Amy Malinowski, Nutrition Services Section
Kathleen Merchant, Local Agency Section
Sarah Metcalf, 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
Cecilia Richardson, NWA National Office Liaison
Georgia Machell, PhD, NWA National Office Liaison
Lisa Murphy, Board Liaison


Leadership Academy Development Advisory Committee
Celia Nabor, Chair
Vacant, State Agency Section
Vacant, Nutrition Services Section
Dawn Ballosingh, Local Agency Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Arilede Miano, At-Large
Barbara Stahnke, At-Large
Heather Elmore, At-Large
Patti Hauser, Leadership Academy Academic Supervisor
Emily Gilcher, NWA National Office Liaison
Shameka Jennings, NWA National Office Liaison
Christi Dorsey, Board 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
Theresa Landau, At-Large
Perveen Ali, At-Large
Samar McGregor, Board Liaison
Brian Dittmeier, NWA National Office Liaison
Kirsten Kelley, NWA National Office Liaison
Douglas Greenaway, Ex-Officio, NWA National Office Liaison


Member Benefit Fund Committee
Beth Beachy, Chair
Mary Higgins, State Agency Section, Emeritus Member
Amanda Hovis, Nutrition Services Section
Dawn Briner, Native American Coalition
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 Program Integrity, Technology Committee and Vendor Management Conference Planning Committee
TBD, Chair
Ross Bradley, State Agency Section
Vacant, Nutrition Services Section
Todd Kirkpatrick, Local Agency Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Becky Waite, At-Large
VacantAt-Large
Vacant, At-Large
Melanie Hall, Sustaining Member
Shameka Jennings, NWA National Office Liaison
Diane Shelton, Board Liaison


TASK FORCES

Farmers Market Programs Task Force
Manon Taylor, Chair
Maria Menor, State Agency Section
Mary Nauert, Local Agency Section
Peggy Leung-Strle, Nutrition Services Section
VacantNative American Coalition
Rachel Markham, At-Large
Lorie Brendecke, At-Large
Caryn Wittry, At-Large
Brian Dittmeier, NWA National Office Liaison
Robin McRoberts, Board Liaison


Infant Mortality in WIC Task Force
Kari Malone, Chair
Dyane Gogan Turner, State Agency Section
Natalie Alcaraz, Local Agency Section
Lindsey Dermid Gray, Nutrition Services Section
Melody Shrank, Native American Coalition
Amy Gelfand, At-Large
Judith M. Khanuja, At-Large
Jessica Smith, At-Large
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office Liaison
Denise Pope, Board Liaison


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
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office Liaison
Rhonda Buntrock, Board Liaison



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
Amanda Malone, At-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
Sara Metcalf (Vacant beginning November 2019), Native American Coalition
Anne Kennedy, At-Large
Lisa Boeke, At-Large
Katie Harding Mendez, At-Large
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office Liaison
Cecilia Richardson, NWA National Office Liaison
Meaghan Sutherland, Board Liaison


Task Force on the Inclusion of Dads in the WIC Experience
TBD, Chair
Charles Lorinser, State Agency Section
Maria Valencia-Carunungan, Local Agency Section
Frank Napolitano, Nutrition Services Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Tami Kepa'a, At-Large
Denise Duggan, At-Large
Claudette Hayes-Sowers, At-Large
Quinney Harris, NWA National Office Liaison
Dawn Briner, Board Liaison


Vendor Business Practices Task Force
David Thomason, Chair
Kelli Darland, State Agency Section
Laurie Somerhausen, Local Agency Section
Sara Sloan, Nutrition Services Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Stacey Neumann, At-Large
Kim Boulette, At-Large
Carrie Coenen, At-Large
Brian Dittmeier, NWA National Office Liaison
Emily Gilcher, NWA National Office Liaison
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)
Alan Brown, (4)
Janie Clay, (5)
Egondu Onuoha, Consultant
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office Liaison
Carolyn Wescott, Board Liaison