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
Tammye Farmer-Holloman, Chair
Vacant, State Agency Section
Vacant, Nutrition Services Section
Elizabeth Barlow, Local Agency Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Rick Wardle, At-Large
Rachel Markham, At-Large
Alexis Stoneking, 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

2020 Annual Education and Training Conference and Exhibits Planning Committee
Jennifer Nicklas, Co-Chair, State Agency Section
Lekesha Lafayette-Green,Co-Chair 
Jessika Free, Native American Coalition
Todd Kirkpatrick, Local Agency Section
Carolyn Conner, Sustaining Member
Susan Conover, At-Large
Pady Doroodchi, At-Large
Dori Monica, At-Large
Kristie Nanney, At-Large
Jillian Porto, At-Large
Karen Steppat, At-Large
Chandra Champion, NWA National Office Liaison
Jennifer Miller, NWA Board Liaison


2020 Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Promotion Conference and Exhibits Planning Committee
TBD, Chair 
Ginger Roberts-Scott, State Agency Section
Marissa Schram, Nutrition Services Section
Jessika Free, Native American Coalition
Natalie Alcaraz, Local Agency Section
Diane Landy, At-Large
Christina Luibil, At-Large
Uranus "Rae" Mapson, At-Large
Lisa Schlientz, At-Large
Chandra Champion, NWA National Office Liaison
Diane Shelton, NWA Board Liaison 


Breastfeeding Promotion Committee
Dori Monica, Chair
Amy Resnik, State Agency Section
Christina Perry, Nutrition Services Section
Vacant, Local Agency Section
Jessika Free, Native American Coalition
Cheryl Lorie, 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
Alexandra Reverendo, At-Large
Vacant, At-Large
Mary Harris, At-Large
Mary Dallavale, Consultant
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office Liaison
Jeanne Gallegos, Board Liaison


Evaluation Committee
Rachel Colchamiro, Chair
VacantState Agency Section
Amy Malinowski, Nutrition Services Section
VacantLocal Agency Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Courtney Adams, At-Large
Brittney Stretsbery, At-Large
Julie Reeder, PhD, At-Large
Danielle Berman, USDA-FNS Partner
Kelley Scanlon, USDA-FNS Partner
Courtney Paolicelli, USDA-FNS Partner
Joanne Guthrie, USDA-ERS Partner
Jackson Sekhobo, PhD, Consultant
Shannon E. Whaley, PhD, Consultant
Elisabet Eppes, NWA National Office Liaison
Georgia Machell, PhD, NWA National Office Liaison
Lisa Murphy, Board Liaison


Leadership Academy Development Advisory Committee
Rita Arni, Chair
Lissa Sirois, State Agency Section
Barbara Stahnke, Nutrition Services Section
Dawn Ballosingh, Local Agency Section
Jessika Free, Native American Coalition
Arilede Miano, At-Large
Danielle Haworth, At-Large
Heather Elmore, At-Large
Patti Hauser, Leadership Academy Academic Supervisor
Emily Gilcher, NWA National Office Liaison
Karen Flynn, Board Liaison


Legislative Committee
Heidi Hoffman, Chair
Paula Garrett, State Agency Section
Tiare T. Sanna, Nutrition Services Section
Christine O'Brien, Local Agency Section
Melinda Newport, Native American Coalition
Leslie Hibbs, At-Large
Theresa Landau, At-Large
Lexie Stoneking, At-Large
Samar McGregor, Board Liaison
Brian Dittmeier, 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


WIC Hub Committee
Brandon Whitney, Chair 
Vacant, State Agency Section
Vacant, Nutrition Services Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Filomena Ahlefeld, Local Agency Section
Neesha Bukht, At-Large
Kathleen Rebollo, At Large
Annalisa Bailey, At-Large
Georgia Machell, NWA National Office Liaison
Robin McRoberts, NWA Board Liaison 


TASK FORCES

Environmental Quality & WIC Task Force
Kara Lennon, Chair 
Vacant, State Agency Section
Kristen Hanulcik, Nutrition Services Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Greta May, Local Agency Section
Karen Bettin, At-Large
Rosa Cisneros, At-Large
Katie Harding-Mendez, At-Large
Brian Dittmeier, NWA National Office Liaison
Sarah Flores-Sievers, NWA Board Liaison 


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


Infant Mortality in WIC Task Force
Jennifer Ortiz,Chair
VacantState Agency Section
Natalie Alcaraz, Local Agency Section
Lindsey Dermid Gray, Nutrition Services Section
Melody Shrank, Native American Coalition
VacantAt-Large
Judith M. Khanuja, At-Large
Jessica Smith, At-Large
Dyane Gogan Turner, Consultant
Quinney Harris, 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
Vacant, At-Large
Elisabet Eppes, 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
Cheri Nemec, Native American Coalition
Anne Kennedy, At-Large
Kathy Duffy, At-Large
Katie Harding Mendez, At-Large
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office Liaison
Meaghan Sutherland, Board Liaison


Task Force on the Inclusion of Dads in the WIC Experience
Todd Mountin, 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
Mallory Phelps, Native American Coalition
Celeste Lunceford, At-Large
Kim Boulette, At-Large
Carrie Coenen, At-Large
Elisbet Eppes, 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)
Vacant (2)
Vacant (3)
Alan Brown, (4)
Janie Clay, (5)
Egondu Onuoha, Consultant
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office Liaison
Danae Olson, Board Liaison

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