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
TBD
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
VacantAt-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

TBD, Chair
Vacant, 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
Vacant, At-Large
Robert Lee, Sustaining Member
Shameka Jennings, NWA National Office
Diane Shelton,  Board Liaison


Breastfeeding Promotion Committee
Julia 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
Vacant, At-Large
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office Liaison
Melinda Morris, Board Liaison


Calendar Committee
Cecilia Richardson, Chair
Alison Jensen, State Agency Section
Michelle Ward, Local Agency Section
Terri Mendoza, Nutrition Services Section
Twila Sanchez, 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, Native American Coalition
Courtney Adams, At-Large
Pat Gradziel, PhD, 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
Kobra Eghtedary, PhD, Board Liaison
Cecilia Richardson, NWA National Office Liaison
Georgia Machell, PhD, NWA National Office Liaison


Legislative Committee
Janet Moran, Chair
Vacant, 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, Local Agency Section, Co-Chair
Mary Higgins, Nutrition Services Section and Finance Committee, Co-Chair
Bruce Boyea, State Agency Section
Leonard Mirabal, Native American Coalition
Ankita Tandel, At-Large
Samar McGregor, Board Liaison
Emily Gilcher, NWA National Office Liaison


2019 Annual Education & Training 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
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

Sandy Salivaras-Bodner, Chair
Dyane Gogan Turner, State Agency Section
Natalie Alcaraz, Local Agency Section
VacantNutrition Services Section
Vacant, 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
Vacant, State Agency Section
Linda M. Kilby, Local Agency Section
Vacant, Nutrition Services Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Ellie Betts, At-Large
VacantAt-Large
Zakiya Stewart, At-Large
Rhonda Buntrock, Board Liaison
Darlena Birch, NWA National Office


Reach Them, Teach Them, Keep Them Task Force
VacantChair
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
Sheena Haynes, 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
Vacant, Native American Coalition
VacantAt-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
Vacant, Local Agency Section
Vacant, Nutrition Services Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Stacey Neumann, At-Large
Tammy Brooks, At-Large
Sara Sloan, At-Large
Elisabeth Kersaint, Board Liaison


WHO Code Compliant Infant Formula Cost Containment
Vacant, Chair
April Hamilton, State Agency Section
Joyce Yurchisin, Local Agency Section
Tracy Erickson, Nutrition Services Section
Vacant, Native American Coalition
Chavis Paulk, At-Large
Amy Gelfand, At-Large
Vacant, At-Large
Dawn Briner, 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
Danae Olson, Board Liaison