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Advisory Council for School Nutrition Members
ACSN Members gather input and feedback from their regions on key issues to inform discussion at council meetings; share School Nutrition Unit materials and talking points with their region to promote accurate, informed and consistent messaging; promote relationship building and enhance collaboration between SFAs by sharing best practices and resources. View all regional contacts.
Jennifer Peifer, Douglas County RE 1
Erika Edwards, Jefferson County R-1
Erika is currently with Jefferson County R-1 and was previously Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Cherry Creek Schools in Centennial, CO. Erica has a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Colorado State University and a master’s of Public Health degree from the Colorado School of Public Health. After dabbling in clinical dietetics, teaching and health communications, Erika feels lucky to have found school nutrition – a perfect combination of the fields she enjoys most. Erika is actively involved in the Colorado School Nutrition Association (CSNA) and is the current CSNA Vice President.
Danielle Bock, Greeley 6
Danielle is the Nutrition Services Director for Greely-Evans Weld County 6, which is an urban district with over 10,000 students. Danielle sees the "opportunity to create real change in the lives of employees and students" by working to promote and educate nutritious foods and child nutrition programs. Danielle is a Denver native although Seattle is her favorite city. Her favorite get away spot is Glenwood Springs where she often loves to hike and bike. Danielle says, "School Nutrition provides the perfect opportunity for me to use my skills in strategy and logistics to help fuel the future of our community. Essentially we are operating the largest restaurant chain in northern Colorado."
Danielle loves being outdoors and can often be found biking. She loves gardening and has beehives!
Contact Danielle by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steffiney Quick, Byers 32J
Steffiney is very excited to be a part of the Advisory Council for School Nutrition. Steffiney is dedicated to serving on the ACSN because she is from a small district on the eastern plains and she thinks small districts are sometimes overlooked. She has been the Food Service Director at Byers for the last 12 years. She does not have any formal education; however, Steffiney brings 26 years of food service/restaurant management to her district. When she took the food service program over in 2000, the district was supplementing the program approximately $13,000 a year; within two years, they were running in the black and continue to do so. Her greatest accomplishments have been improvements in their breakfast program and scratch cooking, which they have always done. Their district is approximately 465 students K-12, and they feed about 165 breakfasts and 325 lunches every day. Their free and reduced price eligibility is 50 percent.
Traci Berg, Holyoke RE-1J
Traci Berg is the Food Service Manager for Haxtun, Holyoke, Fleming and Merino school districts. She joined ACSN in 2018. Traci comes to Colorado from Rugby, North Dakota. She spends her time away from work on camping trips with her family. The best part about her job is working with the kids.
Walter Chisman, Ellicott 22
Walter is the Food Service Director for Ellicott School District #22, and has gone through many changes in the 30 years he has been with the district. Walter joined the district in August 1985, driving a school bus full-time and working in the school kitchen. In 1994, he became the Food Service Director, with six full-time and four part-time staff. The full-time staff has been with the school district between four and 17 years. Walter receives great support from all areas of the district, including the board of education, superintendent, administration, teachers, students and a great food service staff. Walter has lived all of his life in Ellicott and attended all 12 years of school there. It is a great place to be and Walter believes he has some of the best students. Walter has three schools in the district, and there are 1,051 students currently enrolled, with a free and reduced price eligibility of 69 percent.
Kristen Osborn, Gunnison Watershed RE1J
Britton Knickerbocker, Charter Choice Collaborative
Stephanie Harper, Shiloh House