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CDE Office of School Nutrition Staff

Jane C. Brand, RD, SNS -Director


Brehan Riley, MS, RD -Program Manager

Lyza Shaw, MS - Business Operations Manager

  • Assists with the financial management aspects of the Child Nutrition Program
  • Coordinates the Resource Management section of the Administrative Review
  • Liaison for fiscal management and financial reporting

Sara Silvernail, MS, RD -Training Supervisor

  • Coordinates and oversees training and technical assistance programs
  • Coordinates dietetic interns
  • Liaison to Colorado School Nutrition Association (CSNA)

Megan Meermans -Grants Fiscal Analyst/Nutrition

  • Fiscal Management
  • USDA Reports

Amanda Mercer, MS, RD -Review Administrator

  • Coordinates Administrative Review Process
  • Lead for nutrient analysis protocols
  • Supervises seasonal reviewers

Jan Bodnar, RD -Program Specialist

  • Charter Schools
  • Equipment Approval
  • Food Service Management Companies (FSMCs)
  • New School Food Authorities (SFAs)
  • Procurement

Sara Rose Foreman, RD -Program Specialist

  • Emergency/Disaster Feeding
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Special Milk Program

Julie Griffith, MPH, RD -Program Specialist

  • Free and Reduced Price Meals Process
  • Provisional Programs
    • Community Eligibility Provision
    • Provision 2
  • Residential Child Care Institutes (RCCIs)

Heather Hauswirth, RD -Program Specialist

  • HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC)
  • Nutrition Education
  • Team Nutrition
  • Wellness Policy

Kerri Link, MS, RD -Program Specialist

  • Administrator's Reference Manual (ARM)
  • Afterschool Care Snack Program (ACSP)
  • Advisory Council for School Nutrition (ACSN)
  • Directors' Conference
  • School Breakfast Program (SBP)
  • OSN Social Media

Ashley Moen, MS, RD -Program Specialist

  • Civil Rights
  • Farm to School
  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Jennifer Otey, BA -Program Specialist

  • Claim System
  • Direct Certification
  • District Contact Information
    • Thursday Update
  • Verification

Stacey Macklin, BS -Program Support

  • Administrative Duties
  • Advisory Council for School Nutrition (ACSN)
  • Program Support
  • Website Content Coordinator



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