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CDE Office of School Nutrition (OSN) Staff

Brehan Riley, MS, RD, SNS - Director
P  303-866-6299  C  720-202-3338

  • Manages all Child Nutrition Programs administered by CDE; determines program goals and objectives.
  • Formulates, interprets and implements state and federal statutes, rules and regulations for the Child Nutrition Programs
  • Provides leadership and expertise in planning, developing, promoting, implementing, and evaluating Child Nutrition Programs
  • Oversees budgets related to federal and state funding
  • Liaison to Colorado School Nutrition Association (CSNA)

Amanda Mercer, MS, RD - Program Manager

  • Interprets regulations and develops and disseminates written guidance to ensure compliance with federal, state, local policies and rules and regulations for all participating entities
  • Plans, develops, implements and evaluates child nutrition programs to meet changing priorities that support the mission of the program
  • Oversees the development of outreach activities to expand the scope and effectiveness of child nutrition programs
  • Oversees the CDE OSN internship program
  • Coordinates and oversees child nutrition-related grant activities.

Lyza Shaw, MS - Business Operations Manager

Heather Hauswirth, RD - Training Supervisor

Stacey Macklin, BS - Program Support

Office of School Nutrition - staff
December 2016 (front to back, left to right)
Heather Hauswirth, Megan Meermans, Brehan Riley, Jon Padia
Kerri Link, Sara Rose Foreman, Ashley Moen, Kristi Rolfsen
Amanda Mercer, Stacey Macklin, Lyza Shaw, Jan Bodnar, Carrie Pearse, Rachael Burnham
Not pictured:  Megan Johnson, Denise Meredith

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