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  • Mail: 1580 Logan Street, Suite 760, Denver, CO 80203-1942
  • Program Responsibility - OSN Contact List (updated list - coming soon!)

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

Donna Kolkman - Nutrition Consultant

  • Administrative Reviews
  • Summer Food Service Reviews
  • Training and Technical Assistance 

Nutrition Consultant - VACANT

  • Administrative Reviews
  • Summer Food Service Reviews
  • Training and Technical Assistance 


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, Donna Kolkman, Erica Boyd


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