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Staffing Changes at the Office of School Nutrition, July 2015

  • Lyza Shaw, Business Operations Manager:  Lyza will focus on assisting with the financial management aspects of the Child Nutrition Programs, coordinating the Resource Management section of the Administrative Review, overseeing procurement and acting as liaison for fiscal management and fiscal reporting.

  • Amanda Mercer, Review Administrator:  Amanda will oversee the Administrative Review process and nutrient analysis protocols. 
    • With Amanda's promotion, the OSN has a Program Specialist position available.   For more information on this position, or to apply, please visit Jobs at CDE. The deadline for application for this position is Friday, July 31, 2015.

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
  • Procurement

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

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

  • Interim - Smart Snacks and Competitive Foods
  • 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
  • Interim - Menu planning and meal patterns
  • 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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