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CDE Office of School Nutrition (OSN) Staff

Brehan Riley, MS, RD, SNS

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

Nutrition Programs Supervisor

  • 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
  • Coordinates and oversees child nutrition-related grant activities.

Carrie Thielen, MPH, RD

Nutrition Programs Senior Consultant

Stacey Macklin, BS

Program Support


Office of School Nutrition staff


December 2017 (front to back, left to right) 
Heather Hauswirth, McKenna Pullen, Brehan Riley, Amanda Mercer, Kerri Link, Ashley Moen, Megan Meermans
Carrie Thielen, Sara Rose Foreman, Lyza Shaw, Stacey Macklin, Erica Boyd, Kristi Rolfsen, Rachael Burnham
Benjamin Wetherbee, Donna Kolkman, Megan Johnson, Jonathan Padia, Denise Meredith

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