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School Nutrition Contact Information

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Contact Our Team

Mail: 1525 Sherman St. Suite 309, Denver, CO 80203-1942

Need Help?

Contact your point person for answers to program questions and support with applications, reviews and technical assistance needs.


Meet Our Leadership Team

Brehan Riley

Brehan Riley, MS, RD, SNS

Director

Oversees

  • Management of all child nutrition programs administered by CDE; Coordination of program goals and objectives; Management of program budgets related to federal, state, and grant funding.

Phone  303-866-6299

Cell Phone  720-202-3338

Krista Garand

Krista Garand, SNS

Supervisor

Oversees

  • Coordination of nutrition-related grant activities, strategic planning and quality improvements. 

Cell Phone  720-413-6310

Kerri Link

Kerri Link, MS, RD, SNS

Supervisor

Oversees

  • Strategic priorities of child nutrition programs for the unit and the interpretation and implementation of state and federal statutes, rules and regulations for child nutrition programs.

Cell Phone  720-660-5499

Ashley Moen

Ashley Moen, MS, RD, SNS

Supervisor

Oversees

  • The unit's strategy for training, communications and marketing/outreach; Personnel management and internship program.

Cell Phone  303-868-7192

Lyza Shaw

Lyza Shaw, MS

Supervisor

Oversees

  • Financial management for the unit and child nutrition programs, coordination of financial reporting and strategies for child nutrition program reviews and operations.

Cell Phone  303-854-4915


Meet Our Program Managers

Megan Johnson

Megan Johnson, RD, SNS

Nutrition Programs Manager

Services Provided

Oversight, program management and strategic direction for:

Cell Phone  303-653-6138

Rachael Burnham

Rachael Burnham, BA, SNS

Review and Operations Manager

Services Provided

Oversight, program management and strategic direction for:

Cell Phone  303-503-2353

Sharon Murray

Sharon Murray, MHSE

Training and Communications Manager

Services Provided

Oversight, program management and strategic direction for:

  • Unit training plan for child nutrition programs
  • Professional development for the unit
  • Unit communication

Cell Phone  720-584-1962

Meet Our Subject Matter Experts

Jenny Herman

Jenny Herman

Senior Consultant

Oversees

Services Provided

  • Conducts training, technical assistance, and monitoring for sponsors

Cell Phone  720-812-3119

Erin Opgenorth

Erin Opgenorth, RD

Senior Consultant

Oversees

Services Provided

  • Conducts training, technical assistance, and monitoring for sponsors

Cell Phone  720-822-1883

Vivien Skrupskis

Vivien Skrupskis, BA

Senior Consultant

Oversees

Services Provided

  • Conducts training, technical assistance, and monitoring for sponsors

Cell Phone  720-672-4243

Nell Dochez

Nell Dochez, MPA

Senior Consultant

Oversees

Services Provided

  • Conducts training, technical assistance, and monitoring for sponsors

Cell Phone  720-948-5145

Amanda Gersabeck

Amanda Gersabeck, RD

Senior Consultant

Oversees

Services Provided

  • Conducts training, technical assistance, and monitoring for sponsors

Cell Phone  720-948-5145

Becca Boone

Becca Boone, MA

Consultant

Oversees

Services Provided

  • Conducts training, technical assistance, and monitoring for sponsors

Cell Phone  720-450-4357

Christian Francisco

Christian Francisco

Consultant

Oversees

Services Provided

  • Conducts training, technical assistance, and monitoring for sponsors

Cell Phone  720-595-0707

State Agency Partners

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

Contact the CDPHE for more information on the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) within child care centers/family child care, adult day care programs, afterschool programs and the supper program.

Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) - USDA Foods

The Food Distribution Programs unit facilitates the ordering and distribution of USDA Foods (formerly "commodities") to decrease school nutrition and summer food service program costs.