2017 Program Development Team Members. Not all team members were present for the photo.
The Land-Grant University SNAP-Ed Program Development Team (PDT) met in Alexandria, Virginia to review progress, implement a strategic planning process, and develop key action steps for the upcoming year. This 16-person team represents all Extension regions and is comprised of Family and Consumer Science Program Leaders and other university administrators, SNAP-Ed Program Coordinators, and an office manager from the Land-Grant University (LGU) System, and a federal partner from NIFA. The PDT team meets through bimonthly conference calls, subcommittee work, and an annual face-to- face meeting to improve the consistency and effectiveness of SNAP-Ed programming through the LGU System in addressing national health and nutrition-related problems facing low-income populations.
Highlights of the meeting and the last year include:
Throughout the year, the PDT has played a critical role in educating about nutrition education for low-income families. Members have directly and indirectly communicated the importance of SNAP-Ed to decision makers, have provided formal or informal mentoring to colleagues in the LGU System and have addressed critical programmatic needs the LGU System faced during changes created by new legislation, regulations, and guidance. Thank you to members who have completed their service on the PDT: Paula Peters (Kansas State University), Jamie Dollahite (Cornell University), Kathleen Manenica (Washington State University), Angie Abbott (Purdue University), Mindy Meuli (University of Wyoming), De’Shoin York-Friendship (Southern University)
Members of the LGU SNAP-Ed Program Development Team for 2017-2018
North Central Region
Christine Hradek, SNAP-Ed and EFNEP Coordinator, Iowa State University
Megan Ness, EFNEP/FNP Coordinator, North Dakota State University
Pat Bebo, Interim Assistant Director FCS, Ohio State University
Patsy Ezell, Assistant Director FCS, University of Maryland
Lisa Sullivan-Werner, FNP and EFNEP Leader, University of Massachusetts
Karla Shelnutt, Associate Professor & Extension Nutrition Specialist, University of Florida
Ivy Murphy (1890 rep), Try Healthy SNAP-Ed Project Coordinator, North Carolina A & T State University
Michelle Vineyard, Extension Specialist TNCEP, University of Tennessee
Renda Nelson, Better Living for Texans State Program Director, Texas A&M University
Adrian Kohrt, FNP Coordinator, University of Alaska
Donna Sauter, ICAN Director (SNAP-Ed & EFNEP), New Mexico State University
Sally Bowman, Program Leader SNAP-Ed & EFNEP, Oregon State University
Laura Stephenson, Assistant Dean, University of Tennessee Extension
C.Y. Wang, Associate Dean & Associate Director, South Dakota State University
Sandra Jensen, Office Manager SNAP-Ed through the LGU System, South Dakota State University
Helen Chipman, National Program Leader Food & Nutrition Education, NIFA/USDA
To download a copy of the highlights of the meetings, visit 2017 PDT Committee Meeting Highlights.