2018 Program Development Team Members. Not all team members were present for the photo.
Land-Grant University System SNAP-Ed Program Development Team
Report of Accomplishments and Action Items
Annual Work Meeting – April 10-12, 2018, Alexandria, VA
The Land-Grant University SNAP-Ed Program Development Team (PDT) met in Alexandria, Virginia to review progress, refine strategic plan implementation, and develop key action steps for the upcoming year. This 15-person team represents all Extension regions and is comprised of family and consumer science program leaders and other university administrators, SNAP-Ed program coordinators, an office manager from the Land-Grant University (LGU) System, and a federal partner from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture. The team conducts bimonthly conference calls, subcommittee work, and an annual face-to-face meeting to improve the consistency and effectiveness of Extension SNAP-Ed programming to address national health and nutrition-related problems facing low-income populations in the context of Extension’s broader low-income nutrition education portfolio.
Highlights of the last year and work meeting plans for upcoming year include:
Throughout the year, the PDT purposefully promoted the strength and capacity of Extension outreach efforts to efficiently and effectively develop, deliver, and evaluate multi-level educational approaches to positively impact the health and well-being of limited resource individuals. Additionally, PDT members focused on mentoring colleagues, building and sustaining critical partnerships with other implementing agencies, and promoting the importance of a nationwide system of nutrition education and evaluation expertise through the LGU System.
Members of the LGU SNAP-Ed Program Development Team for 2018-2019
North Central Region
Pat Bebo, Asst. Director, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension, The Ohio State University (term ended; will serve 1 year as ad hoc representative)
Candance (Candy) Gabel, State Coordinator – Director, Nutrition and Health Ed., University of Missouri (new)
Christine Hradek, SNAP-Ed and EFNEP Coordinator, Iowa State University
Megan Ness Ditterick, EFNEP/FNP Coordinator, North Dakota State University
Patsy Ezell, Assistant Director FCS, University of Maryland
Lisa Sullivan-Werner, FNP and EFNEP Leader, University of Massachusetts
Elise Gurgevich, SNAP-Ed and EFNEP Coordinator, Penn State University (new)
Karla Shelnutt, Associate Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist, University of Florida
Michelle Vineyard, Extension Specialist TNCEP, University of Tennessee (retired mid-year)
Renda Nelson, Better Living for Texans State Program Director, Texas A&M University
Ivy Murphy, SNAP-Ed Coordinator, North Carolina A&T University (served partial year); 1890 representative
Andrea Morris, Health and Nutrition Specialist/Program Manager EFNEP and SNAP-Ed, Alabama A&M University (new); 1890 representative
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, Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Tennessee Extension
Jill Thorngren, Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences, 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 2018 PDT Committee Meeting Highlights.