Election of Vice President of SNALYour Vote Counts For Vice President
Because many of the offices on the School Nutrition Association of Louisiana Executive Board will be filled with unopposed candidates, there is only one position that will be placed on the ballot: Vice President of SNAL. All current SNAL members may vote for a candidate in this election. See information on candidates, pages 11 and 12 in the conference program. Voting will be held in the registration area at the Belle of Baton Rouge Center Lobby on Wednesday, June 10th (8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.), and Thursday, June 11th (8:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m.). In order to vote, you must check in at the designated table. You will present a picture ID and be checked to see that you are an active member of SNAL/SNA. Once verification is complete, you will be presented a ballot, which you will mark and place in a locked ballot box.
At the close of the voting poll, the Teller’s Committee will open the locked ballot box and tally the votes. Renee Sherville, SNAL Secretary, will contact the election participants and Kelly Thompson, SNAL President-Elect of the results. The Incoming Executive Board will be installed at the Second General Session on Thursday evening.
MEET THE VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATESEngage, Inspire, Lead
Tesresa C. BrownDirector of Child Nutrition St. Charles Parish Public Schools
Teresa Brown is from Metairie, LA where she lives with her supportive husband of 16 years and two beautiful daughters Julia 14 and Olivia 11. Her first love is her family and second is her career. She started her Child Nutrition career in 1998 as a sales representative and has worked her way to Child Nutrition director in 2010. She is Director of Child Nutrition for St. Charles Parish Public Schools. She possesses over 15 years of experience in Child Nutrition. Before assuming her role as director, she established and operated Nutrition Solutions, LLC working as an independent food and nutrition consultant. She focused her work and time in the field of Child Nutrition and wellness. In addition, she assisted child nutrition directors with wellness, food safety, training programs, nutrition education, and special diets. Teresa holds an Associate of Science Degree in Dietetics, Undergraduate Degree in Business Management, Master of Science in Human Nutrition, and is a Licensed Registered Dietitian.
Teresa volunteers her time with many organizations. She is currently serving as School Nutrition Association of Louisiana (SNAL) Public Policy & Legislation Co-Chair and Website Chair. In 2014 she served as SNAL National School Breakfast Week Chair, 2013 she served as Conference co-chair for SNAL Annual Conference. In addition, she served seven years on the New Orleans Dietetic Association Board as National Nutrition Month Chair, secretary, president-elect, two years as president, and as nominating chair. Teresa is a member of School Nutrition Association and SNAL.
In addition to her many years of experience and knowledge within Child Nutrition, she also received many awards for her accomplishments. In 2008 she received Outstanding Dietetic Student Award that was awarded by the Louisiana Dietetic Association. In 2009 she received the “Circles of Excellence” Outstanding Alumni Award awarded by Delgado Community College. In 2010 her thesis abstract was published in the Journal of Child Nutrition and Management and she was accepted into the SNA Showcase exhibit for National Conference in Dallas, TX. In 2011, she received the Recognized Young Dietitian of the year award from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Stephanie A. WeaverChild Nutrition Program Supervisor Monroe City School Board
Stephanie A. Weaver is a native of Union, Mississippi but currently resides in Monroe, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State University and her Master’s Degree in Institution Management from University of Southern Mississippi. She is the mother of two daughters, 23 and 20.
Stephanie has twice attended the Produce Safety University, sponsored by USDA in 2011 and again 2015. Recently, Stephanie was asked by the Louisiana State Department be a mentor for the Team Up for School Nutrition Success – Southwest Region. This was held at the National Food Service Management Institute located at the University of Mississippi. Stephanie is also a member of the Healthy Community Coalition for Ouachita Parish for over 3 years. This group works tirelessly to make sure our parish is a healthier place for our residents and our students.
Stephanie has over 25 years of experience in Child Nutrition and has a passion for her program. She is the supervisor over 19 schools and has a staff of over 100 employees. All of her schools are members of the Alliance for Healthier Generation. Stephanie has worked hard on Monroe City’s Wellness Initiative, Six Cent Certification, and getting her program noticed. One of Stephanie’s schools garnered the Silver Award for the Healthier US Challenge. Not only do her schools participate in the National Food Service School Breakfast and Lunch Program, Stephanie operates the Summer Feeding Program and participates in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
Stephanie is known in Monroe City as getting the job done and working tirelessly for her students. Stephanie pushed for her district to be the first in the area to be a part of the Community Eligibility Program garnering her program 100% status. Because of this, all of her students are allowed to eat both breakfast and lunch at no cost to the parent.
Her district has been awarded over $70,000 in grants in both Stimulus Money and Section 201 New Meal Pattern Menu Planning.
What Our Members Say?
By participating on the Board and attending the many conferences and meetings, I was provided opportunities to spread my wings and take on challenges that I otherwise would not have tried.Are you ready to SOAR?