Board Members

About Us

Evora Nichole Taylor

President

Evora Nichole Taylor, aka Nichole, is the Director of Food Services for the Chichester School District. She previously served as the Director of Food Service for the Chester Community Charter School in Chester. At CCCS, she worked to create new policy and procedures and raised the bar for both st...

Gina Giarratana

President - Elect

Gina Giarratana has been the Director of Nutritional Services at the Pennridge School District for the past five years. Previously, she was the Foodservice Director at the Southern Lehigh School District as well as a Foodservice Director with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Prior to schools, ...

Dimitra "Mimi" Barrios, MBA

Vice President

Dimitra Barrios received her Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.In addition, Dimitra holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management from Pennsylvania State University.She has been a Director of School Food Service for...

Curtistine Walker

Secretary/Treasurer

Curtistine Walker is the Director of Pittsburgh Schools Food Service. In this role, she is responsible for the overall operation of the Department of Food Service in Pittsburgh Public Schools, which is the largest of 43 school districts in Allegheny County and second largest in Pennsylvania. Th...

Nicole Melia, RD, LDN

Immediate Past President

Nicole Melia, RD, LDN is a registered dietician and has been the Food Service Supervisor at Great Valley School since 2013. Nicole also served as the Nutrition and Garden Coordinator at Great Valley from 2009 through 2011. Nicole worked as a consultant for school food nutrition programs in Penn...

Pamela Gallagher, SNS

Executive Director

Pamela is currently serves as SNAPA's Association Executive Director. Pamela Gallagher received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Holy Family University, and a Master of Business Administration from Holy Family University in 2007. Early in her career, Pam worked in he...

Sue Eichelberger

Employee Manager/Representative

Sue joined the SNAPA Board of Directors as the Employee Manager/Representative in 2016, to complete a two-year term. She was recently re-elected for her 2nd term in this position. She became a school cafeteria service 26 years ago and in that time she has furthered he school nutrition education...

James “Jace” Cameron

Membership Service & Nominating

James “Jace” Cameron is the Food Service Supervisor at the Montgomery County Youth Center. He has worked in food service for 26 years in the RCCI (Residential Child Care Institutes) setting. His experience includes menu planning, ordering, budgeting, scheduling, biding and the day-to-day operatio...

Christopher M. Dunn

Nutrition Education & Professional Development

Christopher M. Dunn has been the Director of Food Services for the Cocalico School District in Denver for the past 12 years. Previously, Chris served as the Executive Chef at Stoudt’s Black Angus & Brewery for 10 years, and for another 10 years was the Restaurant Manager at Arner’s Family Restaur...

Gerry Giarratana

Public Communications

Gerry Giarratana, is the Chair of Public Communications on the SNAPA Board of Directors, and is the Transportation, Warehouse and Food Service Director at the Palisades School District in Kintnersville. He also serves on the district’s safe schools and emergency management committees. Prior to t...

Laura Frye

Region 1 Representative

Laura Frye is the Representative from SNAPa’s Region 1. She is currently the Director of Food Services for Bellefonte Area, and Bald Eagle Area School Districts. She is an active member of SNAPa’s Centre-Clearfield Regional Chapter! Laura received her bachelor’s in Nutrition from the Pennsylva...

Beverly Hendricks

Region 2 Representative

Beverly is the Director of Food Services for Pleasant Valley School District and is the Regional Representative for Region 2. She is very active in her local Chapter 35 Gnaden Huetten as past President and President Elect. Beverly has been in the Food Service industry for 30 years of those years...

Randi Mongiello, RD, LDN

Region 3 Representative

Randi Mongiello is currently the Food Services Director for the Upper Moreland School District since April 2018. Randi started her career as a Clinical Dietitian for Sodexho at a Nursing Home from 2003-2006 before starting her career in School Nutrition.In October of 2006, Randi became the Assist...

Kelsey L. Gartner

Region 4 Representative

Kelsey Gartner, MLD, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian and has been the Nutrition and Garden Coordinator for Great Valley School District since 2012. She has served as Exhibits Chair for the SNAPa Annual Conference and also as Chapter 9’s president since 2016. Kelsey graduated from the University...

Karin Marlin

Region 5 Representative

Karin Marlin is the Food Service Director in the Mechanicsburg Area School District, a position she has held since 1999. Prior to that, Karin was the Director of Dining Services for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and the Associate Director of Dining Service for California University of P...

Allison Kimmel

Region 6 Representative

Allison Kimmel, MS, RD, LDN is the Nutrition Services Director at Marion Center Area School District. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University and her Master’s Degree in Food and Nutrition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to s...

Justin Tech

Region 8 Representative

Chef Justin M. Tech is the Executive Chef & Food Service Director for Fort LeBoeuf School District and Erie County Technical School. Chef Tech has worked in the Culinary Industry for over 15 years, spending 10 years in the K-12 Educational Segment. Chef Tech has a wide range of experience from m...

Kristan Delle, RD, LDN, CLC

2020 Annual Conference Chair

Kristan Delle, MDA, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian working as the Director of Food Services for the School District of Upper Dublin. Kristan has a degree in Nutrition from La Salle University and a Masters of Dietetic Administration from Utah State University. Aside from working in school nutr...

Todd Holmes

Business & Industry Partner - Red Gold

Todd is the K12 Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Red Gold Inc. Todd was a Food Service Director for 20 years in Pennsylvania, where he lives in Allentown. He previously served on the Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer for the School Nutrition Association of Pennsylvania (SNAPA). Todd als...

Jennifer Johns - Riegle

Business & Industry Partner - Peterson Farms

Jennifer Riegle is the National Commodity Manager and Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager for Peterson Farms Fresh.Her career in food service has been K12 specific for over 15 years. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for School Nutrition Association of Pennsylvania as a Business & Industry adv...

Kim Schneider

Business & Industry Partner - Tyson Foods

Kim Schneider is currently the K-12 Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager for Tyson/Advance Pierre since October 2013. She holds her Bachelor Degree in Business Management from the Philadelphia College of Textile & Science. Kim has been in the food service industry for over 25 years beginning with ...

Vonda Cooke, MS, RD

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Vonda Cooke, MS, RDState Director, Child Nutrition ProgramsDivision of Food and NutritionBureau of Budget and Fiscal ManagementPennsylvania Department of Education333 Market StreetHarrisburg, PA 17126-0333717-783-6556vcooke@pa.gov

Caryn Long Earl

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Caryn Long Earl | DirectorDepartment of Agriculture | Bureau of Food Distribution2301 N. Cameron Street | Harrisburg, PA 17110Phone: 717.772.2688 | Fax: 717.787.2387www.agriculture.pa.gov

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