Board Members

About Us

Nicole Melia, RD, LDN

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...

Nichole Taylor

President Elect

Evora 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 students a...

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...

Gina Giarratana

Vice President

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, ...

Melissa Harding, SNS

Past President

Melissa Harding, SNS is a nutritionist with five years of K-12 School Food Service experience. She is a School Nutrition Specialist and has a graduate certificate in Marketing along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University. Melissa is currently the C...

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...

Randy Walker

Public Policy & Legislation

Randy Walker is the Food Service Administrator in both the Freedom and Riverside School Districts, a position he has held since 2015. Prior to that, Randy was the Food Service Administrator in the Laurel Highlands School District, and the Assistant Food Director for the Federal Bureau of Prisons ...

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

Kristan Delle, RD, LDN, CLC

Region 3 Representative

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...

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...

Joyce Weber

Region 7 Representative

Joyce Weber is the Food Service Director in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District in Pittsburgh. She has worked in the school food service industry for more than 29 years. Most of those years were spent in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and now with Baldwin-Whitehall. Joyce is a graduate of Indian...

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...

Angela DeSarro

2019 Annual Conference Chair

Angela DeSarro is the Regulation Coordinator at Pittsburgh Public Schools and responsible for the overall food safety throughout the district. She also oversees the CACFP and Summer meal programs that run throughout the 54 school locations. In addition, she has worked on multiple grants that pro...

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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