Board Members

About Us

Melissa Harding, SNS

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 D...

Nicole Melia, RD, LDN

Present Elect

Nicole Melia, RD, LDN is the Food Service Supervisor in the Great Valley School District. Prior to this, she was the Food Service Supervisor in the Upper Merion Area School District, the Nutrition and Garden Coordinator in Great Valley, and a diet clerk at the Roxborough Memorial Hospital. Nicol...

Anthony Brochu

Vice President

Tony Brochu, Director of Food & Nutrition Cornwall-Lebanon and ELCO School districts. 21 total years in school food service 7 of which were in the classroom teaching Commercial Baking and Culinary Arts before making the jump into positions as Director/Coordinator of school food services. I work ...

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...

Pamela Gallagher, SNS

Past President

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 healthcare as a Dietetic Technician. As the daughter of a teacher, Pam w...

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 became a school cafeteria service 26 years ago and in that time she has furthered he school nutrition education through many classes and courses with SNA and through Penn Stat...

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 21 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 ...

Gina Giarratana

Scholarships & Awards

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, ...

Laura Frye

Region 1 Representative

Laura Frye is the Representative from SNAPa’s Region 1. She is currently the Director of Food Services at the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District. She is an active member of SNAPa’s Centre-Clearfield Regional Chapter! Laura received her bachelor’s in Nutrition from the Pennsylvania State Un...

Paul Harvey Schmid, SNS

Region 2 Representative

Paul Harvey Schmid is the Food Service Director in the East Stroudsburg Area School District. He served as President of SNAPa in 1996 after serving for many years with SNAPa in different capacities, among them the Ad Hoc Breakfast Expansion Committee and as Chair of the Pennsylvania State & Feder...

Kristan Delle, RD, LDN, CLC

Region 3 Representative

Kristan Delle, RD, LDN, CLC is a Registered Dietitian working as the Director of Food Services for the School District of Upper Dublin. In May 2016, Kristan anticipates completion of her Masters of Dietetic Administration from Utah State University. Aside from working in school food service, Kri...

Nichole Taylor

Region 4 Representative

Evora Taylor, aka Nichole, is the Director of Nutrition for the Upper Perkiomen 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 ...

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...

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 27 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...

Georgine Miley

Senior Business & Industry Partner

Georgine Miley is the National School Specialist for Mrs. T’s Pierogies/Ateeco, Inc. She has been in the food service industry for 24 years with the last 10 years of service specifically dedicated to school food service. Her passion is to help provide nutritious and delicious meals to students a...

Glen Eaton

Business & Industry Partner

Glenn Eaton of W.B. Marketing is the newest Business & Industry Representative on the Board. Glenn has been a food service equipment sales representative for the past 34 years, the last 25 years with W.B. Marketing. Collectively, W.B. Marketing are members of SNAPa, WVA SNA, SNA of Ohio and SNA ...

Todd Holmes

Business & Industry Partner

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...

Elizabeth Henry

Annual Conference Chair

Elizabeth Henry is the Health and Nutrition Coordinator for Pittsburgh Public Schools Food Service Department. She is working to improve the availability and appeal of healthy foods for students while focusing on increasing participation in school meal programs. Elizabeth's mission is to start mo...

Vonda Cooke, MS, RD

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Vonda Cooke, MS, RD State Director, Child Nutrition Programs Division of Food and Nutrition Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management Pennsylvania Department of Education 333 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 717-783-6556 vcooke@pa.gov

Amanda Wasko

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Commodity Processing Specialist Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Food Distribution 2301 North Cameron Street Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408 717-772-2694 amawasko@pa.gov

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