Committees and Chairs

Leah Sullivan

The Communications Committee will develop and deliver to the membership new educational tools which are accessible to all membership categories. This committee is responsible for printed material, website and social media communications.

Angelice Lowe
Lena Wilson

Plans educational sessions and logistics for annual ACDA conference.

Jim Copp 

Finance Committee consists of the President, President Elect, Treasurer and Executive Director. They will develop an annual budget. The Finance Committee shall submit a balanced budget proposal to the Board of Directors no later than the Fall Board of Directors meeting. The treasurer will contract with an outside source to perform a financial review of the Association’s financial records.

Stephanie Bruce

The Legislative committee shall evaluate, interpret, recommend and respond to Federal legislation. Informs the membership of legislative issues that may affect the Association. Develops legislative policy/position for consideration by the Executive Board. Act on behalf and at the direction of the Executive Board on legislative matters.

Andrea Denning

The mission of this task force is to assist ACDA members in an ongoing understanding of and compliance with the statutory and regulatory Buy American requirements for school meal programs.

Jose Quinones, Co-Chair
Lisa Chasak, Co-Chair
Ed Herrera, Membership Coordinator

The Membership Committee shall promote membership within all eligible categories and to encourage active participation in the Association. This committee is also responsible for maintaining the registration booth logistics at conference. Click here to view the full membership committee list.

Chris Facha

The Nominating Committee shall investigate the availability and qualifications of State/Territory member representatives as nominees for elective offices and select qualified nominees for such office. 

Carole Erb
Tami Radcliff 

Processing Committee shall develop and update uniform Processing documents, to make recommendations to the Board of Directors on processing issues and proposed regulations, and to act as a liaison between the various USDA offices involved with processing and the Association.

Theresa Stretch, ICN 

Procurement committee shall assist ACDA members in an ongoing understanding of and compliance with procurement requirements in USDA programs.

Angelice Lowe

Resolutions and Bylaws Committee shall receive and consider all proposed amendments to the Association Bylaws and resolutions pertaining to the welfare of the Association. 

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