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School Nutrition Contact Information


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Phone: 303-866-6661; Mail: 1525 Sherman St. Suite 309 Denver, CO 80203-1942


CDE School Nutrition Staff

Brehan Riley, MS, RD, SNS

Brehan Riley, School Nutrition Unit Director

Director

  • Manages all Child Nutrition Programs administered by CDE; determines program goals and objectives.
  • Formulates, interprets and implements state and federal statutes, rules and regulations for the Child Nutrition Programs
  • Provides leadership and expertise in planning, developing, promoting, implementing, and evaluating Child Nutrition Programs
  • Oversees budgets related to federal and state funding
  • Liaison to Colorado School Nutrition Association (CSNA)

riley_b@cde.state.co.us; P  303-866-6299  C  720-202-3338

Amanda Mercer, MS, RD

Amanda Mercer

Nutrition Programs Supervisor

  • Interprets regulations and develops and disseminates written guidance to ensure compliance with federal, state, local policies and rules and regulations for all participating entities
  • Plans, develops, implements and evaluates child nutrition programs to meet changing priorities that support the mission of the program
  • Oversees the development of outreach activities to expand the scope and effectiveness of child nutrition programs
  • Coordinates and oversees child nutrition-related grant activities.

mercer_a@cde.state.co.us; 720-724-3210


Kerri Link, MS, RD, SNS

kerri link

Nutrition Programs Review Supervisor​

link_k@cde.state.co.us; 720-660-5499

Ashley Moen, MS, RD, SNS

Ashley Moen, SFSP Supervisor

Summer Meal Programs Supervisor

moen_a@cde.state.co.us; 303-866-6653

Brittany Shores

Brittany Shores, Grants fiscal analyst

Grants Fiscal Analyst for Nutrition

shores_b@cde.state.co.us; (303-866-6911)


Allison Butler, MPH, RD

Allison butler

Principal Consultant

butler_a@cde.state.co.us

Megan Johnson, RD, SNS

Megan Johnson

Procurement Principal Consultant

johnson_m@cde.state.co.us; 303-653-6138



Kristi Brennan, MS, RD, SNS

Kristi Brennan

Senior Consultant

brennan_k@cde.state.co.us; 720-450-0926

Donna Kolkman

Donna Kolkman

Consultant

kolkman_d@cde.state.co.us; 720-202-8794


Sarah McKasson, MPH

Data and Evaluation Manager

  • Oversee development and implementation of unit evaluaiton plans 
  • Oversee unit data infrastructure, analysis, and visualization

mckasson_s@cde.state.co.us; 303-916-4437

Vacant

Consultant

Opgenorth_e@cde.state.co.us; 720-822-1883

 

Becca Boone, MA

Becca Boone

Consultant

boone_r@cde.state.co.us; 720-450-4357