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School Nutrition Contact Information


Contact Our Team

You can also contact our team using the emails below and we'll be in touch shortly. 

Phone: 303-866-6661

Mail: 1525 Sherman St. Suite 309 Denver, CO 80203-1942


Meet Our Leadership Team 

Brehan Riley, MS, RD, SNS

Director

  • Oversees the management of all child nutrition programs administered by CDE; oversees the coordination of program goals and objectives.
  • Provides leadership and expertise in planning, developing, promoting, implementing, and evaluating child nutrition programs.
  • Oversees the management of program budgets related to federal, state, and grant funding. 
  • Liaison to Colorado School Nutrition Association (CSNA)

riley_b@cde.state.co.us; 720-202-3338

Krista Garand, SNS

Krista Garand, School Nutrition Grants & Strategy Supervisor

Supervisor

  • Oversees and coordinates child nutrition-related grant activities.
  • Oversees and coordinates strategic planning and quality improvements to meet changing priorities that support the mission of the unit. 
  • Member of School Nutrition Unit leadership team; supervises and coaches staff members.

garand_k@cde.state.co.us; 720-413-6310

Lyza Shaw, MS

Supervisor

  • Oversees financial management for the unit and child nutrition programs. 
  • Oversees and coordinates financial reporting. 
  • Oversees strategies for child nutrition program reviews and operations. 
  • Member of the School Nutrition Unit leadership team; supervises and coaches staff members. 

shaw_l@cde.state.co.us; 303-854-4915

Kerri Link, MS, RD, SNS

Supervisor​

  • Oversees strategic priorities of child nutrition programs for the unit. 
  • Oversees the interpretation and implementation of state and federal statutes, rules and regulations for child nutrition programs. 
  • Liaison to USDA federal and regional offices. 
  • Member of the School Nutrition Unit leadership team; supervises and coaches staff members. 

link_k@cde.state.co.us; 720-660-5499

Ashley Moen, MS, RD, SNS

Supervisor

  • Oversees the unit's strategy for training, communications and marketing/outreach to expand the reach and effectiveness of child nutrition programs.
  • Oversees personnel management and dietetic interns.
  • Member of School Nutrition Unit leadership team; supervises and coaches staff members.

moen_a@cde.state.co.us; 303-868-7192

Meet Our Program Managers

Megan Johnson, RD, SNS

Nutrition Programs Manager

Provides oversight, program management and strategic direction for: 

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

Rachael Burnham, BA, SNS

Review and Operations Manager

Provides oversight, program management, and strategic direction for:

burnham_r@cde.state.co.us; 303-503-2353

Sharon Murray, MHSE

Training and Communications Manager

Provides oversight, program management and strategic direction for: 

  • Unit training plan for child nutrition programs 
  • Professional development for the unit
  • Unit communication

murray_s@cde.state.co.us; 720-584-1962

Meet Our Subject Matter Experts

Erin Opgenorth, RD

Senior Consultant

Provides oversight and subject matter expertise for:

Conducts training, technical assistance, and monitoring for sponsors

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

McKenna Pullen, MPH, SNS

Senior Consultant

Provides oversight and subject matter expertise for: 

Conducts training and technical assistance for sponsors 

pullen_m@cde.state.co.us; 720-644-7259

Vivien Skrupskis, BA

Senior Consultant

Provides oversight and subject matter expertise for: 

Conducts training, technical assistance, and monitoring for sponsors

skrupskis_v@cde.state.co.us; 720-672-4243

Jenny Herman

Senior Consultant

Provides oversight and subject matter expertise for:

Conducts training, technical assistance, and monitoring for sponsors

herman_j@cde.state.co.us; 720-812-3119

Nell Dochez, MPA

Nell Dochez, Senior Nutrition Consultant

Senior Consultant

Provides oversight and subject matter expertise for:

Conducts training, technical assistance, and monitoring for sponsors

dochez_n@cde.state.co.us , 720-948-5145

Amanda Gersabeck, RD

Amanda Gersabeck, Senior Nutrition Consultant

Senior Consultant

Provides oversight and subject matter expertise for: 

Conducts training, technical assistance and monitoring for sponsors 

gersabeck_a@cde.state.co.us

Becca Boone, MA

Consultant

Provides oversight and subject matter expertise for:

Conducts training, technical assistance, and monitoring for sponsors 

boone_r@cde.state.co.us; 720-450-4357

Alicia Grove, MS, RD, SNS

Consultant

Provides oversight and subject matter expertise for: 

Conducts training, technical assistance and monitoring for sponsors 

grove_a@cde.state.co.us; 720-795-2038

Christian Francisco

Consultant

Provides subject matter expertise and support for:

Conducts training, technical assistance, and monitoring for sponsors

francisco_c@cde.state.co.us; 720-595-0702

Kristi LaBriola, MS

Kristi LaBriola, CDE School Nutrition Program Support Assistant

Program Support

Provides oversight and subject matter expertise for:

Provides program support and oversees administrative duties

LaBriola_k@cde.state.co.us; 303-552-6227

Patrick Mueller

Grants Fiscal Analyst for Nutrition

mueller_p@cde.state.co.us; 303-656-9341


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