SNA Election

In July 2015, the SNA Leadership Development Committee (formerly the Nominating Committee) met at the Annual National Conference (ANC) in Salt Lake City to select a slate of candidates for the Association’s upcoming election. The full slate will be announced in late October and the election will take place over a two-week period in February.

The winning candidates will serve on the 2016-18 SNA Board of Directors and Leadership Development Committee, with the installation to take place at SNA’s 70th Annual National Conference, July 10-13, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.

Board of Directors Election Slate

Vice President
Gay Anderson, SNS, Brandon Valley School District 49-2, Brandon, South Dakota
Linda Eichenbeger, SNS, Oak Hills Local School District, Delhi Township, Ohio

Debbi Beauvais, SNS, Gates-Chili Central School District, Rochester, New York
Dr. Cleta Long, SNS, Ed.D., Bibb County School District, Bibb County, Georgia

Northeast Regional Director
*Open – Two candidates needed

Northwest Regional Director
Lynne Shore, North Marion School District 015, Marion County, Oregon
*Open – One candidate needed

Southwest Regional Director
Dr. Lilly Bouie, Ph.D., Little Rock School District, Little Rock, Arkansas
Monica Deines-Henderson, SNS, Falcon School District 49, Peyton, Colorado

At-Large Director
*Open – Six candidates needed

School Nutrition Employee/Manager Representative
Delene Coates, South Sanpete School District, Mount Pleasant, Utah
Donna Myers, Osceola County School District, Osceola County, Florida

Leadership Development Committee Election Slate

Mideast Region Representative
*Open – Two candidates needed

Midwest Region Representative
Mary Betlach, Robbinson City School District, New Hope, Minnesota
Micheline Piekarski, SNS, Oak Park & River Forest HSD 200, Oak Park, Illinois

Southeast Region Representative
June Barrett, SNS, Alabama State Department of Education, Montgomery, Alabama
Linda Irby, SNS, Hampton City Public Schools, Hampton, Virginia

West Region Representative
*Open – Two candidates needed

*In addition to recruiting for the open Northeast and Northwest Regional Director positions, the Leadership Development Committee will be recruiting for three new At-Large Director positions to serve on the Board of Directors. The Committee also will recruit candidates to be elected to serve as Mideast and West Region Representatives on the Leadership Development Committee.

The Leadership Development Committee will meet in October at SNA’s annual Committee Days meeting to select candidates for the all open positions. A full slate will be announced following that meeting. Biographies of candidates selected for the slate will be available to view online in early January 2016. The secure online voting website will be open from February 15-29.

To learn more about the nominations process, open position responsibilities and eligibility requirements, or to complete the Candidate Recommendation Form, click here. For questions, contact SNA Chief of Staff and Leadership Development Committee Staff Liaison Jean Geraghty at

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