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School Nutrition Team Staff Directory

Program areas may be reached by dialing (608) 266-3509, then selecting one of the following options:
 
1 for Commodities, 2 for School Nutrition, 3 for Community Nutrition, 4 for Summer Food, or 5 for Fiscal or Claims
 
DPI Toll-Free Helpline: (800) 441-4563
 
Fax Machine 1: (608) 267-0363 or Fax Machine 2: (608) 267-2296
 
Program Areas:
 
For general School Nutrition Program questions contact:
Laura Paella
Operation Program Associate
(608) 267-9228
laura.paella@dpi.wi.gov
For claims or federal and state grants programs questions contact:
Jacqueline Jordee
Accountant                                             

 

(608) 267-9134
 
Claims, Federal and State Grants
Program Fax Machine: (608) 267-9207
For "And Justice For All" Posters contact:
Patty Devine
Office Assistant                       
(608) 266-1045

Nutrition Program Consultants

Karen Jardaneh, RDN, CD, SNS
Food Service Management Companies
Resource Management
School Wellness Policies
(608) 267-9128
Tanya Kirtz
SNACS Software
Infants and Pre-K Meal Pattern
Special Milk Program
Wisconsin School Day Milk Program
(608) 266-2410
Loriann Knapton, NDTR, SNS
GOALS Training
RCCIs
Special Dietary Needs
Training Team
Elderly Nutrition Program
Wisconsin School Day Milk Program
Special Milk Program
(608) 266-1046
loriann.knapton@dpi.wi.gov
Gina Kulka, SNS
Free and Reduced Eligibility / Verification
Professional Standards
(608) 266-5770
gina.kulka@dpi.wi.gov
Jessica Lessner
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
Paid Lunch Equity (PLE)
Afterschool Snacks
(608) 267-2293
jessica.lessner@dpi.wi.gov
Cynthia Loechler, MS, RDN
FFVP Coordinator (interim)
(608) 267-1066
Jane Maier
Free and Reduced Eligibility / Verification
(608) 267-9217
Ansley McLeod
Farm to School
Web Content Author
GOALS Training
(608) 261-6329
Jessica Oele, MS, RDN, CD
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
Provision 2
Resource Management
Special Milk Program
Wisconsin School Day Milk Program
(608) 266-3296
Lauren Troxtel, MS
Free and Reduced Eligibility / Verification
Equipment Grant
(608) 266-5514
Kirsten Voss, MS, RDN, CD
Food Safety
ServSafe Instructor and Proctor 
(608) 267-9132
Ann Wiebelhaus
Free and Reduced Eligibility / Verification
(608) 267-9233
Deb Wollin, SNS
Finance / Accounting
Food Service Management Companies
Resource Management
(608) 267-3724
Michelle Zvonar
(608) 267-9125

Public Health Nutritionists

Dana Colla, MS, RDN, CD
FFVP Coordinator
Farm to School
Social Media                                                     
(608) 267-9206
Molly Gregory, RDN, CD
Training Team
ServSafe Instructor and Proctor
SNT Webcasts
(608) 267-9276
Tracy Huffman, MS, RDN, CD
School Breakfast 
Whole Grain-rich Exemptions
(608) 266-7112
Claire Koenig, MPH, RDN, CD
FFVP Coordinator
Special Dietary Needs
Smart Snacks
Web Content Author
ServSafe Instructor and Proctor
(608) 266-3079
(out of the office until January 2019)
Christine Novak, RDN, CD
Smart Snacks
Afterschool Snacks 
(608) 261-6325
Erin Opgenorth, RDN, CD
Infants and Pre-K Meal Pattern
Website Accessibility
(608) 266-5185
Rebekkah Plano, RDN, CD
Food Safety
ServSafe Instructor and Proctor
SNT Newsletter
Social Media
(608) 264-6715
Melissa Samp, MS, RDN, CD
RCCIs
Website Accessibility
(608) 266-9356
Carla Schmitz-Frank, MS, RDN, CD
School Breakfast
(608) 266-5197
Hannah Snider, MPH, RDN, CD
School Breakfast
Website Accessibility
(608) 267-9286
Janelle Winter, MS, RDN, CD
Training Team
SNT Webcasts
Website Content Author
(608) 266-7261

Team Nutrition, Nutrition Education Consultants

Alicia Dill, RDN, CD
Smarter Lunchrooms
Local Wellness Policies                    
(608) 266-2741
Kelly Williams, RDN, CD
Local Wellness Policies
Website Content Author
(608) 267-9120

USDA Foods Contract Specialists

Dino Ante
DoD Fresh
Website Accessibility
Website Content Author                             
(608) 266-3615 or (608) 266-3903
Claire Nagel
Procurement
Warehousing / Distribution
Direct Diversion
(608) 267-9283
Laura Sime, RDN, CD
Brown Box
Warehousing / Distribution
(608) 267-9119
Lynne Slack
Direct Diversion
WI Processed Products
(608) 266-2596
Alex Zitske
Equipment Pre-Approval
Procurement
(608) 267-9288

AmeriCorps Farm to School Program

Kara Ignasiak, MS, RDN, CD
Nutrition Education Consultant     
(715) 214-6080

Directors

Jessica Sharkus, RDN, CD
Director                                                 
(608) 267-9121
Julie Cox, RDN, CD
Public Instruction Supervisor
(608) 261-6328
Karrie Isaacson, RDN, CD
Public Instruction Supervisor
(608) 266-2416
Randy Jones
Public Instruction Supervisor
(608) 267-2277