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2018 Candidate Slate

SNAM Announces the 2018 Candidate Slate for 2018-19 Positions!

The Nominations Committee presents the following individuals for the 2018-2019 Elected Positions. The members listed below have met all the requirements necessary to serve. Print a ballot here.

Officers

Vice President

Diane Golzynski
State Child Nutrition Director
Michigan Department of Education

Years a SNA/SNAM member: 4-5 years

SNAM involvement: Executive Board; Nutrition Committee; SNA/SNAM Conference Attendee; Statewide Training Committee

Why are you seeking election?
I would like to lead the organization, maintaining and strengthening partnerships, growing membership, and expanding our influence on the legislative stage.  I believe my position and experience will help me to be a great leader for SNAM.

 

Communications Chair

Jennifer Mattison
Food & Nutrition Director
Dexter Community School & Washtenaw ISD

Years a SNA/SNAM member: 4-5 years

SNAM involvement: Executive Board; Area Representative; SNA/SNAM Conference Attendee

Why are you seeking election?
I love being part of our school nutrition community!  As an industry we have an amazing opportunity to make a positive impact in so many children's lives. I want to continue to help our association grow as an important resource and partner for all school nutrition enthusiasts in Michigan.

 

Industry Chair

Candidate 1

Mary Kurkowski
Food & Nutrition Director
Port Huron Area School District

Years a SNA/SNAM member: 30+ years

Certification: Level 3 (SNA Certificate)

SNAM involvement: Executive Board; Annual Conference Committee; Legislative Committee; Area Representative; Nutrition Committee; Chapter Officer; SNA/SNAM Conference Attendee; Statewide Training Committee

Why are you seeking election?
I am seeking election as the Industry Chair because our Industry partners are important to the Child Nutrition Program. My past experience and knowledge as a SNAM Board member  makes me a good fit with Industry. Partnerships are important in our organization and I will work hard at continuing the great relationship that already exist between Industry and SNAM.

Candidate 2

Mandy Sosnowski

Food Service Director

Utica Community Schools

Years a SNA/SNAM member: 6+ years

Certifications: Level 2 (SNA Certificate)

SNAM involvement: Executive Board; Annual Conference Committee; Legislative Committee; Area Representative; Chapter Officer; SNA/SNAM Conference Attendee

Why are you seeking election? 
I have been a part of the School Nutrition Associated for over 10 years. During my time I have learned a lot from fellow members and suppliers. As Industry chair I would like to help strengthen our relationships with our industry partners to help improve the overall experience for our students, staff, parents and other stakeholders. I feel I have a good relationship with many vendors, which can help benefit the office of Industry Chair. I can use my previous food service contract management experience to help broaden our reach and appeal to other directors. I also have experience with chapter meetings that can help with planning the Industry Conference.

 

Nutrition Chair

Dan Gorman
Food Service Director
Montague Area Public Schools & Whitehall District Schools

Years a SNA/SNAM member: 6+ years

Certifications: Level 3 (SNA Certificate) & Child Nutrition Director (CND)

SNAM involvement: Executive Board; Annual Conference Committee; Legislative Committee; Area Representative; Nutrition Committee; Statewide Training Committee

Why are you seeking election?
I hope to improve SNAM's role in influencing healthy school meals in Michigan.

Treasurer

Mary Darnton
Food Service Director
Jenison/Hudsonville

Years a SNA/SNAM member: 2-3 years

SNAM involvement: SNA/SNAM Conference Attendee

Why are you seeking election?
I have 20 years of school lunch experience and want to delve deeper. I want to network with more people and add to my skills as a school lunch professional.  I have a strong aptitude for the finance part of school meals.  I will be taking the SNS Credential Exam this summer at the Las Vegas ANC.

 

Area Representatives

Area 2 

Michelle Fuller
Food Service Director
Madison School District

Years a SNA/SNAM member: 2-3 years

SNAM involvement: Chapter Officer; SNA/SNAM Conference Attendee

Why are you seeking election?
To expand my leadership and to become more involved in making sure programs are great.

 

Area 4

Marci Faber
Food Service Director
Beal City Public Schools

Years a SNA/SNAM member: 4-5 years

SNAM involvement: Area Representative; SNA/SNAM Conference Attendee

 

Area 6

Korrie Perkins
Child Nutrition Director
Paw Paw Public Schools 

Years a SNA/SNAM member: 6+ years

Certifications: Level 1 (SNA Certificate) & Child Nutrition Director (CND)

SNAM involvement: Area Representative; SNA/SNAM Conference Attendee; Statewide Training Committee

Why are you seeking election?
I took over the position this year from another director, and have enjoyed my experience, and it has been a learning process. I would like another year to work on bringing our area together for the good of SNAM and child nutrition. Thank you for your consideration.

 

Area 8

Vacant

 

Area 10

Lisa Archey
Food Service Director
Hartland Consolidated Schools

Years a SNA/SNAM member: 6+ years

SNAM involvement: Area Representative; SNA/SNAM Conference Attendee

 

Area 12

Vacant