MEET THE TEAM

Carolyn Brown

COORDINATOR

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Carolyn brings a wealth of CACFP knowledge to the Roundtable. She began her career as a coordinator for a Special Food Service Program for Children in Minneapolis, MN. She later served as the Manager of the Child Nutrition Programs for Minnesota Department of Education from 1974 to 1999; as a Visiting Educator and Special Assistant to the Director at the California Department of Education from 1999 to 2004; and a Development Specialist at the Network for a Healthy California from 2005 to 2012. Most recently, Carolyn has been consulting with a variety of State Agencies and organizations. Carolyn joined the Roundtable in 2018.

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Elyse Homel Vitale, MPH

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Elyse is a recognized leader in nutrition policy and a passionate advocate. She has 15 years of experience leading public health and social service programs and policy-advocacy campaigns. Elyse has a strong network of partners, including policymakers, state and federal administrators, schools, community organizations, public health departments, academic researchers, grassroots organizers, and multi-partner coalitions. Prior to joining the Roundtable in 2019, Elyse spent nearly a decade leading child nutrition policy initiatives for California Food Policy Advocates.

MEET THE BOARD

Julie Corbett

Family Resource & Referral Center

Jacqueline Deadder

FRAMAX

Lisa Jimenez

Family Resource & Referral Center

Joan LaRocque

 

Child Nutrition Program of Southern California

Paula James

Chair

CocoKids

Kellie Konysky, RD

Vice Chair

PACE

Terry Talavera

Treasurer

Options for Learning

Catherine Stafford

Secretary

CocoKids

David Paillette

Ventura Child Care

Food Program

Genevieve Pyeatt

Continuing Development, Inc.

Deborah Zaragoza

Child Development Associates

Interested in joining the Roundtable Board or Volunteering on Working Committee?
Have a seat at the table!
By volunteering to serve on our Board or a working committee of the Board you can have an immediate and lasting impact; gain expertise on complex issues; build valuable networks and relationships; grow as leader; gain community recognition; and channel your creative energy. We'd love to hear from you. We welcome a diversity of backgrounds, knowledge, and experience – in fact we seek it out! 
Please contact: elyse@ccfproundtable.org or 858.449.3597
CCFP Roundtable

Email: coordinator@ccfproundtable.org

Phone: 858-215-2471

CCFP Roundtable is a project of Community Partners, a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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