MEET THE TEAM
Carolyn joined the Roundtable as coordinator in 2018 following many years of CACFP related work. She began her career at a nonprofit in Minneapolis, MN managing the Special Food Service Program for Children, a USDA pilot program that later became the CACFP. She then joined the Minnesota Department of Education, working with Child Nutrition Programs, and served as a Visiting Educator and Special Assistant to the Director at the California Department of Education, as well as the Network for a Healthy California. Most recently, Carolyn has been consulting with a variety of State Agencies and other organizations on CACFP related topics, as well as facilitating training.
Elyse Homel Vitale, MPH
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.