MEET THE TEAM
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. 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.
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.