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School Nutrition Programs Specialist Directory


This is a listing of the Nutrition Services Division School Nutrition Programs Specialists that administer the meal and milk programs offered at public and private nonprofit schools and residential child care institutions. Specialist names are listed by county, and Los Angeles county is separated by A-I and J-Z.

County Name Email Phone
Alameda Tara Masse TMasse@cde.ca.gov 916-445-5723
Alpine Gina Stahlecker GStahlecker@cde.ca.gov 916-445-1640
Amador William Graening WGraening@cde.ca.gov 916-445-5723
Butte Danielle Rice DRice@cde.ca.gov 916-323-2538
Calaveras Chelsey Cooper CCooper@cde.ca.gov 916-324-8794
Colusa Gina Stahlecker GStahlecker@cde.ca.gov 916-445-1640
Contra Costa Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Del Norte Gina Stahlecker GStahlecker@cde.ca.gov 916-445-1640
El Dorado Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Fresno Danielle Rice

DRice@cde.ca.gov

916-323-2538
Glenn William Graening WGraening@cde.ca.gov 916-445-5723
Humboldt Brittney Rodriguez BRodriguez@cde.ca.gov 916-445-5723
Imperial Marisa Vassey MVassey@cde.ca.gov 916-445-7360
Inyo Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Kern Brittney Rodriguez

BRodriguez@cde.ca.gov

916-324-7133
Kings Gina Stahlecker GStahlecker@cde.ca.gov 916-445-1640
Lake Gina Stahlecker GStahlecker@cde.ca.gov 916-445-1640
Lassen Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Los Angeles (A-I) David Parigini DParigini@cde.ca.gov 916-319-0382
Los Angeles (J-Z) Marisa Vassey MVassey@cde.ca.gov 916-445-7360

Los Angeles Unified School District

Raven Christiansen

RChristiansen@cde.ca.gov

916-445-9137
Madera Gina Stahlecker GStahlecker@cde.ca.gov 916-445-1640
Marin Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Mariposa Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Mendocino Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Merced Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Modoc Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Mono Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Monterey Danielle Rice

DRice@cde.ca.gov

916-323-2538
Napa Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Nevada Chelsey Cooper CCooper@cde.ca.gov 916-324-8794
Orange Raven Christiansen

RChristiansen@cde.ca.gov

916-445-9137
Placer Danielle Rice DRice@cde.ca.gov 916-445-5723
Plumas Gina Stahlecker GStahlecker@cde.ca.gov 916-445-1640
Riverside Vince Keene VKeene@cde.ca.gov 916-445-4309
Sacramento Danielle Rice

DRice@cde.ca.gov

916-323-2538
San Benito Chelsey Cooper CCooper@cde.ca.gov 916-324-8794
San Bernardino
Vince Keene

VKeene@cde.ca.gov

916-445-4309
San Diego Vince Keene VKeene@cde.ca.gov 916-445-4309
San Francisco Gina Stahlecker GStahlecker@cde.ca.gov 916-445-1640
San Joaquin Gina Stahlecker GStahlecker@cde.ca.gov 916-445-1640
San Luis Obispo David Parigini DParigini@cde.ca.gov 916-319-0382
San Mateo Rebecca Schupp RSchupp@cde.ca.gov 916-445-5723
Santa Barbara Brittney Rodriguez

BRodriguez@cde.ca.gov

916-324-7133
Santa Clara William Graening WGraening@cde.ca.gov 916-445-5723
Santa Cruz Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Shasta Chelsey Cooper CCooper@cde.ca.gov 916-324-8794
Sierra Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Siskiyou Gina Stahlecker GStahlecker@cde.ca.gov 916-445-1640
Solano Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-445-5723
Sonoma William Graening WGraening@cde.ca.gov 916-445-5723
Stanislaus Gina Stahlecker GStahlecker@cde.ca.gov 916-445-1640
Sutter Chelsey Cooper CCooper@cde.ca.gov 916-324-8794
Tehama Sabina Kohls SKohls@cde.ca.gov 916-324-9876
Trinity William Graening WGraening@cde.ca.gov 916-445-5723
Tulare Chelsey Cooper CCooper@cde.ca.gov 916-324-8794
Tuolumne Gina Stahlecker GStahlecker@cde.ca.gov 916-445-1640
Ventura Brittney Rodriguez BRodriguez@cde.ca.gov 916-324-7133
Yolo Chelsey Cooper CCooper@cde.ca.gov 916-324-8794
Yuba Chelsey Cooper CCooper@cde.ca.gov 916-324-8794
Misc Chelsey Cooper CCooper@cde.ca.gov 916-324-8794
Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
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