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School Nutrition Contact Information


Any questions? Contact our team using the emails below and we'll be in touch shortly. 

Sponsors can contact the person assigned to their renewal application in the Colorado Nutrition Portal for program related questions and support with applications, reviews, and training and technical assistance needs. View the Point Person Assignments (PDF) to view your contact. 

For back-to-school questions, use this form to submit questions to CDE School Nutrition Staff. 

Phone: 303-866-6661; Mail: 1525 Sherman St. Suite 309 Denver, CO 80203-1942


CDE School Nutrition Staff

Brehan Riley, MS, RD, SNS

Brehan Riley, School Nutrition Unit Director

Director

  • Manages all Child Nutrition Programs administered by CDE; determines program goals and objectives.
  • Formulates, interprets and implements state and federal statutes, rules and regulations for the Child Nutrition Programs
  • Provides leadership and expertise in planning, developing, promoting, implementing, and evaluating Child Nutrition Programs
  • Oversees budgets related to federal and state funding
  • Liaison to Colorado School Nutrition Association (CSNA)

riley_b@cde.state.co.us; P  303-866-6299  C  720-202-3338

Amanda Mercer, MS, RD

Amanda Mercer

Nutrition Programs Supervisor

  • Interprets regulations and develops and disseminates written guidance to ensure compliance with federal, state, local policies and rules and regulations for all participating entities
  • Plans, develops, implements and evaluates child nutrition programs to meet changing priorities that support the mission of the program
  • Oversees the development of outreach activities to expand the scope and effectiveness of child nutrition programs
  • Coordinates and oversees child nutrition-related grant activities.

mercer_a@cde.state.co.us; 720-724-3210


Kerri Link, MS, RD, SNS

kerri link

Nutrition Programs Review Supervisor​

link_k@cde.state.co.us; 720-660-5499

Vacant

Grants Fiscal Analyst for Nutrition


Allison Butler, MPH, RD

Allison butler

Principal Consultant

butler_a@cde.state.co.us; 303-242-6830

Megan Johnson, RD, SNS

Megan Johnson

Procurement Principal Consultant

johnson_m@cde.state.co.us; 303-653-6138


Sarah McKasson, MPH

Sarah McKasson, Data and Evaluation Manager for School Nutrition

Data and Evaluation Manager

  • Oversee development and implementation of unit evaluaiton plans 
  • Oversee unit data infrastructure, analysis, and visualization

mckasson_s@cde.state.co.us; 303-916-4437

Sharon Murray, MHSE

Training and Communications Manager

  • Oversee unit wide trainings and communications

murray_s@cde.state.co.us; 720-584-1962


McKenna Pullen, MPH, SNS

McKenna Pullen

Senior Consultant

pullen_m@cde.state.co.us; 720-644-7259

Kristi Brennan, MS, RD, SNS

Kristi Brennan

Senior Consultant

brennan_k@cde.state.co.us; 720-450-0926



Vivien Skrupskis, BA

Vivien Skrupskis

Program Support

skrupskis_v@cde.state.co.us; 720-672-4243

Christian Francisco

Christian Francisco, School Nutrition P-EBT Support

P-EBT Support

francisco_c@cde.state.co.us; 720-595-0702