Sandra is the Director of Food and Nutrition Services for the School District of Manatee County. Manatee County is located just south of Tampa on the west coast of Florida. Manatee County has 54 schools and 44000 students. Prior to Manatee County, Sandra was the Director at Blue Valley in Overland Park from 1994 – 2004 and she was also the Coordinator of Nutrition Services at the State Department of Education in Topeka for 8 years.
Sandra was an active member of the Kansas School Nutrition Association from 1986 – 2004. She has served as committee chair for Certification, Training and Industry Advisory Board. She was President of the KSNA in 1993-94 and served as KSNA treasurer from 2000-2004. She was on the Executive Board of the School Nutrition Association from 1996-98 as the Southwest Regional Director. She was chair of the SNA Annual National Conference in St. Louis in 2000. She has served as chair of the Certification and Credentialing Advisory Board, and the Foundation’s School Food Safety Committee. She served as chair of the Certification and Credentialing Task Force. She served as SNA Education Chair from 2007-2009. She is currently SNA President.