SNA of NH Board
Deb Riso - President
Donna Reynolds - President Elect
Michele Dupont - Secretary-Treasurer
Rhonda Peckham - Professional Development
Morgan Trahan - Membership
Jeanne Pierce - Public Policy and Legislation
Amy Cassidy - Conference Chair
Doris Demers - Industry Chair
Chrissie Gabriel - Manager/Employee Rep
June's New Board Orientation was very productive! Welcoming (left to right) Morgan Trahan, incoming Membership Chair, Doris Demers, Industry Chair, Donna Reynolds, incoming President Elect, Deb Riso, incoming President, Michele Dupont, Treasurer, Chrissie Gabriel, incoming Manager Employee Representative, and Amy Cassidy, incoming Conference Chair. Here's to a great year for SNA of NH!
MEET DEB RISO - SNA of NH's New President for School Year 2018-2019
I am very excited for the 2018-2019 school year and the opportunity to represent the School Nutrition Association of NH as President.
I have been an NH native for 35 years. I like kayaking, camping, and spending time with my family. I am a proud mother of three wonderful adult children that have worked very hard to achieve their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. We often visit the lake house to enjoy quality time together. Whether we are having a cook out, a campfire, going swimming, fishing, or enjoying the boats, we’re always having a fun time. My 8 year-old grandson especially likes to explore everything at the lake house. It’s my pleasure to host visitors and make them feel welcome in my home.
Food, presentation, and customer service are my passions. I have been in the food service business for over 30 years working in restaurants as a server, manager, and putting on various catered events. I managed a dining hall at a private prep school for 15 years before entering the world of a School Nutrition Professional; so far, it is the most rewarding position in my life. The saying holds true “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”.
As we welcome this new school year, I will bring in new opportunities and challenges, and I can confidently predict a new list of accomplishments for our association. I will be a leader who contributes to and supports the association’s goals and objectives. I will continue to build a strong, loyal, and effective team that takes significant pride in its accomplishments and its contribution to the overall success of the association. I am a believer in open and transparent communication among our members.
The New Hampshire School Nutrition Association board is committed to assisting their members by providing leadership in education and training. We want to hear from our members on what topics are most important to assure our focus remains beneficial to all.
Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity to serve. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you at conferences, meetings, and training sessions.
Here’s hoping you all have a successful and enjoyable year!
SNA of New Hampshire President
It’s a new year for the awards program! Nominations are now open for the SNA Awards Program. This is a great opportunity to highlight the amazing work of SNA members, and state affiliates.
You can nominate a colleague for an SNA award, including Employee of the Year, Manager of the Year, and Director of the Year. Nominations are due online or directly to the State President by March 1, 2019.
Let’s make this the best year yet and nominate an outstanding SNA member for an award!