CACFP Workgroups
2019/2020 CACFP Input Workgroup  Minimize 
Please help congratulate and welcome the 2018/2019 CACFP Input Workgroup members. The members on the committee have been challenged with the task to provide insight on issues that are impacting all areas of CACFP on a state-wide level.

Committee members will serve as liaisons for CACFP sponsors and contracting entities while addressing those issues with TDA during the workgroup meetings. Throughout the next year, members will actively participate in the development sub-committees. Subcommittee members of the strategic focus areas will be announced in the "Insights" e-newsletter. For suggestions on a particular issue, please address a subcommittee member.

Committee members and TDA are excited about the partnership opportunity to ensure growth and success of the CACFP Program in Texas!


CACFP Input Workgroup Committee Members

Pamela Alvarez

Name: Pamela Alvarez  

Valley Haven Inc

 Saul Fernandez

Name: Saul Fernandez  
Extreme Activities

 Sehr Qazi

Name: Sehr Qazi  
Hirani Platinum Corp.


Name: Angela Flowers

Food & Nutrition Solutions

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Name: Ashley Channel
Fort Bend ISD 

 Mel Jackson

Name: Mel Jackson
The Josh Howard Foundation

 Blake Stanford

Blake Stanford   

Southwest Human Development Services


Name: Tangela Joseph

Destiney Empowerment Enterprises

Subcommittee: Training 
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Elsa Ayala

New Beginnings Health and Day Activity Center

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Name: Emily Oneil 

Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties

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Name: Gylma Garza  
Edinburg Child Care

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Name: Jennifer Vogel  

San Marcos ISD

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Name: Heather Guzman  
San Antonio Food Bank


Name: Victor Salazar
Hummingbird Child and Adult Nutrition

Subcommittee: Communication

*Sponsors Association President 
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Name: Kenyatta Chandler 

Houston ISD

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Name: Lisa Obenhaus 

Valley Mills ISD

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