2015 Health Extension Conference Planning Committee

Ahlishia Shipley, PhD
Program Specialist
Division of Family and Consumer Sciences
Waterfront Centre
800 9th St., SW,
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 401 - 6854
Fax: (202) 720 - 9366
Email: [email protected]

Host State

Deborah Murray EdD 2015 Conference Chair
Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
University of Georgia
224 Dawson Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-2622
Phone: 706.542.4860
Cell: 706.612.5238
Fax: 706.542.4862
Email: [email protected]

Janet S. Valente, Ed.D.
Public Service Associate
The University of Georgia
Family and Consumer Sciences
Cooperative Extension
Hoke Smith Annex, Room 223
Athens, GA 30602-4356
Telephone: 706-583-0343 Fax: 706-583-0982
Email: [email protected]


Donna R. Shanklin, MS
Regional Extension Agent II – Human Nutrition Diet and Health
402 Arnold St. NE, G-1
Cullman, AL 35055
Office: 256-737-9386
Cell: 256-200-2997
Email: [email protected]


Deb Jones, PhD
State 4-H Program Leader|Youth, Family & Community Dev. Chair
University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension
308 Tanana Loop
PO Box 756180
Fairbanks AK 99775
Phone: 907-474-6356
Fax: 907-474-5139
Email: [email protected]

Jasmine Dierenfield
Alaska 4-H Program Assistant
University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension
308 Tanana Loop, Room 203
P.O. Box 756180
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
Email: [email protected]


Lisa Washburn, DrPH
Assistant Professor-Health
University of Arkansas
Division of Agriculture
2301 S. University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: 501-671-2099
Fax: 501-671-2294
Email: [email protected]


Roberta Riportella, PhD
Kansas Health Professor of Community Health
School of Family Studies and Human Services
College of Human Ecology
Justin Hall
Kansas State University
Kansas State Research and Extension
Manhattan, KS 66506
Office: 785.532.1942
Email: [email protected]


Nicole Peritore, MA
Program Coordinator
Family and Consumer Sciences Extension
Health Education through Extension Leadership
University of Kentucky
117 Erikson Hall
Lexington, KY 40506
Phone 859.257.3802
Fax 859.257.7565
Email: [email protected]


Robin B. Landry, MS
Area Nutrition Agent
Regional Coordinator—Southwest Region
Louisiana State University Ag Center
School of Nutrition & Food Sciences
119 Robin Street
Napoleonville, LA 70390
Office: (985) 369-6386
Cell: (225) 975-4171
Fax: (985) 369-6845
Email: [email protected]

Annrose Guarino, PhD, RDN, LDN
Urban Health State Specialist
Southeast Region Office
Louisiana State University Ag Center
21549 Old Covington Hwy.
Hammond, LA 70403
Office: (985)543-4129
Fax: (985)543-4136
E-mail: [email protected]


Linda Cronk, MA, Extension Educator,
MSU Extension Health and Nutrition Institute
MSU College of Human Medicine
A-209 East Fee Hall
939 Fee Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824
Michigan State University Extension
200 W. Michigan Ave.
Grayling, Michigan 49738
Phone: 517-432-4789, 989-344-3279
Cell: 989-915-2200
Email: [email protected]


David M. Young, DVM, MS, PhD, CRC
Professor & Community Health Specialist
Montana State University Extension & College of Nursing
Phone: (406) 994-5552
Email: [email protected]

New Mexico

Sonja Koukel, PhD
Community & Environmental Extension Health Specialist
Co-Director Southwest Border Food Safety & Defense Center
New Mexico State University
Office: 575-646-3006
Cell: 575-915-2933
Email: [email protected]

North Carolina

Sekai Turner, PhD
4-H Youth Development Specialist
The Cooperative Extension Program
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, N.C.
Office: 336-334-7956
Email: [email protected]


Carol Smathers, MS, MPH
Field Specialist, Youth Nutrition and Wellness
State Lead, Ohio Farm to School
The Ohio State University
Extension Family and Consumer Sciences
151H Campbell Hall
1787 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Office: 614-688-1801
Mobile: 614-506-6845
Fax: 614-292-7478
Email: [email protected]


Roger Rennekamp, Ph.D. 2013 Conference Chair
Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
125 Ballard Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-3608
Phone: 541-737-1737
Fax: 541-737-1332
Email: [email protected]


Ninfa Peña-Purcell, PhD, MCHES
Texas A&M University
578 John Kimbrough
Bldg. 1536 Rm. 140
College Station, TX 77843-2251
Office: 979-845-1804
Fax: 979-845-6496
Email: [email protected]

Virginia - 2016 Health Extension Conference Planning Committee

Tonya T. Price, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, 4-H
Virginia Tech University
2322 Blue Stone Hills Drive, Suite 140
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 432-6029, Ext. 116
Fax: (540) 432-6251
Email: [email protected]

D. Brian Calhoun, PhD 2016 Conference Chair
Associate Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Community Viability and Family and Consumer Sciences
Virginia Tech University
115 Hutcheson Hall
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (0908)
Office: 540-231-5798
Cell: 540-577-6009
Fax: 540-231-0762
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Matthew Hulver, Department Head of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
Virginia Tech University
338-A Wallace Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-7354
Email: [email protected]

Mary M. McFerren, EdD
Project Director, Family Nutrition Program (EFNEP/SNAP-Ed)
Virginia Tech University
101 Wallace Annex (0228)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-9429

Elena L Serrano, PhD
Associate Professor/Extension Specialist - Childhood Obesity
Fit Kids Menu Initiative Director
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise
Virginia Tech University
201 Wallace Annex
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0228
Phone: 540-231-3464
Fax: 540-231-3916
Email: [email protected]

Judith L. Midkiff, MS
Virginia Tech University
2810 N. Parham Rd, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23294
Phone: 804-527-4252
Fax: 804-527-4278
Email: [email protected]

Nancy Stegon, M.P.H., R.D.
FCS Extension Agent
Virginia Tech University
VCE Prince William County Office
8033 Ashton Avenue, Suite 105
Manassas, VA 20109-4630
Phone: (703) 792-4764
Fax: (703) 792-4630
Email: [email protected]

Karen DeBord, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist, Family & Human Development
Virginia Tech University
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Phone: 540-238-3327
Email: [email protected]

Crystal Tyler-Mackey, Ph.D.
Community Viability Specialist
Virginia Tech University
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Phone: 804.527.4235
Email: [email protected]

Cathy M. Sutphin, PhD
Associate Director, 4-H
Virginia Tech University
115 Hutcheson Hall (0908)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540)231-9347
Email: [email protected]

Event Planners

Susan Stewart
[email protected]

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