2020-2021 TASN ELECTION


Voting will take place March 1, 2020-April 1, 2020.
Meet the candidates below.

2020 Candidate Biographies



Board of Directors Election Slate:
Vice President:
Darin Crawford





Title: Nutrition Services Director

School District: Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Board Position nominated for: Vice President

Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 11

Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 9

TASN Positions you have held: PP&L Co-Chair, PP&L Chair

TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: I have presented at TASN on Legislative Action and Human Resources. I have also taught Leadership at Director’s Academy

Education/Certifications that you have: I have a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana Monroe and a Bachelors of Science from the University of New Orleans.

Other Information you would like to include:
My wife (of 28 years) and I have two children. Both of them are students at LSU.
I have been in Child Nutrition for 11 years. It is without a doubt the best job I have ever had.

Goals for Office: TASN is a great organization with a strong sense of history. Many of our members have used the tools provided by the organization to increase their knowledge, develop as leaders, and better serve our students. As a member of the Executive Committee I would like to honor that legacy while continuing to push the organization forward. Together our members can accomplish great things. I am committed to listening to our member’s voices and making sure that those voices are heard in Austin and Washington.


Education Chair:
Marguerite Valli





Title: Coordinator (since 2013)

School District: Katy ISD

Board Position nominated for: Education Chair

Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 6 years

Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 6 years

TASN Positions you have held: President, local chapter Katy Association for School Nutrition, 2018 Industry Planning Committee member, 2018 Membership Committee member

TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: N/A

Education/Certifications that you have: BA Communications, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas; MA Theology, University of Saint Thomas, Houston, TX.

Other Information you would like to include: Currently studying to take the School Nutrition Specialist Credentialing Exam summer 2020.

Goals for Office: Communicate with local chapters supporting their goals for the education of their chapter members. Gather and create “best practices” that local chapters utilize to support their member’s personal education in service of newer chapters. Connect with local chapters that have expressed an interest in hosting TASN certification classes with districts that currently host them and assist those chapters in the development of their certification classes. Many members of TASN may not have the opportunity to travel to other districts to attend classes. I would like to continue the promotion of the online classes that the ICN and SNA have to offer and give further guidance to districts in ensuring that they have similar opportunities in reaching their educational goals. I am aware that TASN has new standards that allow this. I would meet these goals by continuing to build on the principles that TASN holds and offer any type of knowledge or ideas I may have.

Lacy Willey MA, RDN, LD, SNS



Title: District Dietitian/Nutrition Educator

School District: Dickinson Independent School District

Education/Certifications that you have: School Nutrition Specialist, Registered Dietitian, Texas Licensed Dietitian, Masters of Science in Health and Human Performance

Other Information you would like to include: Current TASN Education Chair, TASN Conference Planning committee 2018-2019 and current. Completed SNS Future Leader Program 2019. Recognized as UT School of Public Health Preceptor of the Year Award 2016, Recipient of the Nutrition Education Award for Outstanding Nutrition Education 2014.

TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: SNA Poster Session: Growing Healthy Minds with Nutrition Education 2018, Develop a Professional Incentive Training Program – 2016, SNA Poster Session: Grow Your Own Herbs at School – 2014, Got Water? Offering Water as an Additional Beverage with the Reimbursable Meal -2014

Membership Chair:
John Ceballos





Title: IT Manager

School District: Klein ISD

Board Position nominated for: Membership Chair

Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 3

Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 0

TASN Positions you have held: Member

TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: Social Media Benefits

Education/Certifications that you have: Administrative Academy graduate

Other Information you would like to include:
I have seen the benefits that TASN offers to its members, from professional development to scholarship opportunities. Members should know the benefits and find out how they are able to develop not only personally but departmental as well.

Goals for Office: MY goal is to increase members as well as member participation where possible. It will also to have more areas at conference that memberships can assist/participate in.

Adam Whitten





Title: Supervisor

School District: Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD

Board Position nominated for: Membership Chair

Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 2

Number of years you have been a SNA Member: N/A

TASN Positions you have held: N/A

TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: N/A

Education/Certifications that you have:
Serve Safe Instructor and Proctor

Administrative Academy graduate

Other Information you would like to include: In the 2 years I have worked in Child Nutrition, I have learned how important the roll child nutrition is in the education process. Without energy to fuel their minds, students are not able to absorb the knowledge presented to them and gain the skills necessary to prepare for their future. This is why I believe this organization is so important to the education, support, and survival of Child Nutrition Departments across our state.

Goals for Office: My first goal is to work with the Chair of Area reps, TASN staff, and area reps to promote membership and chapter growth. I would also like to work with the education chair to promote classes, certification, and other opportunities that will help increase membership.
I would also like to work to further develop the Local Leadership class offered at conference.

Area Representatives:

Area 2:
Vicky Jones






Title: Kitchen Specialist

School District: Santa Fe ISD

Board Position nominated for: Area 2 Representative

Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 8
Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 2

TASN Positions you have held: Vice president for local chapter

TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: N/A

Education/Certifications that you have:
I am level 5 with TASN and Level 1 with SNA

Other Information you would like to include: I am a people person, I like talking to others and always up for new challenges

Goals for Office: To promote TASN membership, increase membership and certification within the association.

Area 6:
Kristy Holt






Title: Child Nutrition Director

School District: Era ISD

Board Position nominated for: Area 6 Representative

Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 6
Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 2

TASN Positions you have held: Current Interim Area 6 Representative

Other Information you would like to include: I’ve been a food service director for 6 years and it has been my goal to educate children on the importance of healthy food choices. I strive to create menus that provide them with food that they like to eat but also contain the nutritional values they need.

Area 10:
Sharon China




Title: Kitchen Manager/ Area 10 Representative
School District: Judson ISD

Board Position nominated for: Area 10 Representative

Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 7
Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 0

TASN Positions you have held: Area 10 Representative

TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: N/A

Education/Certifications that you have: ServSaf as of now and I am In the process of recertifying

Other Information you would like to include: I am very hardworking and willing to help anyone. Working as a team you can accomplish anything.

Goals for Office: Get to know the different districts and chapters. Help the individuals that don’t understand TASN or know what it’s about.

Chair of Area Representatives:

Michelle Skiles





Title: Supervisor for YUM Nutrition

School District: Santa Fe ISD

Board Position nominated for: Chair of Area Representatives

Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 21 years

Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 7 Years

TASN Positions you have held: Area 2 Representative for 3 years, Chair of Area Representatives for the past 2 years

TASN/SNA Presentations you have done:
Moving and Grooving for 2 years with Jeannie Stallings at Conference and have taught several classes throughout the years.

Education/Certifications that you have:
Graduated HS and working on my level 5 with TASN. Went to manager’s academy in 2016 and have taught classes at the TASN workshops on Saturdays. Presently I am taken Administrative Academy 2019/20

Other Information you would like to include:
I have been on the board for the last 3 years and have learned a lot. Things I enjoy are working for the kids and planning fun and educational events for healthy eating. I enjoy going to each school and having lunch with groups of students to get their ideas on improving, so that they will eat through the lunch line every day.
My home life is all about family I have 7 grandkids that keep me very busy.
I enjoy watching and playing with them we play Basketball, Soccer, Dirt bikes, Baseball, Swimming and Kickball. I am the Chair of Area Representatives at the present and also coach 3 basketball teams. I like to stay involved with the community and helping the littles learn about good eating and exercise. I love weekend family get togethers and playing outside and good BBQ.

Goals for Office:
If I become Chair of Area Representative my goals are simple. Stand up for our rights as members, support every district in the state of TEXAS. Build a strong bond between our area representative and the districts they represent. Be there to help when needed by any school district across the state. Keep all TASN members new and old informed of events and the by-laws when they come in affect for change so that everyone knows what they are voting for or against at the conference. I will do my best at all I do. Now that I have 2 years under my belt as the chair I feel like I have a better understanding of what is needed to help build membership.