Meet The Candidates
2021-2022 ELECTION





Doug Massey



Title: Director of Nutrition and Food Services
School District: Klein ISD
Board Position nominated for: Vice President
Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 24
Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 4
TASN Positions you have held: Currently serving on Partnership Collaboration Summit Committee, have served on both local arrangements and industry planning committee as well.
TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: Finance & Marketing at Director’s Academy, served on several panels at TASN for procurement of equipment and innovative kitchen ideas. Lastly, I planned to present at the 2020 conference.
Education/Certifications that you have: BBA from Sam Houston University
Goals for Office: I would love to see TASN membership grow and develop innovative ways to engage and serve members.




Alexander Grand- Molina



Title: Child Nutrition Director
School District: McAllen ISD
Board Position nominated for: Vice President
Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 6
Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 10
TASN Positions you have held: Area 1 Representative (Two Terms)
TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: SNA: School Bus Meal Distribution- 2 department collaboration
Education/Certifications that you have: SNS Certification, Masters of Science Nutrition and Food Service – Auburn University
Goals for Office: To help increase TASN visibility at Regional service centers, director levels and promote TASN at the legislative level.




Susan D’Amico



Title: Director of Accountability
School District: Aldine ISD
Board Position nominated for: Secretary/Treasurer Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 24
Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 14
TASN Positions you have held: Self Op Committee Member 1 yr, then Chair 1 yr
TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: Preventing Theft at TASN State Conference 2006 (last minute fill in for Debbie Zemanek)
Education/Certifications that you have: Registered Dietitian, School Nutrition Specialist (SNS)
Other Information you would like to include: Over 10 years’ experience as a local chapter Treasurer in different school districts.
Goals for Office: I will provide accurate accountability of assigned records and give reliable
leadership support for the advancement of our state association’s initiatives.




Jennifer Craig



Title: Assistant Director- Nutrition and Menu Operations
School District: Garland ISD
Board Position nominated for: Public Policy and Legislation Chair
Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 11
Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 11
TASN Positions you have held: PP&L committee member (current), Nominating committee member
TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: 2017 SNA/ANC Building Partnerships, 2019 SNA/ANC From Mind to Marketing, TASN 2018 From Mind to Marketing, TASN Industry 2019 Developing A+ Marketing Materials
Education/Certifications that you have: BS Dietetics & Institutional Administration, SNA School Nutrition Specialist Certification
Other Information you would like to include: American Commodities Distribution Association- member, Culinary Institute of America-Healthy Kids Collaborative- member & Food/Nutrition Quality Working Group Chair, North Texas Summer & Supper Council- Leadership committee
Goals for Office: To effectively communicate public policy changes and updates to TASN membership and to increase membership participation in legislative outreach.




Maggie Mae Kennedy

Title: Assistant Director of Operations and Personnel
School District: Galena Park ISD
Board Position nominated for: Public Policy and Legislation Chair
Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 5
Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 5
TASN Positions you have held: Area 3 Representative
TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: (2) TASN (2) CACFP Conferences
Goals for Office: A short definition of advocacy is “speaking up.” I would like to help represent the State of Texas educating our members on what issues and problems we need to focus on, what it takes to solve these problems, who we need to speak to in order to have our voices heard, join partnerships and help teach when and why we should communicate and meet with decision -makers and policy- makers.




Laura-Zelda S. Villarreal, MBA, RDN, LD, SNS



Title: Director of Food & Nutrition Services
School District: Brownsville ISD
Board Position nominated for: Area 1 Representative
Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 22
Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 20
TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: Using Excel Tool to Meet the $.06 Meal Certification and taught numerous classes at TASN’s annual conference.
Education/ Certifications that you have: Masters in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Registered & Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist-27 years, School Nutrition Specialist-14 years, Certified in Pediatric & Adolescent and Adult Weight Management.
Other Information you would like to include: Served on SNA's Operation USDA Foods Task Force and TDA's CACFP Input Work Group. Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Served as Past President, President & President Elect of Rio Grande Valley Association of School Nutrition
Goals for Office: Provide up to date information to my Area Districts regarding TASN Board of Directors Headquarters and be their voice when issues that affect them arise. I will volunteer to serve on committees that will continue to inform the public about how public policy & legislation affects our programs' success.




Jessica Heathcock RDN,LD



Title: Child Nutrition Area Supervisor
School District: Aldine ISD
Board Position nominated for: Area 3 Representative
Number of years you have been a TASN Member: 3
Number of years you have been a SNA Member: 3
TASN/SNA Presentations you have done: Basic Intro to Computers -2018 and Food Production & Operations Management 2019
Education/ Certifications that you have: BS in nutritional Science, with minor restaurant, Hotel, Institutional Management. BS in architecture, certified Texas Teacher in Composite Science 4-12 and Art EC-12. ServeSafe Food Production Manager, and Registered/ Licensed Dietitain
Other Information you would like to include: In my spare time I love being outdoors, trying new recipes, and painting. I am an advocate for mental health and the ASFP ( American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.)
Goals for Office: Assess the needs and desires of the region, in order to improve communication, membership, and fellowship. Encourage recognition through TASN awards and scholarships. Serve and support the goals and mission of the association. Revive local chapters and serve as an educator for TASN.




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.