Andrews, Kobylecky, and Paul Elected to National Board of Directors
AUSTIN, Texas, September 25, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Denise Andrews of Vici, Oklahoma, Rhonda Kobylecky of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Robin Paul of Freeland, Michigan have been elected to serve a three-year term on the National CACFP Sponsors Association Board of Directors. All bring a great depth of experience with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and are involved in the management of a sponsoring organization for family child care homes and/or child care centers which participate in the USDA child nutrition program. Since 1986 the National CACFP Sponsor Association (NCA) has been the leading national organization for sponsors who administer the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Denise Andrews is co-founder and Executive Director of For The Children CACFP (FTC) in Oklahoma, which was established in 2000. FTC is a non-profit CACFP Sponsor for licensed child care homes. She started as a child care provider over 27 years ago and believes that “Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high.”
Robin Paul has worked with CACFP for 39 years and is the CEO of Mid-Michigan Child Care Centers and Michigan Child Care Centers where they sponsor Family Day Care Homes, Unaffiliated and Affiliated Centers, At-Risk, Head Start and Emergency Shelters. Robin shares, “My goal is to reach out to other agencies for continued growth and collaboration. Keeping the sponsors abreast of the current legislation and providing resources needed to manage their sponsorship and remain viable is very important.” By remaining an advocate for sponsors, Robin feels she can ultimately help children, families, and providers.
Rhonda Kobylecky is the Director of Food Services for Acelero, a multistate Head Start organization serving approximately 5,000 children. There, she oversees CACFP compliance, nutrition, food safety for all 42 sites, and monitoring and training in four states. Rhonda notes, “Nutritious food is so important to the growth of children’s minds and bodies and we get to advocate for this very important part of their lives.” Rhonda looks forward to representing the voice of a CACFP Head Start participant to the board while supporting all the members of the NCA.
The experience, talent, passion, and commitment these women share for the CACFP is inspiring. They are excited to serve in leadership roles for the entire membership and participate in the development of programs, activities, and policy positions.
As a National Platform for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Community, NCA’s mission is to bring members information on legislation, regulation, and advocacy issues, share resources among the entire CACFP community, and provide an engaging, informative annual conference — offering the largest CACFP networking and training opportunities in the nation. CACFP is an indicator of quality child care. When children are cared for by providers who are part of the CACFP program, they are receiving the best nutrition available.
Learn more at www.cacfp.org.
Source: National CACFP Sponsors Association