AASD Leadership


AASD is governed by an Executive Advisory Council (EAC) whose members are elected annually by APHSA’S state and local public agency membership. Members of the EAC serve staggered, two-year terms, and are elected at AASD’s annual education conference.

AASD Bylaws
The bylaws in the link below apply to the affinity group American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) as established within and staffed by the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA). The bylaws are intended to support the affinity group in carrying out its purpose, serving its target audience, organizing its leadership body and establishing its operating processes. The bylaws are in conformance with and subject to the APHSA governing bylaws.
View AASD Bylaws (Revised August 2020)

AASD EAC 2022 Members


Catherine Buhrig, Director, Bureau of Policy, Office of Income Maintenance
PA Department of Human Services


Linda Schroeder, Administrator, Benefits Support Team
AZ Department of Economic Security

Secretary and Treasurer

Melissa Wolf
MO Department of Social Services

Immediate Past Chair


AASD Regional Representatives

Mid-Atlantic Region Representatives

Mischelle Williams, Sr. Director, Office of Nutrition Assistance Programs, Family Investment Administration
MD Department of Human Services

Anthea Seymour, Administrator, Economic Security Administration
DC Department of Human Services

Midwest Region Representatives

Dawn Sweeney, State Administrative Manager, Food Assistance Program
MI Department of Human Services

Betsy Suver, SNAP and Cash Policy and Technical Assistance, Family Assistance Division
OH Department of Job and Family Services

Mountain Region Representatives

Shannon Grotrian, Children & Family Services
NE Department of Health and Human Services

Teri Chasten, Division Deputy Director, Food & Energy Assistance
CO Office of Economic Security

Northeast Region Representatives

Daniel Giacomi, SNAP Program Manager
CT Department of Social Services

Brittany Mangini, Assistant SNAP Director
MA Department of Transitional Assistance

Southeast Region Representatives

Kristen Halverson, Program Director 1, Family Assistance
TN Department of Human Services


Southwest Region Representatives

Matthew Conley, Program Administrator, SNAP/LIHEAP
OK Department of Human Services

Wayne Salter, Deputy Executive Commissioner
TX Health and Human Services Commission

Western Region Representatives

Kristin Matthews, Bureau Chief
ID Department of Health and Welfare

Angela Aikins, Food Programs and Policy Administrator, Community Services
WA Department of Social and Health Services


At-Large Representatives

At-Large Representative 1

Larry Braasch, Deputy Division Director
NJ Division of Family Development

At-Large Representative 2

Kathy Bruen, SNAP Manager/Director
MN Department of Human Services

APHSA Staff Liasion

APHSA Staff Liasion

Chloe Green, Senior Policy Associate, Food and Nutrition Services
American Public Human Services Association

APHSA Staff Liasion