AASD Leadership

EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL

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 2021 Members

Chair

Belit Burke, Self-Sufficiency Program Design Administrator
OR Department of Human Services

Vice-Chair

Lisa Cowell, Program Director
TN Department of Human Services

Secretary and Treasurer

Cathy Buhrig, Director, Bureau of Policy
PA Department of Human Services

Immediate Past Chair

VACANT

Alternate Contact

Brittany Mangini, SNAP Director
MA Department of Transitional Assistance

Alternate Contact

Michael Ribar, Senior Tech Advisor
DC Department of Human Services

Alternate Contact

Dawne Voltra, Assistant Deputy Director for Income Maintenance Policy
MO Department of Social Services

AASD Regional Representatives

Mid-Atlantic Region Representatives

Larry Braasch, Assistant Director, NJ SNAP/EBT
NJ Department of Human Services

Anthea Seymour, Administrator
DC Department of Human Services

Midwest Region Representatives

Tikki Brown, Community Economic Opportunity and Nutrition Assistance Director
MN Department of Human Services

Dawn Sweeney, Food Assistance Program State Administrative Manager
Food Assistance Program State Administrative Manager

Mountain Region Representatives

Stephanie Beasley, Children and Family Services Director
NE Department of Health and Human Services

Teri Chasten, SNAP Manager
CO Department of Human Services

Northeast Region Representatives

Daniel Giacomi, Program Manager
CT Department of Social Services

Nola Ward, SNAP Director
MA Department of Transitional Assistance

Southeast Region Representatives

Kimberlin Donald, Program Director
GA Department of Human Services

Jason Dunn, Director of the Division of Family Support
KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Southwest Region Representatives

Linda Cavitt, Deputy Director-Programs
OK Department of Human Services

Wayne Salter, Associate Commissioner
TX Health and Human Services Commission

Western Region Representatives

Kristin Matthews, SNAP Program Manager
ID Department of Health and Welfare

Ezra Paskus, Food Programs & Policy Administrator
WA Department of Social and Health Services

At-Large Representatives

At-Large Representative 1

Thomas Hedderman, Director of Food & Nutrition Policy
NY State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

At-Large Representative 2

Melissa Wolf, Assistant Deputy Director
MO Department of Social Services

APHSA Staff Liasion

APHSA Staff Liasion

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

APHSA Staff Liasion

Matthew Lyons, Director, Policy & Research
American Public Human Services Association