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 2018)

Additional Contacts & Resources
View a list of SNAP Directors by state.
Note: Some states also provided EBT, Program Integrity, and Employment and Training contacts. (Updated June 2019)

AASD EAC 2020 Members


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

First Vice Chair

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

Second Vice Chair

Lisa Cowell, Program Director 4
TN Department of Human Services

Secretary and Treasurer

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

Immediate Past Chair

David Locklear, Chief, Economic and Family, Division of Social Services
NC Department of Health and Human Services

AASD Regional Representatives

Mid-Atlantic Representative

Larry Braasch, Assistant Director, NJ SNAP/EBT
NJ Dept. of Human Services, Division of Family Development

Anthea Seymour, Administrator
DC Department of Human Services

Mid-West Representative

Tikki Brown, Director
MN Department of Human Services

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

Mountain Plains Representative

Alex Mayer, SNAP Program Administrator
SD Department of Social Services

Teri Chasten
Colorado CO Department of Human Services

Northeast Regional Representative

Nola Ward
MA Department of Transitional Assistance

Daniel Giacomi, Program Manager
CT Department of Social Services

Southeast Regional Representative

Kimberlin Donald, Program Director
GA Department of Human Services

Brandon Hardin, Director
AL Department of Human Resources

Southwest Regional Representative

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

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

Western Regional Representative

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

Shavana Howard, Food Assistance Administrator
WA Department of Social and Health Services

At-Large Representative

Gwen Beem, Program & Policy Manager
MO Department of Social Services

Claudia Jackson, SNAP Manager
VA Department of Social Services