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The IFMA Elementary & Secondary Foodservice Leadership Council consists of senior-level dining directors who are creating new insights and collaborative best practices to drive the community forward.

Comprised of individuals representing public school districts from across the United States, this council of segment leaders is focused on addressing critical issues impacting the K-12 community. Council members are working diligently to address key topics including changing USDA nutritional regulations, working more collaboratively with suppliers, finding solutions in hiring, training, and retaining talent, and meeting the changing demands of Gen Alpha.


IFMA Elementary & Secondary Foodservice Leadership Council Members

  • Cha​ir,​ Whitney Ellersick​, Portland (OR) Public Schools
  • First Vice Chair, Alyssia Wright​, Fulton County (GA) Public Schools​
  • Second Vice Chair, Danielle Bock, Greeley (CO) Schools
  • Past Chair, Spencer Taylor​, Metro Nashville Public Schools​
  • Past Chair, Jessica Shelly, Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Patti Bilbrey, Scottsdale Public Schools
  • ​Christine Clarahan, City of Hammond (IN) Schools
  • Doug Davis, Industry Resource
  • Patrick DurganBellingham (WA) Public
  • Daniel Ellnor, Jefferson County (KY)​​
  • Kevin Frank, Detroit Public Schools
  • Dan Gorman, Montague / Whitehall (MI) PS
  • Shonia Hall, Oklahoma City Schools
  • Karen Luna, Santa Clara (CA) Unified School District
  • Donna Martin, Industry Resource
  • Lori Shofroth, Tippecanoe (IN) School Corp
  • Eric Span, Sweetwater (CA) Union High School District
  • Curtistine Walker, Pittsburgh Schools
  • Bertrand Weber​, Minneapolis Public Schools​
  • Dana Whitney, Henrico (VA) Public Schools
  • Betti Wiggins, Houston ISD
  • Tamara Yarmon, Omaha (NE) Public Schools​​

Work done by K-12 FLC