ABOUT GARRICK HOWELL
Garrick has been with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture since July 2009. He began as processing specialist for USDA Foods in Kentucky. In 2014, in addition to managing orders for Processing Diversion for Kentucky, he began work coordinating the Commodity Advisory Council and direct delivery products. In 2016, Garrick served on the ACDA Processing Committee as co-chair of the Forms subcommittee. In 2017, he was elected to the ACDA Board as Southeast Region State Representative. He has enjoyed his time serving on the board and looks forward to the opportunity to serve further as a member of the Executive Board.
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ABOUT SANDY HOPPLE
Sandy has worked for Department of Agriculture since 2011; currently as the Assistant Director, ordering USDA commodities, administer SAE funds, monitors TEFAP funds, and administers the Farmers Market Nutrition Program and State Food Purchase Program. In addition, she attended and received her M.B.A. in Food and Agribusiness from Delaware Valley College. Sandy has been highly involved in ACDA since 2015. She was the Treasurer of ACDA from 2015-2017 and as a valuable member of the board, Sandy was invited to attend the Strategic Planning Retreat. Outside of work, Sandy is involved in the Keystone International Live Stock Exposition and the Pennsylvania Livestock Association.
ABOUT BRANTLEY TUCKER
Brantley Tucker is a Food Distribution Specialist for Child Nutrition Programs at the Alabama State Department of Education. He is experienced with NSLP, USDA Foods, DOD Fresh, TEFAP, CSFP, and the Alabama Statewide Procurement Bid. His background before Food Distribution was in procurement, policy and warehousing. He has been with the state since 2011 and first came to the Department of Education in 2014. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and U.S. History from Troy University in 2008 and received his Master’s Degree in Legal Administration from Auburn Montgomery in 2009. He spends his personal time pursuing to live a good life with his wife and daughter.
ABOUT NOELLE SANCHEZ
Noelle Sanchez has been with the New Mexico Food and Nutrition Services Bureau since 2012. Her duties include program oversite of USDA Food distribution for the National School Lunch Program as well as management of New Mexico’s state-owned and operated warehouse. Additionally, Noelle has been a member of ACDA since 2012. During her affiliation, she has worked on the ACDA Membership Committee, ACDA Processing Committee, and the Resource Handbook Subcommittee. Noelle received her bachelor’s degree of Arts in Education from the University of New Mexico. In her free time, Noelle enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her two young children.
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