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Sandy is the current State Director of School Nutrition Programs, Virginia Department of Education, working to assure that every Virginia student has equitable access to good, healthy, food at school, to enhance academic success and promote lifelong wellness.

Her career has taken her in many directions including a former school foodservice director for fifteen years, in school districts in California, successful in implementing Farm-to-School programs, conversion to speed-scratch cooking and incorporating nutrition education and garden based learning in to the classroom.  Additionally, she has served as adjunct faculty teaching foodservice systems and nutrition courses at Cal State Northridge.

Sandy has a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition and Masters degree in Business, Health Care Administration, and a PhD from Iowa State in Hospitality Management, with a focus on food safety in Farm-to-School programs.

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