Food & Fitness Staff and Leaders

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Food & Fitness Staff and Leaders


Ann Mansfield - Project Coordinator

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Luther College - mansan01(at)luther.edu
Ann Mansfield has 30 years experience in health care and facilitation utilizing process improvement, multidisciplinary teams and systems thinking to achieve desired outcomes. Her degrees include BA-Nursing from Luther College and MSN from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Haleisa Johnson - Early Childhood Program Coordinator

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NE Iowa Community College - johnsonha@nicc.edu - (563) 880-2874
Haleisa has 30 years of experience in healthcare and healthy lifestyle education and has served as co-leader of the Community Health work within FFI since 2006.  She holds degrees from Winona State University in Communications and Sociology.  She looks forward to working with parents and providers of young children to encourage a healthy environment for them now and in the future.

Teresa Wiemerslage

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Iowa State University Extension - (563) 794-0599 - wiemer(at)iastate.edu
Teresa Wiemerslage a field specialist for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Local Food Team. She specializes in Farm to School, Farm to Institution, food hubs and on-farm food safety.

Ashley Christensen - Safe Routes to School Coordinator

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Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission - achristensen(at)uerpc.org - 563-382-6171, ext. 201
As Regional Safe Routes to School Coordinator for Northeast Iowa, Christensen partners with schools and communities to encourage active school travel and safe community routes. She works for Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission, the region's council of governments. Christensen holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from Iowa State University in Kinesiology and Health and Animal Science. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time at home with her five cats.

Emily Neal - School Outreach

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Luther College - (563) 387-2138 - nealem01(at)luther.edu
Emily Neal is the  Director of School Outreach for Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She has a Masters in Science Education and an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, both from the University of Iowa. Neal has experience teaching people of all ages about integrating concepts of wellness, sustainability and stewardship into their lives. Together, they help districts foster healthy environments for students, staff and the communities they serve.

April Bril - Safe Routes to School Associate

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As Regional Safe Routes to School Associate for Northeast Iowa, Bril works with schools, parents, and local businesses in Northeast Iowa to encourage active families and communities. She works for Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission, the region's council of governments. Bril holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Loras College. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time being active outdoors with her family.

Claire Anderson, FoodCorps

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Serving Postville Community School District
Claire is the FoodCorps service member in Postville. She is from Chagrin Falls, Ohio and her bachelor's degrees in Graphic Design and Cultural Anthropology from Miami University of Ohio. As an undergraduate, whe on an organic vegetable farm. Through this experience, she became aware of a broader food community of Southwestern Ohio—one that deals with challenges relating to food access, food security, health and nutrition.

Harleigh Boldridge, AmeriCorps

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Serving Allamakee Community School District - waukonffi(at)gmail.com
Harleigh grew up in a small town in Northeast Kansas. Her family has been farming in the Missouri River valley for over 100 years. Since moving to Northeast Iowa, she has worked for different farms while in college. She graduated from Luther College in May with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work.

Emma Dubay, FoodCorps

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Serving Oelwein Community School District

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