Director of Food & Nutrition Services

Phone: 941-575-5400 ext. 108

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Vocational Home Economics, University of Dayton M.S. Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University SNS Credential: School Nutrition Specialist SNA Certified: School Nutrition Association ServSafe Certified

Director of Food & Nutrition Services

Terri Whitacre, S.N.S.

-Terri has been a Champ's Team member since 1988

-Favorite school lunch growing up: Johnny Marzetti

-Favorite quote: "Be kind, Be kind, Be kind", Katharine Graham, first female publisher of an Amercian newspaper, The Washington Post.

-"The most satisfying part of my job is hiring people who are passionate about nutrition and kids, and then watching staff members learn, grow, develop and move up our career ladder within our child nutrition department."

-Hometown: Kettering, Ohio

 

 Operations Manager

Phone: 941-575-5400 ext. 107

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified ServSafe Certified and ServSafe Trainer Degrees: A.S. in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University, B.S. in Applied Science, supervision and Management from Florida Southwestern State College

Operations Manager

Chef Bill Seibert

-Bill has been a Champ's Cafe Team member since 2015

-Favorite school lunch growing up:  Pizza

-Favorite Quote:  Once a job has begun, do not leave it 'til it's done.  Be a bother big or small, do it well or not at all.  Virgil John DeSmidt (Grandpa)

-"The most satisfying thing about my job is being able to give my staff the tools and equipment the need to feed the students of Charlotte County each and every day."

-Hometown:  Oceanside, New York

 Purchasing Specialist

Phone: 941-575-5400 ext. 104

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified SNS Credential: School Nutrition Specialist SNA Certified: School Nutrition Association Degrees: B.S. Florida Gulf Coast University M.A. University of South Florida

Purchasing Specialist

Penny Mourer, S.N.S.

-Penny has been a Champ's Cafe team member since 2006

-Favorite School Lunch growing up:  Homemade Pizza

-Favorite Quote:  One person can make a difference.

-"The most satisfying thing about my job is having a small part in feeding children so they can be healthy and happy."

-Hometown:  Arcadia, Florida

 Registered Dietitian

Phone: 941-575-5400 ext. 111

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: B.S. in Dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado M.S. in Dietetics from University of North Florida Registered Dietitian; Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist

Registered Dietitian

Sandy Crawford, M.S., R.D./L.D.N.

-Sandy has been a Champ's Cafe Team member since 2019

-Favorite School Lunch growing up was Grilled Cheese sandwich with Tomato soup or PBJ sandwich

-Favorite Quote:  "Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening and live each day like it's your last."

-"The most satisfying things about my job is educating students about the importance of eating healthy and being active and serving nutritious, healthy meals."

-Hometown:  Clinton, New York

 Manager Coordinator

Phone: 941-575-5400 ext 177

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Servsafe Certified SNA Certified: School Nutrition Association

Manager Coordinator

Terry Ross

-Terry has been a Champ's Cafe team member since 1990

-Favorite school lunch growing up:  Fish sandwich with Mac & Cheese

-Favorite Quote: " Make it a great day or not the choice is yours"

-"The most satisfying thing about my job is helping employees to be successful in their jobs."

-Hometown: City: Hampton, State: New Jersey

 School Meals Program Manager

Phone: 941-575-5400 ext 109

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

National Winner: Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Recipe Contest 2004: Cinnamount Cookies

School Meals Program Manager

Terri White

-Terri has been a Champ's Cafe Team member since 2000

-Favorite School Lunch growing up:  PB & J sandwich

-Favorite Quote:  Nothing is impossible; the word itself says I'm possible!

-"The most satisfying thing about my job is knowing that in some small way, I am helping to feed children."

-Hometown:  Indianapolis, Indiana

 Manager of Technology and Data Services

Phone: 941-575-5400 ext 176

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: A.S. in Electrical Engineering, A.A. in General Studies

Manager of Technology and Data Services

Joe Monteleone

-Joe has been a Champ's Cafe Team member since 2017

-Favorite School Lunch growing up:  Pizza

-Favorite Quote:  

-"The most satisfying thing about my job is working the people."

-Hometown:  Mileto, Italy

 

 Administrative Assistant II (Secretary to Terri Whitacre)

Phone: 941-575-5400 ext 179

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

ServSafe Certified Degrees: A.A. in Office Administration, Heald Business College

Administrative Assistant II (Secretary to Terri Whitacre)

Stacy Czerny

-Stacy has been a member of Champ's Cafe since 2018

-Favorite School Lunch growing up:  Cheese or Hot Dog Zombies - Mount Diablo Unified School District

-Favorite Quote:  Give a man a fish, he eats for a day...Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.

-"The most satisfying thing about my job is being part of a team that cares so much for the students and ensures they have access to nutritious food."

-Hometown:  Concord, California

 

 Administrative Assistant I  (Secretary to Chef Bill Seibert)

Phone: 941-575-5400 ext. 110

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Courses taken at Columbus State Community College and The Ohio State University

Administrative Assistant I (Secretary to Chef Bill Seibert)

Barb Michael

-Barb has been a Champ's Team Member since 2019

-Favorite School Lunch growing up:  Pizza

-Favorite Quote:  Have faith...Storms in your life bring you an abundance of wisdom.  - Gina Swanson

-"The most satisfying thing about my job is making a positive impact on those I work for."

-Hometown:  Grove City, Ohio