Breakfast Brigade - Profiles

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roject PA Breakfast Brigade members are foodservice directors who have completed training provided by Project PA .

They can provide FREE assistance in starting school breakfast programs and increasing participation in existing programs.

Members of the Breakfast Brigade can visit your school(s) to observe your current operation and the environment in which it functions. Conversely, you might go (alone or with a small delegation of stakeholders) to observe in a Breakfast Brigade member's school(s). A Breakfast Brigade member can help you determine whether and how to make changes based on such observations.

Sharon Adami


sharon-adami-miltonSchool District: Milton A.S.D.
Work Address: 700 Mahoning St.
Milton, PA 17847
Work Phone #: 570-742-7687
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Sharon Adami, School Food Service Director for the Milton Area School District, is proud of the role the breakfast programs play in assisting families in her district, “ I think we’re helping families. That’s the best part for me. We’re helping to get kids fed that need it and helping families along the way. I’ve had a lot of parents say that it’s a life-saver. They tell me, ‘I would like to feed them at home but they’re not ready to eat when they get up.’ Parents know that once their children get to school they’ll be able to get breakfast.”

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Carol Gilbert

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Carol Gilbert Consulting
Work Address: 628 Elm Street
East Earl, PA 17519
Work Phone #: 717-669-2213
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arol Gilbert has been in school food service for 27 years. She now runs her own company called Carol H. Gilbert Consulting. In this company she provides training and consulting solutions for School Food Service operations. The company’s tag line is, “Planting the seeds of foodservice excellence!”

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Amy Keeler


amy-keeler-brownsvilleSchool District: Freedom Area School District and Riverside Beaver School District
Work Address: 5 Falcon Drive
Brownsville, PA 15417
Work Phone #: 724-785-2021
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Amy Keeler has been working in food service since 1987. She spent eleven years as a Chef and Banquet Manager at Lone Pine Country Club in Washington, Pa before transitioning to school food service. She has spent the last seven years as a Director of Food Service, first at California Area School District, then West Greene School District, and since 2013 in her current position at Brownsville Area School District.

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Debra Kendra


debra-kendra-brentwoodSchool District: Brentwood Borough S.D.
Work Address: 3601 Brownsville Road
Brentwood, PA 15227
Work Phone #: (412) 881-4940 Ext 2500
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Deb Kendra began working in school foodservice for a practical reason: she needed to work, and wanted to be near her young daughter. The result was over fifteen years of experience at Ringgold School District, where Deb worked her way up to District Manager of Food Services, giving her first-hand experience with all the various positions within school food service.

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David Lloyd

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Central PA Food Bank
Harrisburg, PA
Work Phone #: 717-724-3195, Cell #: (717) 916-3318
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David Lloyd is the Youth Programs Manager for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. David was the Food Service Director for the Harrisburg School District and retired after 32 years of service. While at the school district, David implemented “Breakfast in the Classroom” where every student had access to a school breakfast daily.

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Janet Mullaney

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School District: Wattsburg A.S.D.
Work Address: 10782 Wattsburg Road
Erie, PA 16509
Work Phone #: 814-824-4109
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Janet Mullaney is the School Food Service Director at Wattsburg Area School District, a rural district in Erie County. Janet has been in school food service for 9 years and feels that the breakfast programs at Wattsburg Area School District are especially important because of the one-hour bus ride that many students have before arriving at school. As a result, many of the students arrive at school hungry and cannot concentrate well.

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Kurt D. Myers


kurt-myers-readingSchool District: Reading S.D.
Work Address: 800 Washington St.
Reading, PA 19601
Work Phone #: 610-371-5607
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Kurt D. Myers is a 1982 graduate of Albright College and a 1997 graduate of the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. For the past 12 years, he has worked in the Reading School District's Food Service Operation, since 2004 as the Director of Food Service. Under Kurt’s leadership, his program has tripled breakfast participation in Middle Schools and doubled participation in Elementary Schools. During the summer, Kurt feeds about 2,000 students a day. His program is recognized as one of FRAC’s “High Achieving” districts. Kurt is a CEP/BIC validator with the USDA for successful program implementation, and is looking forward to helping others implement or expand school breakfast programs.

Randy Walker


randy-walker-freedomSchool District: Freedom Area School District and Riverside Beaver School District
Work Address: 1190 Bulldog Drive
Freedom, PA 15042
Work Phone #: 724-728-4020 and 724-775-7748
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Randy Walker is the Food Service Director of Freedom Area School District and Riverside Beaver School District, both of Beaver County.  Randy has over 17 years of Food Service Management experience.  Currently, Randy serves as the Public Policy and Legislative Chairperson for the School Nutrition Association of PA.  Randy holds a B.S. Degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from the Indiana University of PA.

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