To help drive its cause of elevating the health of children and families in California through the pursuit of lifelong healthy eating habits, Dairy Council of California has named a new chair and vice chair to its board of directors and is welcoming four new board members.
Brad Scott, a fourth-generation dairyman at Scott Brothers Dairy, was elected as chair after serving 11 years on Dairy Council of California’s board. Mark Webster, plant manager at processing company Schreiber Foods, was named as vice chair.
Additionally, Secretary Karen Ross of the California Department of Food and Agriculture appointed the following four individuals to Dairy Council of California’s board.
- Heidi Nunes, plant manager at Leprino Foods in Lemoore, California, where she has been employed for more than 22 years.
- Erin Nutcher, a fourth-generation dairywoman at Hidden Valley Dairy in Newman, California.
- Francis Pacheco, vice president of membership and public affairs for the Western Area of Dairy Farmers of America, where he has worked for the past 18 years.
- Adrienne Spohr, brand manager of Clover Sonoma in Petaluma, California.
Together, the four individuals provide a unique combination of expertise and knowledge, including dairy farming, processing, marketing, operations and distribution to food service and retail outlets.
“The leadership of Brad and Mark and dedication of our four new board members will provide valuable guidance and support to Dairy Council of California’s nutrition education and advocacy efforts for food access programs that empower healthy eating patterns,” said Tammy Anderson-Wise, CEO of Dairy Council of California. “Dairy farm families and local dairy companies are at the core of our organization and what we strive toward every day—elevating the health of children and families in California through the pursuit of lifelong healthy eating habits with milk and dairy foods as a cornerstone.”
Board members serve a three-year term to help guide and oversee Dairy Council of California through the implementation of its strategic plan, which includes a wide range of nutrition education initiatives and dairy outreach efforts. To learn more about these efforts, visit HealthyEating.org.
About Dairy Council of California
For nearly a century, Dairy Council of California has empowered stakeholders, including educators, health professionals and communities, to elevate the health of children and families through the pursuit of lifelong healthy eating habits. Funded by California's dairy farm families and local milk processors, Dairy Council of California's science-based nutrition education resources, Mobile Dairy Classroom assemblies, training programs and online tools reach millions in California and throughout the United States. Learn more at HealthyEating.org.