CACFP Workgroups
2019/2020 CACFP Input Workgroup  Minimize 
Please congratulate and welcome the 2019/2020 CACFP Input Workgroup members. The members have been challenged with the task to provide insight on workgroup issues that are impacting all areas of CACFP at a statewide level throughout the year and during bi-monthly workgroup meetings.

Workgroup members serve as liaisons for CACFP sponsors and contracting entities (CEs) while addressing those issues with TDA during the workgroup meetings. Members actively participate in subcommittees addressing the following topics: 

1. CACFP Compensation Policy

Purpose: Members provide recommendations for the most efficient and effective method to complete and submit a Compensation Policy to TDA for review while ensuring compliance with Federal guidance.

2. Meal Count and Attendance Form

Purpose: Members provide clarification and understanding for the errors, challenges, and barriers to completing the form correctly. Assist in developing training and/or tools to help reduce the number of findings.

3. Procurement Guidance

Purpose: Members provide input on training materials and venues to help CE’s on a statewide level improve their understanding of the procurement process.

If you have topics for discussion to include on an upcoming agenda or ideas you would like to bring to the attention of one of the subcommittees, please communicate your ideas to a current workgroup member. View subcommittee assignments below.

Workgroup members and TDA are excited about the partnership opportunity to ensure growth and success of the CACFP in Texas!


CACFP Input Workgroup Committee Members

 Kenyatta Chandler Name: Kenyatta Chandler
Houston ISD
Subcommittee: Procurement Guidance

Pamela Alvarez

Name: Pamela Alvarez  

Valley Haven Inc

Subcommittee: Meal Count and Attendance Form

 Saul Fernandez

Name: Saul Fernandez  
Extreme Activities

Subcommittee: Compensation Policy

 Sehr Qazi

Name: Sehr Qazi  
Hirani Platinum Corp.

Subcommittee: Meal Count and Attendance Form


Name: Angela Flowers

Food & Nutrition Solutions
Subcommittee: Compensation Policy

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Name: Ashley Channel
Fort Bend ISD 

Subcommittee: Compensation Policy

 Mel Jackson

Name: Mel Jackson
The Josh Howard Foundation

Subcommittee: Meal Count and Attendance Form

 Blake Stanford

Blake Stanford   

Southwest Human Development Services

Subcommittee: Procurement Guidance


Name: Tangela Joseph

Destiney Empowerment Enterprises

Subcommittee: Training 
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Elsa Ayala

New Beginnings Health and Day Activity Center

Subcommittee: Compensation Policy

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Name: Emily Oneil 

Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties

Subcommittee: Meal Count and Attendance Form

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Name: Gylma Garza  
Edinburg Child Care

Subcommittee: Meal Count and Attendance Form

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Name: Jennifer Vogel  

San Marcos ISD

Subcommittee: Procurement Guidance

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Name: Heather Guzman  
San Antonio Food Bank

Subcommittee: Procurement Guidance


Name: Victor Salazar
Hummingbird Child and Adult Nutrition

Subcommittee: Communication

*Sponsors Association President 

Subcommittee: Meal Count and Attendance Form

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Name: Lisa Obenhaus 

Valley Mills ISD

Subcommittee: Procurement Guidance

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