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President's Message

A Message from our President

Dearest Colleagues:
I am honored to be leading our great association with integrity & humility, an inspiring vision and pure positivity as we return to some form of normalcy during SY21/22.

With approximately 800 members across our great state, we are a strong and vital organization focused on being your go-to professional resource for all school nutritional professionals. Over 30 dedicated volunteer board members from amongst your peers, a strong group of industry & agency partners, and our great Executive Director – Pauline Raia, make this all possible.

Since 1955, we have provided our members exciting educational opportunities on a broad array of relevant and substantive topics. These programs are shaped by our unique industry needs specifically for you as school nutrition operators. I have always been impressed with the quality and diversity of our programming. And now with our increased focus on getting back to normalcy by “putting the pieces back together” as stated and emphasized during our first ever virtual annual conference this past June, we will strive to provide you with more opportunities to learn and strengthen your operations/departments. 

In everything NMSNA does, we build in the opportunity for you to achieve great things in our unified mission to proudly feed NM children to fuel their minds so they can learn!  Having a strong professional organization that you can call on with a difficult question helps you do your job better, and is very important as we have the responsibility of nourishing our future.  

All of our organization’s work is focused on enriching your experience as members, so we are always open to feedback on our current resources or how we can better serve you.   Feel free to reach out to me at any time, I look forward to this year of excellence as we enter SY 21/22 stronger together.  
Continue to stay safe & healthy,
 
Marie E. Johnson,  SNS 
NMSNA 21/22 President