Child Nutrition Supervisor
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Kathy Coble received an Associate’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism from Harcum Jr. College in Bryn Mawr, PA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation & Leisure Studies from East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, PA. She is a strong advocate for School Nutrition and believes in the power of feeding students excellent quality food.
Kathy has been in school nutrition for over 15 years. She started her career in School Nutrition while living in Houston, TX. She developed a catering company and was contracted with three private schools serving healthy hot lunches. When the opportunity to move back to the east coast came with her family, Kathy wanted to learn and grow with the public sector in School Nutrition where she restarted her career as a Child Nutrition Manager in New Hanover County. There, she became a lead trainer for the Internship and the Assistant Manager programs. Kathy then got the opportunity to step into the role as a School Nutrition Supervisor with Davidson County Schools in Lexington, NC where she was in charge of 19 schools and wore many different hats. She is now currently a School Nutrition Supervisor for Area 5 with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
In New Hanover County, Kathy served on her local SNA board in the positions of Secretary and Vice President and on the SNA-NC Board as District Director. While in Davidson County, she was the Advisor of the local chapter with Thomasville City Schools, Lexington City Schools and Davidson County. Kathy was SNA-NC Manger of the Year in 2015. She has currently taken on the role again as the District VI Director.
Kathy is very active in her community volunteering with the Susan G. Koman Foundation, American Cancer Society and Make a Wish Foundation. On her days off, she loves to spend time with her family and when she’s not with her family, she loves to be outdoors on her paddle board, kayaking or going on a long-distance hike. She also participates with the Piedmont Community Band in Concord playing the flute/piccolo. Here goal is to become a Director of School Nutrition.
Janet W. Johnson, SNS
NC Department of Public Instruction, School Nutrition Division
My name is Janet Johnson, and I am honored to have been chosen as one of the candidates for the critical position of Vice President of SNA-NC. This year, the association is blessed to have three highly qualified candidates on the ballot. I believe my vast experiences and leadership of School Nutrition Programs, at the national, state and local levels, in conjunction with a deep commitment to SNA-NC, express my sincere desire to have SNA-NC recognized as “the experts” in school nutrition in North Carolina. I truly believe the membership already knows the impact they have on the future of our state and, the children we serve, but we need to share with elected officials, stakeholders, media, and others that can impact change. Our voices need to be heard and I believe that we can do that together.
My career in School Nutrition began twenty-five years ago in Guilford County Schools. I was hired as an Accounting Technician in 1995 and over the course of the next nine years, I continued to be promoted to different roles that allowed me to gain knowledge in all the critical areas of School Nutrition at the central office and in the schools. In 2004, I transitioned to the NC Department of Public Instruction as the Financial Management Consultant and over the past sixteen years, I was promoted to an Assistant Chief and ultimately to the role I currently have, Assistant Director.
While my career on paper only goes back to 1995, my deep love for the School Nutrition programs and for the SNA-NC started when I was in elementary school. Yes, I loved school meals as a child, but my love of School Nutrition goes even deeper. I was blessed to spend time helping my mother, who was a cafeteria manager, with production records, month end reports and preparing bulletin boards to invite students to enjoy meals at school. I guess you could say I “grew up” in School Nutrition. I always knew the association was an integral part of the success of School Nutrition profession and from an early age, it was clear to me that the SNA-NC is a strong family of professionals who support one another and make a difference in the lives of students today, tomorrow and in the future. I guess you could say that SNA is in my professional DNA.
I am proud to have served on the SNA -NC Board of Directors as an officer. I am currently finishing my final year as the Secretary/Treasurer and have served on the Public Policy & Legislative Committee for the past six years. Since 2004, I have attended the annual conferences, trade shows and provided professional development opportunities at many State conferences. I have also attended the SNA Annual National Conference since 2010 and the Legislative Action Conference each year beginning in 2013. I have also served on national SNA Committees representing the great School Nutrition Professionals in NC.
I would be honored to have your Vote!
School Nutrition Director
Beaufort County Schools
I would like to introduce myself as I am a candidate for the position of Vice President.
I am currently the Director of School Nutrition for Beaufort County. I began my School Nutrition career in 2007 as a cafeteria manager with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. I was a manager trainer, auditor, and training manager. In 2014 I became an Area Supervisor for Gaston County Schools. After a short period as Assistant Director in Winston Salem Forsyth County I moved to eastern North Carolina to assume my current role.
SNA has played a very important part in my career development. I joined SNA as soon as I began working for CMS. I have been blessed by the opportunities that I have had both in the workplace and with SNA. I have served as treasurer and VP at the local level and as an advisor to the chapters in Gaston County and now Beaufort County. At the state level, I have had the honor of serving as a District Director, District Director Chair and Membership Committee Chair. I currently serve on the Industry Committee. I have attended Future Leaders Conference and served as a School Nutrition Foundation Ambassador to NC. I was fortunate to be awarded a scholarship to attend the ANC in Atlanta. I have invested countless hours in the organization behind the scenes for state conferences and have been hospitality co-chair and chair as well as serving as a judge for the culinary competition.
I believe that SNA-NC is an organization for the people by the people. Learning and networking are key to its success. After a tumultuous year due to Covid-19, I am excited to see what the future holds for us. My primary goal is for the organization to become all inclusive; encouraging all employees to become active members while empowering them to have the desire and confidence to serve. The more you invest, the more you receive. My untiring enthusiasm for school nutrition lends itself to me being your choice for VP. I have served well in the past and have the desire to continue to do so. I have the support of the BCS executive team in my pursuance of this goal and I would feel honored to earn your vote.