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, Sacramento, Calif., said it 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, the organization said.
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, Calif.
- Erin Nutcher, a fourth-generation dairywoman at Hidden Valley Dairy in Newman, Calif.
- Francis Pacheco, vice president of membership and public affairs for the Western Area of Kansas City, Kan.-based Dairy Farmers of America.
- Adrienne Spohr, brand manager of Clover Sonoma in Petaluma, Calif.
Together, the four individuals provide a unique combination of expertise and knowledge, including dairy farming, processing, marketing, operations and distribution to foodservice and retail outlets, Dairy Council of California said.
“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.”