Conference Committee

Planning, Development, and Implementation

The Conference Committee is responsible for the planning, developing, and implementing an annual conference for ASNNA members. The committee meets monthly, usually from June through February. The ASNNA Conference, usually held in early February, offers members an opportunity to hear keynote/plenary speakers, participate in breakout sessions led by their peers, and meet with regional representatives and FNS staff over the course of three days.

2024 ASNNA Annual Conference

Conference Objectives

  • Promise: “Explore the promise of SNAP-Education to empower communities and foster nutrition security.”

  • Purpose: “Examine the purpose of SNAP-Education programming, highlighting its role and exploring ways continue to evaluate and increase its impact and reach.”

  • Practice: “Enhance the practice of SNAP Education through the exploration of innovative strategies, actionable steps, and tools, and encourage sustainable health behavior changes.

  • For more information see the Conferences and Education page. 


Current Committee Members

Kristin Hoch (co-chair)

LaCee Jimenez (co-chair)

Erica Dahl

Dawn Earnesty

Mikayla Gallo

Kali Goodenough

Katherine Hawksworth

Jean Keller

Suzanne Kelley



Chris Mornick

Lea Palmer

Leslie Speller-Henderson

Kristi Strongo

Lauren Sweeney

Past Conferences

2021 ASNNA Conference Theme

“Promoting equity in nutrition and best practices for adapting programming during public health emergencies, such as COVID-19, hurricanes, fires, lead poisoning, among others.”

Conference Objectives:  

  1. Identify frameworks for delivering SNAP-Ed programming using an equity lens.   
  2. Share best-practice strategies to adapt SNAP-Ed programming that responds to evolving needs due to public health emergencies.   
  3. Provide updates from federal nutrition programs to highlight opportunities with SNAP-Ed programming.         

Presenters must register to attend the conference. We encourage a diversity of practitioners and scholars to submit abstracts to ensure a diverse and inclusive conference.    

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