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Tahnee Aguirre, BA  Bilingual (spanish) FoodWIse Nutrition Educator 
Tahnee joined the FoodWIse (Nutrition Education Program) in 2016. Tahnee teaches youth at Hawthorne, Heyer, Blair, and Whittier elementary Schools. She also teaches nutrition education to adults at La Casa, WIC, Headstart and Parent’s Place. Tahnee received her Dietetic Technician Associate degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College. In 2012, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies/International Affairs from Alverno College.

Phone: (262) 548-7882
E-mail: tahnee.aguirre@wisc.edu

Tahnee Aguirre

Natalie Derricks, BS  FoodWIse Nutrition Educator
Natalie joined the FoodWIse (Nutrition Education Program) in 2019. Natalie teaches youth at Hadfield, Heyer and Blair Elementary schools.  She also works with senior adults at the Butler, Mukwonago, Muskego and New Berlin Dining Centers and at the Homes for Independent Living. Natalie teaches adults at the Huber Correctional Facility and Salvation Army meal sites as well. Natalie received her Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from UW-Stevens Point in 2012.

Phone: (262) 896-6856
Email: natalie.derricks@wisc.edu

Natalie Derricks

Jill Herz, MS, RD  FoodWIse Administrator
Jill joined the FoodWIse (Nutrition Education Program) in the fall of 2010. She has worked with a variety of audiences, including elementary-aged youth at Whittier elementary school and summer Parks and Rec programs, teens in School Age Parents At Risk (SAPAR) and Multicultural afterschool programs, adults at the Waukesha County WIC clinic and Women’s Center, and older adults at senior dining sites. She obtained her Dietetic degree from UW-Madison in 2009, graduated from the Mount Mary University Dietetic Internship in 2010, and completed her Master’s in Dietetics from Mount Mary University in 2014.

Phone: (262) 548-7877
E-mail: jill.herz@wisc.edu

Jill Herz

Katy Maas, BS, DTR  FoodWIse Teaching Coordinator
Katy has been with FoodWIse (Nutrition Education Program) since 2007. Katy works to support the training and on-going competency development of nutrition educators on the Waukesha County FoodWIse team. She also assists the Program Administrator with creating plans of work that address nutrition educational needs in the community. In addition, Katy spends 50% of her time educating both youth and adults. She teaches youth at Whittier, Hawthorne and Lowell Elementary Schools as well as Lakewood School in Dousman. Her involvement with older adults includes providing lessons at the Oconomowoc Senior meal site. Katy also facilitates a 9-lesson Eating Smart Being Active nutrition series with various parent groups throughout the county. Katy obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness Management from UW Stevens Point, and an Associate degree in Dietetics from Madison Area Technical College. Katy is a Registered Dietetic Technician and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Phone: (262) 548-7785
Email: katy.maas@wisc.edu

Katy Maas

Marcy Pichler, DTR  FoodWIse Nutrition Educator
Marcy has been with the FoodWIse (Nutrition Education Program) since 2013. She works with youth at Whittier, Hawthorne, and Heyer Elementary Schools, Les Paul Middle School, North High School, Park and Recreation Programs and the Salvation Army Summer Youth Program. In addition, she teaches adults at the WIC Clinic, St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic and the Women's Center. She teaches parents of young children at Head Start. Marcy also teaches at a number of meal sites such as Salvation Army and senior adults at the Hartland, New Berlin and La Casa meal site locations. Marcy is a Dietetic Technician, Registered. She received her degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College. She has also earned an Associates of Science degree in Business. Marcy is a certified Strong Women/StrongBodies trainer.

Phone: (262) 548-7314
E-mail: marcy.pichler@wisc.edu 

Marcy Pichler

Paula Schmitt  FoodWIse Nutrition Educator
Paula has been with the FoodWIse (Nutrition Education Program) since 2002. She teaches elementary age youth at Banting, Blair, Hawthorne, Hadfield and Heyer Schools, and teens in School Age Parents at Risk (SAPAR) program. During the summer, Paula teaches nutrition to youth in park and recreation programs. In addition to youth, she teaches adults at the WIC Clinic, Food Pantries, and the Huber Correctional Facility in a summer Nutrition and Gardening class. Paula received her Dietetic Technician training at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Phone: (262) 896-8296
E-mail: paula.schmitt@wisc.edu

Paula Schmitt

Jean Weed, BS  Instructional Materials Specialist
Jean has been with FoodWIse (Nutrition Education Program) since 1995. She provides support to the Waukesha Co Extension FoodWIse Administrator, Teaching Coordinator and Nutrition Educators. She is experienced in both the SNAP-Ed and EFNEP data entry reporting systems and has knowledge of the educational and grant requirements. Her work includes helping to provide quality education to community participants. Prior experience includes accounting in the print and bank industries. Jean studied business at UW-Milwaukee and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Carroll University.

Phone: (262) 548-7773
Email: jean.weed@wisc.edu

Jean Weed

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