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 Meet Our FoodWIse Staff


Tahnee Aguirre, BA  Bilingual (spanish) FoodWIse Nutrition Educator 
Tahnee joined the FoodWIse (Nutrition Education Program) in 2016. Tahnee teaches youth at Hawthorne, Heyer, 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
Email: tahnee.aguirre@wisc.edu

Tahnee Aguirre

Jill Herz, MS, RD  FoodWIse Administrator
Jill joined the FoodWIse (Nutrition Education Program) in the fall of 2010. Throughout her time with FoodWIse, she has taught nutrition programs with a variety of audiences, including youth, teens, parents, seniors, and other adult groups. She has helped to implement community-based workgroups/coalitions such as Healthy Shelves and the Waukesha County Nutrition Coalition. 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
Email: 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 FoodWIse (Nutrition Education Program) since 2013. She works with youth through the Head Start program and at Lowell and Heyer Elementary Schools, Health and Human Services, and Park and Recreation programs. In addition, she teaches adults at the Waukesha Free Clinic and the Women's Center.  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 StrongBodies trainer.

Phone: (262) 548-7314
Email: 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, Hawthorne, Hadfield and Lowell Schools, as well as at the La Casa de Esperanza Charter School. During the summer, Paula teaches nutrition to youth in park and recreation programs, and at a youth gardening and nutrition program. In addition to youth, she teaches adults at Food Pantries, and the Huber Correctional Facility. Paula received her Dietetic Technician training at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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

Paula Schmitt

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