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CAFCS Executive Board Members

Tammy Kinley, Ph.D.

Tammy Kinley, Ph.D.

President

Dr. Kinley earned a Ph.D. from Texas Tech in Merchandising and is currently Professor of Merchandising and Associate Dean in the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism at the University of North Texas.

Rita Fleming, M.S.

Rita Fleming, M.S.

Secretary

Mrs. Rita Fleming is an Assistant Professor/ Extension Specialist of Health Education, Director
of Community Outreach and the Interim Program Leader for Family and Consumer Sciences in
the Department of Human Sciences in the College of Agriculture at Tennessee State University.

Allisen Penn, Ed.D.

Allisen Penn, Ed.D.

Vice President

Allisen Penn is the Associate Dean and State Program Leader for Extension and Outreach in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia.

Michael Newman, Ph.D.

Michael Newman, Ph.D.

BHHS Liaison

Dr. Newman is a Professor and the Director of Staff Development, Extension Planning, and Evaluation in the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University.

Danita Lynn Brookins, Ed.D.

Danita Lynn Brookins, Ed.D.

Treasurer

Danita L. Brookins is the Western Region Program Leader for Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

Nina Roofe, Ph.D., RDN, LD, FAND, CNWE.

Nina Roofe, Ph.D., RDN, LD, FAND, CNWE.

Past President

Nina Roofe earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics with an emphasis in Dietetics from the University of Central Arkansas in 1990. She completed the dietetic internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1991 and began a career in clinical dietetics and management.

Nominating Committee
Chair, Nina Roofe
Jana Hawley
Heather Whaley
Budget Committee
Chair, Danita Lynn Brooks
Tammy Kinley
Nina Roofe

Three members
Past president, Chair 1-year term
two members nominated by the council membership to serve 1-year term

Three Members
Treasurer, Chair (even numbered year)
Two members appointed by President 1-year term

Annual Meeting Committee
Chair, Allisen Penn
Tammy Kinley
Nina Roofe
Michael Newman
Rita Fleming
Davita Lynn Brookins

Two members
Vice President/ Vice President, Chair
One Member appointed by the President 1-year term
Local arrangement leader (if needed) appointed by the Vice President/ President -Elect 1-year term

Strategic Planning/Program of Work
Chair, Tammy Kinley
Nina Roofe
Rita Fleming
Lisa Washburn
Laura Jolly

Five members
President, Chair 1-year term
Secretary: 2-year term
Past President: 1-year term
Two members appointed by the President 1-year term

Audit Committee
Chair, Allisen Penn
Tammy Kinley
Nina Bennett
Shawna Jordan

Three members
Vice President/ President-Elect, Chair 1-year term
President 1-year term
One member appointed by the President
1-year term

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