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Our Team

Academic Leadership, Management, & Administrative Support

Katherine E. Soule, Ph.D.

Director of UC Cooperative Extension and Youth, Families, & Communities Advisor
Email: kesoule@ucanr.edu  


Shannon Klisch, MPH  

Nutrition Education Manager

Email: sklisch@ucanr.edu
Phone Number: 805-781-5951

 

Nutrition Educators

Melissa LaFreniere

Melissa LaFreniere
Community Education Specialist II

Physical Activity Team Leader, Sunshine Committee

Email: mslafreniere@ucanr.edu

Phone: 781-5947

Miguel Diaz
Community Education Specialist II

Parent Education Team Leader

Email: midiaz@ucanr.edu

Phone: 805-781-5947    

Betsy Plascencia

Community Education Specialist II

Smarter Lunchrooms Movement Team Leader, Sunshine Committee

Email: bgplascencia@ucanr.edu
Phone: 805-781-5947

Abbi Marrs

Community Education Specialist II

School Garden Sustainability Team Leader

UC Garden Nutrition Extender Coordinator

E-mail: mbmarrs@ucanr.edu

Kelly Hong

Community Education Specialist II

E-mail: kqhong@ucanr.edu

Emily Dimond

Community Education Specialist II

E-mail: egdimond@ucanr.edu

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Rosa Vargas

Community Education Specialist II

E-mail: rivargas@ucanr.edu