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Wyoming | Montana | Idaho

Key Partners

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Counterparts essential to this multi-state endeavor:

UW Extension Service and the WWAMI Medical Education Program at the University of Wyoming had strong links with counterparts in Montana and Idaho. Specialists with UW Extension Service and the directors of the WWAMI programs at Montana State University and University of Idaho served as collaborators, along with the AHEC Director at Montana. They helped plan, conduct, and evaluate the three-state project and oversaw project activities in their respective states. These collaborators were as follows:

Wyoming

Betty Holmes, MS, RD, served as Regional Project Coordinator; Ms. Holmes was also a co-principal educator for WIN Wyoming and was a senior associate on the original grant proposal.

Kim Puls, served as Project Administrative Assistant

Mary Kay Wardlaw, MS, served as Project Education Specialist

Shelley Hill, served as community coordinator for Powell

Kathy Tatman, served as community coordinator for Torrington

The Project Director and Co-principal investigator was Sylvia Moore, PhD, RD, Director of the Division of WWAMI Medical Education and Public Health and Wyoming AHEC.

The other Co-principal investigator was Suzanne Pelican, MS, RD, Food and Nutrition Specialist with Cooperative Extension Service in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and coordinator of WIN Wyoming. She also worked with the grant writer to write the proposal.

Senior associates on the project were Michael Liebman, PhD, Professor of Human Nutrition; and Linda Melcher, MS, RD, Director of the Cent$ible Nutrition Program with Cooperative Extension Service in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and Co-principal educator for WIN Wyoming.

The grant writer was Fred Vanden Heede, MA, funded by Wyoming AHEC.

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Montana

Barbara Wheeler, MS, served as Montana State Coordinator

Phyllis Dennee, MS, CFCS, Nutrition Education Extension Specialist, Montana State Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator, and Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Human Development, Montana State University

Lynn Paul, EdD, RD, Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist, and Associate Professor, Department of Health and Human Development, Montana State University

David Young, DVM, PhD, Professor of Comparative Anatomy, and Director, Montana Office of Rural Health, Montana Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Montana State University

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Idaho

Julie Harker, RD, LD, served as Idaho State Coordinator

Jodi Wyatt, served as Administrative Assistant

Michael Laskowski, PhD, Assistant Dean, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director of WWAMI Medical Education Program and Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho; and Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University

Audrey Liddil, MS, Associate Professor and State EFNEP Coordinator, University of Idaho

Martha Raidl, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor and Extension Nutrition Education Specialist, University of Idaho

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