Live Well for You

Meet the Staff

Barb Struempler

Barb Struempler is the Program Leader for SNAP-Ed at Auburn University, a role she has been in since 1995. Struempler also coordinates additional Alabama Extension nutrition programs and is a Nutrition and Food Science professor with Auburn University College of Human Sciences. Her work has focused on engaging communities to reduce and prevent obesity, as well as combating childhood obesity through nutrition education. Her work has been recognized nationally through numerous publications and awards. She most recently received the Auburn University Award for Excellence in Faculty Outreach and the 2017 National Jeanne M. Priester Award.


Sondra Parmer

Sondra Parmer is the Program Coordinator for SNAP-Ed at Auburn University, a role she has been in since 1995. During her tenure with SNAP-Ed, her work has focused on creative methods for evaluating hard-to-reach audiences, developing teaching tools that continue to provide education over time and integrating technology into nutrition education. Her work has been recognized nationally through publications, invited presentations and numerous national awards.


Alicia Powers

Alicia Powers joined SNAP-Ed at Auburn University in 2016 as the Community Health Coordinator. Powers coordinates planning, implementation and evaluation of policy, systems and environmental approaches. From grassroots efforts to specific partner projects to county and state-wide initiatives, Powers works at all levels to improve the health of Alabamians. Most recently, Powers served as an associate professor of Health Sciences at Furman University where she taught Research and Evaluation in Health Sciences and Advanced Nutrition Principles courses.


Katie Funderburk

Katie Funderburk is a Registered Dietitian and the Nutrition and Evaluation Coordinator for SNAP-Ed at Auburn University. Funderburk coordinates planning, implementation and evaluation of social marketing efforts and the school-based obesity prevention initiative, Body Quest: Food of the Warrior. She has focused her efforts on finding creative and effective ways to engage parents to improve the home food environment for children. Her work has been recognized nationally through publications, invited presentations and awards.


SNAP-Ed Educators

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. SNAP-Ed’s statewide network of passionate nutrition educators is committed to improving the environment around health and well-being for Alabamians. With strong partnerships at the local, state and national levels, widespread and lasting change is right around the corner. Improving dietary and physical activity behaviors of individuals and families and building partnerships to improve the health of communities are among key Live Well Alabama efforts to Eat Better, Move More, and Make A Change.

  • Rachael Graham, Randolph and Chambers
  • Annette Casteel, Winston and Franklin
  • Bernadine Ransom-McCaskill, Mobile
  • Carolyn Rothschild, Monroe and Wilcox
  • Ginger Eatman, Marion and Walker
  • Chasity Little, Jackson and DeKalb
  • Cheri Huff, Tuscaloosa
  • Cori Harris, St. Clair
  • Debbie Beverly, Conecuh and Covington
  • Demetrius Scott, Butler and Lowndes
  • Desiree Hutcherson-Bates, Jefferson
  • Dominguez Hurry, Bullock and Macon
  • Emma Thornton, Cullman and Marshall
  • Erin Reznicek, Pickens and Sumter
  • Gina White, Washington and Clarke
  • Gladys Blythe, Dallas and Perry
  • Helen Melton, Hale and Greene
  • Jenna Mayfield, Lamar and Fayette
  • Jennifer Palmer, Lawrence and Colbert
  • Karen Howle-Hurst, Etowah
  • Kathleen Sharp, Mobile
  • Kayla Shealy, Calhoun
  • Sara Watson, Chilton and Bibb
  • Lisa Wood, Pike and Crenshaw
  • Meagan Taylor, Lauderdale
  • Meaghan Robertson, Clay and Talladega
  • Meaghanne Thompson, Cherokee and Cleburne
  • Sheila Dorriety, Geneva and Coffee
  • Tammy Glass, Marengo and Choctaw
  • Tawnya Kirkland, Henry and Barbour
  • Trina Walker, Houston and Dale
  • Velma Dowdell, Lee and Russell
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