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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.

 

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