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School Nutrition Contact Information

CDE School Nutrition Team

August 2018

  • Phone: 303-866-6661
  • Mail: 1525 Sherman St. Suite 309 Denver, CO 80203-1942


Any questions? Contact our team using the emails below and we'll be in touch shortly. 

CDE School Nutrition Unit Staff

Brehan Riley, MS, RD, SNS

P  303-866-6299  C  720-202-3338

  • Manages all Child Nutrition Programs administered by CDE; determines program goals and objectives.
  • Formulates, interprets and implements state and federal statutes, rules and regulations for the Child Nutrition Programs
  • Provides leadership and expertise in planning, developing, promoting, implementing, and evaluating Child Nutrition Programs
  • Oversees budgets related to federal and state funding
  • Liaison to Colorado School Nutrition Association (CSNA)

Amanda Mercer, MS, RD

Nutrition Programs Supervisor

  • Interprets regulations and develops and disseminates written guidance to ensure compliance with federal, state, local policies and rules and regulations for all participating entities
  • Plans, develops, implements and evaluates child nutrition programs to meet changing priorities that support the mission of the program
  • Oversees the development of outreach activities to expand the scope and effectiveness of child nutrition programs
  • Coordinates and oversees child nutrition-related grant activities.

Kerri Link, MS, RD, SNS

Nutrition Programs Review Supervisor​

Ashley Moen, MS, RD, SNS

Summer Meal Programs Supervisor

Grants Fiscal Analyst for Nutrition

Brittany Shores (303-866-6911)


Principal Consultant

Kristi Brennan, MS, RD, SNS

Senior Consultant


Principal Consultant

Donna Kolkman


Erin Opgenorth