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Alabama - Statewide

Deanne Allegro

Auburn University at Montgomery

Deanne Allegro is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Professor at Auburn University at Montgomery. As a National Institutes of Health Research Trainee under the National Institutes on Aging, Deanne received specialized training at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center Food Surveys Research Group in Beltsville, MD and has spent over 15 years working in the areas of community-based nutrition, food access and health disparities.


Katie Funderburk

Auburn University

Katie Funderburk is a Registered Dietitian and the Nutrition and Evaluation Coordinator for Alabama Extension at Auburn University SNAP-Ed. Katie provides leadership to several statewide, multi-level SNAP-Ed initiatives in the areas of school-based nutrition education, healthy food access, and social marketing. She has focused her efforts on creatively and effectively engaging youth and their parents in nutrition education and increasing access to healthy food and physical activity, especially in rural areas with limited resources.


Sondra Parmer, PhD

Auburn University

Sondra Parmer is the Program Leader for Nutrition Programs for EFNEP and SNAP-Ed at Auburn University in Alabama. During her 27-year tenure with Alabama Extension, 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.

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