About The Healthy School Collaborative

Our Mission

The HSFC's mission is to reduce childhood obesity by providing students, families, and communities access to nutritious and affordable food sources, sustainable, healthy meal choices, and by promoting the development of lifelong healthy dietary and living behaviors. We are committed to accomplishing these goals through our partnerships with charter schools, private schools and other non-profit organizations.

Our Leadership Team

James Graham

Executive Director

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James Graham is Executive Director of the Healthy School Food Collaborative. He is an authority on child nutrition programs and interfaces with schools to negotiate and solve contractual and business related issues related to food service. James received his J.D. from Loyola University of Law, and an MBA and MEd from the University of New Orleans.

Van Cao

Chief Operations Officer
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Van Cao serves as the Director of Operations for the Healthy School Food Collaborative, where she manages the organization's key frontline functions at both a strategic and operational level.  Van received her MBA from the Tulane University Freeman School of Business.

Our Support Team

Alyse Bagley

THSFC Nutritionist
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Alyse Bagley is a Nutritionist for the HSFC.  She works with schools to create a healthy food environment and to ensure all meals available to students meet Federal nutritional standards. Alyse is a graduate of Louisiana State University where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics. Alyse also completed a graduate level Dietetic Internship at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Chau Cao

THSFC Data Manager
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Chau Cao is a Data Manager for the HSFC.  He received a bachelors’ degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior with a minor in Communications from the University of California, Davis. His experience in computer technology and data analysis ensures that the HSFC’s government-approved meal tracking software works on the back end and on the front end at each of our sites.

Mary Manchester

THSFC Area Coordinator
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Mary Manchester is an Area Coordinator for the Healthy School Food Collaborative.  She is committed to supporting charter and private child nutrition programs in coordination with the HSFC operations team. Mary is passionate about her involvement and support of summer food service programs which provide nutritious meals during summer months when school is not in session.

Glenn Walker

THSFC IT Consultant
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Glenn Walker is an IT Consultant for the HSFC.  Having worked in IT and education for over half a decade, Glenn maintains the day-to-day operations, servers and databases which support front-end monitoring and tracking of student meals. Leveraging his strengths in cloud technologies, telecommunications and networking, Glenn combines his passion for helping underserved communities with his commitment to technology.

Alyssa Wronkowski, RD, LDN

THSFC Dietetic Consultant
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 Alyssa Wronkowski, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and Dietetic Consultant for the HSFC.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Johnson & Wales University.  She also completed an Internship in Dietetic and Clinical Nutrition Services from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  Alyssa’s experience includes community and clinical nutrition along with culinary training and skills.