Meet The ACD Staff

  • Billie Wimmer
    Chief Executive Officer

    Billie Wimmer began her journey at the Association for Child Development (ACD) in 2013 as the Director of Michigan CACFP Affairs and became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2014. Ms. Wimmer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Michigan State University. Her professional background, with a focus on children, includes more than 20 years of leadership in public, private, and non-profit organizations. She is delighted to partner with ACD’s Staff and Board of Directors as they work to improve the lives of the next generation by establishing healthy eating habits to last a lifetime.

  • Leadership Team
    Connie Jones - Chief Financial Officer
    Denise Meyer - Michigan State Director
    April Rodriguez - Illinois State Director
    Donna Duwell - Human Resources Director
  • Illinois Office Staff
    Berenice Aguilar - Customer Service Specialist
    Lynda Baker - Center Operations Manager
    DeAnna Certain - Customer Service Manager
    Donna Duwell - Human Resources Director
    Anita Gorski - Licensing & Compliance Specialist
    Tamika Giles - Customer Service Specialist
    Gloria Grimes - Center Monitor
    Elena Ochoa - Customer Service Specialist
    Audria Perkins - Field Operations Generalist
    Nadeasha Thompson - Center Monitor
  • Illinois Field Monitors
    LaShonda Adams - Field Monitor
    Cheryl Augustine - Field Monitor
    Latarsha Banks - Field Monitor
    Kathy Cooper - Field Monitor
    Libby Dial - Field Monitor
    Tracy Ellinger - Field Monitor
    Alexis Estrada - Field Monitor
    Caroline King - Field Monitor
    Kymberli Schaal - Field Monitor
    Mary Ann Woods - Field Monitor
  • Michigan Office Staff
    Anne Bashore - Customer Service Specialist
    Anne Marie Blanchard - Accounting Assistant/Receptionist
    Shannon Cohoon – Field Operations Assistant
    Val Crafts - IT Support Manager
    Amber Cuellar - Administrative Manager
    Noemi Cuellar - Customer Service Specialist
    Nancy Dayton - Customer Service Specialist
    Kimberly Frederickson - Communications Manager
    Eduardo Guizar-Alvarez - Spanish Translator
    Amanda Gallaher - Registered Dietitian
    Emily Vandamme - Regulatory Specialist
  • Michigan Field Monitors
    Alyce Castellese - Field Monitor
    Pam Ekdahl - Field Monitor
    Michelle Hawkes - Field Monitor
    Nancy Johns - Field Monitor
    Cindy Matigian - Field Monitor
    Megan Roberts - Field Monitor
    Michelle Stickley - Field Monitor
    Deb Streeter - Field Monitor
    Pati Trudgeon - Field Monitor
    Janet Walker - Field Monitor

Amanda Gallaher Wins Award!

Congratulations to Amanda Gallaher, ACD's own Registered Dietitian, in being awarded the "Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year 2017" by the Michigan Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Way to go, Amanda! ACD is so proud of you!

You Can Submit Claims Online!

Providers - Stop paying postage for mailing in your menus! Decrease your claim errors! Submit your menus at the click of a mouse by using the FREE online claiming program, WebKids, in partnership with Minute Menu Systems. You can record your meals, enroll children, pre-plan your menus, and manage your Provider calendar, and much more as an ACD Provider. Click below to sign up and begin claiming online today!

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Watch Our Training Videos Online

We offer training videos to give you information on a wide variety of child health and nutrition topics. Many of these are available in Spanish as well as English language.

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Online Training Classes Available

For $10 per 2-credit class, you can earn training credits on your computer by using your e-mail address, a password of your choosing, and our agency ID code: ACD.

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Anyone can take these courses. Simply click below to start. Credits have been state-approved for providers in Michigan and Illinois.

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Someta su Reclamo Por Internet!

Pare de pagar por franqueo cada vez que someta sus menus por correo! Disminuya sus errores de reclamo! Someta sus menus facilmente al clic de su raton usando el programa de reclamo GRATIS, llamado WebKids, con Minute Menu Systems. Usted puede registrar sus comidas, inscribir ninos, planificar sus menus, mantener su calendario de proveedor, y mucho mas. Oprima aqui para registrarse y empezar a reclamar por internet hoy mismo!

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