About Family and Consumer Sciences

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has professionals located in almost every county in Texas. These local educators are supported by a team of Regional Program Directors and state Extension specialists with doctoral and advanced degrees in subjects important to families: health and safety, housing, aging, food and nutrition, child development, 4-H and youth, family relations, money management, family business management, and military families. State specialists are in several offices on the campus of Texas A&M University: Family and Community Health, Food and Nutrition, and Military Programs.

Health and Safety

Ninfa Peña-Purcell, Ph.D., CHES, Assistant Professor and Extension Health Specialist

Alice Kirk, M.P.H., Extension Program Specialist II, Child Health and Wellness

Andrew B. Crocker, M.S., Extension Program Specialist III, Gerontology and Health

Janet M. Pollard, M.P.H., Extension Associate, Health

Michael Lopez, MUP, Extension Program Specialist, Environmental Health

Illeana Garcia, B.S., M.S., Program Assistant, Working on Wellness in Hidalgo County

Maritza Salinas, B.S., Program Assistant, Working on Wellness in Hidalgo County

Leesa Wood Calvi, M.A., B.S.H.E., CFCS, Extension Program Specialist I, Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Early Detection Education Grant (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas [CPRIT])

Jessie Bell, Extension Program Assistant, Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Early Detection Education Grant (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas [CPRIT])

Diana Duarte, M.A., C.N.A., C.H.W., Extension Program Assistant, Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Early Detection Education Grant (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas [CPRIT])

Sylvia Garza, P.N., Extension Program Assistant, Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Early Detection Education Grant (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas [CPRIT])

Rosa I. Guel, M.A.E.D., Extension Program Specialist, Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Early Detection Education Grant (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas [CPRIT])

Mary Lou Nucamendi, B.A., Extension Program Assistant, Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Early Detection Education Grant (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas [CPRIT])

Veronica (Roni) Mondragon, Extension Program Assistant, Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Early Detection Education Grant (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas [CPRIT])

Pamela Lincoln, Extension Program Specialist I, Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Early Detection Education Grant (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas [CPRIT])

Beverly F. Kellner, B.A., Extension Program Specialist I, Passenger Safety

Myrna Hill, B.B.A., Extension Program Specialist I, Passenger Safety

Randy Hall, Extension Program Assistant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Passenger Safety Grant (TxDOT)

Rosalinda Marez, B.A., Extension Assistant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Passenger Safety Grant (TxDOT)

Gary Pflughaupt, Extension Program Assistant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Passenger Safety Grant (TxDOT)

Bobbi Brooks, B.S., Extension Assistant, Passenger Safety and Brazos Valley Injury Prevention

Laura Dean-Mooney, B.S., Extension Assistant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Passenger Safety Grant (TxDOT)

Janet Sandera, M.S., Program Coordinator, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Passenger Safety Grant (TxDOT)

Colton ‘Tanner’ Kilpatrick, Program Assistant, Alcohol Awareness Program

Cindy Kovar, B.S., Extension Assistant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Brazos Valley Injury Prevention Coalition Grant (TxDOT)

Mary Jo Prince, Program Coordinator, Safety City Grant (TxDot)

Aging

Andrew B. Crocker, M.S., Extension Program Specialist III, Gerontology and Health

Food and Nutrition

Jenna Anding, Ph.D., RD, LD, Associate Department Head for Extension and Program Leader, Department of Nutrition and Food Science; Associate Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist

Sharon Francey Robinson, Ph.D., R.D., LD, Associate Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist

Danielle Hammond-Krueger, MPH, RD, LD, Extension Program Specialist

Jon A. Perrott, M.P.A., Extension Program Specialist, Better Living for Texans Program

Barbara Brown, B.S., Regional Program Manager – West Region, Better Living for Texans Program

Renda Nelson, M.S., Regional Program Manager – North Region, Better Living for Texans Program

Annie Tinsley, M.S., M.A., Regional Program Manager – East Region, Better Living for Texans Program

Maria Stansell, M.P.A., Regional Program Manager – South Region, Better Living for Texans Program

Amanda R. Scott, M.S., RD, LD, Extension Program Specialist, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Chelsea Bishop-Smith, MPH, Extension Associate, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Rebecca Dittmar, M.Ed., RS, Extension Program Specialist, Food Protection Management

Julie Prouse, B.S., RS, CP-FS, Extension Assistant, Food Protection Management

Child & Youth Development

Stephen D. Green, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Family Development and Resource Management; Professor and Extension Child Development Specialist; Regents Fellow

Rick L. Peterson, Ph.D., LMFT, FCLE, Associate Professor and Extension Parenting Specialist

Jean Foster Paulsel, Ph.D., CFLE, Associate Professor and Extension Child Development Specialist

Family Relations

Stephen D. Green, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Family Development and Resource Management; Professor and Extension Child Development Specialist; Regents Fellow

Rick L. Peterson, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE, Associate Professor and Extension Parenting Specialist

Jean Foster Paulsel, Ph.D., CFLE, Associate Professor and Extension Child Development Specialist

Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Extension Special Populations Specialist

Cheryl Grenwelge, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist – Disability Transition

Jeff Cooper, MA, Program Specialist

Rebecca Dunn, LMSW, Extension Program Specialist II – Early Childhood Education

Jodi Namendorf, M.A., Extension Program Specialist

Laurie Naumann, B.A., Program Coordinator, Alcohol and Other Drugs Parent Education Project Grant

Erin Pilosi, B.S., Program Coordinator, USDA Risk Management Grant

Money Management

Nancy Granovsky, M.S., CFP®, CFCS, Professor and Extension Family Economics Specialist; Regents Fellow

Joyce Cavanagh, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Family Economics Specialist

Angela McCorkle, B.S., Extension Program Specialist I, Family Resource Management – Adult and Youth Programs

Special Initiatives

Judith L. Warren, Ph.D., Professor and Special Initiatives Coordinator

Gabriela (Gabby) Mayer, B.A., Extension Program Assistant

 

Last updated: November 1, 2016

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