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USFA Member Aaron Smith, School Nutrition Director in Seattle Public Schools wins K-12 segment Silver Plate Award from IFMA. Aaron also serves on the USFA Board of Directors. Congratulations Aaron!

Meet Jeremy West, MS, SNS

Lora Gilbert, Board Member

Chief of Finance & Operations

Jeremy West, MS, SNS serves as the Chief of Finance & Operations for the Urban School Food Alliance, providing member communications, grant deliverable and reporting assistance, oversight of USFA Committees and systems development to ensure efficiency of the organization. Prior to USFA, Jeremy served as the Director of Operations for Jeffco Public Schools in the Greater Denver Area, the Director of Nutrition in Greeley, Colorado, and the Assistant Director of Food & Nutrition Services with Colorado Springs School District 11. During his time in school nutrition, Jeremy and his team garnered national media attention and were recognized as the 2016 K-12 Innovators of the Year by Food Management Magazine for their efforts to prepare foods from fresh, local ingredients.

Jeremy is a past president of both the Colorado Dietary Manager’s Association and the Colorado School Nutrition Association, and has served in a number of association roles at the national level and as a governor-appointed member/chair of the Colorado Farm to School Taskforce. He holds an Associates of Applied Science in Food Management with Culinary Arts certification and a Masters and Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University-Global Campus. Jeremy resides with his family in rural Colorado.

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