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Christine E. Mullin, MPH, CPH, RDN, Executive Director

Christine holds B.S. degrees in Biology and Allied Health (Clinical Dietetics) and a master's degree in Public Health from the University of Connecticut. As a Registered Dietitian, she has worked for Federal, State and Community agencies providing nutrition assessment and education. As director of the New London County WIC Program, her interest in nutrition education developed in the area of providing pertinent, understandable nutrition education to clients of varied education and language backgrounds.

As Executive Director, Cris carries responsibility for staff and project oversight. She will work on the creation and implementation of the Network’s social marketing campaign and the strategic directions plan.

Rose Pallotta-Cleland, Professional Events and Member Service Coordinator, MNPM

Rose holds a B.S. degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Penn State University and a master's degree in Nonprofit Management from Grace College and Seminary with a focus in board development and strategic planning. In addition to past positions in web design, event planning and marketing, she has participated in various local charity events.

Rose coordinates, and plans the Network’s professional development events, including webinars, workshops and the statewide annual conference. Rose also serves as the staff liaison for the Professional Development Committee and Membership Committee. 

Amanda Frankeny, RDN, LDN, Community Nutrition Program Manager

Amanda holds a B.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Messiah College, and attained her Registered Dietitian credentials through Penn State University. Beginning her career, she co-authored nutrition entries for the Food Network’s Healthy Eats and Be Well Philly blogs, developed online nutrition education for an employee wellness portal, and taught for various audiences from urban youth programs to undergraduates at Messiah College.

Pleased to be PA NEN’s Community Nutritionist, Amanda is the liaison for the Social Marketing Committee; works to expand the "Eat Together PA" social marketing campaign and website; writes the PA NEN's monthly E-newsletter, the "Nutrition News Nibbles"; collaborates with statewide partners to create and distribute PA NEN recipe booklets and other nutrition materials; and updates members regarding food policy and nutrition research across the state! 

Michelle Kreiger,  Program Assistant  

Michelle has over 10 years experience working in an administrative capacity within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As an Administrative Assistant with the Republican Senate Majority Leader’s office  and the Joint State Government Commission, she has handled a wide variety of assignments. 

At PA NEN, Michelle has taken on the tasks of the Program Assistant position expanding her knowledge of the SNAP-Ed program while enhancing her administrative skills.  She continues to work hand in hand with the staff of PA NEN to support PA NEN’s mission.