Dr. Diana Becker Cutts is the Medical Director of the Children's Growth and Nutrition Program and the Director of the Office of Pediatric Research and Advocacy at Hennepin County Medical Center, She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and Principal Investigator for the Children's HealthWatch Minneapolis site.
She has authored multiple publications on hunger and children's health and has provided expert testimony on the short and long term effects of hunger before the Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry of the United States House of Representatives. She serves as the Program Director for The Food Shelf @ HCMC.
Linda Carson is the Program Manager of The Food Shelf @ HCMC. She administers the program in over twenty five HCMC hospital based and seven community based clinic sites.
She has been a member of the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation staff for over fifteen years, coordinating programs and data collection. Ms. Carson has a ServSafe Certificate in food handling. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and local meetings on food shelf methods for increasing healthy food access.
Geppert, MPH, RDN, LN
Ms Geppert is the nutrition epidemiologist, planner and program evaluator for The Food Shelf @ HCMC.
She has worked for MMRF for 20 years providing expertise in nutrition, research design, data analysis, program planning and program evaluation.
Michelle Manke is the Assistant Project Coordinator of The Food Shelf @ HCMC. She utilizes her seventeen years of Project Coordination in both the private and non profit sectors, including the Health Care industry, to help oversee the food shelf operations management of the storage warehouse, food shelf volunteers, and the SNAP Optimization Research Project.
As a visual arts and media specialist, with a degree in Visual Communication, Ms. Manke develops web, graphic design and social media content for the program. She also serves as a Commissioner for the Community Engagement Commission for the City of Roseville.