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Our People

Meet our Providers Choice team! Our job is to make it easy, fun and rewarding for you to participate on the Food Program. Never hesitate to give us a call.

Leadership Team

Kate Abernathy

Chief Executive Officer

Dawn Charloff

Centers Manager

Don Deters

IT Administrator/ Web Developer

Joanne Norman

Food Program Claims Manager

John Faison

Field Operations Manager

Katie Chatfield

Nutrition Manager

Michelle Triplett

Director of Business Operations



Field Representatives Team

Amy Tinklenberg

Serving Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, Watonwan and Yellow Stone counties.

Bridgett McCarthy

Serving Brown, Carver, Dodge, LeSueur, Rice, Steele and parts of Scott counties.

Chris Amble

Serving Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties.

Crystal Christensen

Serving Blue Earth, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Winona counties.

Dawn Danckwart

Serving Goodhue, Olmsted and Wabasha counties.

Child Care Centers Field Representative in Southern Minnesota.

Janel Jackson

Serving Hennepin and Ramsey counties.

Child Care Centers Field Representative in Twin Cities area.

Julie Holmes

Serving Dakota and Scott counties.

Karen Plummer

Serving Hennepin county.

Lisa Stenzel

Serving Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville, Sherburne and Wright counties.

Lynda Anderson

Serving Becker, Big Stone, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin counties

Lynda Shively

Serving Anoka, Chisago, Isanti and Kanabec counties.

Nicki Kampa

Serving Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Crow Wing, Lake, Pine and St Louis counties.

Child Care Centers Field Representative in Northern Minnesota.

Pam Jacobs

Serving Dakota and Washington counties.

Tammy Yttrie

Serving Benton, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns and Todd counties.



Office Support Team


Claims Adjuster

Dawn K

Claims Reviewer


Menu Reviewer


Claims Technician

Katie P

Child Care Centers Specialist


Child Care Centers Specialist

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