Meet Our Staff
Our small but mighty staff brings decades of combined experience to serve the needs of over one million young families, nearly 3,000 California WIC employees, and their many advocates and partners.
Left to right: Jodi, Lena, Sarah, Karen, and Meghan.
Karen Farley, RD, IBCLC
Karen is a recognized state expert on breastfeeding policy issues and reform of nutrition and breastfeeding care for chronic disease prevention and improved determinants of family health. Advocating for innovative ways for WIC to integrate with public health and the community is a focus of her work. Karen values the partnership of diverse local, state and national organizations in CWA’s work to more strategically address the complexities of current issues.
Sarah Diaz, BFA, CLEC
Media & Policy Coordinator
Sarah coordinates state legislative and administrative advocacy and leads WIC Ambassadors in their state and national efforts to educate policymakers about WIC operations and impacts. She edits the Flash e-news and WIC Watch magazine and manages CWA’s social media presence, coordinating with news media when the opportunity arises. Sarah also participates in cooperative efforts with partner organizations to support California families and children.
Jodi coordinates conference program and curriculum planning, as well as other educational and training opportunities for WIC agencies and partner organizations. She manages special projects such as WIC Can Help and Farm2WIC, and supports local agencies in achieving Worksite Wellness. Jodi also writes grants, maintains our website, and contributes to the WIC Watch magazine and Flash e-news.
Lena Workman, CLEC
Lena provides grant and contract administration and oversees fiscal and human resources operations. She interfaces with the Board and state staff, and provides support for MCAH Action. Lena also provides critical support for CWA’s educational events. She is the lead for the WIC Leadership Academy, mentoring support and California Nutrition Corps scholarships.
Meghan Saddler, CLEC
Meghan handles CWA’s event registrations and coordinates continuing education units. She’s the friendly voice answering the phone or greeting visitors while maintaining contact lists, processing payments, and providing general office support in myriad ways.
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