Meet the Team!

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) staff are located in Cooperative Extension offices across the state.

Kate Yerxa, Extension Professor, EFNEP Coordinator

Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator

Alex Bosse, Nutrition Education Professional – EFNEP Youth Curriculum Coordinator

Emily Mott, Administrative Specialist

Community Education Assistants

EFNEP Community Education Assistants work across the state to deliver nutrition education and are primarily located in a county-based Cooperative Extension office. Counties without Community Education Assistants can be covered virtually by staff depending on availability and proximity.

Laurie Colton, Community Education Assistant

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  • Location: Northern Aroostook County (Presque Isle and North)
    • Virtual: Piscataquis County

Christine (Chris) Finemore, Community Education Assistant

Vanessa Young, Community Education Assistant

Deborah (Debbie) Barnett, Community Education Assistant

Brenda Bracy, Community Education Assistant

Mikaela Greenwald, Community Education Assistant