Tammy Anderson-Wise serves as CEO of Dairy Council of California. A visionary leader and strong advocate for improving the lives of children and families, Tammy has spent over two decades in nutrition education, spearheading programs and strategies that prioritize and elevate children’s health as a way to build healthier communities.
As CEO, Tammy oversees a robust team of highly qualified registered dietitians and nutrition and communication experts. Her agricultural background and nutrition expertise fuel her vision and drive her influence on the organization’s innovative nutrition resources that teach how to eat healthfully, an essential life skill that supports lifelong health and success. Additionally, her foresight led to creating a food access team to support essential feeding programs like school meals and WIC, which exist to nourish vulnerable populations.
Tammy believes collaboration is key to improving community health, and she has successfully forged key partnerships with organizations such as the California State PTA, the Department of Education and the California School Boards Association that directly influence children and families. Under her leadership, Dairy Council of California spearheaded the establishment of key statewide collaboratives such as the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California and the California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative to bring together state leaders to improve student wellness and academic success. Through her vision and commitment, Dairy Council of California has become a recognized leader in science-based nutrition resources.
Collaboration among leaders in health, education and agriculture at all levels is essential to creating realistic solutions to sustainably nourish vulnerable populations and build healthier communities now and in the future.
For over 25 years, Rhoads has served as Dairy Council of California’s office coordinator and database technician.