Our firm began operations in 2001 when Crandall Corporate Dietitians, the nation’s largest dietary consulting firm, spun off its child nutrition division and created CN Resource. Our goal back then is the same as it is today–
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
CN Resource exists to promote responsible oversight of government programs through system expertise, thoughtful and caring employees, forward-looking customer service, and overall concern for the health and well-being of America’s children.
We will always be grateful to our first few clients, which included SMIs for the Oregon Department of Education; CACFP reviews for the District of Columbia and the Louisiana Department of Education; as well as Summer Food Reviews for the Texas Department of Health. READ MORE >
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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Rich Crandall, CPA, SNS
Rich has the privilege of serving as the Founder/Chair of CN Resource. His varied background brings unique insights to our clients at CN Resource. Rich has a Bachelors and Masters in Accountancy from BYU and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. Rich served in the Arizona Legislature from 2007-2013 as both the House Education Chair and then as the Senate Education Chair. He resigned his Senate seat in 2013 when he was appointed by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead to head up the Wyoming Department of Education. Rich is married to Leann Crandall and together they have a lot of kids and grandkids, which drives his passion for child nutrition.
Lindsay Healy, RD, SNS
With her considerable experience ensuring compliance and auditing school districts that participate in the National School Lunch Program, Lindsay oversees CN Resource’s State Agency contracts and the Administrative Review process. She is also instrumental in designing training manuals and developing nutrition education programs. Prior to joining the company, she worked with the Colorado Department of Education’s Office of School Nutrition where she handled the review process, free and reduced eligibility, Provision 2 and Team Nutrition. Lindsay earned an associate’s degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America before completing her food and nutrition degree from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Human Resource Director
Jamie is the Human Resource Director with CN Resource. Jamie’s work consists of hiring, onboarding and background checks, employee performance standards, evaluations and recognitions, company culture, recruitment, Equal Opportunity compliance, and other duties assigned as CNR continues to grow.
Jamie graduated with a degree in Business Administration with minor in accounting and is a Certified Business Solutions Professional. Prior to CNR, she worked in education for over 15 years, with her last position as an LEA Business Manager in southern Michigan.
She has two daughters and owns a CrossFit style gym with her husband. When she is not spending time with CNR she is at the gym and/or spending time with her family; the gym is a family affair! She has a love for coaching and has coached volleyball and basketball in addition to coaching classes at their gym (Underground Athletics). She has her Level 1 in Olympic lifting as well as her Level 1 for CrossFit. Jamie loves traveling and is up for any new adventure!
Casey O Neill
Casey is the Director of CACFP and oversees the operation of our CACFP division and provides a wealth of knowledge on all USDA Child Nutrition Programs to our team. He has been with CN Resource for 10 years, minus a brief stint away to complete his dietetic internship required to be credentialed as a Registered Dietitian. Casey graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Nutrition (Dietetics) and completed his dietetic internship with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. He brings a diverse foodservice background with knowledge of management, food safety, and nutritional guidelines. In his time at CN Resource, Casey has helped to run a statewide menu planning database, served as contract manager over state contracts and has performed administrative and summer food reviews in multiple states for NSLP, CACFP, and SFSP. Casey has been married to his wife of 5 years, and they enjoy spending time with their lovable dog daydreaming of their next trip to Hawaii.
Kendra is the NSLP Director and leads a team of 5 contract mangers and 3 directors who oversee NSLP State agency contracts with 7 states. She also oversees the day-to-day operation of the NSLP Division with CN Resource. She truly loves what she does and looks forward to growing her team.
Kendra joined CN Resource in February 2022 as a Child Nutrition Specialist working on the Alaska CACFP team completing menu reviews. Prior to joining CN Resource Kendra worked within a large school district as the Deputy Director for the Food Service Department. Kendra’s education includes a degree in Culinary Arts and a B.A. in Nutrition from Montclair State University. Kendra’s passion has always been in child nutrition.
Kendra currently lives in New Jersey with her 4 daughters which includes a set of triplets. She enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, doing arts and crafts with her kids and spending time with family.
Jacqueline began working with CN Resource doing Administrative Reviews and Procurement Reviews for the National School Lunch Program in 2016. She oversaw the Summer Food Service Program reviews for the states of Kentucky and South Dakota in 2022 and took on the role of Summer Food Service Program Director in August 2022.
Jacqueline has lived in central Indiana for the last five years, but still calls Arizona home as it’s the state she has lived in the longest (so far). She started working in USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs in 2009 upon completing her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and her Dietetic Internship. She has multiple years of experience working for the states of Arizona and Indiana conducting compliance reviews and has enjoyed seeing the differences among the states CN Resource works with as well.
Jacqueline and her husband have a toddler and a new baby, plus a dog and two cats. They enjoy working in their garden, finding new places to hike, and traveling to visit family and friends around the country.