American Dairy Association of Indiana (ADAI), a nutrition education, research and promotional organization, has announced two promotions and an addition to its Indianapolis-based staff. Jenni Purcell, MS, RD, CD has been promoted to Senior Director, Communications and Wellness. She formerly was ADAI’s Director of Communications.
“Jenni was promoted based on her track record of producing results and delivering top-notch service to clients and colleagues,” said Deb Osza, ADAI General Manager. “Her credibility as a leader among health professionals, her energetic personality, natural interpersonal and communication skills, effective networking, and strategic partnership building make Jenni the ideal choice for this position as we move our organization forward.”
Purcell is a past president of the Indiana Dietetic Association. Prior to joining ADAI, she was Business Development Coordinator for Midwest Health Strategies, Muncie. She holds a BS degree in Exercise Science and Diet Technology and an MS degree in Dietetics, both from Ball State University, and is a Registered and Certified Dietitian in Indiana.
Mary Nicholson has been promoted to ADAI’s Fuel Up to Play 60 Lead, from her former position as program coordinator. In her new post, Nicholson will manage the organization’s child nutrition and fitness initiatives. She holds a BS degree in Food and Nutrition from Illinois State University in Normal. Prior to joining ADAI, Nicholson was a customer service manager for National Dairy Council, Rosemont, IL.
New to the ADAI staff is Brooke Schultz, who has been named the new Public Relations and Child Nutrition Coordinator. Schultz holds a BA degree in Health Promotions Management from Nebraska’s Hastings College, and an MA degree in English from Kansas State University.
Prior to joining the ADAI team, she was a writer/editor for Digitalrelevance in Indianapolis.