Washington State Dairy Council
For more information on the Washington State Dairy Council, please visit their website.
Debra French, R.D., C.D.
Debra French is the Executive Director for the Washington State Dairy Council and Senior Director of Nutrition and Partnerships for the Washington Dairy Products Commission. She is responsible for strategic planning, resource development, marketing and partnership development for the states of Washington and Alaska.
With over 40 years of nutrition education experience, Debra French believes strongly in communicating the value of nutrition and an active lifestyle with the public and our educators.
Tim Pierson, MS, RDN, CD, CQ
Tim Pierson is the Nutrition Communications Manager for the Washington State Dairy Council and is passionate about nutrition research and education. He has worked with the dairy industry for 9 years, and has worked closely with universities in Washington State, Montana, Utah, England, The Netherlands, and Ghana to educate the importance of dairy not only in the diet, but also as part of a sustainable food system. He also works with the UN on sustainable food systems for the developing world.
Bri Kappel, RDN, CD
Bri Kappel is the Director of Nutrition and Wellness for the Washington State Dairy Council. She prioritizes dairy farmers’ commitment to supporting school meals and provides education on the importance of eating to support optimal health.
With over 10 years of nutrition education experience, Bri is passionate about child nutrition and the healing power of food. She has a hunger for improving youth nutrition and food access and ensures that marketing the abundance of local dairy is a top priority.