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Veggie U Staff

Nadia Clifford
Executive Director

Nadia Clifford for websiteVeggie U welcomes Nadia Clifford to the position of Executive Director. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Clifford served as Director of Strategic Marketing for a specialty produce grower for 8 years. She brings over 20 years of experience in the areas of marketing, business development and strategic business planning. A graduate of Ohio University, Ms. Clifford attended Case Western Reserve University for work in Management Science. Reach Nadia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lynne Eirons
Education Manager

Lynne Eirons for websiteLynne comes from a long line of educators and knows that teachers have the ability to reach children in a special way. Lynne has seen students beg to try more veggies during Veggie U in their classrooms. She looks forward to working with even more teachers and students to spread the word that it's fun to eat healthy. Lynne holds a BS in Applied Science in Engineering Technology from Miami University. She's spent 25 years planning events, coordinating volunteers and marketing to the community. She's also been a preschool activity planner for 10 years and loves to find fun activities for kids to do. Lynne is on the Board of Firelands Positive People, a scholarship program for high school students who have overcome adversity. Reach Lynne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Susan Fain

Autism Program Coordinator

Susan Fain for websiteSusan joined the staff at Veggie U after volunteering to pack kits and assist in the office. Hired as an inventory coordinator, she is now also responsible for launching Veggie U A+, a new program designed for students on the Autism Spectrum. Susan holds a B.Ph. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Western College at Miami University and spent many years developing products for children at a major greeting card publisher. A keen gardener and veggie-lover, Susan is thrilled to be helping introduce the joy of growing and eating fresh vegetables to children of all abilities. Reach Susan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.