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Ellen Wheeler is a Program Coordinator for the St. Louis District Dairy Council. She is dedicated to overseeing and coordinating program initiatives that promote dairy throughout SLDDC's service territory.  She was formerly a Nutrition Educator, serving 26 counties in Missouri.

Prior to the St. Louis District Dairy Council, Ellen was the Program Manager for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri, where she covered children's programs and community outreach throughout the state. Earlier in her career, she served as W.I.C. (Women, Infants, & Children) Program Manager in Johnson County, Kansas. Ellen also has experience with the St. Louis County WIC program and the American Cancer Society.

Ellen graduated with a degree in Dietetics & Nutrition from Missouri State University and obtained a Masters in Public Health from St. Louis University.

Ellen is proud of the fact that the programs offered to schools and the community by SLDDC are top quality and are valued and appreciated by so many people.

As a mother to 3 active boys, she spends a lot of free time at their sporting events, including her favorite spectator sport – baseball!