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 working for SLDDC, 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 a Women, Infants, and Children (W.I.C.) 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 to be a point person at SLDDC for teachers participating in the Adopt- A- Calf program. She sees first-hand how much teachers and students enjoy this unique classroom program.
As a mother to three boys, she always has plenty of milk in the refrigerator!