Our Story

The Richmond County Nutrition Services Program, nestled in Augusta, Georgia, provides students breakfast, lunch, after-school snack, and supper at a few schools as well as summer meals when students are out of school. All students eat school meals at “no cost” as the district participates in the Community Eligibility Provision district wide. Community Eligibility allows schools and school districts located in low-income areas to provide breakfast and lunch to all students at “no cost.” Our progressive program takes a different approach than other programs in that our program is primarily student driven. Students help select which items will be featured on our menu, the pairings that will go with those foods, and the containers in which they will be served, as well as our cafeteria seating and the very graphics that cover our walls.

Meet Our Team

Kelly Schlein

Nutrition Services Director

Obtained Bachelor of Nutrition & Food Science from Georgia Southern University and Master’s degree from Troy University; product of Richmond County Schools.
Hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, shopping, swimming and traveling.
Started in School Nutrition in 2006.
Past President Georgia School Nutrition Association, 10th District President, Augusta Area Dietetic Internship Preceptor of the Year Award Winner, past member of Georgia School Nutrition Director Council.
I’m very passionate about my profession, love to network and consider myself a lifelong learner!

Dr. Dana Bing

Dr. Dana Bing

Nutrition Services Coordinator

Obtained B.S. in Nutrition Sciences from Cornell University
Doctorate in Chiropractic Science from Life University
ServSafe Certification
K-12 OneSource Software Certification
Hobbies include golf, tennis and playing piano
Started working in School Nutrition in 2016

Cathy Johnson

Nutrition Services Coordinator

Bachelor of Accounting, MBA, ServSafe Certified Instructor/Proctor, GSNA Leadership Academy graduate.
Hobbies include reading, reading, and more reading, and going for motorcycle rides with my husband.
Started in School Nutrition in 2004.
Past GSNA District 10 President and Gold Scroll Winner, Past NAC of the Year Award winner, previous Nutrition Director of two small Georgia counties.

Patricia Fisher

MS, RD, LD
Nutrition Services Coordinator

BS Applied Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
MS Adult Education
Licensed Registered Dietitian
Hobbies include running and walking my sweet dog, Lola.
Worked three years in School Nutrition.
I’ve learned that people may forget what you said, people may forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

Sharon Stroman

Nutrition Services Coordinator

Education/Certificates: Bachelor of Science in Food Science, University of Georgia
Master’s Degree in Education, The University of Phoenix
School Nutrition Director’s Certification
Automated Logistical Specialist
Hobbies: walking, sports, family time
Years in School Nutrition: 12
Extra info: Served eight years in the Army Reserve