NORMA D. BIRCKHEAD, B.S., is Manager of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education for the District of Columbia Government. Prior to this, she worked on CACFP at the federal level for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child Nutrition Division in the Child and Adult Care and Summer Food Service Programs Section. She currently provides operational support to staff with her nearly 30 years of extensive child and adult care and summer food service program knowledge and experience. She is responsible for the overall oversight, administration, management, and compliance for the District of Columbia’s CACFP. In her role as manager of programs, she applies analytical techniques for developing new and modifying existing program operations, evaluates local program operations for adherence to federal requirements through analysis of data reporting, and identifies defects in the organizations’ internal procedures and resolves discrepancies which may lead to failure to comply with program regulations. Ms. Birckhead earned her B.S. in elementary education from the District of Columbia Teacher’s College, and she has completed some graduate work in organization behavior at Trinity College in Washington, DC.
ALICIA L. CARRIQUIRY, Ph.D., is Professor of Statistics at Iowa State University (ISU). Her research interests include Bayesian statistics and general methods. Her recent work focuses on nutrition and dietary assessment, as well as on problems in genomics, forensic sciences, and traffic safety. Dr. Carriquiry is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. She is Vice President of the American Statistical Association and a member of the Council of the International Statistical Institute. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. She is also past president of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis and a past member of the Board of the Plant Sciences Institute at ISU. Dr. Carriquiry is editor of Statistical Sciences and Associate Editor of The Annals of Applied Statistics and the Editor of the Electronic Encyclopedia of Statistics representing the ISI. She also serves on the editorial boards of several Latin American journals of statistics and mathematics. She currently serves or has previously served on several National Academy of Sciences committees, including the standing Committee on National Statistics, the Committee on Social Science Evidence for Use (2008–2009), the Committee on Gender Differences in Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty (2004–2009), the Committee on Assessing the Feasibility, Accuracy, and the Technical Capability of a National Ballistics Database (2004–2008), the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics (2003–2006), the Subcom-