Beth Malloy, MS, RDN, LD
WIC Director &
Beth Malloy holds both a Master of Science in Nutrition and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her journey with ACCHD began in 2006 when she accepted the role of WIC’s High-Risk Dietitian and Nutrition Education Coordinator. She served in that capacity for 12 years before stepping into the role of WIC Director in 2018.
When asked which myths she’d like to bust about WIC, Beth highlighted three specifics, “You do not have to have Medicaid to qualify for WIC! We have many families that qualify with their income, without Gateway programs like Medicaid and SNAP. You do not have to wait until a certain point in the pregnancy to apply for WIC. We can get you on the program as soon as you find out. You do not have to be the child’s mother to apply for WIC. We have many dads, grandparents, foster parents, legal guardians, etc. that apply for services.”
Fancy Jordy, LVN, IBCLC, RLC
Certified Lactation Consultant &
Fancy attended Nursing School at Angelina College and began working with the breastfeeding dyad in 1999. Her work with ACCHD began in 1999, too, when she stepped into the role of WIC immunization nurse and part-time nutrition educator. She soon transitioned to working with breastfeeding mothers, and she’s been at it ever since.
Fancy has a long history of working with breastfeeding families, induced lactation and relactation. She’s one of only a few International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants in our area, and she stresses the fact that you do not need to be a WIC client to receive breastfeeding assistance. She says of her work, “Everyone in our community deserves access to lactation assistance to help them meet their breastfeeding goals…I am a strong believer in giving parents the information and support they need to make informed decisions that they feel best suits their family.”
Kelsey Coulter, MS, RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian &
Nutrition Education Coordinator
Kelsey is a dual graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition & Dietetics in 2018 and a Master of Science in Human Sciences in 2019. She interned with WIC for two weeks for her dietetic interneship and loved it so much that she made it her goal to go full-time. Her goal was achieved in 2020 when she was hired as a WIC Certifying Authority.
In addition to her work as the Nutrition Education Coordinator and Certifying Authority, Kelsey provides clients with nutrition education and counseling for specialized dietary needs. She counsels on diabetes, high blood pressure and food allergies, and she works closely with families whose infants may require more specialized formula. She says of WIC's nutritional support, “WIC helps families create healthy habits in the critical first years of life that will last throughout their lives!”
Clarisa Venegas, BS
WIC Certifying Authority &
Clarisa graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Minor in Psychology. She interned with ACCHD that same year before accepting an offer to join the WIC team full time. In 2020, she transitioned to the role of Certifying Authority/WIC Nutritionist after completing nutrition course hours at Santa Fe Community College.
Clarisa provides client-centered nutritional education and oversees monthly parenting classes at Lufkin High School. During her counseling sessions, Clarisa strives to be transparent and build a bond with her clients by encouraging them to have a positive outlook in life. She says WIC is "an overall hand that reaches out to our community, that embraces each and every family in their own special way!"