The Academy's annual meeting features more than 130 research and educational presentations, lectures, panel discussions and culinary demonstrations. Be amazed and inspired by the 2016 line-up of experts and sessions offered in the all educational tracks during the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™.


Jenica Abram
Manager, DPBRN
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Donald Abrams MD
UCSF School of Medicine
Dr. Steve Abrams MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
Toni Acosta n/a
Senior Manager, Evidence Analysis Library
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Adegbola Adesogan PhD
Professor, Director
Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, University of Florida
Mr. Yao Afantchao
Ethnic and Specialty Crops Specialist
University of the District of Columbia;College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences;Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education
Jessica Almy MS, JD
Deputy Director of Nutrition Policy
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Jean Anderson MS, RDN, LD
Director, Iowa State University Dietetic Internship
Iowa State University
Roberta Anding
Performance Dietitian, Baylor College of Medicine Corporate Programs
Baylor College of Medicine
Laura Andromalos
Dietitian and Diabetes Educator
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Alyssa Archdeacon
Student Member
The Ohio State University
Linda Arpino
CEO Life Focus Nutrition LLC
Life Focus Nutrition LLC
Dr. Matilda Asante PhD
Lecturer, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
University of Ghana
Lauren Au PhD, RD
Assistant Researcher
Dr Keith Ayoob EdD, RD, FADA, CD/N
Professor Emeritus
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Ms Shari Baird MS, RD, CPHQ, LSSBB
Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist Acute Care
Abbott Nutrition
Dr. Neal Baumgartner
Chief, Air Force Exercise Science Unit
United States Air Force
Gina Bayless MS, RDN, LD
Dietetic Internship Director/Clinical Nutrition Manager
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Dr. Nadine Bean LCSW
Associate Professor
West Chester University at PA
Nancy Becker
Registered Dietitian
Erin Bergquist
Iowa State University Dietetic Internship Senior Clinician
Iowa State University
Rachel Berman RD
VP, Content (an brand)
Amy Berry
University of Virginia - Surgical Nutrition Support Team
Ms Rashelle Berry MPH, MS, RD, LD
Lead Nutritionist
Marcus Autism Center
Lucille Beseler
Immediate past President Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 2016-2017
Family Nutrition Center or South Florida
Judith Beto
Dr. Jessica Bihuniak PhD, RD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition
New York University, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
Lesli Bitel MBA, RDN, LDN
Business Coach and Mentor for RDNS
Soraya Bittencourt
Chief Executive Officer
Nutrihand Incorporated
Robert Blackwood BS
Business Development Manager
Pearson VUE
Jeffery Blumberg PhD, FASN, FACN
Tufts University
Ms Laurene Boateng PhD, Dietitian
Lecturer/Dietitian, Department of Dietetics
University of Ghana
Chere Bork MS, RDN, LD
Professional Speaker, Certified Executive Wellcoach®, Licensed Nutritionist, Author
Savor Your Life Today, Inc.
Amaris Bradley MPH, RD
Director, Partnerships
Partnership for a Healthier America
Steven Bratman MD, MPH
Katie Braun
Clinical Dietitian
Michael E Debakey
Nadine Braunstein PhD, RD, LDN, CDE, FAND
Asst. Professor
CSU Sacramento
Zachari Breeding
Clinical Nutrition Manager
Kate Farms Nutrition
Jennifer Brock RD, CNSC
Account Executive/Regional Clinical Specialist
Nestle USA, Nestle Healthcare Science
Dr. Rebecca Brody PhD, RD, LD, CNSC
Associate Professor
Rutgers University, School of Health Professions
Catherine Brown MS, RDN, CDE
Manager, Content Development
Dr. Katie Brown EdD, RDN
Chief Global Nutrition Strategy Officer
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
Ms Nicole Brown MS, RDN, LD, ACSM EP-C
Nutrition & Fitness Consultant
For the Health of It!
Carol Brunzell RDN, LD, CDE
Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator
University of Minnesota Health, Diabetes Education
Dana Buelsing MS
Manager, Quality Standards Operations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Mara Bujnowski MAEd, RD
Manager Advocacy & Communications
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr. Jerrilynn Burrowes PhD, RD, CDN
Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition; Director, Graduate Program in Nutrition
LIU Post
Lauri Byerley
Associate Professor
LSH Health Sciences Center & APUS


Miss Jessica Callaghan
Account Executive
Carrie Calvert
Director, Tax and Commodity Policy
Feeding America
Sheila Campbell
Owner and Food Docent
A La Carte Food tours
Jennifer Carlson MPH
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Vanessa Carr MS, RDN, LDN
Clinical Dietitian
All Children's Hospital
Laura Carroll
United States Department of Agriculture
Amy Carter MA, RDN,CD,CDE
Director of Outpatient Nutrition
Eskenazi Health
Ms Jill Castle MS, RDN
Pediatric Dietitian/Nutritionist, Author, Speaker, Consultant
Jill Castle Nutrition LLC
Jean Caton
Business Woman's Coach
Mckinley Coaching & Consulting LLC
Rufus Chaney Ph.D
Senior Research Agronomist
USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski PhD, RDN
University of Illinois
Ms Shirley Cheng M.S
The Culinary Institute of America
Ms Mary Saucier Choate M.S., R.D.N.
Manager, Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement
Co-op Food Stores
Mary Christ Erwin
Porter NovelliWashington, DC
Alana Cline PhD, RDN
Associate Professor Emerita
University of Northern Colorado
Kathy Colaiacovo
President, Pepper It Marketing Services, Inc.
Pepper It Services, Inc.
Ms Karen Collins MS, RDN, CDN, FAND
Nutrition Advisor and Communications Consultant
Sonja Connor
Registered Dietitian
Oregon Health & Science University
Ms Abigail Copenhaver RDN, CDN
Registered Dietitian
Farmstead Nutrition and Consulting, LLC Child Care Council Inc.
Barbara Corcoran
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Mandy Corrigan MPH, RDN, CNSC, FAND
Nutrition Manager - Home Parenteral Nutrition and Center for Gut Rehabilitation and Transplantation
Cleveland Clinic
Patricia Crawford PhD, RD
Sr. Director of Research, Cooperative Extension Nutrition Specialist, Adjunct Professor
University of California
Kathleen Creedon
ACEND Standards Committee Chair
Guy Crosby PhD
Food Scientist and Science Editor
America's Test Kitchen
Dr. Kristi Crowe-White PhD, RD
Associate Professor
University of Alabama
Sue Cummings MS, RD
Clinical and Bariatric Programs Coordinator
Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center
Dr. Leslie Cunningham-Sabo PhD, RDN
Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University
Colorado State University
Joan Czarnowski RDN, CDE, LDN
Hill Nutrition Consulting


Kelly Danis
Director of Nutrition
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
Patricia Davidson DCN, RDN, CDE, LDN, FAND
Assistant Professor
West Chester University
Dr. Paul Davidson PhD
Director of Behavioral Services, Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Amy Davis RDN, LRD
Director of Nutritional Services
Sanford Medical Center
Dr. Kathleen Davis PhD, RDN, CSP, LD
Assistant Professor in Clinical Nutrition
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Brenda Davy PhD, RD
Virginia Tech
Tarrah DeClemente MPH, RDN
Manager of Health Promotion
Chicago Public Schools
Wesley Delbridge
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Wesley Delbridge R.D.
Director of Food and Nutrition
Chandler Unified School District
Sanna Delmonico
Faculty Member
The Culinary Institute of America
Sharon Denny
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Lisa Dierks MFCS, RDN, LD
Chair, HEN DPG
Mayo Clinic
Carol D'lima PhD
Food Technologist
Food and Drug Administration
Melissa Dobbins MS, RDN, CDE
Sound Bites, Inc.
Dr. L. Allen Dobson, Jr. FAAFP
President and CEO
Community Care of North Carolina
Dr. Karen Reznik Dolins EdD, RD, CSSD
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Teachers College Columbia University
Ms Jessica Donze Black MPH, RD
Director, Kids Safe and Healthful Food Project
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Greg Drescher
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Industry Leadership
The Culinary Institute of America
Benard Dreyer MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
NYU School of Medicine
Barbara Dunn O'Neal
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Kay Dutram MS, RDN, LD
DIrector Nutrition and DIetetics Program and Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


Lisa Eckstein MS, RD, LD
CEO and Consultant
Eckstein Enterprises, Inc.
Ms Lynne Eddy MS, RDN, FAND, LDN, CDN, CHE
The Culinary Institute of AmericaHyde Park, New York
David Eisenberg MD
Director of Culinary Nutrition and Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Ms Tatyana El-Kour MS, RDN, FAND
Global Health and Nutrition Consultant
Independent Practice
Ahmed El-Sohemy
Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics
University of Toronto
Dr. Nancy Emerson Lombardo Ph.D.
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Neurology, President of Brain Health and Wellness Center
Boston University School of Medicine
Lori Enriquez MPH, RDN, LDN, CHES, FAND
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Eat Fit Health, LLC
Marci Evans MS, CEDRD-S, LDN, cPT
Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian/Owner
Marci RD Nutrition
Alison Evert MS, RD, CDE
Coordinator of Diabetes Education Programs/Diabetes Nutrition Educator
University of Washington Medical Center - Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Mr. John Ewart
Aquaculture and Fisheries Specialist
University of Delaware Sea Grant Program


Dr. Christopher Faulkner PhD
Assistant Professor, Health Care Sciences and Research
University of Texas-­Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dr. Flavia Fayet-Moore, APD, RNutr, MNutrDiet, PhD
Nutrition Research Australia
Denice Ferko-Adams
Wellness Press, LLC
Ms Dana Fillmore RDN
Dietetics in Healthcare Communities Chair
Gordon Food Service
Susan Finn
Brad Fitch
President & CEO
Congressional Management Foundation
Marion Franz
Nutrition/Health Consultant
Nutrition Concept by Franz, Inc.
Doris Fredericks, MEd, RDN, FADA
Chair, Committee for Public Health and Community Nutrition
Michell Fullmer
PNPG Chair
Juliet Funt
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Madhu Gadia M.S., R.D., CDE
Director of Webtrition
FLIK Independent School Dining
Porter Gale
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr. Andre Garabedian MD, FAAFP, ABIHM
Founder, Garabedian Medical Clinic
Ms. Christine Gary Ms.
Account Supervisor
Florida Department of Citrus
Constance Geiger PhD,RDN, LD
Owner•Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Nutrition, Adjunct Associate Professor
Geiger & Associates, University of Utah
Marjorie Geiser MBA, RD, BCC
President, MEG Enterprises, Inc.
MEG Enterprises, Inc.
Meghan Gibbons
Director of Nutrition Services for Valley View School DistrictEducation Chair for SNS DPG
Valley View School District
Tara Gidus Collingwood MS,RDN,CSSD,LD/N
Owner, Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting
Dr Judith Gilbride PhD, RDN, FAND
Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
New York University
Ms. Claire Gill
Chief Marketing Officer
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Juli Goerend MEd
Senior Content Developer
Pearson VUE
Amanda Goldman MS, RD, LD, FAND
System Director of Quality and Wellness; Director of Diabetes and Nutrition Care
Catholic Health Initiatives
Ms Graciela Gonzalez
Immediate Past President, Argentinean Association of Dietitians and Nutritionist-Dietitians (AADYND)
Cynthia Goody PhD, MBA, RD, LDN, CFS
Food & Nutrition Manager
McDonalds USA, LLC
Barbara Gordon RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Principal Consultant
HealthComm Solutions
Virginia Gray
Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
California State University Long Beach
Mary Gregoire PhD, RD, FADA, FAND
Executive Director
Dr. Timothy Griffin PhD
Director – Agriculture Food and Environment Program
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy – Tufts University
Julie Grim MPH RD LD
Vice President of Operations
Baylor Scott and White Health and Wellness Center
Ms Nanci Guest PhD cand, RD, CSCS
PhD candidate, Owner Self-Employed
University of Toronto / Private Practice
Dr. Kathleen Gura Pharm.D., BCNSP
Manager, Clinical Research; Clinical specialist GI/Nutrition
Boston Children's Hospital


Ms Sara Haas RDN, LDN
Independent Dietitian and Culinary Contractor.
Katey Halasz MPH, RD, LD
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Dr. Rick Hall PhD, RDN, FAND
Clinical Professor
Arizona State University
Ms Nicole Hallissey MS, RDN, CDN
Employee Wellness Nutritionist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Ms Carrie Hamady MS, RDN, LD
Vice-Chair, Nutrition Informatics Committee; Director, Undergraduate DPD in Nutrition and Dietetics
Bowling Green State University
Samia Hamdan
Senior Nutritionist
USDA Food & Nutrition Service Agency
Cynthia Hamilton
Center for Human Nutrition, Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Kathryn Hamilton MA, RDN, CSO, CDN, FAND
Ambulatory Oncology Dietitian
Carol G Simon Cancer Center
Sarah Hampl MD
Pediatrician Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition; Professor of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital; University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
Ned Hancock
Florida Citrus Commission Member
Hancock Citrus, INC
Ms Rosa Hand MS, RDN, LD, FAND
Instructor, Department of Nutrition
Case Western Reserve University
Dr Deepa Handu PhD, RD, LDN
Senior Scientific Director EAL
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Brook Harmon PhD, RDN, FAND
Assistant Professor
University of Memphis
Stephanie Harris PhD, RDN
Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve University
Christanne Harrison MPH, RD
School Nutrition Consultant
Ms Clancy Harrison MS, RDN, FAND
Author, Speaker, Advocate
Healthy Living Lifestyle
Katy Hartman MacQueen MS, RD, LDN
Senior Bariatric Dietitian
Brigham and Women's Hospital
John Hawley PhD
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Centre for Exercise & Nutrition
Ms Keli Hawthorne MS, RD, LD
Director of Clinical Research, Dept of Pediatrics
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
Amanda Hege RDN, LD
Director of Community Outreach
University of Kentucky
Stephanie Heim MPH, RDN
Health and Nutrition Associate Program Director
University of Minnesota Extension
Janet Helm MS, RDN
EVP, Chief Food and Nutrition Strategist
Weber Shandwick
Doris Hicks MS
Seafood Technology Specialist
University of Delaware Sea Grant Program
Mary Ann Hodorwicz, RDN, MBA, CDE, Certified Endocrinology Coder
Owner of Mary Ann Hodorowicz Consulting, LLC
Robert Hoechster RD, LDN
Registered Dietician
Fairview Hospital
Renee Hoffinger MHSE RD LD
Author and workshop leader
Ms Lindsey Hoggle MS, RDN, PMP
Director, Nutrition Informatics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Hannah Holscher PhD, RD
Assistant Professor and Director of the Nutrition and the Human Microbiome Laboratory
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lorri Holzberg
Vice Chair Legislative & Public Policy Committee
LPPC, Chair
Lindzi Howder MS, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LD, ACSM EP-C
Major, USAF
United States Air Force
Sharon K. Hull MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM
Division Chief, Family Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine
Lindsey Hurd Reeves MS, RDN, LDN, IBCLC, CD(DONA)
Angel Food Lactation & Nutrition, LLC.


Barbara Isaacs Jordan MS, RD, CDN
Manager of Clinical Nutrition & Patient Services
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Bushra Islam
Consultant Dietitian
Sacramento VA Medical Center
Dr. Kathy Isoldi PhD, RD
Associate Professor
Long Island University
Barbara Ivens
Nutrition Information Exchange
Kerry Ivey PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health


Beth Johnson
Principal and CEO
Food Directions, LLC
Dr. Sarah Johnson PhD, RDN
Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University
Dr Susan Johnson PhD
Professor of Pediatrics (with tenure); Director, The Children’s Eating Laboratory
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Department of Pediatrics/Section of Nutrition
Amy Jones MS, RD, LD
Clinical Dietitian Coordinator
Mary Rutan Hospital
Jabari Jones MD
Maimonides Medical Center and The Mental Health Service Corps
Dr Julie Jones PhD, CNS, LD
Professor Emerita
Kelsey Jones MPA
Avalere Health
Ms Lisa Jones MA, RDN, LDN, FAND
Nutrition Communications Consultant
Nutrition Entrepreneur
Sherri Jones
Improvement Specialist
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside


Lee Kaplan M.D., Ph.D
Director of the Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Pat Katepoo
Owner, Pay Raise Prep School for Women (online training)
Work Options Inc
Founding Director
Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center
Jana Katz-Bell MPH
Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Programs
UC Davis School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
Anu Kaur MS, RDN, RYT
Founder & Owner
A Nu Healthy You
Ms Annie Kay MS, RDN, E-RYT500
Lead Nutritionist
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and
Patty Keane MS, RD
Associate Scientist II, Lecturer II
University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center
Amy Keller MS, RDN, LD
Chief Clinical Dietitian
Mary Rutan Hospital
Pamela Kent
Centers for Dialysis Care
Helene Kent, MPH, RD, PHCNPG
HM Kent Consulting
Sat Bir Khalsa PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Research
Harvard University at Brigham and Woman's Hospital, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Dr Naiman Khan PhD, RD
Director of the Body Composition and Nutritional Neuroscience Laboratory
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sumiya Khan MS, RD, CLC
Registered Dietitian
UCONN Health Center for Public Health & Health Policy
Dianne Killebrew MEd, RD, LDN
Educational Coordinator
Vanderbilt University
Young Hee Kim
Manager Clinical Nutrition
baystate health
Kristi King MPH, RDN, CNSC, LD
Senior Pediatric Dietitian, Clinical Instructor
Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
Kimberly Kirchherr
Food & Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group
Dr. Carol Kirkpatrick PhD, RDN, LDN, CLS, FNLA
Wellness Center Director, Clinical Assistant Professor
Idaho State University
Ms Rima Kleiner MS, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian, Consultant
Consultant to National Fisheries Institute
Ingrid knight RD, LD
Chair, Nutrition Services Payment Committee; President, Ingrid Knight, RD and Associates, Inc.
Ingrid Knight, RD and Associates, Inc.
Dr. Amy Knoblock-Hahn PhD, MPH, MS, RD
Academy Foundation Project Specialist
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation-contractor
Susan Konek
Retired Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Manager
Dayton Children's Hospital
Krystle Kontoh MSc
Wellness Program Manager
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Carol Koprowski
Assistant Prefessor
Institute of Prevention Research at USC
Betty Krauss
Diabetes Educator Spectrum Health Medical Group
Diabetes Education Services/MC90684100 Lake Drive SE, Suite 200Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Ms Sarah Krieger MPH, RDN, LDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Owner, SBK Nutrition, LLC
SBK Nutrition, LLC
Dr. Fernanda Kroker-Lobos MSc. Dr.Sc.
Scientific Researcher
Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP)
Laurie Kruzich
Iowa State University Dietetic Internship Senior Clinician
Iowa State University
Gigi Kwok-Hinsley
Registered Dietitian & Wellness Specialist
Marcia Kyle
Diabetes and Nutrition Educator
Pen Bay Medical Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center


Karen Lacey
Univ of WI-Green Bay
Ralph LaForge MSc
Clinical Lipid Specialist
Duke University Medical Center and U.S. Indian Health Service
Lyssie Lakatos
Registered Dietitian
Patricia Lakatos PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Southern California
Tammy and Lyssie Lakatos RDN, CDN, CFT
The Nutrition Twins
Nutrition Twins
Johanna Lampe
Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Helen Lane
NASA senior scientist emeritus
NASA Life Scientist Emetrius
Dr. Enette Larson-Meyer PhD, RD, LD, CSSD, FACSM
Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Wyoming
University of Wyoming
Jason Lau
Director of Nutrition and Wellness
Larry Leibowitz
Owner & Chef
Bambolina Restaurant
Angela Lemond
Lemond Nutrition
Ms Kelly Leonard MS RDN
Owner & Consultant
Private Practice, Healthful Living, LLC
Dr. Alice H Lichtenstein D.Sc.
Senior Scientist and Director
Tufts University, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
Angela Lima MBA, RD, LD
Program Manager
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Medicine, Weight Management and Eating Disorders
Ruth Lindberg MPH, MUP
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Mary-Jon Ludy
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition
Bowling Green State University
James "JJ" Lui Mr.
The Culinary Institute of America
Sharon Lutheran
Independent Distributor
University of North Florida
Ms Yael Luttwak Ms.
Slim Peace
Mary Lynch RD, LDN
Nutrition Program Manager
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center


Jane MacKeen MS, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian
Interactive Health - Corporate Wellness
Janice MacLeod MA, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAADE
Director, Clinical Innovation
Kay Manger-Hague RD
Heather Mangieri MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN
CEO/Nutrition Consultant
Nutrition CheckUp, LLC
Ms Judi Manola MS
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dr. Melinda Manore PhD, RD. CSSD
Oregon State University
Mary Marian DrN
Assistant professor
University of Arizona
Chris Marinangeli PhD, RD
Director, Nutition, Science and Regulatory Affairs
Pulse Canada
Dr Teresa Marshall PhD, RDN, FAND
Iowa College of Dentistry
Donna Martin
Burke County Board of Education
Melinda Maryniuk
Director, Care Alliances; Joslin Innovations, Joslin Diabetes Center. Oversees Clinical/Education
Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston Massachusetts. Oversees all Clinical and Education, services within the Joslin Nationwide and International Care alliances
Dr. Susan Mayne PhD, F.A.C.E.
Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration
Sharon McCauley
Senior Director, Quality Management
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Sharon McCauley MS, MBA, RDN, LDN, FADA, FAND
Senior Director, Quality Management
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr. Chris McGlory PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
McMaster University
Karen McGrail MEd, RDN, LDN
Director, The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition; Adjunct Faculty, Food and Nutrition Department
Framingham State University
Ms Jennifer McGurk RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Owner of Eat With Knowledge
Eat With Knowledge
Dr. Veronica McLymont PhD, RD, CDN
Director Food and Nutrition Services
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Peggy Ann Milam MBA, RD
USAF (retired)
Dr. Barbara Millen
Millennium Prevention Inc.
Clare Miller
Paula Moggio
Corporate Communication
Dr Chris Mohr PhD, RD
Nutrition Consultant
Mohr Results, Inc
Doris Montgomery MS, RDN, LD
Community Health Consultant; SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator
Iowa Department of Public Health
Katie Morford
Food Writer, Cookbook Author, Registered Dietitian
Huffington Post
Dr. Martha Clare Morris Sc.D.
Professor, Director of Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology, Asst Provost of Community Research
Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Alanna Moshfegh
Research Leader, Food Surveys Research Goup
US Department of Agriculture
William Murphy
Sr. Manager, Outcomes Research
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr. Robert Murray MD
Professor of Pediatrics and of Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University
Robert Murray MD Nutrition LLC
Eileen Myers
Health & Wellness Consultant
Amy Myrdal Miller MS, RDN, FAND
Founder & President
Farmer’s Daughter® Consulting, Inc.


Mary Naglak PhD, RD, LDN
Academic Research Specialist
Abington Hospital Jefferson Health
Laura Nagy
Professor of Molecular Medicine and Director, Center for Liver Disease Research
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Teresa Nece MS, RDN, LD, SNS
Director, Grassroots Advocacy
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Judy Nee MD
Instructor in Medicine/Dr
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians
Dr. Kenneth Nepple MD, FACS
Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Chief Medical Information Officer
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Kathleen Niedert
Executive Director, Western Home Communities, Parkview Campus
Western Home Communities
Julia Nordgren MD
Physician & Chef
Institute of Culinary Medicine/Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Matthew Novotny
Manager, Membership, Honors and Recognition
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Kristin Ohlson
Carolyn O'Neil
Healthy Eating Columnist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
NBC Atlanta & Company
Julie O'Sullivan Maillet
Professor, Dept of Nutritional Sciences
Rutgers - SPH


Erin Palinski-Wade RD, CDE
Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
Self-employed at Vernon Nutrition Center LLC
Sharon Palmer RDN
Writer, Editor, Author
Self employed
James Scott Parrott PhD
Associate Professor
Rutgers University
Elizabeth Pash
Registered Dietitian
Jessie Pavlinac
Oregon Health & Science University
Ms Karin Pennington MS, RDN, LD, FAND
Registered Dietitian-Health Educator
Cigna Healthcare
Laura Peterson BSN, SM
Health Care Consultant
Laura E. Peterson
Sarah Peterson PhD, RD, CNSC
Advanced Level Dietitian/Faculty
rush university medical center
Mr Angel Planells MS, RDN, CD
National Media Spokesperson
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Andrew Pleasant PhD
Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research
Canyon Ranch Institute
Dianne Polly
Executive Director
Shelby County Education Foundation
Dr. Coreyann K. Poly PhD, MEd, CDE, RDN, LD/N
Director of Clinical Nutrition Services and Private Practitioner
Salmon Health and Retirement and Independent Consultant
Jamie Pope
Assistant Professor
vanderbilt university
Ms Melanie Potock MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist & Pediatric Feeding Specialist
My Munch Bug, LLC and Chatter Bug, LLC
Dr. Maggie Powers PhD, RD, CDE
Research Scientist
International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet
Dee Pratt RDN LDN
President/CEO and Co-owner
Dietitian Associates, Inc
Kim Prendergast
Feeding America


Mary Pat Raimondi MS, RDN
Vice President of Strategic Policy and Partnerships
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Sudha Raj
Associate Professor
Syracuse University
Dr. Nicholas VC Ralston Ph.D.
Biomedical Research Scientist
University of North Dakota
Ms JoAnn Randazzo
Fresenius Medical Care North America
Heather Rasmussen PhD, RD
Associate Professor
Rush University Medical Center
Terri Raymond
Dr. Shakeel Rehman PhD
Chief Science Officer
fairlife LLC
Marla Reicks PhD, RD
Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition
University of Minnesota
Christine Reidy
Executive Director
Monica Reinagel MS, LDN
Licensed nutritionist, author, media expert
Mr. Seth Resler
Brenda Richardson
Brenda Richardson LLC
Allison Righter MSPH, RDN
Lecturing Instructor, Nutrition & Food Safety, Department of Culinary Science; Coordinator, Teaching Kitchen Collaborative
The Culinary Institute of America
Dr. Rosemary Riley PhD, LD
Straight Talk: Nutrition, LLC
Ms Christine Rivera RD
Community Health and Nutrition Manager
Feeding America
Ms Julia Robarts MS, MPH, RDN, LDN
Dietetic Internship Coordinator
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Kim Robien PhD, RD, CSO, FAND
Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Gretchen Robinson
Lecturer, Author and Consultant
Shannon Robson PhD, MPH, RD
Assistant Professor
University of Delaware
Cheryl Rock Dr.
Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego
Judith Rodriguez
Chairperson and Professor
University of North Florida
Nancy Rodriguez PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM
Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
Barbara Romig PhD, MBA
Adjunct Instructor
School of Health Professions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey
Hannah Roosevelt MS, RD, CNSC
Clinical Dietitian II
Seattle Children's Hospital
Dr. Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia EdD, RD
Associate Professor, Program Director
Rutgers School of Health Professions
Sarah Rusnak MS, RD, LD
Research Analytics Specialist
The Ohio State University Medical Center Clinical Research Center
Laura Russell MA, RDN, LD, CDE
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator
Endocrinology Clinic of Minneapolis
Rosanne Rust
Nutrition Communications Consultant
rust Nutrition services


Dr. Joan Salge Blake EdD, RDN, LDN, FAND
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University
Lona Sandon
Assistant Professor
UT Southwestern
Cynthia Sass MPH, MA, RD, CSSD
Sass Consulting Services, Inc.
Kevin Sauer
Associate Professor
Kansas State University
Amy Saxe-Custack PhD, MPH, RD
Assistant Professor
Michigan State University
Kate Scarlata
Private Practice Registered Dietitian and Author
For a Digestive Peace of Mind/ U. Mass
Darrin Schmidt DTR
Dietetic Technician, Registered
Matt Schnarr MA
Expansion and Partnerships Manager
The Campus Kitchens Project
Mr Shey Schnell MHA, RD
Director of Food and Nutrition Services
UVM Health Network CVPH
Marsha Schofield MS, RD, LD, FAND
Director, Nutrition Services Coverage
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Janet Schwartz
Department of Food and NutritionFramingham State University
Framingham State University
Sharon Schwartz
Chair, ACEND
Sodexo Dietetic Internships
Marci Scott
VP Health Programs
Michigan Fitness Foundation
Rebecca Scritchfield MA, RDN, EP-C
Founder and CEO
Capitol Nutrition Group
Jessica Setnick MS, RD, CEDRD
Senior Fellow
Remuda Ranch
Carol Shanklin
Dean of Graduate School and Professor of Foods, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health
Kansas State University
William Sharp PhD
Director, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Clinic; Assistant Professor
Marcus Autism Center; Emory University School of Medicine
Toria (Tori) Shaw MSW
Manager, Clinical Informatics
HIMSS North America
Vandana Sheth
Private Practice & National Media Spokesperson
Academy Spokesperson
Dr. Barbara Shorter Ed.D,, R.D.N., C.D.N.
Professor of Nutrition and Nutritionist/Researcher
Long Island University and Smith institute for Urology, Northwell Health
John Sievenpiper
Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
Ms Ann Silver MS, RDN, CDE, CDN
Nutritionist, Private Practice
Dr. Heidi Silver PhD, MS, RD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University
Judy Simon
Nutrition and Health Promotion
MD Department of Aging
Andrea Singer MD, FACP, CCD
NOF Trustee and Clinical Director
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Ms Julie Skolmowski MPH, RD, SNS
Chief, Nutrition Services and Access Branch, Food Distribution Division
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Dr. Heather Smith PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC, RDN, LDN
Assistant Professor, Human and Organizational Development
Vanderbilt University, Peabody College of Education and Human Development
Ms Marianne Smith Edge MS, RD, FADA,FAND
The AgriNutrition Edge
Dr Linda Snetselaar PhD RDN FAND LD
Professor in Epidemiology, College of Public Health
The University of Iowa
Barbara Spalding
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Marie Spano
Registered Dietitian
Spano Sports Nutrition Consulting & Nutrition Communications
Tammy Stephenson
Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
University of Kentucky
Colene Stoernell
Scripps Green Hospital
Alison Stuebe MD, MSc, FACOG, FABM
Medical Director of Lactation Services : associate professor of maternal-fetal medicine
UNC Health Care
Becky Sulik
Past Chair, Nutrition Services Payment Committee; Director of Education
Rocky Mountain Diabetes Center
Catherine Sullivan
Director, Clinical Assistant Professor
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute
William Swan RDN, LD, FAND
Jason Switt
Journal Editorial Director
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Angie Tagtow MS, RD, LD
Executive Director
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Bettina Tahsin, RD, LDN, CDE
Research Dietitian and Diabetes Educator
Cook County Health & Hospitals System
Asia Thompson
Expert on Poverty with RESULTS
Misericordia University Student
Dr Kyle Thompson DCN, RDN, LDN
Assistant Professor
Appalachian State University
Tricia Thompson MS, RD
Founder, Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC
Art Thomson
Administrator, Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cynthia Thomson
Director of The Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion
University of Arizona
Cheryl Toner MS, RDN
CDT Consulting, LLC
Ms Kelly Toups MLA, RD, LDN
Director of Nutrition
Kelay Trentham
Oncology Dietitian Nutritionist
MultiCare Regional Cancer Center
Sarah Trist MS, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Dr Naomi Trostler PhD RDN FAND
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Elaine Trujillo
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Dr. Katherine L. Tucker PhD
Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Pepin Tuma Esq
Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Teresa Turner
Program Coordinator and Nutrition Educator, SNAP-Ed
DoD, Dept. of the Army, DFMWR
Dr. Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy PhD, MS, RD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior
Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


Jenna Umbriac MS, RD
Director of Programs
Manna Food Center
Ms Patti Urbanski MEd, RD, LD, CDE
Diabetes Educator/Clinical Dietitian
St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth Minnesota


Chris Vogliano MS, RDN
'14-'15 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Research Fellow for the Academy Foundation
Independent contractor
Dr. Jeff Volek PhD, RD
The Ohio State University


Mr. Andrew Wade MS, RDN, LDN
A.M. Wade Nutrition Group LLC
Long Wang
Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
California State University, Long Beach
Elizabeth Ward
Registered Dietitian
Muscle and Fitness Hers
Hope Warshaw RDN, BC-ADM, CDE
Hope Warshaw Associates, LLC
Colleen Webb MS, RDN, CLT
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Weill Cornell Medicine
Liz Weiss
Managing Editor, Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen
Today's Dietitian
Ms Janel Welch MS, MPA, RDN, CDN FAND
Chief Projects Manager
St Ann’s Community Rochester
Kathy West MS, RD, RD
Senior Manager, Professional Alliances and Education
Abbott Nutrition
Ms Alicia White RD
Chief, Nutrition Education and Promotion Branch
USDA, Food and Nutrition Service
Rodney Whitlock PhD
Vice President, Health Policy
ML Strategies
Dr. Walter Willett MD
Prof Epidemiology & Nutrition, Chair, Dept of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Pauline Williams
Dietetic Internship Director, Associate Teaching Professor
Brigham Young University
Valaree Williams MS, RD, CSO, LDN
Registered Dietitian
University of Colorado Hospital
Ms L. Hope Wills MA, RD, CSP, IBCLC
Pediatric Dietitian
USC UCEDD Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Mr. Robert Wines CHP
Program Director
West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Stefanie Winston Rinehart JD, MPH
Director of HHS Legislation and Policy
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Howard Wolpert MD
VP for Medical Innovation
Lilly Innovation Center
George Woodward
Elsevier, INC.
Kathleen Woolf PhD, RDN, FACSM
Assistant Professor of Nutrition
New York University
Ms Mimi Wu MS, RD
United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Child Nutrition Programs, Nutrition Promotion and Technical Assistance Division
Crystal Wynn
Assistant Professor/Dietetic Internship Director
Virginia State University


Dr. Ann L. Yaktine PhD, MS, RD
Director, Food and Nutrition Board
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Krista Yoder Latortue MPH, RD, LDN, PMP, PBA, FAND
Legislative and Public Policy Committee
Family Food, LLC
Mary K Young MS, RDN
Senior Food & Nutrition Strategist
Edelman Public Relations


Lori Zanini RD, CDE
Owner & Creator
For The Love Of Diabetes
Kathleen Zelman
Director of Nutrition
Jane Ziegler PhD, RDN
Associate Professor and Program Director
Rutgers University
Polly Zintak
Account Executive