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Chair: Suzi Baxter, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, FAND 

Chair-elect: vacant

Secretary: Wendy Wittenbrook, MA, RD, CSP, LD, FAND

Treasurer: Sharon Lemons, MS, RDN, CSR, LD, FAND

Delegate: Mary Russell, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, FASPEN

Awards and Grants Coordinator: Christine Ferguson, PhD, RD, LD

Communications Director: Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

  • Website Coordinator: Liz Dunn, MS, RD, LDN
  • Social Media Coordinator: Rene Runions Pearson, RD
  • Newsletter Editor: Heidi Kiehl, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC
  • Newsletter Associate Editor: Ashley Heinrich, MS, RDN
  • E-blast coordinator: Arielle Buckley, Dietetic Intern
Education Director: Alicia Connor, MA, RDN
  • Education Vice-Director: Dawna Torres Mughal, PhD, RDN, FADA, FAND, LDN
  • Education Committee member: Elizabeth Humphrey, Dietetic Intern

IDEA Liaison: Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD

  • IDEA Vice Liaison: Joan Thomas, MS, RDN, LDN

Membership Director: Regina Taefi (Dietetic Intern)

  • Vice Membership Director: Caitlin Green, MS, RD, LD (member)
  • Student/Intern Member Coordinator: Ajay Shenoy

Nominating Committee Chair: Lacey Gammon, MPH, RD, LD

  • Nominating Committee Chair-elect: Vacant
  • Volunteer Coordinator/Nominating Committee member: Olyvia Hester, MPS, RD, LDN

Public Policy Liaison (PAL): Darrius Marable, RDN, CDM, CFPP

  • PAL committee member: Cathy Conway, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES

Sponsorship Coordinator: Amy Epting, MA, RD, CSG, LDN