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Dr. Lisa V. Adams is the Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of Dartmouth’s Center for Global Health Equity, and an Associate Professor in the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. In all her roles, she develop…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tiffany Ayuda is a freelance editor and writer based in New York City. She writes about fitness, nutrition, health, and wellness. Most recently, she was a senior editor at Prevention.com, where she expanded their fitness, nutrition, and e-commerce coverage. She held previous edit…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Dr Keith Baar received his Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan where he also was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the University of Michigan Football team. He then received a Master’s from the University of California, Berkeley while tea…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Deanne Brandstetter, M.B.A., R.D. has over thirty years of experience in the food and nutrition business. As Vice President of Nutrition & Wellness for Compass Group, North America, she leads a team that coordinates wellness programs for foodservice clients and develops innov…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jen Brewer received her dietetics degree in 1999 from BYU and has been working as a dietitian in various capacities ever since. She has focused her work in the community setting and completed her master’s degree in school and community gardens in 2015. She helps classrooms set up…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Britta Brown, MS, RD, LD, CNSC is a clinical dietitian at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. She completed her undergraduate degree at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and her Master’s degree in clinical nutrition at Rutger’s University. She works in the medi…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Amy Carter is the Director of Clinical Nutrition and Lifestyle Health for Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Marian University, master’s degree in Adult and Community Education from Ball State University, and a Spanish Ce…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Amy Cuddy is an expert on the behavioral science of power, presence, and prejudice. Cuddy earned her PhD from Princeton University and has served on the faculties of Harvard Business School and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Cuddy’s book Presence:…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Joanna Cummings is the Associate Dietetic Internship Director and Instructor in the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She is also the Director of the OHSU-Lao Nutrition Education and Research Partnership. Ms. Cummings also te…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Alana Davidson is the Acting Director of Communications at the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance. Davidson works to increase SNAP participation through committed engagement with external agencies, including working with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Edu…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Emily Dawkins is an outpatient registered dietitian nutritionist, diabetes care and education specialist and certified lifestyle medicine practitioner in Indianapolis. Since joining Eskenazi, she has assisted with the development of Eskenazi’ s DSMES program and novel Hypertens…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Nancy Emenaker is a Program Director in Nutrition Sciences Research Group at the National Cancer Institute, NIH. As a RDN clinician-scientist, her research interests are the role of diet in cancer prevention, genetics/nutrigenetics, GI oncology, and wound repair. She serves a…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Linda is the owner of Nutrition Associates of San Antonio, dba Nutritious Table, which she founded in 1995. As an entrepreneur and Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM), Linda provides personalized medical nutrition therapy to teens and adults, media inter…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Dr. Mitchel K. Holliday is a Commissioned Officer with the United States Public Health Service and currently serves as the Chief of Nutrition and Dietetics for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Central Office. Dr. Holliday’s major responsibilities include nutritional managem…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Meghan Jardine, MS, MBA, RDN, LD, CDE, is the associate director of diabetes nutrition education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting better nutrition and higher standards in research. Mrs. J…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Libby Johnson is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES). She currently provides outpatient diabetes self-management education and medical nutrition therapy for adults with gestational, type 1 and type 2 diabetes at the Int…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Karpinski is an exercise physiologist and registered dietitian and is Professor and Chair of the department of Nutrition at West Chester University. She is a board-certified specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). Chris earned her BS at West Chester University in exercise sci…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
One foot in leading edge-research and the other in high performance sport Dana plays a unique simultaneous role of researcher and practitioner. In the role of Project Scientist in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at University California Davis she leads human studies in the …
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Ruth MacDonald is Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, at Iowa State University, and Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She holds a PhD in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota, and is a …
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Amanda Moreland is a Public Health Analyst and contractor with the Public Health Law Program (PHLP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In her role at PHLP, Amanda provides technical assistance to state, tribal, local, and territorial partners and conducts le…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Melissa Pflugh Prescott is the Assistant Professor of School/Childhood Foods and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her PhD in Public Health at NYU. Her research focuses on the use of policy, systems, and environmental approaches to promote…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Dan Pino is a highly-motivated, team-oriented and compassionate physician with a specific interest in preventative health and community-based care. He holds a doctor of medicine degree from University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine an…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Sally Rockey is the inaugural FFAR Executive Director, a position she has held since September 2015. Dr. Rockey brings thirty years of experience in foundational work, government, and Federal research. Dr. Rockey held several positions at the US Department of Agriculture with…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Nicole Rodriguez, RDN, NASM-CPT, resides in Long Beach, NY, where she offers in-home meal prep, small group training, and one-on-one fitness coaching. She serves as the in-house dietitian for NavaFit (an app that connects workout buddies across the country) and as the chair-elec…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Stephanie Rogus is an Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetic Science in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at New Mexico State University. She studies the economic, social, and environmental influences on food choice and impacts of food programs and polic…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Toby dynamically combines her knowledge as a certified diabetes care and education specialist and registered dietitian nutritionist with her life experiences successfully managing type 1 diabetes for more than five decades and has followed a plant-based eating plan most of her li…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Marsha Spence, Associate Professor, is the director of the Public Health Nutrition Graduate Program at the University of Tennessee and the director of the University of Tennessee’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Leadership Education and Training Program.

Dr. S…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Major Susan Stankorb currently serves as the Chief of Business Operations Nutrition Care Division at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii and Nutrition Consultant to the 18th Medical Command Deployment Support. She is a 16 year veteran of the Army who has deployed in support of…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA,RDN,CDN is the award-winning author of, Read It Before You Eat It – Taking You from Label to Table, and creator of BetterThanDieting.com. Bonnie is a media personality, media trainer for RDs, spokesperson, motivational speaker, journalist, and a corporate …
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Nancy Waldbillig, RDN, LD, CDE
International Diabetes Center

At the International Diabetes Center, Nancy works as a diabetes education specialist. Additionally, she presents for professional and industry training programss and is a member of Health Partner’s Nutrition Pra…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Donald P. Weeks, Ph.D., from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a leading expert in the rapidly emerging field of gene editing. In the 1970’s he was a pioneer in the adoption of molecular biology and recombinant DNA technologies in biological research. Later, the Weeks lab…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Hilary Whitham is an epidemiologist at the CDC. She has an undergraduate degree in criminal sociology and spent several years conducting evaluations of court, correctional and inmate re-entry programs. For 10 years she served on the Minnesota Department of Corrections Human Subje…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Tracy Wilczek works for FLIK Hospitality, overseeing wellness initiatives for foodservice clients. Tracy works to bring client’s wellness goals to life; one account receiving Compass Group’s first Wellness Center for Excellence in 2017.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree i…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunniva is the Director of Professional Development and Nursing Excellence at Harborview Medical Center, a level 1 trauma and burn academic medical center and safety net hospital in Seattle, WA. Sunniva’s clinical research involves complex care of patients with wounds and her …
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM