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Biographical Summary For Deborah Abel, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D.N.

Deborah Abel, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D.N. is Director of the Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nutrition Program and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International Universi…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Jenica Abram currently works as the Associate Director for the Dietetic Internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Additionally, she is a manager within the Nutrition Research Network for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics….
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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
Julie Aiken, RDN is the Senior Director of Srategic Partnerships for Mom’s Meals (PurFoods LLC), where she manages enterprise relationships between national and state Managed Care Organizations to help promote positive nutrition outcomes with home delivered meals.
Julie has over…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Rahaf Al Bochi, RDN, LD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Olive Tree Nutrition LLC. She provides holistic nutrition coaching services with a focus on intuitive eating, diabetes, and women’s health. She is passionate about helping women develop a healthy relati…
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Sunday, October 18th 2020
Asian Cuisine: Beyond the Soy Sauce
 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Stephen Alajajian, RDN is an Academy Foundation fellow who has been working closely with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance to evaluate the implementation of a gardening intervention for stunted children in rural Guatemala. His interests include global nutrition research, nutriti…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ann Albright, PhD, RDN, Director of the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leads an expert team that strives to eliminate the preventable burden of diabetes through leadership, research, programs, and policies that translate scienc…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Katelyn Anderson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in the state of California specializing in the treatment of eating disorders among children and adolescents. Dr. Anderson received her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Oregon. She is trained in Co…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Mrs. Sermin Aras is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, licensed in the state of Mississippi and an Academy member since 2014. She is employed as Research Manager for the Mississippi INBRE Telenutriton Center at The University of Southern Mississippi. Mrs. Aras manages multiple …
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Dr. Mary Arnold Long obtained an Enterostomal Therapy certificate from Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. She achieved CETN (now CWOCN) certification in 1994 & advanced practice CWOCN certification in 2009. She is also board-certified as a certified rehabilitat…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 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
Fallon is an entrepreneur who is passionate about building community, farms, and sharing food. Her business, the Sprouting Kitchen, leads engaging cooking classes outside on local farms, in health clinics, and online virtually. She has partnered with local universities and hospit…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
David J. Baer, Ph.D., is a Supervisory Research Physiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center located in Beltsville, Maryland. Dr. Baer conducts controlled dietary intervention studies to investigate the relationship between …
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dylan is a Senior Nutrition Specialist at Ketchum and Registered Dietitian. He has presented his research at conferences including The Obesity Society’s Obesity Week, The American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN) Annual Nutrition Science Meeting and the Food and Nutrition Conference…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Dr. Baker-Smith is a nationally recognized pediatric cardiologist with expertise in cardiovascular disease prevention. As a preventive pediatric cardiologist, she specializes in the care of youth with systemic hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obesity. She is the director of Pediat…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, is an organizational consultant with more than 15 years of experience as a non-profit executive. His emphasis is on promoting employee well-being and organizational performance through the integration of psychology and business. He has provided resear…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Michael Barros is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston where he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He subsequently completed two years of post-graduate residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence RI. He joined Tem…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tammy has practiced as an RDN specializing in eating disorders (EDs) for over three decades, managing outpatient nutrition programs (Alabama/Florida) and private practice. She joined Alsana Eating Recovery Communities in 2015, serving as VP of Clinical Nutrition Services. Tammy w…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Mary Bergeron is a Financial Officer and lead financial manager of the 1917 Clinic community service programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has two decades of experience in program management and financial operations for large-scale academic and community partne…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jordana Bernard, MBA, FATA, Principal Consultant, Virtual Care Policy, has over 30 years of healthcare industry experience with twenty years in telehealth. Previously, Jordana was Director of Policy and Public Affairs at InTouch Health where she led policy strategy, regulatory an…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sarah Berry’s research interests relate to the influence of dietary components on cardiometabolic disease risk; focussing on postprandial metabolism. Since commencing her research career at King’s College London in 2000, she has been the academic leader for > 30 human nutrit…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Lucille Beseler is President& founder of the prominent Family Nutrition Center of South Florida a comprehensive practice providing an array of nutrition services in various locations. Beseler created FNC’s Insurance Navigation program for corporate clients which assists fam…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Lucille Beseler is President& founder of the prominent Family Nutrition Center of South Florida a comprehensive practice providing an array of nutrition services in various locations. Beseler created FNC’s Insurance Navigation program for corporate clients which assists fam…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Sara Blackburn, a registered dietitian, earned her DSc in Nutrition Sciences from Boston University. She worked as a Research Dietitian with Dr. Willian Steffee on nutrition support approaches for patients with cancer. Dr. Blackburn currently serves as the Dietetic Internship…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Carter Blakey is the Deputy Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), US Department of Health and Human Services. ODPHP plays a key role in developing and coordinating disease prevention and health promotion policy for the nation. Carter also is t…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Linda is the Owner of CKD Culinary Consulting, a Professional Cook and graduate of Aguste Escoffier Culinary School, Culinary Consultant for American Kidney Fund, Certified Kidney Health Coach, Certified ServSafe® food handler, Educational instructor, Author, and a caregiver to …
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rondee Boe Feltman, has 30 years of experience as a licensed registered dietitian in her rural home town of Grafton, ND (Population 5,000). She is currently employed as a diabetes educator and director of nutrition services at a local critical access hospital. She is a certifie…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Leslie J. Bonci,MPH,RD,CSSD, LDN, is the owner of Active Eating Advice- be fit, fed, fearles, and is the co-founder of Performance365- a sports nutrition consulting company. She is a consultant to industry and is the sports dietitian for the Kansas City Chiefs. Leslie is a former…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Chere Bork, “The Dietitian Energy Igniter,” is a Law of Attraction Coach, and graduate of Coach U and Wellcoaches®. She served on the NE Board for eight years and has been their Abundance Ambassador since 2014, empowering members to succeed in ways they may not have thought …
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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
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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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
William is experienced in researching and engineering to advance the frontier of technology. He has delivered numerous products that have positively affected millions of users’ daily lives. He has seven years of academic research and more than eight years of hand-on research, e…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 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
Sylvie Brouder’s (PhD, Ecology, University of California-Davis; Professor of Agronomy) research addresses nutrient stewardship in agricultural landscapes and application of emerging digital tools and novel statistical approaches to improve data use for evidence-based recommenda…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 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
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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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Lisa S. Brown PhD, RD, LDN is an associate professor of nutrition and the dietetic internship director at Simmons University in Boston, MA. In addition to her duties at Simmons, Dr. Brown provides vacation coverage for long term care facilities in the Boston area, and counsels p…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Shonda received her BS in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. She also has credentials in Nutrition Support (CNSC), Pediatric Nutrition (CSP) and Eati…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Harry received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University of Los Angeles, and his Juris Doctor from University of Colorado Law School. As the Executive Director of Asian Pacific Development Center, Harry works with government officials and communit…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Nicholas Burd is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and is also a faculty member of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition, he is the director of the Nutrition and Exercise Perf…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Christan Bury is a nutrition support dietitian from Cleveland, OH. She went to Purdue University for her undergraduate degree and attended Case Western Reserve University for her Masters and combined clinical internship at the Cleveland VA. She has been at the Cleveland Clinic fo…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Winona Bynum is currently the executive director of the Detroit Food Policy Council (DFPC) an education, advocacy and policy organization led by Detroiters. Prior to joining DFPC, her work experience includes roles at Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, and Fa…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Winona Bynum is currently the executive director of the Detroit Food Policy Council (DFPC) an education, advocacy and policy organization led by Detroiters. Prior to joining DFPC, her work experience includes roles at Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, and Fa…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Jo Ann Carson, PhD, RD, FAHA, a retired Professor of Clinical Nutrition, was educated at the University of Texas–Austin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For four decades at UT Southwestern Medical Center she helped students gain skills to improve their own diets and th…
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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
Shirley Chao oversees Massachusetts’ $76 million elderly nutrition program, and during her tenure increased the program from 7M to 9.2M meals with little change in government funding. By implementing statewide purchasing and USDA commodity distribution programs, Shirley built t…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr Chey completed a GI fellowship and has remained as faculty at the University of Michigan where he is the Nostrant Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology & Nutrition Sciences.

His research interests focus on the diagnosis & treatment of disorders of brain-gut inte…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Mary Lee Chin MS., RD, provides food and nutrition consultation, working with commodity food groups and food industry on nutrition education initiatives. She speaks health professional audiences on some of the most provocative food topics of today, including genetically modified …
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Conrad Choiniere, PhD, is the Director of the Office of Analytics and Outreach (OAO) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Dr. Choiniere provides executive leadership for a broad portfolio of scientific and regulatory func…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Currently, I am a Clinical Nutrition Manager of TIRR Memorial Hermann, Memorial Hermann Katy Rehabilitation Hospital, and Memorial Hermann University Place Nursing Center. TIRR Memorial Hermann has been nationally ranked as one of the “Best Rehabilitation Hospitals” in Ameri…
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 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Dawn Clifford, PhD, RD, is a Professor and Director of the Master’s in Public Health at Northern Arizona University (NAU), Flagstaff, AZ. She teaches courses in nutrition education and counseling and has experience implementing and directing university-based health coaching progr…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Carolyn Cochran received her BS at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. After her dietetic internship at The Brigham Hospital (PBBH) in Boston, MA, she returned for an MS in Food and Nutrition. In 1978 she covered acute care and post-transplant follow-up at Parkland Hospital i…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Professor Clare Corish leads a graduate programme in clinical nutrition and dietetics in University College Dublin, Ireland. Research activities focus on malnutrition in older adults, including the European Union Malnutrition in the Elderly (MaNuEL) project, nutrition in early c…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Wendy Cruse, MMSc, RDN, CSPCC, CLS has 30 years of experience as a Neonatal/Pediatric Dietitian at Riley Hospital for Children, IU Health, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN. She provides nutrition support for Level 4 newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit …
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 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
Dr. Michael Dansinger is a nationally recognized nutrition, wellness and transformation expert focused on lifestyle coaching for weight loss and related medical problems. He serves as Founding Director of the Diabetes Reversal Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Wellness D…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Elizabeth Davenport, MPH, RDN, LD is the co-founder of Pinney Davenport Nutrition and Sunny Side Up Nutrition.
She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who specializes in working with clients with eating disorders and family feeding concerns. After graduating from The Oh…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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
Dr. Patricia Davidson is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes educator and Associate Professor, in the Nutrition Department, at West Chester University-PA. Clinical positions include in and out-patient diabetes education. She is active in the Academy of Nutriti…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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
Kory DeAngelo, MS RDN
Kory is an Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Assistant Professor in the Nutrition and Exercise Science Department at Bastyr University where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in clinical nutrition assessment and therapy, t…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Linda Delahanty is Director of Nutrition and Behavioral Research at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a nationally recognized authority on nutrition and lifestyle interventions for the treatmen…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Stephanie is a clinical dietitian at Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center in Philadelphia, PA where she manages the nutrition regimens of ALS patients. Prior to this, Stephanie worked at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where she assessed patients following ERAS protocols. She recei…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Kara Douglas, a Helene Fuld Fellow recipient from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, has been a registered nurse for 11 years. After working in the Johns Hopkins MICU, Kara attended the University of Maryland where she earned her Masters in Nurse Anesthesia. Kara began as a Nurse A…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Raquel Durban is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition and certification as a specialist in pediatric nutrition. In addition to managing the diet and quality of life for patients and caregivers, Raquel serves the community through her work with nonprofits a…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Michelle Elkadi MS, RDN, LDN is a registered, licensed clinical dietitian at Cleveland Clinic. She is the Chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy (DMNT) DPG. Her clinical experience has been in the areas of gastroenterology and col…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Ellis is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Associate Professor at the University of Alabama where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in medical nutrition therapy, nutritional biochemistry, and translational nutrition science. Her research interests include g…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 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
Dr. Audrey Ervin is a psychologist and the academic director of graduate counseling psychology at Delaware Valley University where she developed the social-justice focused curriculum. Her research focuses on multicultural competence with an emphasis on sexual orientation, racial …
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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
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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 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Nancy received her BS degree from the University of Illinois; interned at University of Iowa Hospitals; and completed her MS degree at Rosalind Franklin University. A long-time Academy member, Nancy served as Virginia State Policy and Media Representatives. In March 2014, Nancy r…
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Tuesday, October 20th 2020
Mastering Mastermind Meetings
 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
I am a professor emeritus with the University of Pennsylvania. I teach Dairy Production Medicine, Ration Formulation, Animal Production Systems, Dairy Nutrition, and Global Food Security. I have board specialty training in nutrition and reproduction. My clinical duties involve nu…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Renee Fitton, MS, RD, is the Lead Dietitian at Heali AI. She manages a team of 50+ RDs and nutritionists working to make personalized nutrition easy and accessible through the use of technology. Prior to her work at Heali, Renee received her MS in Nutrition at USC. Renee also has…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Emma Fogt MBA, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is owner of The Biome Kitchen, a company that provides virtual one-on-one counseling for digestive health from IBS and IBD to Celiac Disease and Food Sensitivities. The Biome Kitchen also shares “good for your gut” recipe demonstrations and suppo…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Clare Fox is Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships for Everytable, a social enterprise with a mission to bringing healthy food at affordable prices for all communities. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC). In this role, …
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Jillian Fry, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Towson University, utilizes qualitative and quantitative methods to conduct research at the intersection of public health, the food system, and environmental sustainability. She has led interdisciplin…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Christopher Gardner is a nutrition scientist and the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine. For 27 years at Stanford he has studied what to consume and to avoid for optimal health, and how best to motivate individuals to achieve healthy dietary behaviors. Some of the dozens of …
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Dr. Judith Gilbride is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. She has been an educator and professional role model at New York University for most of her career, teaching dietary managers and doctoral students, and inspiring th…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Joshua Glenn is the Case Manager and Education Specialist for the Birmingham AID Outreach (BAO) Food and Education Delivery program, known as B-FED. Prior to his work with BAO, Joshua was a Corporate Trainer for restaurants in the American South with Valenti Southeast Restaurant …
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Nana Gletsu Miller, is currently an Associate Professor of Nutrition Science at Indiana University Bloomington, School of Public Health. She obtained a PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism from University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada. She served as an Assistant/Associate Professo…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Neil Goldfarb is President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health, which brings together employers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey who are committed to improving the health of their employees and the safety, quality and value delivered by the h…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Jonathan Gorstein has been working to support the design and implementation of large-scale nutrition programs in developing countries with a focus on capacity building, monitoring and evaluation.

He serves on global task forces for WHO, as well as editorial boards of internati…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Barbara Gower is Professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. Her research focus is on the interplay between diet, endocrinology, and metabolism and their relation to chronic metabolic disease, with expertise in evaluation of body c…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Dr. Greer has worked with tribes around the Southeast as Director of the Center for American Indian Research and Studies (CAIRS) at Southern Miss. Collaborations continually occur through the Medicine Wheel Garden on campus, the Powwow, native plant events, and health-related re…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Kelly Griswold, MBA
Director of Research Team Operations
Readex Research

Kelly joined Readex as a Research Manager in 2012 and has since directed over 400 custom research projects, with responsibility for questionnaire design/consultation, project management, and research re…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Andrea Guzmán is a Guatemalan dietitian graduated from Del Valle University of Guatemala. Her work has focused on the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nutritional interventions to prevent and treat stunting at the community level. She is currently working with Wuqu…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
April N. Hackert, MS, RDN, LD, CEDRD-S is a Psychiatric Culinary Medicine Research Dietitian, Scientist, International Clinical Eating Disorder Supervisor, and the founder of Choose to Change Nutrition Services. As a global expert on Nutritional Neuropsychology, this visionary or…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Emily Haller is a registered dietitian working at Michigan Medicine in their department of Gastroenterology where she provides nutrition consultation to patients with a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions. Ms. Haller received a BS in Nutrition from Indiana University, a MS …
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Carrie Hamady has an MS in Health Promotion and an EdD in Leadership Studies. She is an associate clinical professor in the department of Public and Allied Health at Bowling Green State University. Her interests are in clinical nutrition, sustainability, food insecurity, innovati…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Chavanne is Google’s Food Choice Architect and Nutrition Manager on the Global Food Team in Sunnyvale, California. She joined Google in December 2018. The Google Food Team is responsible for creating food experiences that promote collaboration and engage and energize Googlers eac…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Amanda Hege is strategic leader with experience working at the local, state, and federal levels in food security, public health, agriculture, policy, and systems change. Amanda serves as a regional nutrition educator with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC where she navigat…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Amy Hess Fischl is an advanced practice dietitian, diabetes educator and coordinator for
the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center. She is actively involved in the American Diabetes Association, the American
Association of Diabetes Educators and the Academy of Nutrition…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
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
Jennifer Howard is a nurse practitioner who specializes in palliative care. Jenn has worked in variety of Hospice and Palliative Care settings for over two decades including inpatient hospital programs and community-based programs. She currently works in a home-based palliative c…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Ginger Hultin MS RDN CSO owns Seattle-based concierge nutrition practice, Champagne Nutrition® LLC where she helps clients optimize their health with an integrative approach. She specializes in plant-based diets, integrative/holistic nutrition, oncology nutrition, supplements, a…
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Tuesday, October 20th 2020
Mastering Mastermind Meetings
 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Kellene specializes in weight management and bariatric surgery nutrition. She was honored to be awarded the Massachusetts Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 2018. She has held multiple roles on the EC for the WM DPG, and currently serves as Chair of the Commission on Dietetic R…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Michelle Jaelin is the founder and Creative Director at NutritionArtist.com. Her mission is to help people make more informed food decisions through media and communications. She’s a regular TV guest expert on the national show, The Social CTV, CP24, Breakfast Television Toronto,…
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Sunday, October 18th 2020
Asian Cuisine: Beyond the Soy Sauce
 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr Yael Joffe is acknowledged as a global expert in Nutrigenomics. From her background as a dietitian, she obtained her PhD from the University of Cape Town, exploring the genetics and nutrition of obesity. She is highly sought-after as a speaker for conferences and workshops. S…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Janet Johnson is a Senior Clinician with Iowa State University and works with their Nutrition and Dietetics Internship program. She is the current Chair of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Board….
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University. Her research examines the impact of dietary factors (e.g. phytochemical-rich foods, high-fat meals/diets) on cardiometabolic health. She has published >27 …
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Wendy Johnson is Director of Public Policy and Public Affairs with Nestlé Corporate Affairs. Wendy is an active member of the American Public Health Association where she is a Past Chair of the Food and Nutrition Section, was a member of the Inter-Sectional Council Steering Co…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Prof Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, a triple board-certified nephrologist, studied medicine in Germany (MD) and received MPH and PhD from UC Berkeley. Dr. Kalantar’s postgraduate training includes State University of New York and Univ Calif San Francisco. he is a tenured Professor and HEA…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Manju has a private practice offering personalized nutritional coaching focused on integrative and functional nutrition and weight management. Her cultural competency is a key part of her individualized service and draws from years of experience in a variety of dietetics fields.

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Sunday, October 18th 2020
Asian Cuisine: Beyond the Soy Sauce
 4:00 PM – 5:00 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
Sarah received her BS in Dietetics from Point Loma University in San Diego, and completed her dietetic internship from Cal Poly Pomona. She has been a pediatric dietitian for 9 years and has experience working with a variety of patients. Most recently she has specialized in worki…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Heather Keller RD PhD is the Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging at the University of Waterloo. She is an internationally recognized expert in geriatric nutrition, assessment, and treatment. Research areas are focused on nutrition risk and malnutrition identificatio…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Rebecca Kelly is an educator, administrator, leader, and consultant on building and sustaining healthy workforces. Since 1991, Rebecca has served as founder and president of Element Health, Inc., a nutrition and wellness consulting firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. Between 2006…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Breana Killeen, M.P.H., R.D. is the test kitchen manager for EatingWell Magazine where she edits and develops 500+ recipes per year. Breana contributes all wine content for the brand, stars in Facebook Live and IGTV instructional videos, and has served as the Communications Chair…
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Sunday, October 18th 2020
Asian Cuisine: Beyond the Soy Sauce
 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Sylvia Klinger is an internationally recognized nutrition expert who is relentlessly passionate about helping people fall in love with the process of creating and enjoying delicious and nutritious foods.

As a food and nutrition communications professional, Dr. Klinger is …
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Megan is the owner of MAK Nutrition Services, Senior Clinical Nutrition Advisor at ViaMar Health and a Lecturer at Arizona State University; teaching graduate and undergraduate nutrition, eating disorder and leadership courses. Megan is a Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian (CED…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Holly Kramer is a Professor of Public Health Sciences and Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Loyola University Chicago. After completing her residency and chief residency at Emory University, she then completed a four year nephrology fellowship at the Mas…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton is Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University.

Her research expertise is cardiovascular nutrition. She conducts controll…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, founded ConscienHealth in 2009. Ted is a pharmacist and healthcare innovation professional who works with health and obesity experts for sound policy and innovation to address obesity. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Obesity Action Coalition, advis…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Dr. Matthew Landry is a postdoctoral fellow in the Stanford Prevention Research Center in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. He has a BS in nutrition and food sciences from Louisiana State University and a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Texas at Au…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Susan H. Laramee, MS, RDN, FADA, FAND is currently a Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Commision on Dietetic Regittration. She was also a member of the 2018 Code of Ethics Task Force. As a past president of the Academy, she has served as a m…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Erica’s career is driven by her belief that healthful food and nutrition education is a right. Driven by her belief, Erica obtained her BS in Nutrition Sciences from Howard University, where she also completed her internship in 2011. After receiving her BS, she became a Peace Cor…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Paula Kellogg Leibovitz, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES is the owner of PKL Consulting, focusing on grant management and community education programs. She serves as Consultant for the CT Department on Aging and Department of Public Health.
Paula is chair for the Diabetes Dietetic Practice…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Heather J. Leidy, PhD is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a joint appointment in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Pediatrics-Dell Medical School. She also serves as the Director of the Research Interest G…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Lemacks is a health disparities expert with experience in community engagement and culturally-tailored interventions to promote healthier behaviors. She has managed over $2 million dollars in funded projects over the past five years. She is the director of the Mississippi INB…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 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
Heidi Lochen received both her B.S in Dietetics and M.S degree in Human Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She completed her internship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, where she subsequently worked as an adult clinical die…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Brett Loman is a postdoctoral scientist at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, and a fellow of the Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial sciences program administered through The Ohio State University. Brett rece…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Anna Lutz is a nutrition therapist in Raleigh, NC, specializing in eating disorders. She is the co-owner of Sunny Side Up Nutrition, a nutrition and family feeding online resource. Anna received her BS in Psychology from Duke University and MPH from The University of North Caroli…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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
Catherine is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and leader in healthcare innovation. She is the Vice President of Product Strategy and Development and Chief Nutrition Officer for Mom’s Meals (PurFoods LLC). She also served as Vice President of Medication Adherence and Immuni…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Della M. Major has been an ESRD patient since November 2011 and Transplant recipient since 2019. She is a certified Kidney Health Coach for the American Kidney Fund, a member of the Patient Advisory Council (PAC), a Subject Matter Expert (SME), and a member of the Medical Revie…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Malkani Malkani is the owner of Malina Malkani, LLC (malinamalkani.com), a private practice and nutrition consulting company that helps moms end food drama, raise healthy, intuitive eaters, and serve more nutrient-dense, minimally processed foods at home — a lifestyle she create…
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Tuesday, October 20th 2020
Mastering Mastermind Meetings
 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ainsley Malone is a Dietitian member of the Nutrition Support Team with Mt. Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio where she is involved in managing nutrition care in critically ill patients who require enteral and parenteral nutrition. In addition, Ms. Malone serves as a Clinic…
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 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Ainsley Malone is a Dietitian member of the Nutrition Support Team with Mt. Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio where she is involved in managing nutrition care in critically ill patients who require enteral and parenteral nutrition. In addition, Ms. Malone serves as a Clinic…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Caroline Mandel is in her twenty-first year as the Director of Performance Nutrition at the University of Michigan Athletic Department providing medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education and fueling programs to over 900 Division I Varsity student-athletes competing on 31 tea…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hannah Martin, MPH, RD serves as director, legislative and government affairs with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Policy Initiatives and Advocacy team in Washington, DC. Her portolio includes federal legislative and regulatory issues related to health care and public h…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
After spending 30 years with Joslin Diabetes Center directing clinical and education outreach projects in the Innovation division, Melinda started her own consulting business. She has has lectured and published extensively for both patient and professional audiences around the …
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Dr. Mattes is a Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science at Purdue University. His research focuses on the areas of hunger and satiety, food preferences, regulation of food intake in humans, human cephalic phase responses and taste and smell. At Purdue, Dr. Mattes is the Head…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Stephen A. McClave, MD, has been on faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine for over 30 years, where he is Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Nutrition. Dr McClave received his medical degree from Ohio State University in Columbus and completed his …
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 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Jenny is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Lactation Counselor specializing in feeding for newborns through adolescents. She works with caregivers to give them the confidence and competence to be their child’s best feeding partner. Jenny developed the STEPS feeding pro…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Laura McLain PsyD is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Georgia with oversight of both the clinical program and operations. Dr. McLain has extensive experience working with eating disorders as well as diverse populations and believes that change is possible for all indiv…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tamara is the co-founder of Diversify Dietetics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition by empowering students and young professionals from underrepresented minority groups to join the next generation of nutrition ex…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Yodit (she/her) has been working at the intersections of racial and gender justice with women and BIPOC for nearly two decades. She is President and CEO of Nonprofit Enterprise at Work and founder of Black Men Read; a reading program that uplifts Black men, all children and stori…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Simin NikbinMeydani is Director of the Immunology Laboratory at Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and Professor of nutrition and immunology at Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Tufts Graduate School of Bi…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Miles joined the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in Sept. 2019 as Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition. In addition to teaching, Dr. Miles is a member of the University’s Council on Diversity and Interculturalism and a member of the College of Education, Health an…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Lisa Moloney is a Nutrition Researcher with Evidence Analysis Center at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Lisa has extensive experience in conducting systematic reviews and developing evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines. She is currently the project manager for t…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Gabriela Montenegro-Bethancourt is a Guatemalan nutritionist. Her research focuses on dietary factors affecting children´s health, application of nutritional urinary biomarkers, nutrient intake, and application of non-invasive methods.
Dr. Montenegro is an Academy of Nutrition…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Maggie Moon, MS, RD, is the best-selling author of The MIND Diet, and lead author of the neurologic disorders chapter in the 2020 edition of Krause and Mahan’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process. In addition to three consumer books and two textbook chapters, Moon writes for an…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 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
 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Meagan Moyer, MPH, RDN, is the Director of Clinical Nutrition at Stanford Health Care. Prior to joining Stanford, Meagan was the Coordinator of Nutrition Services at the Emory Bariatric Center in Atlanta, GA. Meagan then became the program manager for Emory’s Telehealth Team wher…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jane Myers is currently a Public Health Consultant with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD). Her expertise is in development and promotion of Accredited or Recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) programs and National Diabetes P…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tom Neltner is Environmental Defense Fund’s Chemicals Policy Director. He leads efforts to remove or minimize hazardous chemicals from products and the marketplace through cross-cutting policy initiatives. His primary focus is on food additive safety and reducing exposure to le…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN, is the founder and principal of Taste Nutrition Consulting. She is an acclaimed professionally trained Chef and Registered Dietitian with her work featured in multiple international publications.

Tessa is proudly multi-ethnic and serves on the Board of D…
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Sunday, October 18th 2020
Asian Cuisine: Beyond the Soy Sauce
 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cindy is the founder of Master Connection Associates (MCA), a premiere international consulting and training firm specializing in service, sales and leadership performance. The firm’s expertise contributed to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company earning two Malcolm Baldrige National…
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Sunday, October 18th 2020
Bold Approaches to Fierce Conversations
 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Jacque Nyenhuis, PhD RDN LDN is Director of the Culinary Medicine Lab and Assistant Professor, UCF College of Medicine. She has presented over 100 television, radio and in person talks. She co-authored Nutrition and Diet Therapy and is working on a cookbook called “Thyme for Ever…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Ms. Olson is a research dietitian at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from South Dakota State University, along with a minor in speech communications and French studies. After graduation, she completed her…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Egondu Onuoha is currently the Vice President – Real Estate, Special Programs and Business Development at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City. Prior to her becoming a Vice President, she was the Director of Prenatal Care Assistance Program, WIC Program and the Nurse Fam…
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Sunday, October 18th 2020
Bold Approaches to Fierce Conversations
 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Susan Pac has over 20 years experience in nutrition science and regulatory affairs with an expert knowledge of FDA and USDA food labeling regulations. Her responsibilities include nutrition and ingredient labeling, food product claims and consumer communications about food produc…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Rory Pace is a leader, educator, and advocate in Nephrology Nutrition. She is a graduate of UC Davis, the West LA VA Medical Center dietetic internship, and the UCLA school of Public Health. Rory serves as Director of Nutrition Services at Satellite Healthcare, a not-for-profit d…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Caroline Passerrello is a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Passerrello coordinates Supervised Practice in the Community for the graduate students in an accelerated Future Education Model program and teaches Profe…
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Tuesday, October 20th 2020
Mastering Mastermind Meetings
 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Jay is a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer who completed his DPD at Boston University followed by his dietitian internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he previously worked as a clinical dietitian. Jay now works at Walden Behavioral Care as a dietitian…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Gina Pazzaglia has been teaching for 30 years in higher education and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Her interests include effective pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning (UDL); diversity, inclusion and equity; and nutrition education. She is an Associate …
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rebecca L. Pearl, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Research at the Penn Center for Weight and Eating Disorders. Dr. Pearl’s research investigates weight stigma and its…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 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
Daniel Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His books on work, business, and behavior have won multiple awards, been translated into 39 languages, and have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.

He has been a contributing editor at Fast Co…
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 3:00 PM – 4:00 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. Amy Powell, Associate Professor, is a board-certified Sports Medicine physician serving as a team physician for the University of Utah Utes. She specializes in the care of athletes and active people of all ages, focusing on attaining and maintaining a patient’s physical per…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Maggie Powers, PhD, RD, CDCES worked at International Diabetes Center for 15 years where she had a clinical practice and conducted research. She currently is Sr Consultant with Nutrition Practice and Evaluation services at HealthPartners. She is a published researcher, an interna…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Fileti is the president of C.P. Fileti Associates Inc., a health communications and regulatory response firm serving the food, nutrition and health care sectors. Previously she served as nutrition division director for leading hospital systems in the East and Midwest. Current app…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Josh Protas is the Vice President of Public Policy for MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. He coordinates and implements MAZON’s advocacy agenda to protect and strengthen the federal nutrition safety net, with particular emphasis on food security needs for seniors, veterans, and …
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Dr. Quigley’s primary research interests relate to clinical gastroenterology and, specifically, to common functional and motility disorders, such as GERD, gastroparesis, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. In translational research, his focus has been on the gut microbio…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cassandra (Cassie) Ramos is a Policy Associate at Center for Science in the Public Interest. Her role includes identifying and implementing strategies to support healthy eating for low-resourced families, including through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Bef…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Helen Rasmussen PhD, RD, LDN, FADA, FAND, is a research dietitian currently practicing at the Jean Mayer USDA-Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. She holds an appointment at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Sciences and Policy a…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Hollie Raynor, PhD, RD, LDN, is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee. She holds a MS in Public Health Nutrition and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She c…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Meaghan Reardon, MS, RDN is a Research Dietitian for Zoe and works directly with the PREDICT studies to support accurate data collection throughout the duration of the world’s largest nutrition intervention study to research personal metabolic responses to food….
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN, has 39 years of clinical experience, 30 of which have been specializing in nutrition support and GI disorders at the University of Virginia Health System. Carol founded the Medicine Nutrition Support Team in 1991, developed the GI Nutrition Clinic, an…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Rebecca Reeves graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. She later completed her MPH and DrPH degrees from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, Texas. Prior to her retirement from Baylor College of Medicine, she was the project director …
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Shamera is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) dedicated to empowering individuals to prioritize wellness. As an outpatient dietitian, Shamera used a patient-centered approach to counsel, educate, and deliver medical nutrition therapy n…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 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
AnnaMarie has worked as a renal dietitian for over 20 years from clinical to pharmaceutical including sales, education and renal medical affairs. She has chaired a number of boards including the South and Central Texas NKF Medical Advisory Board, San Antonio CRN, Renal Practice G…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Melainie Rogers, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and accredited supervisor in the treatment of eating disorders. She is the Founder and Executive Director of BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™ and melainie rogers nutrition, llc i…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 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
Peter is a pediatrician and internist, cofounder and Chief Medical Officer of Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance….
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, FAND, is a nutrition professor emerita at Georgia State University. She taught nutrition and mentored students for 30 years and had administrative roles as department chair and associate dean for academic affairs. An active member in the Academy of…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Kelli Rugless, PsyD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and owner of Flourish Psychology, a private practice that focuses on the treatment of eating disorders and women’s mental health. She received her Bachelor’s in Biopsychology from UCSB and her Master’s and Doctorate in Hea…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mary Russell is a Medical Science Liaison at Baxter Healthcare and a lecturer at the Chicago Medical School. Her past professional roles include director of two clinical nutrition departments and various clinical RDN roles.
She is a past president and past treasurer of the Acade…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Monica is a Registered Dietitian at the Moses Division of Montefiore Medical Center in New York, an 850-bed, teaching hospital of Albert Einstein Medical School. Monica has been the Nutrition Support Clinician responsible solely for the Medical, Surgical and Cardiothoracic ICUs f…
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 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Linda Boyer-Samuels, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Currently, Linda is the Director of Sports Dietetics – USA, the Sports/Human Performance subunit of SCAN, and is on the team of experts who are updating the Sports and Human Performance SOP/SOPP document. Linda is a Consultant Sports Die…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Kate Scarlata, MPH, RDN, LDN is a Boston-based dietitian with 30 years of experience. Kate’s expertise is in gastrointestinal disorders and food intolerance, with a particular focus on the low FODMAP diet for functional gut disorders. She was awarded the Outstanding Massachuset…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Dr. Schafer is Associate Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF and Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the San Francisco VA Health Care System. She is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialty of Endocrinol…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, LD, FAND is Senior Director, Governance and Nutrition Services Coverage at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In this role, she provides leadership and oversight for the association’s efforts to position members for success in changing health car…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Val Schonberg MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, NCMP is the owner of EnlightenU Nutrition Consulting in Atlanta Georgia. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition science. She is Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics and a Certified Menopause…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Always wearing two hats as a registered dietitian and seasoned communications professional, Jaime has nearly 20 years of experience combining knowledge and expertise in food, nutrition, health and public relations to create innovative media and HCP relations strategies for compan…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Aaron has earned dual master’s degrees, a MS in Dietetics Administration and an MBA both from the University of Kentucky. He currently holds the position of Lecturer and Internship Director, for the University of Kentucky Dietetic Internship. And he serves as Nominating Commit…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Founder of Balanced Nutrition Coach™, Julie Schwartz has over 25 years of experience as a consultant dietitian nutritionist and certified health & wellness coach. Julie holds a Master of Science in Sports Nutrition from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science Hea…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
As a food & beverage industry analyst at The NPD Group, a leading market research company, Darren Seifer provides insights based on NPD’s food-related research to organizations and companies across the country. Prior to joining NPD in March 2007, he was an analyst with Info…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jessie Shafer is a registered dietitian and the Director of Influence & Health Education at New Hope Network in Boulder, Colorado. For the last 17 years, Jessie has worked in food and health publishing, holding the roles of editor-in-chief of Delicious Living magazine and sen…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jennifer Shelton currently works at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield (ABCBS) as a Network Development Representative serving as a liaison between the company and the provider community. She is responsible for maintaining provider agreements and educating providers on enterpris…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Vandana Sheth is an award winning registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes educator and owner of a successful private practice in the Los Angeles area. She has over two decades experience and specializes in intuitive eating, food allergies, vegetarian nutrition, diab…
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Tuesday, October 20th 2020
Mastering Mastermind Meetings
 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Valerie Shurley, MBA, MS, RDN, CD is a Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager with Touchpoint Support Services in Wisconsin. As an organized and systems level thinker with a strong operational and business mindset, she has implemented state-wide standardization initiatives, includin…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Shusterman is President and Physician Partner at Carolina Nephrology, a large nephrology practice in Greenville, SC. He is also the creator of The Cooking Doc, an online cooking show and health information website (www.thecookingdoc.co) dedicated to helping viewers create del…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Sievenpiper is a Clinician Scientist who holds appointments as an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Staff Physician and Scientist and St. Michael’s Hospital. He has established an internationally recognized research program focused on using randomized con…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Geeta Sikand is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Clinical Lipid Specialist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Fellow of the National Lipid Association and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Ms Sikand is Director of Nutrition at University of California Irvine Preven…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Heidi J. Silver is a Research Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a Health Scientist with the Tennessee Valley VA. She established the Vanderbilt Diet, Body Composition and Human Metabolism Core …
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Jessi Silverman is a Policy Associate and the Mark & Sushma Palmer Public Health Advocacy Fellow at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. She works to strengthen the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and increase access to healthier food in public places, worksites, a…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND is Founder and Principal, The AgriNutrition Edge, a consultancy assisting food, health and agriculture organizations navigate the food and consumer environment. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President, Nutrition & Food Safe…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Janelle Smith, MS, RDN, CEDRD is a registered dietitian nutritionist practicing at UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases. She is a Certified Eating Disorder RD by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and specializes in the cross-over of digestive diseases …
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. She is a Registered (and Licensed) Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, an active member of the American Diabetes Association, American Associ…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Linda Snetselaar is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND), Endowed Chair of Preventive Nutrition Education, and Director of the Nutrition Center in The University of Iowa, College of Public H…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Melanya Souza is a Registered Dietitian at the North Florida VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. She has been facilitating the VA Healthy Teaching Kitchen program for six years and serving as the National VA Healthy Teaching Kitchen program co-lead for two years. She speci…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetics and Director of TwinsUK at King’s College London. His current work focuses on the microbiome and diet. He runs the crowdfunded British Gut microbiome project and leads the biggest citizen science health project – the Covid symptom Study Ap…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Dr. Lisa Spence earned her BS, MS, and PhD from Purdue University in Nutrition Science. Additionally, she is a RD. Dr. Spence serves on faculty at Indiana University’s School of Public Health as an Assistant Research Scientist. Prior, she worked in various positions includi…
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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
Mike Spigler has served as vice president of Patient Services and Kidney Disease Education for the American Kidney Fund (AKF) since July 2015. Mr. Spigler oversees a spectrum of programs and services: prevention activities, top-rated health educational resources, and direct finan…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Marie Spiker, PhD, MSPH, RDN is an Assistant Professor in the Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Washington School of Public Health. She conducts research and teaching at the intersection of food systems and nutrition. Prior to this, she was the Healthy and Sustain…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jay Spitulnik, PhD, has worked in areas related to managing health informatics for more than 35 years. His work has involved operations and system implementations. He directs the Health Informatics Graduate programs at Northeastern University, focusing on anyone who will be manag…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Jennifer has been a registered dietitian for over 20 years. As a clinician, she has been passionate about nutrition support in both adults and neonates and has worked as a patient navigator in an adult ambulatory cancer institute. Jen currently works for WellSpan Health as a re…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
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
Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND works as a SME Content Writer for Relias developing continuing education courses for healthcare professionals. She is a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, the social media chair for the PA Ac…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Dr. Steiber is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the Chief Science Officer at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As Chief Science Officer, Dr. Steiber leads the Research, International, and Scientific Affairs team in both research efforts, including conducting nutritio…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Nancy Strange is a clinical nutrition specialist for Ambulatory Surgical Services at IU Health. Co-Chairperson of the IU Health POWERR/ERAS program, IUPUI Dietetic Internship preceptor and a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician; She has been integral in development of an inter-d…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Renee Stubbins grew up in Houston, Texas and received her bachelor’s in science and her doctorate in Nutrition Biochemistry and Cancer Metabolism from the University of Texas at Austin. Renee is a senior oncology dietitian for Houston Methodist Cancer Center and an assistant me…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Regularly featured on DFW news outlets, Caroline Susie is an award winning dietitian and a consultant within Mercer’s Total Health Management specialty practice. Working alongside Health and Benefit leads, she advises clients of all sizes on how to identify health improvement …
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Beth Taylor is a research scientist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her current areas of research surround early identification, therapy and outcomes of malnourished patients; and maintaining muscle mass and function in ICU patients. Prior to this role, she served a…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Colleen Tewksbury, PhD, MPH, RD, CSOWM, LDN is a Senior Research Investigator and Bariatric Program Manager at the University of Pennsylvania. She is active in policy initiatives and has held multiple positions including the 2020-21 President of PA Academy Affiliate. She serves…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Hannah Thornton is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Dietetic Internship Director at Texas State University. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Food Security Learning Community and Bobcat Bounty, the first student-run, on-campus food pantry at Texas State. In 2020, Han…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Jessica has been a registered dietitian for over 20 years with extensive clinical experience in Neonatal & Pediatric critical care areas.
Jessica completed her BS in Dietetics at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN and her dietetic internship at Edward Hines VA hospital …
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Jessica has been a registered dietitian for over 20 years with extensive clinical experience in Neonatal & Pediatric critical care areas.
Jessica completed her BS in Dietetics at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN and her dietetic internship at Edward Hines VA hospital …
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Dr. Tussing-Humphreys is a nutrition scientist and licensed registered dietitian. She studied clinical dietetics at SUNY College at Buffalo, Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She a…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Salim S. Virani, MD, Ph.D., is a Professor in Cardiology and Director of Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. His clinical practice includes being a Preventive Cardiologist. Dr. Virani’s research aims to understand several doma…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ms Walker is an experienced, compelling and entertaining, public speaker on topics in geriatric nutrition. She is especially passionate about inspiring other nutrition professionals to expand their scope and take their clinical practice to an accelerated level. Ms Walker is a con…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 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
Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDCES, FADCES is the owner and clinical director of Susan Weiner Nutrition, PLLC. She serves as a Director, on the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) Board of Directors, 2018-2020 and was the 2015 ADCES Diabetes Educator of the Y…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Olivia Weinstein, MS, RD, LDN, is the Culinary Nutrition Director in the Teaching Kitchen at Boston Medical Center (BMC), Boston, MA where she teaches patients how to apply nutrition recommendations to real food and how to better utilize the food they receive from the BMC food pa…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Delia West, PhD, is SmartState Endowed Chair and Professor of Exercise Science at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, where she directs the Center for Technology to Promote Healthful Lifestyles. She received her doctoral degree in psychology from Ru…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Aisling Whelan MS, RDN, CDN is a registered dietitian whose first introduction to renal nutrition began when she worked as a dietitian in a hemodialysis facility. In this role, Aisling was surprised to learn that most of her patients had never met with a dietitian prior to start…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 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
Kate is a Clinical Nutrition Manager at the University of Virginia Health System. Prior to becoming a full-time manager, Kate had 32 years of clinical experience, 24 of those years specializing in surgical nutrition support. She has many publications and given numerous presenta…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Williams is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Kinesiology at Penn State University. She earned her doctorate in anatomy and physiology from Boston University in 1992 and then completed postdoctoral work in Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh….
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Amanda Willig is a registered dietitian and Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her global research collaborations focus on the impact of nutrition and food insecurity on health disparities in the US, Latin America, and Africa. At the UAB 1917 Clinic, …
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN, is a private practice dietitian, health writer and consultant based in Chicago, Illinois. With a background in research and communications, Taylor has the skills to translate the latest nutrition science into understandable messages for clients and t…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
I am an experienced healthcare leader, with a reputation for being strategic, futuristic, and focused on quality outcomes. Strong progressive integrated engagement within the Academic as well as Clinical Practice and Hospital areas of operation and management. An effective proble…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Amy Wootton, RDN, has over 20 years of experience in clinical and food service nutrition management for acute and long term post-acute care. Nutrition informatics has been a driving factor in leadership success. From early in her career she realized technology would be key to de…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Donna Yester is a registered dietitian with three decades of experience in clinical nutrition care. Donna received her undergraduate degree through the Coordinated Dietetics Program at Auburn University, and completed her master’s degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Krista Yoder Latortue is an executive, business analyst, and entrepreneur with 14 years of experience in nutrition and public health. She is a Fellow of the Academy and serves on boards at the local, state, and national levels. In 2009, Krista founded Family Food which quickly be…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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
Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RDN, LD is a food, nutrition and media communication consultant former director of nutrition for WebMD. The recipient of the Academy’s 2016 ‘Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Award’ in recognition of a distinguished career and remarkable contributions to th…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Jamie Zoellner is a Professor and Registered Dietitian in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia where she provides leadership for community-based health equity, obesity reduction, and cancer prevention initiatives. Her research includes engag…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM