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Meghan Adler has been a Nutritionist with the United States Department of Agriculture for over ten years. In 2019, Meghan joined USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP). During this time Meghan has worked to support the development and pr… Read the full bio

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Tanisha F. Aflague is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Coordinator for SNAP-Ed and EFNEP at the University of Guam. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and has practiced in the areas of diabetes management, end stage renal disease, and other chronic diseases. Her re… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Dr. Akobundu is a Registered Dietitian and serves as the Senior Director of Nutrition Strategy at Meals on Wheels America, where she leads the development and implementation the Association’s strategy on nutrition and malnutrition. Dr. Akobundu holds a Masters in Nutrition with… Read the full bio

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Rahaf Al Bochi, RDN, LD, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Olive Tree Nutrition LLC. She is an educator, entrepreneur, content creator, and media expert. She specializes in prenatal nutrition, diabetes and intuitive eating, helping women develop a healthy relati… Read the full bio

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Temitope Alao-Sanni is a Registered Dietitian with over five years’ experience across different domains in dietetics, including research, clinical, and community nutrition. She is a full member of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria and the Association of Nigerian Dietitians.

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Marie Allsopp is a registered dietitian and a clinical assistant professor at Purdue University in the Department of Nutrition Science, a post she has held since January of 2019. Her line of scholarship of teaching and learning includes using multimedia to engage students, co… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Roberta Anding, RD is the clinical and sports dietitian for the Baylor College of Medicine Corporate Programs team. She is an Assistant Professor in the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Roberta is faculty at Rice University where she serves as the Spor… Read the full bio

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Yen works as the SNAP-Ed program assistant director at San Bernardino County public health department, managing one of the largest federal nutrition education programs in California.

Her work in the past decade has centered on policy, system and environmental level changes t… Read the full bio

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Helene Angley began her adventure with a degree in Chemistry, spent six years as a forensic scientist with the NYPD, moved to pharmaceutical sales where she spent next 20 years, leading a sales team of 10, responsible for over 70 million dollars in sales annually, holds a Purple … Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Yasi is a Registered Dietitian, and a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, based in Los Angeles, California. She specializes in nutrition for sports performance and eating disorders. Growing up as a dancer, she understood early on how important nutrition was for long practic… Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sandra is the Director of Community and Patient Education at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Her commitment is to provide culturally sensitive health care and education to the most underserved and diverse families. She is a recognized national expert on Latino culture, nutrition, and… Read the full bio

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Mudita Arora MSc, MS, RDN, LD, is the 2020-2021 Chair for the Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics (IND) – A Member Interest Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Past President; Nominating Committee Chair & State Media Representative for the Kentucky Academy of Nu… Read the full bio

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Cheryl Bacon is the Director of the Dietetic Internship at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial, Harvey, IL. She received her Master’s in Clinical Nutrition at Rush University and is currently a PhD candidate at Rush University, working towards her PhD in Health Sciences. Prior to … Read the full bio

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Dylan is a Senior Nutrition Specialist with Ketchum who works across nutrition, food, beverage, ingredient, agriculture and wellness accounts to ensure accuracy in reporting science and research communications, as well as providing strategic reputation management counsel.

He i… Read the full bio

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Regan Bailey is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, and directs the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Purdue Nutrition Assessment Center. Prior to Purdue, Dr. Bailey was a Nutritional Epidemiologist and Director of Career D… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Rayona Baker, RD, LD is the Non-Commercial Business Solutions Specialist for Gordon Food Service Central States Division who offers operational knowledge, nutritional expertise, and industry trends. Rayona’s background includes Director of Marketing Operations and Food and Nutr… Read the full bio

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Dr. Jinan Banna is an Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii. She is a registered dietitian and completed her dietetic internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her research interest is in obesity prevention and developing tools to assess dietary intake, particularly… Read the full bio

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Dr. Sapna Batheja is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition Studies at George Mason University. Dr. Batheja’s research interests are how to leverage technology to create dietary behavior changes and impact overweight and obesity. Additional research inte… Read the full bio

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Jeannine Baumgartner is a Senior Scientist at the Laboratory of Human Nutrition at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and an Extraordinary Associate Professor at the Centre of Excellence for Nutrition of the North-West University (NWU) in South Africa.

She holds an MSc in Food Science … Read the full bio

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Tammy has been practicing as a registered, licensed dietitian/nutritionist for over thirty years, specializing in the field of eating disorders. Her experience includes inpatient treatment programs, opening and managing several outpatient nutrition programs for clients with eati… Read the full bio

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Dr. Matthew Bechtold is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and clinical gastroenterologist practicing general GI and nutrition at the University of Missouri – Columbia. Despite a busy clinical schedule, he has published a great deal of research in outcomes research, nutrition, and … Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Katherine Bennett has over 18 years of experience in the field of pediatric nutrition, ranging from working with premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit to now working in the outpatient setting for the CHOC Gastroenterology and Nutrition Division. She completed her … Read the full bio

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Gretchen Benson, RDN, LDN, CDCES is Program Director, Women’s & Cardiovascular Health Science Centers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. In this role, she oversees the center’s operational strategy, including investigator-initiated research studies. She has more… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Erin Bergquist is the Chair for the Council on Future Practice. She is also a Clinical Professor at Iowa State University, teaching in the Master of Professional Practice in Dietetics Program and also the Art and Science of Peace course. She leads the international community nutr… Read the full bio

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Kelsey Bigbee, MPH, RD, LD, Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, Inc.

Kelsey serves as the registered dietitian providing nutrition counseling and health coaching in group and individual settings at the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis. Her approach to nutrition therapy is f… Read the full bio

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Anna Binder McAsey is the owner and lead dietitian at Rethink Nutrition, a group private practice in Manhattan, Kansas. She is also a co-founder of the Nutrition Practice Network, an online membership platform to educate and mentor dietitians in running a solo or group private pr… Read the full bio

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Annabel Biruete is a post-doctoral fellow and registered dietitian at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she is studying the effects of nutritional and pharmacological therapies for chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD) on intestinal physiology,… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rebecca Bitzer is the CEO of Rebecca Bitzer & Associates: A Dietitian for Every Condition. Rebecca is passionate about empowering Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients. In 1987, Rebecca started a private practice in nutrition counseling that has grown t… Read the full bio

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Cynthia Blocksom received her Bachelors of Science degree in Dietetics from The Ohio State University and earned a Masters in Nutrition Education as well as a second Masters in Education in Community Health from the University of Cincinnati. She is a Registered Dietitian and an O… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jack Bobo is the CEO of Futurity, a food foresight company that advises companies, foundations and governments on emerging food trends and consumer attitudes and behaviors related to the future of food. Jack is also the author of ‘Why smart people make bad food choices,’ whic… Read the full bio

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Prior to retirement, Susan T. Borra, RD led FMI – The Food Industry Association’s health and wellness initiatives recognizing the unique assets of a grocery store – food, nutrition experts and pharmacy,- and food retail’s important role in helping customers lead healthy lives… Read the full bio

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Stephanie Bostic, PhD, RD, CDN is a private practice dietitian in Binghamton, NY. She balances her practice, precepting and mentoring, and teaching at the undergraduate level. She earned her doctorate in community nutrition, with an emphasis on structuration theory. She continue… Read the full bio

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Jackie Boucher, MS, RDN is President of Children’s HeartLink in Minneapolis, MN. In this position she leads an organization that partners with organizations to train medical teams, provide education and transform health care in underserved parts of the world
Boucher is also con… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Carol Boushey is an Associate Research Professor and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the Epidemiology Program at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center specializing in research on dietary assessment and examining the relationships of dietary patterns and health or risk for d… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Linda Samuels, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and is a Consultant Sports Dietitian with Northwestern University Athletics. She recently served as Director of the Sports and Human Performance subunit of SCAN. Currently she is developing an … Read the full bio

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Susan has been leading clinical nutrition teams for over 20 years. She is currently a Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager with Trinity Health supporting hospitals in New York and New England. She is a Past President of the NY Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is currently … Read the full bio

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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 … Read the full bio

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Alison Brown, MS, PhD, RDN is a public health nutrition researcher committed to addressing diet-related health disparities through research, community empowerment, and systems change. Dr. Brown’s past research explored immigrant health and diet and cardiovascular disease outco… Read the full bio

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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… Read the full bio

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Dr. Melissa Brown is a registered/licensed dietitian and Board certified in sports dietetics. She is Director of Graduate Options in Sports Nutrition at the University of Saint Joseph and Director of the Athlete Nutrition Advising Program. At USJ, Dr. Brown teaches graduate and … Read the full bio

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Nicole Brown, MS, RDN, LD ACSM EP-C completed degrees in Chemistry and Clinical Dietetics at CSU, Chico and an MS in Nutrition at UC Berkeley. Her passion for health promotion and appreciation of delicious food stem from being born in France and beginning to run with her father a… Read the full bio

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Renae Brown serves as the Chief Dietitian for the Georgia Division of Aging Services. In this role, she leads a state-level planning team to implement Older Americans Act nutrition programs, which provide a trifecta of nutritious meals, socialization, and education to older adult… Read the full bio

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Meg Bruening, PhD, MPH, RD is an associate professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, where she has worked since 2012.She earned her MPH and PhD in public health nutrition from the University of Minnesota and undergraduate nutrition degree from Penn… Read the full bio

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Jackie is a dual-credentialed sports dietitian and athletic trainer. Her work at Ohio State University includes working with patients through the Sports Medicine clinic in addition to her teaching and research responsibilities. She has had an iDXA machine in her laboratory since… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Rebecca Burcaw received her Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition and completed a Coordinated Program in Dietetics from Texas Tech University. Throughout her tenure with Select Medical, as Director of Food and Nutrition-Specialty Hospitals, Rebecca coordinates the corporate … Read the full bio

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Charla Burill is a Michigan and North Carolina licensed attorney and a Registered Dietitian. Moving from Michigan, Charla joined the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition (the NCBDN), the NC licensing board for dietitians and nutritionists, as the Executive Director, in Au… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Berri Burns is an Advanced Practice Registered Dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic, where she focuses on enteral nutrition education and resources for patients transitioning from inpatient care to home. Berri is a member of The Academy, ASPEN, and NHIA, and she is the current Diet… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Kate Gardner Burt, PhD, RD is an assistant professor and the Director of the undergraduate DPD program at Lehman College, City University of New York. She teaches courses in cultural foods and professional practice. Dr. Burt’s research broadly aims to reduce racial and ethnic i… Read the full bio

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Doctor Erroll Byer, Jr currently serves as the Chair of Obstetrics/Gyneacology and Clinical Director of Women’s Health Ambulatory Services for the past 4 years at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his medical school at Howard University and then w… Read the full bio

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Philip Calder is Head of the School of Human Development and Health and Professor of Nutritional Immunology in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton. He is an internationally recognized researcher on the metabolism and functionality of fatty acids, with an emphasis o… Read the full bio

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Julia Cassidy is the Director of Nutrition and Wellness for the Adolescent Programs at Center for Discovery. Julia has worked for Center for Discovery since 2003, where she has been involved in the development of the dietary programs for the eating disorders division and mental h… Read the full bio

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Jen Chadbourne is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. She is an alumna of the University of New Hampshire and earned an M.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine. Jen specializes in the delivery of individualize… Read the full bio

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Janice Chow, MS, RD, is a San Francisco Bay Area-based Registered Dietitian, recognized nutrition expert, author and speaker. Through her private practice The Mindful Chow, she empowers Asians to break their cultural obsession with thinness and build a better relationship with fo… Read the full bio

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Macy is currently an on-site Health Promotion Specialist at Hong Kong JP Morgan. She offers workplace events and wellness activities and facilitates 1:1 nutrition consultation appointments to help individual make informed choices about healthier lifestyle. She also facilitates nu… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Joanne Christaldi is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Graduate Program Director at West Chester University where she has been a faculty member since 2013. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia, her master’s degree in Hum… Read the full bio

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LaDonna L. Christian, PhD, MSN, APHN, joined the school of nursing at Simmons University almost twelve years ago, first as faculty in the Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program and then in 2010 she was named the program Director. She completed her doctorate degree in Heal… Read the full bio

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Catherine Christie is Associate Dean and Professor in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida. A Registered Dietitian, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and Fellow of the Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Dr. Christie earned … Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rya is the 2021-2022 Chair of Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy, a Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy, and is the Clinical Nutrition Manager of 3 post-acute campuses at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Prior to stepping into the post-acute setting in a leadership role, Rya spen… Read the full bio

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Ilene Cohen, MS, RDN, CDE, C-IAYT, is a former NYC and now LA based, nationally recognized Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and IAYT-certified yoga therapist. Ilene is a sought-after speaker and has been featured on radio, local … Read the full bio

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Isabella Colasanti, RDN, LD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist practicing at Cleveland Clinic Center for Human Nutrition. She currently works on an inpatient, regular nursing floor specializing in adult solid organ transplant. Additionally, she serves on Cleveland Clinic’s … Read the full bio

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Colonel Renee Cole is an Army Registered Dietitian with over 15 years of experience in nutrition, education and research. She is the Program Director for the U.S. Military-Baylor University Graduate Program in Nutrition at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX. She has aut… Read the full bio

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Anne Coltman, MS, RDN, CNSC, FAND, CLSSBB is the is a Senior General Manager of Food and Nutrition Services for Trinity Health in Maywood, IL. Coltman has held numerous leadership positions within the Academy including serving as a co-chair on the EAL Malnutrition in Older Adul… Read the full bio

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Jackie Combs is recognized for her leadership and passion for the well-being of the residents of the Morongo Basin. She brings over twenty years’ experience as a registered nurse in Women’s and Children’s Health and healthcare administration to the Morongo Basin Healthcare … Read the full bio

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Kelsey Conrad is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Denison University located in Granville, Ohio. She teaches in the Health, Exercise, and Sport Studies Department and provides individual and team nutrition education to enhance athletic performance across varsity sports. Her do… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Dr. Crayton served as the 90th President of the nearly 100 year old organization of over 80,000+ professionals, 2015-2016. For over 50 years, she has served as an innovative nutrition leader at the district, state and national levels. She was awarded Professor Emeritus at Auburn … Read the full bio

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Lee Crosby, RD, LD, is Chair of the Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group. She is also the nutrition education program manager for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and an outpatient clinical dietitian at the affiliated Barnard Medical Center. Ms. Crosby is passi… Read the full bio

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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Christine Crow, MPH, RDN, LD

Christine Crow is a Consultant for the Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services at the Iowa Department of Education. Christine provides training, technical assistance, and grant management to support nutrition education, healthy foods, and physical … Read the full bio

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Nina Crowley, PhD, RD, LD is a Bariatric Surgery Dietitian turned Program Coordinator for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She has been working with weight loss surgery patients since 2007 and holds her Doc… Read the full bio

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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. In collaboration with… Read the full bio

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Sandy Curwood is the Director of the Office of School Nutrition Programs at the Virginia Department of Education, working to assure that every Virginia student has equitable access to good, healthy, food at school, to enhance academic success and promote lifelong wellness.
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Claire Dalidowitz is an RDN with a long career in Dietetics having worked as a pediatric dietitian, community dietitian, neonatal dietitian, associate professor, and the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center , a new children’s hospital, where she lau… Read the full bio

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Mridul Datta, PhD, RD, LD, FAND is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and the Director of the Master of Professional Practice in Dietetics program at Iowa State University. Dr. Datta is the Chair of the Oncology Nutrition Dieteti… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Patricia Davidson is a Professor, in the Nutrition Department, at West Chester University-PA. Clinical positions as a registered dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist include in and out-patient diabetes education. She is active in the Academy of Nutr… Read the full bio

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Dr. Derelian is a professor and past head of the department of food science and nutrition at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, where she has spent over 15 years educating the next generation of nutrition professionals.

Dr. Derelian was previously the… Read the full bio

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Patricia A. Deuster, PhD, MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland and Executive Director of the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), the Def… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Anna Dilger is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois. She earned her BS and MS degrees from Purdue University and her PhD from the University of Illinois. Her research program focuses on improving the growth and efficiency of animal production and the quality o… Read the full bio

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Alicia Dill, RDN, CD, is a Nutrition Education Consultant and Team Nutrition Co-director at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. She is a member of the School Nutrition Team and currently works with the USDA Team Nutrition grant program to promote and provide nutrition… Read the full bio

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Nancy M. DiMarco, PhD, RDN, LDN, FACSM is Professor Emerita of Texas Woman’s University, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences. She was the Director of the Institute for Women’s Health, Director of the Exercise and Sports Nutrition Master’s Program, and oversaw the Pioneer Pe… Read the full bio

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Bailey Doctor has been a dietitian at the UMC Cancer Center since 2018. Her primary role is to manage the Therapeutic Food Pantry that addresses food insecurity among cancer patients. The pantry program was the first of its kind in the state of Louisiana and provides over 200 fam… Read the full bio

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Linette Dodson PhD, RD, LD, SNS, FAND is the Georgia State School Nutrition Director. Prior to joining the Georgia Department of Education, she served as the Director of School Nutrition for Carrollton City Schools in Carrollton, Georgia for over 18 years. Linette completed her P… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
David Donnan is a business leader and consultant with significant global experience in the agriculture, food and retail industries. During his career, Dave has run operating companies, managed food plants and consulted to leading global retail and consumer product companies in te… Read the full bio

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Mary-Ellen Dorfman is a registered dietitian with her master’s in public health, community health education and is a licensed dietitian/nutritionist in the states of New York and Florida. Mary-Ellen has been teaching undergraduate courses in medical nutrition therapy at the Ci… Read the full bio

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Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND has more than 30 years of experience as a consultant, author and speaker. She is President of Becky Dorner & Associates Inc., which provides a broad library of credible continuing education (CE) programs and nutrition resources. She was Founder/Pr… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Andrea V. Dunn, RD, LD, CDCES is an Advanced Practice Registered Dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. She serves on the Academy’s Nutrition Care Process Terminology Work Group and is an Associate Editor for Diabete… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Larry K. Ellingson, Fountain Hills, Arizona, holds a BS, Pharmacy, from North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, North Dakota and an ExecuCve MBA from Babson College, Babson Park, MassachuseGs.

Larry continues to remain active with diabetes organizations and was co founder… Read the full bio

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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN of Brooklyn-based Maya Feller Nutrition is a registered dietitian nutritionist who is a nationally recognized nutrition expert. In her practice, she provides medical nutrition therapy for the management of and risk reduction of non-communicable diseases…. Read the full bio

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DANA FILLMORE, RDN, received her BS in Dietetics from Eastern Michigan University. She is the Healthcare Marketing Manager for Gordon Food Service where she provides industry guidance shaping sales and marketing strategy within the healthcare and senior living segments, assuring… Read the full bio

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Amy Fish, PhD, LP, Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, Behavioral Health Consultant and Staff Psychologist. Amy provides behavioral health services in the primary care clinic with medical patients presenting to their primary care physicians. Additionally, she carries a caseload o… Read the full bio

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Dr. Emily Flanagan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Reproductive Endocrinology and Women’s Health Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Flanagan received her PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Miami. At the Uni… Read the full bio

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Colleen Flattum, MS, RD, is currently the Director of Programming and Strategic Initiatives in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public at the University of Minnesota. Colleen has extensive research experience including intervention development, design,… Read the full bio

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Emma is a Registered Dietitian specializing in Irritable Bowel Syndrome with particular interest in the dietary management of adverse gut symptoms. She is owner of The Biome Kitchen, a virtual nutrition practice serving clients seeking nutrition for digestive wellness and “good… Read the full bio

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Tamie is a Registered Dietitian who is employed by Sodexo’s Healthcare division since 2000. She has held various Clinical and Operational positions in Acute Care Hospitals including Lehigh Valley Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, New Brisge Medical Center, Penn State… Read the full bio

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Teresa Fraker is the Program Administrator for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) at the American College of Surgeons (ACS). She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, I… Read the full bio

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Dr. Fulkerson’s research focuses on family-based health promotion. She designs and conducts observational and clinical trial research and develops intervention programs for child and adolescent obesity and diabetes prevention, particularly through the home food environment and fa… Read the full bio

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Kelsey is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois – Chicago working with Dr. Krista Varady, an international expert in intermittent fasting. Kelsey has conducted several trials related to intermittent fasting and has studie… Read the full bio

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Keri Gans is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Yoga Teacher based in New York City. She is the author of The Small Change Diet, a Shape Magazine Advisory Board Member and blogger for US News & World Report. The Keri Report, her own bi-weekly podcast and newsle… Read the full bio

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Christopher Gardner holds a PhD in Nutrition Science and is the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. For >25 years his research has examined what to eat and what to avoid for optimal health. This includes more than 20 nutrition intervention trials co… Read the full bio

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Dr. Yuri Genyk a professor of clinical surgery at the USC School of Medicine and the Division of Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic and Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery. Additionally, he is an attending surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). He received his postgraduate … Read the full bio

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Dr. Judith Gilbride, recipient of the 2018 Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award and formerly the recipient of a Medallion Award, is a Professor Emeritus of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. She has been an educator at New York University for most of h… Read the full bio

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Livleen Gill, MBA, RD, LDN, is the CEO of Bethesda NEWtrition and Wellness Solutions, a primary care and wellness practice and a Care Transformation Organization in the Maryland Primary Care Physicians Program. With over 25 years of experience in the field of nutrition and healt… Read the full bio

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Dr Chelsia Gillis is a registered dietitian. She has expertise in surgical metabolism, surgical nutrition, Prehabilitation, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, epidemiology, and patient engagement. She received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Calgary and is currently … Read the full bio

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Dr. Andie Lee Gonzalez, first generation Latina, attended Michigan State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics completed a Dietetic internship rotation program and her Master’s in Public Health from the College of Human Medicine. She then her Doctor… Read the full bio

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Susan Goolsby the Assistant Director of Clinical Nutrition at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) where she leads the Quality Assurance and Outcomes Research team for the department. She is also the Consulting Dietitian for a long-term care facility for 58 severely disabled chil… Read the full bio

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Carol received her Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Akron and a Master of Education in Community Health from Cleveland State University. Carol is currently employed as the Manager of Food and Nutrition Specialty Hospitals for Select Medical. She supports both the… Read the full bio

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Valerie Graff has over 30 years of related experience in her leadership positions and consulting with senior level executives and in nonprofit organizations and government agencies. She works with organizations in the areas of strategic planning, team building, board development… Read the full bio

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Erin Green earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Nutrition & Food Science and Exercise Physiology from California State University, Chico. She then completed her dietetic internship with the Veterans Affairs Healthcare Systems in San Diego, CA. Upon obtaining her RD cred… Read the full bio

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Sally Greenberg joined the National Consumers League as Executive Director on October 1, 2007. The League’s focus is on five key priority areas: fraud, child labor, LifeSmarts, health care, especially the safe use of medications and medication adherence, and food safety and nut… Read the full bio

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Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington Schoo… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ms. Yvonne D. Greer, MPH, RD, CD, owner of Y-EAT Right…Nutritional Consultant for Healthy Living, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, conducts special workshops to promote healthy nutritional and living behaviors. She’s been featured on talk radio, TV, podcasts, and print media including i… Read the full bio

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Timothy Griffin is Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. At the Friedman School, he is Division Chair – Agriculture, Food and the Environment, and teaches classes on U.S. agriculture, agricultural science and policy, and th… Read the full bio

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Marion Groetch, MS, RDN is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of Nutrition Services at the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She is a frequent invited lecturer at both national and international conferen… Read the full bio

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Alicia Grove, MS, RD, SNS, is a Nutrition Consultant at the School Nutrition Unit within Colorado Department of Education. In this role she oversees food safety, charter schools, professional standards, Residential Child Care Institutions, and day to day training support. She lea… Read the full bio

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Katie Gustamachio is a registered dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. She’s provided nutrition counseling to support recovery across the continuum of care at Walden Behavioral Care, where she’s worked as a clinical dietitian since 2013. She currently work… Read the full bio

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Carol J. Haggans, M.S., R.D. is a Scientific and Health Communications Consultant with the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, she handles a variety of health communications activities including writing and updating the OD… Read the full bio

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Kindra Hall is President and Chief Storytelling Officer at Steller Collective, a consulting firm focused on the strategic application of storytelling to today’s communication challenges. Kindra is one of the most sought-after keynote speakers trusted by global brands to deliver… Read the full bio

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Rosa K Hand is a registered dietitian nutritionist and assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University. She is also CWRU director of the Combined Dietetic Internship/Master’s Degree Program, serving as academic advisor to each cohort and te… Read the full bio

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Deepa Handu, PhD, serves as a Senior Scientific Director for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library. Dr. Handu earned her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from Michigan State University. She has methodological expertise in conducting systematic reviews and quant… Read the full bio

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Amie is the Director of Diabetes, Clinical Nutrition, and the East Alabama Medcial Group at East Alabama Medical Center. Responsibilities of this role include management of the outpatient diabetes self-management program and inpatient clinical nutrition at two hospital locations,… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Andrea Hardy is a registered dietitian from Calgary, Canada, where she runs a multi-disciplinary digestive health practice called Ignite Nutrition She specializes in gut health & gastrointestinal diseases, and is recognized in the media as ‘Canada’s Gut Health Expert’. U… Read the full bio

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As a food equity advocate, international speaker, and author, Clancy Harrison challenges the way food insecurity is approached in the US. Her mission to demolish the stigma around nutrient rich food access places her on the cutting edge of advocacy and food justice.

Clancy is… Read the full bio

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Dr. Elgloria Harrison is an educator, academic leader, and a clinician with over 25 years of experience as a practicing health care professional with a career focused on serving historically underrepresented populations. Dr. Harrison is the current Dean and Professor of the Schoo… Read the full bio

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Stephanie Harshman, PhD RD LD, is a research fellow in Neuroendocrinology at Mass General Hospital and a clinical dietitian in The Center for Feeding and Nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Dr. Harshman’s research focuses on identifying the impact of the gut microbi… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Dr. Sandra Hassink is past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization of 67,000 pediatricians with a national and global agenda for children. She has spent her professional career caring and advocating for children with obesity and is the Medical Director … Read the full bio

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Sarah Hendren, MS, RDN, LD, CD, is an award-winning dietitian with a breadth of nutrition experience. She was the first dietitian for the Culver’s restaurant chain and is currently the Principal Owner of Hendren Group LLC where she supports clients with food and nutrition commu… Read the full bio

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Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof is a Registered Dietitian and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of North Florida. Her major research interests focus on program development and evaluation. One program is focused on interprofessional edu… Read the full bio

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Lois J Hill is a registered dietitian nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Solutions in Lexington, Kentucky. Lois’ private practice includes the chronic kidney disease, diabetes, weight management and wellness areas. She previously worked as Kentucky Nutrition Services Supervisor … Read the full bio

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Andrea Hinojosa is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and certified lactation counselor (CLC). She is also a credentialed Early Intervention Specialist in the State of Illinois. She completed her bachelor’s at Dominican University and her master’s degree and dietetic internship at … Read the full bio

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Dr. Hoddy is an accomplished, highly knowledgeable registered dietitian, clinical researcher, and human nutrition specialist. She is dedicated to bringing evidenced-based practices from the laboratory to the real world and delivers a record of success in program planning/developm… Read the full bio

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Mary Ann Hodorowicz is an RDN, CDCES and Certified Endocrinology Coder with an MBA in marketing. She is a consultant for the health, food, pharmaceutical and insurance industries and recognized for her expertise in multiple diabetes topics. She especially loves helping clients … Read the full bio

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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 management… Read the full bio

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Dr. Hannah Holscher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and a member of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Institute of Genomic Biology, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois. She c… Read the full bio

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Christie Hunter is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Christie, RD that provides nutrition counseling to individuals and worksites in the Greensboro, NC and surrounding areas. Ms. Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from the University of North … Read the full bio

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Kim Iles, MS, RD, LDN is Owner and Co-Founder of New Leaf Nutrition Counseling with 11 years of experience in private practice and public policy. In addition to managing her three practice locations, she serves on many boards and committees at the local, state, and national level… Read the full bio

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Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES, FADCES, FCCP is the Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Program Coordinator and Endocrinology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center. She provides medication management and diabetes education. She ru… Read the full bio

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Michelle Jaelin is a Canadian TV and media dietitian, Asian food and culture content creator and blogger at nutritionartist.com. Michelle brings credible nutrition information to national television, digital media and podcast, and education on Asian cuisine and culturally compete… Read the full bio

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Dr. Delores C.S. James is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida.

She is both a registered dietitian nutritionist and a health educator. Dr. James is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was t… Read the full bio

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Major Julianna Jayne is a Principal Investigator and the Military Deputy Chief of the Military Nutrition Division at the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) in Natick, MA. She has been a registered dietitian for 13 years and has been in a re… Read the full bio

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Dr. Teresa Johnson is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with over 30 years of clinical practice and teaching experience. She has a BS in Dietetics from the University of Montevallo, a master’s in nutrition from Auburn University and a Doctorate in Clinical nutrition from Rut… Read the full bio

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Tiffany Johnson, OTR is a Licensed Occupational Therapist who currently works at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, TX. She currently serves as a senior occupational therapist on the Brain Injury and Stroke and the Disorders of Consciousness Programs for adults (with future plans … Read the full bio

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Dr. Jackie Johnston is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, at Rutgers and a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist. She practices in a combined surgical/trauma/neurologic intensive care unit at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, Ne… Read the full bio

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Ms. Jones is a registered dietitian and owner of Food Jonezi. Her areas of expertise include personalized nutrition counseling, development & implementation of corporate wellness programs. In addition to managing her own practice, she is an adjunct professor at the University… Read the full bio

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Lisa Jones, MA, RDN, LDN, FAND, is a Philadelphia-based, award-winning Registered Dietitian, funny speaker and standup comedienne. She is an entrepreneur and owner of Lisa Jones LIVE. She is a speaker, writer and humorist specializing in fueling messages with humor for connecti… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sherri Jones is currently a Senior Improvement Specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian Shadyside working in the Department of Patient Safety and Innovation. Prior to her Improvement Specialist position, she functioned as the Clinical Nutritio… Read the full bio

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Lori’s career has focused on integrating food and nutrition science, communication and policy intellect to strategically help food and nutrition organizations meet their goals and objectives. Lori brings more than 30 years of experience in consulting, public health and healthca… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Kelly Kane, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC is the Director of Nutrition and Business Operations and Dietetic Internship Director at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Sh… Read the full bio

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Originally from India, Manju Karkare is the President/CEO of Nutritionally Yours LLC a private practice focusing on integrative nutrition counseling for chronic disease prevention, weight management, and food sensitivities. Manju has vast experience in dietetics from acute care, … Read the full bio

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J. Philip Karl Ph.D., R.D. is a Nutrition Scientist in the Military Nutrition Division at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM). Dr. Karl has 15 years experience at the USARIEM conducting research aiming to determine the effects of military environ… Read the full bio

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Sonja Stetzler, MA, RDN, CPC is the founder of Effective Connecting, providing executive coaching and communications-centered training for mid-to-senior level leaders within business and healthcare organizations. As a respected communications and leadership coach and consultant, … Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Mary Beth is Program Director and University Department Chair for the BSDN Coordinated Program at Keiser University in Lakeland FL. She was faculty in the Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland OH for 17 years.She was employed at University Hospit… Read the full bio

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Dr Nicky Keay is an Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Durham University and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Medicine University College London. She lectures and researches areas of exercise endocrinology, with publications in this … Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Dr. Jim Kim is Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation in the Division of Hepatobiliary and Abdominal Transplant Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). Additionally, he is an attending surg… Read the full bio

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Susan C. Kim is a nutrition manager at the University of Southern California Transplant Institute for the kidney, pancreas and liver transplant program and living organ donor program. Ms. Kim is excited to be part of the new living organ donor wellness program to support the long… Read the full bio

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After graduating from Louisiana State University with dual degrees in Food Science and Nutrition and Dietetics and completing her dietetic internship, Molly Kimball launched the nutrition program at Ochsner Fitness Center.
In her role as Nutrition Manager, Molly has worked with… Read the full bio

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Carrie King is a Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition, Dietetic Internship and Future Graduate Program Director at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Dr. King’s research interests are equipping current and future health care professionals to increase their research involv… Read the full bio

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Judy Kirk has had many rewarding positions as a Register Dietitian in clinical nutrition, management and long term care in the first half of her career. After which she has spent the last 20 years in nephrology and more recently now in transplant nutrition. Judy has published va… Read the full bio

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Dr. Sharon Kirkpatrick leads a public health nutrition research program in the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Her research primarily focuses on understanding eating patterns in populations and influences on these patterns, using a system… Read the full bio

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Lori Klein, MPH: Nutrition, NDTR, Ed.D. candidate, teaches as an adjunct professor of Nutrition and Kinesiology at West Chester University of PA. As the parent of two sons with autism, Lori also has decades of direct experience on the challenges related to nutrition and food pre… Read the full bio

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Kerri Lynn Knippen, Ph.D., MPH, RDN, LD, BCADM is a registered dietitian with more than 10 years of experience working in outpatient counseling, primarily in the area of diabetes care. Dr. Knippen also has worked in a patient centered medical home practice and has expertise in pa… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Sara Koenig is the Elder Nutrition Program Manager in the State of Wisconsin’s Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources and is responsible for overseeing the Elderly Nutrition Program, comprised of congregate and home delivered meal services, at the state level. She is a regis… Read the full bio

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Vivica I. Kraak, MS, PhD, RDN is an Assistant Professor of Food and Nutrition Policy in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. She has 30 years of professional experience from academic and non-governmental organization set… Read the full bio

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Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD RD FAHA FNLA FASN CLS

Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton is Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Kris-Etherton has served on national committee… Read the full bio

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Adam Kuchnia is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and holds a joint appointment within the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public health. He has expertise in various … Read the full bio

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Kelly Kunkel is an Extension Educator in Health and Nutrition, Family Development with the University of Minnesota Extension and a master certified health education specialist (MCHES). Much of her work has been dedicated to changing the food environment to improve food access and… Read the full bio

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Jim Kwik (his real name) is founder of Kwik Learning and a world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance and accelerated learning. His online courses are used by students in more than 100 countries. Jim is the host and creator of “Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik… Read the full bio

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Karen graduated from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana and completed a dietetic internship at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received a Master’s in Dietetics from Mt Mary College in Milwaukee, WI.

Her past work experiences includ… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD is the Test Kitchen & Editorial Operations Manager at EatingWell Magazine in Shelburne, VT. She oversees the development, production and nutrition analysis of 500+ recipes per year as well as helping manage day-to-day operations to keep everythi… Read the full bio

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Matthew Landry is a postdoctoral research scholar and registered dietitian nutritionist in the Stanford Prevention Research Center in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. He is also currently an American Society for Nutrition Science Policy Fellow. Matthew received his … Read the full bio

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Jessica Larson has served as a Nutritionist and Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) since 2014. As a registered dietitian with experience in consumer messaging and commun… Read the full bio

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Maureen Leonard, MD MMSc, is a Pediatric Gastrenterologist and the Clinical Director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and an NIH funded scientist within the Muc… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Rebecca Lindberg, MPH, RDN, is a Health, Wellness, and Behavior Change Consultant at Rebecca Lindberg, LLC, and Rumblings Media Consulting LLC. In these roles, she brings innovative nutrition, health, and wellness solutions to diverse populations to excite, engage, and inspire ac… Read the full bio

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Andrea Lindsey serves as Director of Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS) and Senior Nutrition Scientist with the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), Uniformed Services University. She received her Master of Science degree in Nutrition from University of Marylan… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Bin Liu is a Nutrition and Food Systems Officer at FAO. He works on using multiple pathways to contribute to nutrition. They include value chain, food processing and geographical indications. Before joining FAO in 2014, he worked on value chain development at International Potato… Read the full bio

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Suzanne Logan is currently the Clinical Nutrition Manager for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs. In her 25 years with the organization she has also served as the Dietetic Internship Director of the free-standing, hospital-based DI for the past twenty years. … Read the full bio

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Megan Lott serves as Deputy Director for Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which supports research on environmental and policy strategies to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity. In this role, Megan ov… Read the full bio

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Janice has years of experience in diabetes clinical practice including Carilion Health System in Roanoke, VA and University of Maryland in Baltimore and in diabetes technology at Johnson & Johnson, Welldoc and Companion Medical. She is the author and editor of multiple peer-r… Read the full bio

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Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND is the President of Annette Maggi & Associates, Inc., a strategic nutrition marketing and communications consulting firm specializing in the interface between food manufacturers and retail grocers, and nutrition and regulatory issues. Today’… Read the full bio

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Melissa Majumdar is the bariatric coordinator with Emory University Midtown where she has helped implement the bariatric surgery and gynecology services enhanced recovery pathways. She has spent the last decade of her career focused on the care of the bariatric surgery patient. S… Read the full bio

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Katrina graduated from Indiana University in 2008 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Since then she has held positions in Minneapolis, Chicago and currently she practices in Indianapolis, Indiana. She specializes in pelvic health physical therapy and has taught labor and deliv… Read the full bio

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Ainsley Malone is Nutrition Support Dietitian at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she is involved in managing nutrition care in patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition. In addition, Ms Malone serves as a Clinical Practice Specialist for the American So… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Caroline Mandel is in her twenty-second 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 1 Varsity student-athletes competing on 29 … Read the full bio

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Christine leads the Applied Sciences team at HumanFirst, formerly Elektra Labs, in building a platform to facilitate the evaluation and deployment of connected sensor technologies, including wearables, for remote data capture in research and clinical care. She serves as a Researc… Read the full bio

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Dr. Keri Marshall is an Epidemiologist and Naturopathic Doctor, with over 20 years of experience in the Natural Product Industry. She’s a recognized expert in nutrition and integrative medicine, women’s medicine, pediatrics and chronic disease management. Dr. Marshall is an i… Read the full bio

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For over 20 years, Laurie Marshall, Esq. has been counseling clients on trademarks, copyrights and the legal aspects of branding. Currently, Laurie represents thousands of clients in a variety of consumer-based and service-based industries including designer clothing, restaurants… Read the full bio

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Corby Martin is a Professor and Director of the Ingestive Behavior, Weight Management, & Health Promotion Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Dr. Martin also Directs the Human Phenotyping Core of the Center’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center. Dr. Martin ha… Read the full bio

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Martin is director of the Burke County (GA) school nutrition program, which has 4,500 students in five schools, serving breakfast, lunch, after-school snacks, supper and the summer feeding program. She served as the Academy’s treasurer from 2013-2015. Martin served as the Acade… Read the full bio

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Meghan Martinson is the Registered Dietitian for Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District in North Fort Worth, Texas. In her nearly 8 years with Eagle Mountain-Saginaw, she has worked with her director to improve the quality of food served in the district and promote fr… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Nikki Massie, MA, is a member of the Obesity Action Coalition’s National Board of Directors, Co-Chair of OAC’s Membership Committee, Chair of the Inclusivity and Diversity Task Force, and also serves on OAC’s Advancement and Development Committee, and is a weight loss surgery p… Read the full bio

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Kay Mavko served Ohio for 13 years as the Director of the once independent Ohio Board of Dietetics.. Following retirement, she is actively engaged in licensure and regulatory issues in Ohio as the State Regulatory Specialist for the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and he… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Barbara Mayfield is the Founder and President of Nutrition Communicator, LLC, where she leads nutrition professionals to become confident and compelling communicators. Barb served as editor for the award-winning book from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics titled Communicatin… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Ms. McClung is a Nutritional Physiologist for the Biophysics and Biomedical Modeling Division at the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) in Natick, MA. Ms. McClung has worked at USARIEM for over fifteen years conducting research for the Warf… Read the full bio

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Julie began her academic career at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, where she received a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies. After time spent volunteering with AmeriCorps and working in the field of clinical research, she returned to school and received a BS in Nutrition … Read the full bio

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Katie McKee always loved learning about the power of nutrition, and now she has the joy of teaching others about it. With a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Arizona, Katie worked as a writer, editor and reporter before returning to school at the University of… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Mey is a Registered Dietitian and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Integrated Physiology and Molecular Medicine Lab at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He uses clinical-translational research approaches to understand the links between nutrit… Read the full bio

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Dr. Simin Nikbin Meydani 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 B… Read the full bio

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Mary Angela has spent over 30 years in healthcare leadership, including as director of Food & Nutrition Services and then as a Hospital Administrator at Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. She has served as Clinical Nutrition Service Coordinator for Cleveland C… Read the full bio

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Chris Mohr is a nutrition expert who has helped millions of people through his writing, speaking and media interviews over his 20+ year career. He is a consultant with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Organization and worked closely with the Cincinnati Bengals as their spo… Read the full bio

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Patricia (Patti) Montague currently serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and School Nutrition Foundation (SNF). SNA is a 501(c) (4) professional association with more than 50,000 members, who are responsible for providing healthy and … Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Alyssa Moran, ScD, MPH, RDN is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and core faculty within the Institute for Health and Social Policy and Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research… Read the full bio

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Chris Mornick, MPH, RDN is a dietitian and Nutrition Coordinator for the Washington State Department of Health’s Healthy Eating Active Living Program, where she supports access to healthier foods through policy, systems and environmental change. In 2021, she was awarded the 202… Read the full bio

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Cordialis Msora-Kasago is a Regional Nutrition Manager for Sodexo Healthcare and the Founder of The African Pot Nutrition, a nutrition consultancy that improves the health of people of African descent through diet and lifestyle changes. An advocate for heritage foods and healthy … Read the full bio

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Ms. Noreen Mucha has over 18 years of experience working in international development, primarily focusing in the public health sector but also within the agriculture and education sectors. Experience includes working with multiple donors, United Nations, host country governments,… Read the full bio

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Kim Mudd, RN, MSN is the Nurse Manager of the Food Allergy Research group in the Division of Pediatric Allergy at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. Kim has over 30 years of experience in allergy research. She has authored multiple research papers and book chapters on food allergy a… Read the full bio

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Dr. Nancy Munoz holds a Doctorate in Nutrition, Masters in Healthcare Administration and a BS in Food and Nutrition. Her areas of expertise include nutrition and pressure injuries, malnutrition and nutrition and the older adult. A highly-acclaimed speaker and author, Nancy is a … Read the full bio

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Keiy Murofushi is currently the Executive Director of Food and Nutrition for Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He is also the current chair of the Implementation Sub-Committee of the Council on Research at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He also serves as an analyst for the Ev… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Patricia Nece, J.D., advocates for the eradication of weight bias, sound obesity treatments, and insurance coverage for those treatments. She encourages change by sharing her personal experiences with life-long severe obesity. A noted advocate, she has been invited to speak at n… Read the full bio

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Chef Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN, is the founder and principal of Taste Nutrition Consulting. She is an internationally acclaimed chef and registered dietitian. Tessa’s work promotes accessible cooking, cultural inclusion and diversity advocacy within the food and nutrition industrie… Read the full bio

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David Nieman is a professor in the Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, and director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC. Dr. Nieman is a pioneer in the research area of exercise and nutrition immunology, and… Read the full bio

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Mary Angela Niester, MPH, RD is the Southeast Michigan Site Coordinator for St. Joseph Mercy Health System’s Diabetes Prevention Program. Prior to this position, she had worked as a Nutrition Specialist at IHA, one of the largest multi-specialty medical groups in Michigan and h… Read the full bio

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Dawn has been a registered dietitian and diabetes care and education specialist for 16 years. She has experience working for a Joslin Diabetes Center affiliate and the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center where she developed a remote monitoring program for people with diabetes. Dawn… Read the full bio

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Amaris Noguera-Bradley, MPH, RD is a Registered Dietitian with 10 years’ experience in nutrition communications, public relations, and partnership building. She is a Vice President at the strategic communications consultancy Eat Well Global. In her role, she helps food and nutr… Read the full bio

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Angela Odoms-Young, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of the New York State Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program in the Division of Nutrition Sciences, College of Human Ecology/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.

Her research exp… Read the full bio

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Michael Olson graduated from Winona State University with elementary and early childhood education degrees in 2004. He earned his Master’s degree in 2005 and an Education Specialist degree in 2016.

He has worked as a classroom teacher for 18 years and has spent time teachin… Read the full bio

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David owns TD Wellness, LLC, a nutrition and wellness practice in Atlanta GA, and he also hosts One Small Bite – a podcast that seeks to optimize men’s health through nutrition and vulnerable conversations. David has been in practice for over fifteen years as a Registered Die… Read the full bio

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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 feeding you… Read the full bio

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Rory Pace has dedicated her career to Nephrology Nutrition, a field in which she is a leader, educator, and patient advocate. After graduating from UC Davis with a degree in Dietetics, she completed a dietetic internship at the West LA VA Medical Center and a Master’s degree in… Read the full bio

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Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas. Adrien is also a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian Supervisors (CEDRD-S).
Adrien began her path towards nutrition through her falling down. She has been dancing since age 2 and in c… Read the full bio

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Known as The Plant-Powered Dietitian, Sharon has established an award-winning career in the field of plant-based nutrition and sustainability. Sharon is an accomplished writer, editor, blogger, speaker, professor, advisor, and media expert; authoring over 1000 articles in a varie… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Anand Parekh is Bipartisan Policy Center’s Chief Medical Advisor, providing clinical and public health expertise across the organization. Since 2015, he has led specific efforts tackling a variety of policy issues including the opioid crisis, obesity epidemic & nutrition, h… Read the full bio

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Emily Patten was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Brigham Young University-Provo. Patten worked for Intermountain Healthcare (a Utah-based healthcare system) for several years before completing her doctoral work at Kansas… Read the full bio

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Kathleen Pellechia, MS, RDN, PMP, is a Communications Manager in the Social Marketing and Communication division of FHI 360, an international nonprofit working to improve the health and well-being of people in the US and around the world. She has over 17 years of experience in pu… Read the full bio

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Laura is a community and public health dietitian who focuses on food access and health equity. She is the past chair of the Academy’s Legislative and Public Policy Committee, where she provided leadership for the Academy’s policy and advocacy efforts related to prevention and wel… Read the full bio

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Wendy Jo has traveled the globe to speak on culinary nutrition. She chops through the myths and kneads out the facts, while delivering an edible dose of nutritional science. She has carved her path as a top recipe developer, brand advocate, author, speaker, and nutrition coach. H… Read the full bio

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Anh-Vu Pham is a passionate member of the Obesity Action Coalition who is known for using his voice and personal experiences to support others in their health journeys. Like many, Anh-Vu has struggled with obesity since childhood and has used those experiences to advocate for obe… Read the full bio

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Kevin Pietro is a Registered Dietitian and Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at the University of New Hampshire. Since joining the Nutrition faculty at UNH in 2014, he has taught 12 different undergraduate and graduate courses. In 2019, Kevin received the College of Lif… Read the full bio

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Dr. Powers is the Director of Nursing Research and Professional Practice at Parkview Health System. She has been a nurse for 34 years in various roles related to critical care and trauma and worked as a CNS over 20 years primarily focused on implementation of research and eviden… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Gabriela Proaño, MS, RDN is a registered dietitian with both a clinical nutrition and research background. Upon graduation from the Florida State University’s MS/DI program, she began working as a clinical dietitian for the Veteran Affairs Healthcare System. There, she expanded … Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Lauren Probstfeld is a registered dietitian with several years of experience as a nutrition support clinician practicing in multiple areas of acute care. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Nutrition degree from Te… Read the full bio

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Yvette Perrier Quantz, RDN, LDN, is a passionate dietitian and creative nutrition entrepreneur who’s been blazing her path in the nutrition and wellness industry since 2003. Currently serving as the Marketing Dietitian for Ochsner’s Eat Fit Acadiana, she finds joy in building… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Dr. Quatromoni is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Health Sciences at Boston University. Her research program includes a focus on eating disorders treatment and prevention, and she has been an investigator on the world renowned F… Read the full bio

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Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN is the Director of Health and Well-being at FMI – The Food Industry Association. She serves as the lead coordinator and issue expert for health and well-being programs and activities, nutrition policy, operations, and communication issues for FMI m… Read the full bio

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Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla is a Native Hawaiian Associate Professor, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research examines the rela… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Ali Rezaie, MD, MSc, is the medical director of the GI Motility Program at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles. He is an associate professor at Cedars-Sinai and UCLA. He has postdoctoral training in gastrointestinal motility disorders and also inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) along with a… Read the full bio

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Dr. Rene Roberts is an energetic and compassionate physician who strives to help patients live life abundantly. She grew up outside of Denver, Colorado where she was a former competitive figure skater. After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado at B… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Nicole Rodriguez, registered dietitian and certified personal trainer, resides in the metro New York area, 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 bud… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND is the current Chair of NOBIDAN (National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition) and lives in Douglasville, Georgia. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Howard U… Read the full bio

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Melainie Rogers, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S, is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian dedicated to supporting others in their quest to achieve long-term recovery. She is the Founder and Executive Director of BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™, and melainie rogers n… Read the full bio

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Dr. Mary Roseman has spent nearly 20 years as an RDN in mid to mid/upper-level management in the areas of food service in university feeding and human resources and marketing in the chain restaurant industry. Now as Professor at an R1 university, her graduate and undergraduate te… Read the full bio

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Amy received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and a Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Amy currently holds membership in the Midwestern Adult Co… Read the full bio

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Donna is the Regional Director of Population Health for 5 hospitals along 350 miles of the Florida/Alabama Gulf Coast and oversees RDN services for pediatric and adults living with diabetes and related chronic conditions. She holds a Masters in Public Health for California State … Read the full bio

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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Meg Salvia, MS, RDN, CDCES, CEDRD-S is an experienced clinician specializing in both diabetes and eating disorders. She runs a group outpatient private practice in Cambridge, MA and is also pursuing a PhD in Population Health Science at Harvard University. She conducts research a… Read the full bio

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Dr. Alessandra Sarcona is an Associate Professor of Nutrition at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She received her doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Educational Studies from Long Island University where her dissertation focused on characteristics of an effective precep… Read the full bio

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Sauer is a professor in the department of food, nutrition, dietetics and health at Kansas State University and co-director of the national Center for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. He specializes in administrative dietetics and has previous experience in health… Read the full bio

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Jonathan Scott, PhD, RD, CSSD, LD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine and part of the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) at the Uniformed Serivces Univeristy (USU). He earned a B.S. in Nutrition from Bradley Universit… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Susan received a Master of Science degree in clinical nutrition from The University of Alabama and is a graduate of West Virginia University’s coordinated program in dietetics, with a Bachelor of Science in Family Resources. Susan is Founder of SCS Nutrition Consulting, having … Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Christin Seher, PhD, RDN, LD is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the School of
Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and Co-Director of the EX[L] Center for Experiential Learning,
Entrepreneurship and Civic Engagement at The University of Akron. Her research interests
includ… Read the full bio

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Rupal Shah is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and has completed her Master’s in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics from Mumbai University, India. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator & has Completed her FODMAP Diet training for IBS patients from Monash University, Australia. Out… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ayesha Sherzai, MD, MAS, is a vascular neurologist, research scientist, and co-director of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Health. She completed dual training in preventive medicine and neurology at  Loma Linda University, has a mast… Read the full bio

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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Valerie Shurley, MBA, MS, RDN, CD, holds an MBA with a focus on Leadership, an MS in Family and Consumer Sciences, Specializing in Nutrition, and a BS in Kinesiology – Health Promotion and Fitness. As a Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager with Touchpoint Support Services in Wisc… Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Geeta Sikand is a national speaker, Director of Nutrition, Preventive Cardiology Program at University of California Irvine and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology Division). Geeta is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and a Fellow of t… Read the full bio

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Jessi Silverman is a Policy Associate and the Mark & Sushma Palmer Public Health Advocacy Fellow at CSPI, working to strengthen the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and increase access to healthier food in public places, worksites, and other institutions. In 2020, she facilit… Read the full bio

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Judy Simon, MS, RD, LDN, National Nutritionist at the Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging, has decades of experience working in long term care, rehab and community settings. As an Academy member and past Healthy Aging DPG Chair and Treasurer, Ms. Simon ha… Read the full bio

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Fifty years of business experience have taken Peter all over the globe. He has lived and worked in the US, UK and Belgium. He has operated in most of the world’s major markets, including Japan, China and all of Europe with most of his career being spent in the Specialty Chemical,… Read the full bio

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Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon has devoted his professional life to help advance a vision of the world that does not yet exist; a world… Read the full bio

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Marie Spiker, PhD, MSPH, RDN is an Assistant Professor in the Nutritional Sciences Program and Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health. As a core faculty member in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health, she teaches interdisciplinary underg… Read the full bio

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Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford works at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/ Harvard Medical School (HMS) as one of the first fellowship-trained obesity medicine physicians. Dr. Stanford received her BS and MPH from Emory University as a MLK Scholar, her MD from the Medical College of… Read the full bio

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Heather Stanner is an Infusion Nutrition Consultant for Coram CVS/Specialty Infusion Services. She received a BS in Dietetics from Eastern Illinois University and a MS in Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers. She is passionate about nutrition support and has been a certified nutrition… Read the full bio

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Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a Senior Editor of Foods & Nutrition for the Family and Consumer Sciences division of Goodheart-Willcox where she develops nutrition, wellness and culinary textbooks. Her love of communications led her to freelance writing … Read the full bio

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Dr. Steger is a postdoc in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham studying nutrition and exercise interventions for chronic disease prevention and treatment. Dr. Steger was a program coordinator at the Center for Physical Activity and Weig… Read the full bio

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Caitlin Stewart is a senior pediatric dietitian at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital/NewYork- Presbyterian in New York City. With more than 13 years of experience in acute care, Caitlin currently specializes in pediatric critical care and cardiology, including being a member o… Read the full bio

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Mary Stoffiere received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science and a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from The Ohio State University. She completed the ASHA Leadership Development Program in 2016 and currently serves as Regional Director of Rehabilitation fo… Read the full bio

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Milton Stokes is Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Communication for Sensei Ag. In this role he works with stakeholders in food, nutrition, and agriculture to build partnerships and collaborations focusing on the science and sustainability of indoor agriculture—as well as … Read the full bio

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Lisa Stollman is a nutrition entrepreneur and innovator. She is the CEO of Lisa Stollman Nutrition and the creator of the new digital course “4 Week Nutrition Reset: Boost Your Immunity, Decrease Inflammation and Transform Your Health.” Lisa received her B.S. in Food and Nutr… Read the full bio

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Jeanie Subach is a Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Sports Specialist in Dietetics, and faculty member in the department of Nutrition at West Chester University. In this position she is the advisor to the Student Dietetic Association, and program director to Ram’s Chef, … Read the full bio

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Mrs. Charanya Sundar is a Public Health Nutritionist at DC Department of Aging and Community Living and an Adjunct Professor at University of the District of Columbia and George Washington University. She provides direct oversight of the food and nutrition programs that serve ove… Read the full bio

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Sean Svette currently works at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as the DPD/ISPP Program Director and as the assistant manager of a food literacy program Sustainability, Wellness and Learning. As a local food advocate, he has worked over a decade with Colorado Spring… Read the full bio

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Maria Sylvester Terry, MS, RDN, LDN is the dietitian behind the operations, marketing, and programming for Eat Fit NOLA as well as the social media strategy for all of Ochsner Eat Fit. Dietetics is her second career, and she weaves in her first career as a teacher throughout her … Read the full bio

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Angie Tagtow is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Äkta Strategies, a consulting firm that designs authentic solutions for systems change. She has 30 years of experience working at local, state, federal, and international levels in agriculture, food, and nutrition policy; publi… Read the full bio

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Christine C. Tangney, PhD, FACN, CNS, Professor, Departments of Clinical Nutrition & Preventive Medicine, and formerly associate dean for research in the College of Health Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, is an expert in assessment and implementation of … Read the full bio

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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Lori brings more than 24 years of educational leadership and human resource experience. Prior to joining LANTEC, she developed the launch plan needed to open one of the five Louisiana Quick Start Schools following Hurricane Katrina. She was a Featured Principal on CNN Special “… Read the full bio

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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… Read the full bio

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Hilary Thesmar, Ph.D., RD, CFS
Chief Food & Product Safety Officer and Senior Vice President, Food Safety Programs

With over 20 years of experience in food science, food safety, and food and agriculture policy, Dr. Thesmar provides leadership for FMI’s retail, wholesale… Read the full bio

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Alyce is a Nutrition Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. She is a past Chair of two dietetic practice groups: Women’s Health and Diabetes and a current board member of the Diabetees Leade… Read the full bio

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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
J. Graham Thomas, PhD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Associate Director of the Weight Control & Diabetes Research Center of The Miriam Hospital. His research is focused on the use of technology for assessm… Read the full bio

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Jennifer Thompson, MS RD LD is a Registered Dietitian, credentialed to practice in the US, and a Licensed Dietitian in Alabama. Her clinical practice began in 2009 in private eating disorder treatment facilities, food service management, and hospitals, both inpatient and outpati… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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Lindzi S. Torres
MPH, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, ACSM EP-C, FAND
Major, USAF
Lindzi currently serves on active duty at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, as the Operations Officer for the Special Warfare Human Perform… Read the full bio

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Dr. Vitolins DrPH, MPH, RDN, FAND is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. She has a broad-based background in nutrition and lifestyle interventions and conducts clinical trials to test approaches to manage symptoms i… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Diane Vizthum was a research dietitian at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research for over six years, where she served as the lead dietitian for numerous studies of treatment for food allergy. She was recently a member of a leadership committee that de… Read the full bio

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Andrew Wade, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD is a Registered Dietitian, and CEO of Case Specific Nutrition in Pittsburgh, PA. Case Specific Nutrition is a Dietitian Group Practice with over 20 Team members and 6 practice locations and contracts servicing fitness centers, corporate wellness in… Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Shawna Walker is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 29 years of clinical practice in outpatient and inpatient settings. She currently works as a pediatric dietitian using interdisciplinary approach to feeding challenges for infants and toddlers with developmental disab… Read the full bio

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Toni is the System Food & Nutrition Service Director for Riverside Health System and is the 2021 Silver Plate IFMA recipient. In her current role, she oversees 12 facilities with a span of control in both acute care and senior living. She holds a M.S. degree from Boston Unive… Read the full bio

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Rosanna Watowicz is a registered dietitian and assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. As an educator, she conducts research on how to train students and practitioners on the evidence-based practice process, and sh… Read the full bio

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Laura is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Diabetes Care Education Specialist. Prior to her second career in dietetics she was employed in healthcare planning/marketing and public relations in Houston, Texas. Her undergraduate degree is from Emory University an… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Famous for her 6 cookbooks, nutrition classes, to co-hosting the popular nutrition information on Facebook and IG “Wednesday live” she’s known for bringing out the best in you with simple, easy-to-follow tips and tricks for a guaranteed new you. Ms. Weaver received her BS in Fo… Read the full bio

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Christina R. Welter, DrPH, MPH (she/her) is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Health Policy and Administration Division at the University of Illinois Chicago, School of Public Health where she also serves as the Director of the Doctor in Public Health Leadership Program and t… Read the full bio

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Alicia White is the Chief of the Nutrition Education and Promotion Branch of the Child Nutrition Programs of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). In this role, she leads the development of innovative nutrition education materials under t… Read the full bio

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Jill White is Associate Professor Emeritus at Dominican University, where she continues to teach online and administer a Head Start Nutrition Grant with the City of Chicago. Her clinical experiences as a Pediatric Dietitian centered around the South Side of Chicago where she bega… Read the full bio

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Brian Willis is the Director of Global Health Promise. He has researched the health of women who are trafficked or in sex work and their children since 2003…. Read the full bio

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Kelli Wilson Begay (Kickapoo, Seminole, Muscogee Creek) is an Indigenous dietitian, wellness advocate, and entrepreneur who provides an array of diverse professional services with the mission to serve the social and health needs of Indigenous communities worldwide. Her experience… Read the full bio

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From 1979 to 2003, Mark Winne was the Executive Director of the Hartford Food System, a Connecticut non-profit food organization. He is the co-founder of numerous organizations including the Community Food Security Coalition, the State of Connecticut Food Policy Council, and the … Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
David Wiss MS RDN is the founder of Nutrition in Recovery, which is a group practice in Los Angeles specializing in: substance use disorders, eating disorders, body image, mental health, as well as general wellness. Mr. Wiss has contributed fourteen articles to peer-reviewed jour… Read the full bio

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RDN and GMP manager at the Sean N Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University since 2010. Clinical dietitian specializing in pediatric allergy, pulmonary diseases and ketogenic diet for pediatric refractory seizure prior to full time research…. Read the full bio

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Dr. Siew Sun Wong is born and raised in Malaysia, a multicultural country that edifies her life through cultural exchange and respect, interracial friendships that are cherished through the years and certainly with exciting food experience. Siew Sun is Professor of Nutrition, Ext… Read the full bio

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 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Christina Xenaki is a Registered Dietitian with over 7 years’ experience across different settings, including clinical and industry environments. She holds a BSc in Dietetics and Nutrition from Harokopeio University in Athens and an MSc in Science Communication and Public Engag… Read the full bio

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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Carol Yarbrough, MBA, CPC, CCA, OCS, CHC, is a healthcare compliance and reimbursement specialist. Providing a unique background in legal, technology, revenue management, clinic management and both federal and state regulations, she actively contributes to telehealth initiatives… Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tennille Yates is a graduate of the University of Florida and Benedictine University, registered dietitian, and clinical nutrition director for AdventHealth’s Central Florida hospitals. She leads large teams of registered dietitians to promote optimal patient outcomes, address … Read the full bio

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Allison Yoder, MA, RDN, LD is the Nutrition in Food Retail Program Development Fellow through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, leading the “Leveraging RDNs in the Food Retail Environment to Improve Public Health” project.

Allison is a Registered Dietitia… Read the full bio

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Theresa Yosuico Stahl, RDN, LDN, FAND is vice-chair of the Western Maryland Food Council. She teaches at Allegany College of Maryland’s Center for Continuing Education, is a clinical supervisor with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, and is a high-risk nutrition counselor with … Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Lisa Young, PhD, RDN, CDN, is an internationally recognized nutritionist and portion control expert. She is an adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University, author, international lecturer, and RDN in private practice where she counsels patients on wide variety of nutriti… Read the full bio

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Dr. Alexandro Ricardo Zarruk has been practicing medicine in Montreal, Canada since 2012. He is associated with the Lakeshore General Hospital. His practice is in the field of metabolic medicine including Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, Dysthyroidism and Obesity Medicine. He was trained… Read the full bio

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Kimberly is a dietitian with the Ashtabula County Community Action Agency where she sees clients both for WIC and a substance abuse rehab hospital. Kimberly is very active with her community providing cooking classes at farmers’ markets, libraries, and other community locations. … Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Harry Zhang, PhD is Associate Professor in the School of Community and Environmental Health at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. As a health and behavioral economist, his focus is on WIC-related research, including cash value voucher redemption, breastfeeding, and eva… Read the full bio

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Fengqing Maggie Zhu is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. Zhu received the B.S.E.E. (with highest distinction), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 20… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM