Who Makes Up the House of Delegates?

The House of Delegates includes a total number of 105 delegates, of which, include:

  • 66 Affiliate Delegates — elected by members of the 53 affiliate dietetic associations.
  • 26 Dietetic Practice Group Delegates — elected or appointed by DPG membership and represent the specific DPG from which they are elected/appointed.
  • 7 At-Large Delegates — one delegate representing ACEND (appointed by ACEND), one delegate representing CDR (appointed by CDR), one delegate representing NDEP (appointed by NDEP), one delegate representing student members (elected by the Student Advisory Committee), one delegate representing DTRs (elected nationally), one delegate representing retired members (elected by HOD), and one delegate representing members under 30 years of age (elected by HOD).
  • 6 HOD Directors — comprise the House Leadership Team (HLT), including the Speaker, Speaker-elect, and immediate Past-Speaker, elected by membership. They are members of the Academy Board of Directors (BOD).