Women's Health DPG

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The Women's Health DPG focuses on Nutrition professionals working to optimize women's health at all ages and stages throughout the lifespan, including preconception, prenatal, postpartum, lactation and menopause.

Mission: Empowering members to be the most valued source of nutrition expertise in women's health throughout the lifespan.

Vision: Optimizing the future of women's health at all ages.


  • Chair: Katie Leahy, MS, RD, LD
  • Chair-elect: Dawn Ballosingh, MPA, RD, LMNT
  • Past Chair & Secretary: Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RD, IBCLC, RLC
  • Treasurer: Alena M. Clark, PhD, MPH, RD, CLC
  • HOD Delegate: Denise Andersen, MS, RDN, LD, CLC
Member Benefits
  • A quarterly electronic newsletter, Women's Health Report
  • Member-only communication forum conveniently located on the WH DPG website
  • Continuing professional education through WH-sponsored webinars, and spotlight session at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE®)
  • Social Media: View the WH DPG professional presence on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
  • WH Member awards
  • Member-only Marketplace on the Women's Health DPG website

Newsletter, Awards and other Unique DPG Features

The WH DPG is proud to offer three awards, the Excellence in Practice in Women's Health, the Emerging Professional in Women's Health and the Outstanding Student in Women's Health. Each year the WH DPG Awards Committee broadly solicits nominees from the membership, and honors awardees at FNCE®, in the newsletter and through social media.

Networking, Business Meetings, Continuing Professional Education Events, Receptions

  • WH participation in the FNCE® DPG/MIG Showcase
  • Visit the WH DPG website for other FNCE® related activities


  • United States Breastfeeding Committee

For more information about the Women's Health DPG, contact [email protected].