ACEND Reviewers

The following list of current peer reviewers have expertise in dietetics education and practice and were appointed by ACEND®. Program reviewers visit and evaluate programs and make recommendations on accreditation to the ACEND® board.

Ana R. Abad-Jorge, EdD, RDN
Charlottesville, Virginia
Statewide Program Director
Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management
School of Continuing & Professional Studies
University of Virginia

Rayane AbuSabha Zelakiewicz, PhD, RD
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Professor and MS Director
Nutrition Science Department
The Sage Colleges, Troy, New York

Catlin Albano, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Boston, Massachusetts
Clinical Nutrition Specialist
Massachusetts General Hospital

Audrey L. Anastasia, DrPH, MS, MEd, RD, CDE, FAND
New Boston, New Hampshire
Private Practice
Senior Lecturer
University System of New Hampshire

Jean A. Anderson, MS, RD, LD
Ames, Iowa
Director, Dietetic Internship/Adjunct Instructor
Iowa State University

Melinda Anderson, PhD, RD, LDN
Cookeville, Tennessee
Director, School of Human Ecology
Tennessee Technological University

Arianna Aoun, MS, RD, CSR, LD
Cleveland, Ohio
Director, Dietetic Internship
Louis Stokes VA Medical Center

Catherine L.S. Arnold, EdD, MS, RD
Lisle, Illinois
Chairperson/Director, Didactic Program
Benedictine University

Cheryl L. Atkinson, PhD, RD, LDN
New Orleans, Louisiana
Director, Dietetic Internship
Southern University and A&M College

Cheryl Bacon, MS, RD, LDN, CNSD, CSO
Harvey, Illinois
Director, Dietetic Internship
Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Miriam S. Ballejos, PhD, RD
Pullman, Washington
Registered Dietitian
Madigan Army Medical Center

Jennifer Bathgate, MPH, RD, CSP, LDN
Chicago, Illinois
Director, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
University of Illinois Chicago

Norma L. Beardwood, MBA, RDN, LD
McAllen, Texas
Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics
The University of Texas Pan-American

Donna M. Belcher, MS, RD, CDE, LDN
Boston, Massachusetts
Assistant Director, Clinical Nutrition
Massachusetts General Hospital

Rita M. Berthelsen, PhD, RD, LMNT
Omaha, Nebraska
Interim Dean of Health Programs and Accreditation Consultant
Minnesota State College and Universities, Southeast Technical

Bonnie L. Berube, MS, RD, LD
Houston, Texas
Berube Consulting PLLC

Kim Bisanz, RDN, LDN, CDE
Rochester, Minnesota
Clinical Dietitian
Saint Marys Hospital, Mayo Clinic

Patricia Brathwaite, EdD, MPH, RDN, LDN
Miami, Florida
Adjunct Faculty
Miami Dade College

Kay Stearns Bruening, PhD, RD
Syracuse, New York
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition Science and Dietetics
Syracuse University

Jennifer L. Bueche, PhD, RD, CDN
Oneonta, New York
Professor, Food and Nutrition, Department of Human Ecology, School of Education and Human Ecology
State University of New York Oneonta

Michelle Bump, MS, RD, LD, CSR
Corvallis, Oregon
Clinical Coordinator, Dietetic Internship Program
Oregon State University

Nancy H. Burzminski, EdD, MS, RD, LD
Kent, Ohio
Associate Professor; Director, Dietetic Internship
Kent State University

Teri Burgess-Champoux, PhD, RD, LD
St. Paul, Minnesota
Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences
St. Catherine University

Karen S. Byrd (Omietanski), MBA, RD, LD
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Director, Nutrition Services
Kindred Healthcare

Janice D. Cannon, MS, RD, CDN
Oxford, Connecticut
Clinical Nutrition Manager
Hartford Hospital

Melissa Castano, MAA, RD, LD
Dallas, Texas
Renal Dietitian II/Research Coordinator
Davita Dialysis

Chimene Castor, EdD, MS, RDN, LDN
Washington, District of Columbia
Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator
Howard University

Lydia S. Chowa, DrPH, RDN, RN
Palmdale, California
Clinical Resource Nurse
UCLA Medical Center
Zicho MNT & Education Centre, Lusaka, Zambia

Christine R. Clarahan, MS, RD, LDN
Chicago, Illinois
Registered Dietitian
Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center

Kathleen E. Creedon, MHPE, RD, LDN
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Manager, retired, Training and Development; Director, retired, Dietetic Internship
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dinah C. Dalder, MS, RD, CNSC
West Lafayette, Indiana
Dietetics Program Manager
Purdue University

Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, LDN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ISPP Coordinator, Director, Center for Integrated Nutrition and Performance
Drexel University

Janet L. Debelius, MA, RD, LD
Columbia, Maryland
Director, Dietetic Internship
Sodexo Health Care Services Mid-Atlantic

Diane Duncan-Goldsmith, MS, RD, LD
Iowa City, Iowa
RDN Coach
Iowa Team Nutrition Project

Wanda Eastman, PhD, RDN, LD
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Professor Emeritus
New Mexico State University

Sara Elnakib, MPH, RD
Montclair, New Jersey
Nutrition Consultant
Smile for Charity

Patricia Engel, MS, RD, LDN
Boston, Massachusetts
Director, Dietetic Internship and Senior Training Manager
Massachusetts General Hospital

Catherine English, PhD, RD, LDN
Kingston, Rhode Island
Director, Didactic Program; Chair
University of Rhode Island

Dawn M. Erickson, MPH, RD, LDN
Ruston, Louisiana
Director, Dietetic Internship
Louisiana Tech University

Jamie M. Erskine, PhD, RD
Greeley, Colorado
Professor and Program Coordinator, Dietetics Program
University of Northern Colorado

Sylvia Fetty, MS, RD
Richmond, Virginia
Dietetic Internship Food Service Management Clinical Coordinator
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Constance A. Francis, PhD, RD
Greeley, Colorado
Assistant Professor
University of Northern Colorado

Joan S. Frank, MS, RDN
Davis, California
Assistant Director, Dietetics; Academic Coordinator and Lecturer
University of California, Davis

Kara Freeman, DrPH, RD
Las Vegas, Nevada
Former Director, Dietetic Internship/Professor
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California

Sharon Gallagher, MEd, RD, LDN
Boston, Massachusetts
Assistant Dietetic Internship Director
Simmons College

Shyamala Ganesh, MS, RD, LD
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Director, Dietetic Internship
University of Minnesota Medical Center

Margery J. Gann, MBA, RD LDN, FADA
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Care Management Director
Ethos, Southwest Boston Senior Services

Dona C. Greenwood, PhD, RD, LDN
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Department Chair
Masters in Nutrition
Keiser University Online School Division

Hope S. Hale, MS, RD, CD, SNS
Leon Lake, Washington
Consultant; President
Hale Services, LLC

Judith H. Hall, MS, RD, LRD
Hutchinson, Kansas
Former Chair and Director, Coordinated Program
Department of Nutrition
University of North Dakota

Christine A. Hartney, MS, RD, LDN
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Clinical Dietitian
Rush University Medical Center

Kevin D. Haubrick, MS, RD, LD, FAND
Houston, Texas
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Houston

Michelle L. Henry, MPH, RD
Denver, Colorado
Medical Science Liaison
Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC, Lake Zurich, Illinois

Alida Herling, MPH, RD, LD
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Associate Professor and Director, Coordinated Program
Viterbo University

LTC Debra R. Hernandez, MS, RD, LD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nutrition and Food Advisor
Defense Logistics Agency-Troop Support

Lisa A. Herzig, PhD, RD, CDE
Fresno, California
Associate Professor; Director, Didactic Program
California State University

Janet D. Hiser, MEd, RD, CDN
Danbury, Connecticut
Clinical Nutrition Manager/ Internship Director
Morrison Management Specialists Danbury Hospital

Roseann L. Hoeye, MBA, RD, LD
Savannah, Georgia
National Account Manager, Area Manager and Health Care Specialist
Diamond Crystal Sales a Division of Hormel Foods Corporation

Debra S. Hollingsworth, PhD, RD, LDN
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Associate Professor and Director, Dietetic Internship
McNeese State University

Heidi H. Hoover, MS, RD, LD
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Director, Dietetic Internship
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Barbara L. Hopkins, MMSc, RD, LD
Atlanta, Georgia
Assistant Professor, Clinical and Director, Didactic Program
Georgia State University

Cheryl A. Houston, PhD, RD, LD
Saint Louis, Missouri
Program Director, DHPE
Logan University College of Health Sciences

Ensley Howell, PhD, RD, LD
Cleveland, Mississippi
Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences; Director, Coordinated Program
Delta State University

Le Greta Hudson, MS, RDN, LD, CDE
Columbia, Missouri
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
University of Missouri

Sharon M. Hunter, MS, RD
Altus AFB, Oklahoma
Associate Chief, Nutrition; Chief Consultant to AF Surgeon General
United States Air Force

Deborah A. Hutcheon, DCN, RD, LD
Clemson, SC
Former Director, Didactic Program
Clemson University

Holly Federico Huye, MS, RD
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Instructor, Nutrition and Food Systems
The University of Southern Mississippi

Victorine L. Imrhan, PhD, RD, LD
Denton, Texas
Tenured Professor
Texas Woman's University

Astrid M. Inniss, PhD, RD, LD
Washington, District of Columbia
Senior Program Analyst
Department of Health Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for WIC and SNAP-Ed

Patricia M. Jardack, MS, RDN
Santa Monica, California
Nutrition Consultant, Danya International, Inc. and USC Head Start; Nutrition Research Manager
University of California, Los Angeles

Pascale C. Jean, PhD, RD, LD
Arlington, Virginia
Program Specialist
United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Janet S. Johnson, MS, RD, LD
Ames, Iowa
Iowa State University

Marie Johnson, MS, RD, LD, CSG
Houston, Texas
Clinical Nutrition Manager
Memorial Hermann-Northeast

Lorri L. Kanauss, PhD, RD, LDN, CDE
Macomb, Illinois
Assistant Professor and Director, Didactic Program
Western Illinois University

Judith A. Kaplan, MS, RD, LD
Cleveland, Ohio
Program Manager, Dietetic Technician
Cuyahoga Community College

Justine M. Karduck, MS, LDN, CDE
Urbana, Illinois
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
University of Illinois

Kendra K. Kattelman, PhD, RDN, LN
Brookings, South Dakota
Director, Didactic Program
South Dakota State University

Anne Kendall, PhD, RD
Gainesville, Florida
Former Senior Lecturer
University of Florida

Karla Kennedy-Hagan, PhD, RD, LDN
Champaign, Illinois
Full Faculty and Coordinator, Dietetic Internship
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

Cindra L. Ketterman, MS, RD, LD
York, Pennsylvania
Chief Clinical Dietitian
York Hospital

Sharon Keys, MS, RD
Scottsdale, Arizona
Former Director, Food and Nutrition Services
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Columbus, Mississippi

Mahmood A. Khan, PhD, FAND, RD, FMP
Falls Church, Virginia
Professor and Director, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Kelli M. Killingsworth, MPH, RDN, LD, IBCLC
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics
University of Turabo

Nicole L. Klem, MS, RDN, CDN
Buffalo, New York
Consultant; Director, Dietetic Technician Program
Trocaire College

Lydia A. D. Kret, MS, RD
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Director, Coordinated Program
Eastern Michigan University

Gretchen Krivak, MS, RD
Berrien Springs, Michigan
Assistant Professor/Director, Didactic Program
Andrews University

Betty J. Larson, EdD, LRD, FADA
Moorhead, Minnesota
Professor/Director, Didactic Program
Concordia College

Colette LaSalle, PhD, RD
San Jose, California
Assistant Professor/Director, Dietetic Internship
San Jose State University

Denise Lemin, MHA, RD, CSG, LD
Cleveland, Ohio
Director, Dietetic Internship
MetroHealth Medical Center

Beth L. Leonberg, MS, MA, CSP, FADA, RD, LDN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Director, Didactic Program
Drexel University

Suzanne M. Leson, PhD, RDN, LD
Columbus, Ohio
Division Director for Medical Dietetics and Health Sciences
Ohio State University

Anita Karen Lewis, MS, RD, LD
Gulfport, Mississippi
Consultant and Adjunct Faculty
William Carey University

Sally Lipson, MS, RD, LDN
Chicago, Illinois
Clinical Coordinator, Dietetic Internship
Rush University Medical Center

Suzanne Logan, MS, RD
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Director, Dietetic Internship
Penrose-St Francis Health Services

Anne E. Lund, MPH, RD
Seattle, Washington
Director, Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics and Lecturer, Nutritional Sciences Program
University of Washington

Sharon G. Madalis, MS, RD
Danville, Pennsylvania
RD Supervisor, Dietetic Internship
Clinical Nutrition Services
Geisinger Medical Center

Jessica Madson, MS, RDN, CD
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Clinical Professor; Director, Dietetic Internship
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Sandra N. Mayol-Kreiser, PhD, RD, CNSD
Phoenix, Arizona
Clinical Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

Maxine C. McElligott, MA, RD, LMNT, CDE
Omaha, Nebraska
Diabetes Case Manager, Nebraska Medicine
Adjunct Faculty School of Allied Health Professions
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Elaine F. Molaison, PhD, RD
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Professor and Department Chair, Nutrition and Food Systems
The University of Southern Mississippi

Nancy M. Morrell, MBA, RD, CDN
Southington, Connecticut
Chair, Allied Health Programs; Director, Dietetic Technician Program
Lincoln College of New England

Sarah E. Murray, MS, RD, LD
Springfield, Missouri
Missouri State University
Adjunct Faculty
Cox College of Nursing

Robyn A. Osborn, PhD, RD, CD
San Diego, California
Director, Dietetic Internship
Program Administrator for Education
VA San Diego Healthcare System

Lacie M. Peterson, MS, RD, CDE
Salt Lake City, Utah
Consultant; Clinical Assistant Professor
Utah State University

Nancy T. Prange, MS, RD, LDN
DeKalb, Illinois
Director, Dietetic Internship
Northern Illinois University

Victoria R. Rethmeier, MS, RD, LMNT, CDE
Lincoln, Nebraska
Nutrition Therapist, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital; Faculty
Southeast Community College

Martha L. Rew, MS, RD, LD
Denton, Texas
Associate Clinical Professor/Director, Dietetic Internship
Texas Woman's University

Nancy V. Rhoades, MS, RD, LD
Atlanta, Georgia
National Account Manager
Aladdin Temp-Rite

Nina L. Roofe, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Conway, Arkansas
Assistant Professor/Director, Dietetic Internship
University of Central Arkansas

Mary G. Roseman, PhD, RD
University, Mississippi
Associate Professor
University of Mississippi

Joan W. Rupp, MS, RD
San Diego, California
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
San Diego State University

Janice G. Sandrick, PhD, RD, FADA, LDN
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Director, Coordinated Program
Seton Hill University

Angela J. Scheett, MPH, RDN, LRD
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Research Dietitian
USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center

Julie M.R. Schumacher, EdD, RD, LDN
Normal, Illinois
Associate Professor/Director, Dietetic Internship
Illinois State University

Kathy Schupp, MA, RD, LD
Cleveland, Ohio
MetroHealth Medical Center/Senior Health and Wellness Center

Sharon K. Schwartz, MS, RD, LDN
Raleigh, North Carolina
Dietetic Internship Coordinator
Sodexo Distance Education Dietetic Internship

Terese M. Scollard, MBA, RD, LD
Portland, Oregon
Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager
Providence Health System

Claudia W. Scott, MS, RD, CDE, LD
Houston, Texas
Director, Didactic Program; Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Houston

Claudia V. Sealey-Potts, PhD, RD, FAND
Jacksonville, Florida
Director, Dietetic Internship; Associate Professor
University of North Florida

Christin L. Seher, MS, RDN, LD (PhD Candidate)
Akron, Ohio
Faculty, School of Nutrition and Dietetics
The University of Akron

Jyotsna Sharman, MBA, RD, LD
Radford, Virginia
Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics Program
Radford University

Jesica Soto, MBA, RD, CDE
Miami, Florida
Dietitian Coordinator
Department of Veteran Affairs

Alison M. St. Germain, MS, RD, LD
Ames, Iowa
Practicum Coordinator/Instructor, Dietetic Internship
Iowa State University

Theresa Stretch, MS, RDN, LD, CP-FS
Oxford, Mississippi
Partner, Executive Director of Systems Development
Synergy Visions, LLC

Merievelyn Stuber, MS, RD, CPPS, CPHQ
Highland, Indiana
Patient Safety Officer/Risk Management
The Methodist Hospitals

James Swain, PhD, RD, LD, FAND
Cleveland, Ohio
Associate Professor; Director, Didactic Program
Case Western Reserve University

Karyn M. Theis, MS, RD, FAND
Falls Church, Virginia
Dietitian Clinical Specialist
Inova Children's Hospital/Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Alicia J. Thomas, MS, RD, LD
Cleveland, Ohio
Research Bionutrition Director, Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative
Case Western Reserve University

Jennifer A. Tomesko, DCN, RD, CNSC
Newark, New Jersey
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Setareh Torabian Riasati, DrPH, RD
Northridge, California
Associate Professor
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
California State University Northridge

Shelia Triggs, MS, RD, LD
Biloxi, Mississippi
Extended Care Dietitian
Veterans Healthcare Administration

Margaret Udahogora, PhD, MS, RD
College Park, Maryland
Lecturer and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
University of Maryland

Elizabeth C. Vargo, MS, RD, LDN
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Director, Dietetic Technician and Dietary Managers Programs; Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
Community College of Allegheny County

Kathleen T. Vinyard, MS, RD, LD
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Assistant Dietetic Internship Director
New Mexico State University

Karen A. Virostek, MS, RD, LDN, FADA
Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
Director, Dietetic Internship
Adagio Health

Jody L. Vogelzang, PhD, MAT, MHS, RDN, LD, CHES, FAND
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Assistant Professor; Program Director
Grand Valley State University

Sharonda Poma Wallace, PhD, MPH, RD
Dallas, Texas
Program Dean and Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics
West Coast University

Doris J. Wang, MPH, RD, LD
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics
University of North Dakota

Long Wang, PhD, MD, RDN
Long Beach, California
Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics
California State University, Long Beach

Lorraine J Weatherspoon, PhD, RD
East Lansing, Michigan
Professor, Human Nutrition
Michigan State University

Suzy Weems, PhD, RD, CSSD, LD
Waco, Texas
Professor and Director, Graduate Program
Baylor University

Emily Wilcox Gier, MBA, RD, CDN
Ithaca, New York
Senior Lecturer; Director, Didactic Program
Cornell University

Heather D. Williams, PhD, MS, RD
Reno, Nevada
Professor and Coordinator, Dietetic Technician Program
Truckee Meadows Community College

Valaree Williams, MS, RD, LDN, CSO
Denver, Colorado
Oncology Clinical Dietitian
University of Colorado Hospital

Jennifer Wills-Gallagher, MPPA, RDN, LDN
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Associate Director Nutrition
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Lauri Y. Wright, PhD, RD
Tampa, Florida
Assistant Professor
University of South Florida

Crystal Wynn, PhD, MPH, RD
Petersburg, Virginia
Assistant Professor and Director, Dietetic Internship
Virginia State University

Najat Yahia, PhD, RD, LD
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Associate Professor
Central Michigan University

Lindsay N. Yau, MS, RD
San Diego, California
Corporate Dietitian Nutritionist
Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation
Registered Dietitian/Health Educator
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

Linda O. Young, MS, RD, LMNT
Lincoln, Nebraska
Director, Dietetic Internship
University of Nebraska-Lincoln