About the Board of Directors

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors is made up of 19 individuals who are part of the nation's top nutrition and health professionals. 

Position and Term Lengths

Title  Term Length
President 1 year
President-Elect (elected by general membership) 1 year
Past-President 1 year
Treasurer 1 year
Treasurer-Elect (elected by general membership) 1 year
Past-Treasurer 1 year
Directors at Large (3, elected by general membership) 3 years
House of Delegates Director (3, elected by the general membership) 3 years
      Includes: Speaker, Speaker-Elect and Immediate Past-Speaker
Public Member 3 years
     (2, appointed by the Academy Board of Directors for up to a three year term)
Academy Foundation Chair (elected by the Foundation) 1 year
Academy CEO (non-voting)  

Leadership Directory

Names to Know


Latest News

  • Dianne Polly, JD, RDN, LDN, FAND

    Polly is the executive director of the Shelby County, Tenn., Education Foundation. Previously, she was vice president for compliance and community relations and the Meals on Wheels director at the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association. Read More

  • Virginia J. Dantone-DeBarbieris, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND

    Dantone-DeBarbieris is the president, chief executive officer and owner of Nutrition Education Resources, Inc., providing registered dietitian nutritionists’ services since 1977 to hospitals and medical centers. Read More