Nominations and Elections

Slate of Candidates

The Nominating Committee is pleased to report that the following candidates have been selected for the 2016 ballot from among many excellent nominees. The committee thanks you for your participation in the nomination process. The election will occur February 1 through February 22, 2016.

Board of Directors

Nancy Lewis, PhD, RDN, FADA, FAND (NC)
Donna Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND (GA)

Jo Jo Dantone-DeBarbieris, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE (LA)
Manjushree Karkare, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND (NC)

Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RDN, LD (OH)
Helene Kent, MPH, RDN (CO)

House of Delegates

Lisa Dierks, RDN, LD (MN)
Dianne Polly, JD, RDN, LDN, FAND (TN)

Jana Kicklighter, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND (GA)
Susan Brantley, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSD (TN)

At-Large Delegate: 30 Years of Age or Under
Feon Cheng, MPH, RDN (PA)
Meghan Windham, MPH, RD, LD (TX)

At-Large Delegate: Retired
Sharon Leppert, RDN, LD (TX)
Sachiko St. Jeor, PhD, RDN, FADA, FAND (NV)

Nominating Committee

Leader with BOD Experience in the Past 10 Years
Susan Laramee, MS, RDN, FADA, FAND (MA)
Judith Rodriguez, PhD, RD, FADA, FAND (FL)

National Leader
Molly Gee, MEd, RD, LD (TX)
Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND (OH)
Sandra Parker, RDN, CDE (MI)
Bethany Thayer, MS, RDN, FAND (MI)

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

CDR Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Rebecca Brody, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC (OR)
Linda Gigliotti, MS, RDN, CDE (CA)
Krista Jablonski, MS, RDN (CO)
Aspen Perovich, MS, RDN, LD (AZ)

CDR Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition
Linda Heller, MS, RD, CSP, FAND (CA)
Beth Ogata, MS, RD, CSP (WA)

Nominations and Elections Toolkit

The Nominating Committee's Member Engagement sub-group has developed a toolkit to make it easier to nominate individuals and encourage members to vote. Links to the toolkit content follow below.

Affiliate Voting Statistics

Affiliates are challenged to increase member participation in the Academy's national election. Voting statistics for the affiliates are listed by year. How is your state performing?