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Meet Our Board of Directors


With responsibility for the Academy's strategic direction, budget, policies and committees, the Board of Directors sets the organization's course and ensures its financial well-being. Read more about the members of the 2024-25 Board of Directors in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Livleen Gill

Livleen Gill, MBA, RDN, LDN, FAND
President
Bethesda, Md.

Livleen Gill is President and CEO of Apostle Group LLC, as well as CEO of the Wholesome Village Inc., in Rockville, Md. Livleen is a graduate of Punjab University in India and earned a graduate degree from Punjabi University. She completed her coordinated program in dietetics at Buffalo State University and Howard University. Livleen earned an MBA from the University of Maryland – University College.


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Carl D. Barnes, MS, RDN, LDN
Director-at-Large
Rockville, MD

Carl Barnes is the executive director of the Wholesome Village Inc., in Germantown, Md., and the president of United Nutrition Group LLC and Chow Solutions LLC, both in Kensington, Md. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and received a master’s degree from Baylor University.

 


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Don W. Bradley, MD, MHS-CL
Public Member
Durham, NC

Don Bradley is a consulting professor at Duke University School of Medicine and core faculty member in the Duke Margolis Institute for Health policy. Don earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia and a master's degree and fellowship in clinical leadership from Duke University.

 


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Deanne Brandstetter, MBA, RDN, CDN, FAND
President-Elect
Ithaca, NY

Deanne Brandstetter is vice president of nutrition and wellness at Compass Group North America, a global foodservice company where she has worked since 1996. She is a graduate of Miami University and earned an MBA from Pace University.

 

 


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Amanda L. Goldman, MS, RD, LD, FAND
Treasurer
Lexington, KY

 

Amanda Goldman is the system vice president of Food and Nutrition Services at CommonSpirit Health. She is a graduate of Miami University and earned a master’s degree at the University of Kentucky.



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Leslene E. Gordon, PhD, RDN, LDN
Director-at-Large
Lutz, FL

Leslene Gordon is an affiliate assistant professor at the University of South Florida's College of Public Health. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute. Leslene earned a master's degree in environmental health science from Hunter College – City University of New York and a doctorate in public health from the University of South Florida.

 

 


Livleen Gill

Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago, IL

 Wylecia Wiggs Harris has oversight of all entities in the Academy Enterprise, including the Association, the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Academy Foundation. A graduate of Wittenberg University, she earned a master of management degree in marketing, health services management and business policy from Northwestern University and a doctorate in organizational management and leadership from Capella University.


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RoseAnna B. Holliday, PhD, MPH, RDN, LD, FAND
House of Delegates Speaker-elect
Twin Falls, Idaho

 RoseAnna Holliday is an assistant professor in the biology department at the College of Southern Idaho. She is a graduate of the University of Idaho and earned a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate from the University of Connecticut.



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Suzanne M. Jiménez MS, RDN, LND
Director-at-Large
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

 Suzanne M. Jiménez works at Head Start/Early Head Start Quintana Baptist Church, providing nutrition-related services and education to program participants, families and staff. She holds a master’s in nutrition and wellness with a certificate in entrepreneurship from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.



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Sherri L. Jones, MS, MBA, RDN, LDN, SSGB, CPHQ, FAND
House of Delegates Director
Wexford, PA

 Sheri Jones was formerly the quality manager at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside, working in the department of quality improvement. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Carlow University.




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Marcy Kyle, RDN, LD, CDCES, FAND
Academy Foundation Chair
Rockport, Maine

 Marcy Kyle provides nutrition counseling via telehealth for the diabetes management and nutrition programs at Eastport Health Care (EHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center in rural Maine, and nutrition education for Penobscot Bay YMCA and EHC distance Diabetes Prevention Programs. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.



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Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN
House of Delegates Past-Speaker
New Albany, OH

 Ainsley Malone is a clinical practice specialist with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), involved in managing the organization’s clinical practice activities. She is a graduate of Miami University (OH) and earned a master’s degree from Finch University/Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin University).



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Patty Riskind, MBA
Public Member
Chicago, IL

 Patty Riskind is a health care technology leader and most recently served as the chief executive officer, now board chair, of Orbita, a provider of conversational AI solutions for health care and life science organizations. She is a graduate of Brown University and earned an MBA at Northwestern University.



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Christina Rollins, MBA, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC, FAND
Treasurer-Elect
Rochester, IL

 Christina Rollins is the Finance Administrator in the Department of Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and owner of Rollins Nutrition, LLC. She is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and earned a master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from Illinois State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois.



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Nina L. Roofe, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
House of Delegates Speaker
Conway, AR

 Nina Roofe is the Assistant Vice President for Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in Little Rock, Ark. She graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in dietetics. Nina earned a master's degree in corporate health promotion from the University of Arkansas and a doctorate in family and consumer sciences education from Iowa State University.


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Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND
Immediate Past President
Tampa, Fla.

 Lauri Wright is an associate professor and the director of nutrition programs at the University of South Florida's College of Public Health. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She earned a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and a doctorate from the University of South Florida.




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Krista Yoder, MPH, RD, LDN, PMP, PBA, FAND
Past-Treasurer
Miami Beach, FL

 Krista Yoder is the COO of Eat Ahara®, an innovative Food-is-Medicine organization driving culturally-relevant food solutions at scale. She is a graduate of Messiah College and earned a master’s degree in public health at Drexel University.



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