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Nina L. Roofe, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, CNWE

Speaker-elect, House of Delegates

Conway, Ark.

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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 is a past department chair of Nutrition & Family Sciences at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark., where she was also previously the director of the university’s dietetic internship after service as the didactic program in dietetics. Previously, Nina was a clinical, outpatient and consultant dietitian in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Within the Academy, Nina has served on the Ethics Committee; the Commission on Dietetic Registration's Advanced Practice Residency Award Review Committee; and in the House of Delegates representing Arkansas. She is a member of the Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. She chaired ACEND's Program Accreditation and Policy and Procedure committee and served as a site reviewer for ACEND from 2014-2023. She was president of the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2013-2014 and was the affiliate's strategic planning coordinator from 2014-2023. Nina is also active in the Council of Administrators in Family and Consumer Sciences, serving as the organization's president in 2022-2023. Among her numerous honors and awards, Nina received the University of Central Arkansas’ Excellence in Online Teaching Award in 2017 and was named a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2013. Nina is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and earned a master's degree in corporate health promotion from the University of Arkansas. She earned a doctorate in family and consumer sciences education from Iowa State University.

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