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Executive Director, Accreditation and Education Programs: Rayane AbuSabha, PhD, RD

Senior Director of Accreditation: Lauren Bozich, MS, RD, LDN, ext. 4875

Director of Operations and Technology: Amy Anichini-Schaal, MS, RD, LDN, ext. 4898

Senior Manager, Program Accreditation: Jodi Wright, PhD, RDH, RD, CDN, ext. 4737

Senior Manager, Program Accreditation: Elise Cowie, MEd, RD, LD, FAND, ext. 4770

Manager, Program Accreditation: Laurie Kruzich, MS, RDN, LD, ext 4874

Manager, Program Accreditation: Jamie Pak, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR, ext. 1733

Manager, Program Accreditation: Colleen McCrief, MS, RDN, CDN, ext. 4864

Manager, Program Accreditation: Michelle Morgan, MS, RDN, CDN, ext. 4727

ACEND Coordinator: Jacqueline Johnson, ext. 4878

Administrative Assistant: Fabiola Gutierrez, ext. 4897

Program Accreditation Manager State Assignments:

Laurie Kruzich: Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New York

Jamie Pak: Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming

Colleen McCrief: Alabama. Indiana, New Jersey, Texas

Amy Anichini-Schaal: Florida, Iowa, International, Washington, Oklahoma

Elise Cowie: California, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania

Lauren Bozich: Maine, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Utah

Jodi Wright: Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Oregon, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota

Michelle Morgan: Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia

*Note: Program managers are subject to change depending on work distribution.

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