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

Past Treasurer

LaPlace, Louisiana

Jo Jo Dantone

Dantone-DeBarbieris is the president, chief executive officer and owner of Nutrition Education Resources, Inc., providing registered dietitian nutritionists' services since 1977 to medical institutions; long-term care facilities, home health agencies; assisted-living facilities; hospitals; educational institutions and corporations.

She has served on the Academy's Political Action Committee and the Legislative and Public Policy Committee and chaired two Academy dietetic practice groups - Diabetes Care and Education and Dietitians in Health Care Communities. Dantone-DeBarbieris is a past president of the Louisiana Dietetic Association and chaired several committees of the Mississippi Dietetic Association. She received the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award from the Mississippi Dietetic Association in 2000 and from the Louisiana Dietetic Association in 2010. A certified diabetes educator, Dantone-DeBarbieris is the author and publisher of five editions of Bridging the Gap: Simple Diets for Complex Nutritional Demands.

She earned undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi.