House of Delegates Director
Brantley is an adjunct faculty member in the dietetics program at Carson Newman University and an instructor in the physician's assistant program at South College. She was the metabolic support nutritionist/coordinator and a clinical dietitian at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and recently retired after 37 years of practice.
Brantley is a past president of the Knoxville District and Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and past chair of the Dietitians in Nutrition Support dietetic practice group. She has served the Academy and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition including as co-chair of the joint Academy/ASPEN Nutrition Support Standards Committee; member of the Academy/ASPEN Malnutrition Advisory Workgroup; member of the Academy’s Professional Development and Education committees; and Professional Issues Delegate to the Academy's House of Delegates.
She co-authored the Academy/ASPEN's revised 2014 standards of practice and standards of professional performance for registered dietitian nutritionists (competent, proficient and expert) in nutrition support and ASPEN’s 2009 Enteral Practice Recommendations, and chaired ASPEN's committee on the development of the nutrition support pathway for pediatrics and adults included in "Improve Patient Outcomes: ASPEN's Step-by-Step Guide to Addressing Malnutrition." Brantley received the Academy Foundation's Award for Clinical Excellence in 2006 and the Dietitians in Nutrition Support dietetic practice group's 2014 Distinguished Practice Award.
Brantley is a graduate of the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, where she earned a master's degree.