Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Election

2019 Slate of Candidates

The Academy and Commission on Dietetic Registration nominating committees are pleased to report that the following candidates have been selected for the 2019 national ballot from among many excellent nominees. Click here to view the candidate biographical information. The election will occur February 1 through February 15, 2019.

Academy Board of Directors

Linda T. Farr, RDN, CSOWM, LD, FAND (Texas) Petition Candidate**
Barbara Ivens, MS, RDN, FADA, FAND (Mich.)
Tammy Randall, MS, RDN, LD, CDE, FAND (Ohio)

Kathleen Niedert, MBA, RD, CSG, FADA, LNHA (Iowa)
Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND (Ind.)

Cecilia Fileti, MS, RDN, FADA, FAND (Mich.)
David Grotto, MS, RDN, LDN (Ill.)

House of Delegates Speaker-elect
Joan Salge Blake, EdD, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND (Mass.)
Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LDN (Fla.)

House of Delegates Director
Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND (MN)
Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND (Ohio)

House of Delegates

Delegate-at-Large: Retired
Helen Lane, PhD, RDN (Texas)
Kathleen McClusky, MS, RDN, FAND (Fla.)

Delegate-at-Large: 30 Years of Age and Under
Anna Busenburg, RDN, CSP, CD (Ind.)
Camille Range, MPH, RDN (D.C.)

Academy Nominating Committee

National Leader
Dayle Hayes, MS, RDN (Mont.)
Sylvia Klinger, DBA, MS, RDN (Ill.)

National Leader in Practice for 15 Years or Less
Jamie Daugherty, PhD, RDN, CSSD (Mo.)
Julie Plasencia, PhD, RDN, LD (Ky.)

National Leader with Board of Directors Experience in the Past 10 Years
Judy Gilbride, PhD, RDN, CDN, FAND (N.Y.)
Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RDN, CSR, LD (Ore.)

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Practitioner
Patricia Brathwaite, EdD, MPH, RDN, LDN, FAND (Ark.)
Cheryl Frazier-Trusty, MS, RDN, LDN (Md.)

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Sharon Doughten, MS, RD, LD (Ohio)
Heidi Ganzer, DCN, RDN, CSO, LD (Minn.)
Mary Herrstrom, MBA, RDN, LDN (Pa.)
Le Greta Hudson, MS, RDN, LD, CDE (Mo.)
Young Hee Kim, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, FAND (Mass.)
Valaree Williams, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, FAND (Colo.)

CDR Nominating Committee Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Representative
Jeff Ketcham, MBA, RDN (Ind.)
Aspen Perovich, MS, RD, LD (Ariz.)

**In accordance with the Academy's established petition process, a Petition Candidate is one who has petitioned to be placed on the ballot by obtaining the required number of valid signatures from members.

Candidate disclosures can be viewed here.

Campaign Guidelines Webinar

The Academy's National Campaign Guidelines have been revised for the 2019 election. Nominating Committee members Bethany Thayer and Eileen Myers presented a webinar on November 29 to inform members about the changes to the campaign guidelines and how to take an active role in the election process. For those of you who were unable to attend the live webinar, you may view the recorded session here.

Affiliate and DPG/MIG Voting Statistics

DPGs, MIGs and Affiliates are challenged to increase member participation in the Academy's national election. Voting statistics for the DPGs, MIGs and affiliates are listed below. See how the different groups performed.