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Slate of Candidates

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Commission on Dietetic Registration Nominating Committees are pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2020 national ballot, chosen from many excellent nominees.

Click here to view the candidate biographical information.

The election will occur February 1 through February 15, 2020.

Academy Board of Directors

Marcy Kyle, RDN, LD, FAND (Maine)
Kevin Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND (Kan.)

Stella Cash, MEd, MS, FAND (Mich.)
Livleen Gill, MBA, RDN, LDN (Md.)

Linda Gigliotti, MS, RDN, CSOWM, FAND (Calif.)
Susan Roberts, DCN, RDN, LD, FAND (Texas)

House of Delegates Speaker-elect
Karen Beathard, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND (Texas)
Tammy Randall, MS, RDN, LD, FAND (Ohio)

House of Delegates Director
Joanne Graham, PhD, RD (Calif.)
Meg Maher Rowe, MS, RD, LDN, FADA, FAND (Pa.)

House of Delegates

At-Large Delegate: Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR)
Courtney Morabito, MBA, DTR (Ohio)
Anna Tourkakis, MPA/H, DTR (Mass.)

Academy Nominating Committee

National Leader
Cindy Hamilton, MS, RD, LD, FAND (Ohio)
Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RDN (N.Y.)
Susan Konek, MA, RDN, CSP, LD, FAND (Ohio)
Demetrius Willis, MS, MBA, RDN, LDN (Ill.)

National Leader with Board of Directors Experience in the Past 10 Years
Dianne Polly, JD, RD, LDN, FAND (Tenn.)
Christopher Wharton, PhD, FAND (Ariz.)

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Mary Herrstrom, MBA, RDN, LDN (Pa.)
Mary Beth Ohlms, MEd, RDN, LD (Mo.)
Christina Rollins, MBA, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND (Ill.)
Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND (Ore.)

Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition
Katie Dodd, MS, RDN, CSG, LD, FAND (Ore.)
Lynn Spalding, MEd, RDN, CSG, FAND (Mich.)

Advanced Practice Clinical Nutrition Representative
Sara O'Brien, MS, RD-AP, LDN (Mass.)
Michele Rager, MS, RDN-AP, LDN, FAND (Pa.)

The slate lists self-reported educational degrees, CDR issued credentials, state nutrition and dietetics licensure titles and Academy fellow designations. Please view the candidate's biographical information form and/or personal website for other credentials.

Candidate disclosures can be viewed here.

Campaign Rules Webinar

The Nominating Committee presented an informational webinar to provide details and clarification regarding the campaign rules on December 10, 2019. For those of you who were unable to attend the live webinar, you may view the recorded session here.

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