National Election

2021 Election Results

The Nominating Committees of the Academy and Commission on Dietetic Registration have reported the outcome of the 2021 national election. The following individuals have been elected from among many excellent candidates. The committees thank you for your support of the nomination and election processes.

Board of Directors

  • President-elect: Ellen Shanley, MBA, RDN, CDN, FAND (CT)
  • Treasurer-elect: Deanne Brandstetter, MBA, RDN, CDN, FAND (NY)
  • Director-at-Large: Egondu Onuoha, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND (NY)
  • House of Delegates Speaker-elect: Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, CSO, LDN, FAND (CO)
  • House of Delegates Director: Lona Sandon, PhD, MEd, RDN, LD (TX)

Nominating Committee

  • National Leader
    • Charlene Russell-Tucker, MSM, RDN (CT)
  • Leader with Board of Directors Experience in the Past 10 Years
    • Marty Yadrick, MBI, MS, RDN, FAND (MO)

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR) Practitioner Representative
    • Michelle Palumbo, NDTR (OH)

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
    • Rosa Hand, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND (OH)
    • Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, RD, LD (TX)

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.

Affiliate Voting

DPG/MIG Voting

2021 Slate of Candidates

View the full slate of candidates and their biographical information.

The process of selecting candidates is detailed and deliberate, from reaching out to solicit nominees, fine tuning nomination forms, crafting interview questions and making final selections from a pool of very qualified individuals. At every step the Nominating Committee emphasizes the critical importance of inclusion, diversity, equity and access in choosing leaders for the Academy. We are humbled by the trust placed on the committee by those who have elected us. The Nominating Committee has a moral accountability to ensure access to leadership by identifying equitable pathways for individuals to serve. We are passionately committed to serving you through our various roles and responsibilities.

  • 2020-2021 Nominating Committee

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 website for other credentials.