Academy President - Donna Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND

Donna MartinAugusta, Ga.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Children's Nutrition
  • Dietetics Profession
  • Food Safety
  • School Meals
  • School Nutrition Policy

Martin is director of the Burke County school nutrition program. She has received honors and awards including Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year and the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year from the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; the Excellence in Practice Award from the School Nutrition Services dietetic practice group; and the Academy Foundation's 2007 Judy Ford Stokes Award for Innovation in Administrative Dietetics. An active member of the Academy's School Nutrition Services dietetic practice group, Martin was the group's electronic communications chair and newsletter editor. She represented the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the Academy's House of Delegates; is a member of the School Nutrition Association Foundation's board of directors; and served on the Georgia Department of Education's Task Force on Nutrition Standards for School Nutrition Programs. She served as the Academy's treasurer-elect in 2012–2013 and treasurer in 2013–2015. Martin is a graduate of the University of Georgia and earned a master's degree from the University of Alabama – Birmingham and an education specialist degree from Augusta State University.