Outstanding Preceptor Awards Winners

At the request of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation now funds seven awards on behalf of the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors group and ACEND to recognize preceptors who are exemplary educators and mentors. The award recipients will receive reimbursement up to $1,000 to cover expenses to travel and attend the upcoming Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™. The seven award recipients are recognized at the Academy Member Showcase and the NDEP Member Meetings at FNCE®.

Please be on the alert for opportunities that will be available to you to recognize and support the contribution that preceptors are making to the profession.

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2021 Outstanding Preceptor Award Winners

Meet a few of the 2021 Outstanding Preceptor Award Recipients and hear what they have to say about being a Preceptor!

West Coast

Sally J Saban

Sally Saban, MS, RD, LD
Clinical Nutrition Manager, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

Nominated by:
Karen Smith, MS, MBA, RD, LD, FADA, Senior Director, Morrison Healthcare Dietetic Internship and
Karen Felten Karon Felten, MS, RDN, LDN, Lecturer/Director University of Nevada, Reno


West Central

Krista Clark

Krista Clark, RD, LD
Dietitian
Olathe, KS

Nominated by:
Jessica Anderson, MS, RD, LD, Dietetic Internship Director, Northwest Missouri State University


North Central

Cindy L Finohr Headshot 2021 Preceptor

Cindy Finohr, RDN, LD
Food Service Director, Brecksville Broadview Heights School District
Broadview Heights, OH

Nominated by:
Tamara Randall, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES, FAND, Instructor and Program Director, Case Western Reserve University


South Central

Cindy Culver, MS, RDN, LD
Director of School Nutrition, Marietta City Schools
Marietta, GA

Nominated by:
La'Darius Madison, MPH, RDN, LD, Dietetic Internship Coordinator, Life University




North East

Vibhuti Singh, Headshot, 2021 Preceptor

Vibhuti Singh, RDN, CDN
Lead Dietitian, Triboro Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing,
Bronx, NY

Nominated by:
Victoria Fischer, PhD, MS, RDN, CDN, Assistant Professor, Dietetic Internship Director, Hunter College


South East

Mary Alice White

Alice White, MMSc, RD, LDN CNSC
Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Carolinas Medica Center, Atrium Health
Charlotte, NC

Nominated by:
Amanda Holliday, MS, RD, LDN, Associate Professor and Program Director, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill