NDEP Council

Contacting NDEP Officers

To contact individual NDEP officers, use the Academy's Leadership Directory. Once you have accessed the Leadership Directory, the NDEP section can be found by clicking on the first menu item, labeled "Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics." You can also contact NDEP by emailing ndep@eatright.org.

2022-2023 Chairs and Council Members

  • Chair: Mary Dean Coleman
  • Vice Chair: Dorothy Chen Maynard
  • Past Chair: Katie Eliot
  • HOD Delegate: Claudia Scott
  • Preceptor Director: Wynnifred Hoodis
  • Public Member: TBD
  • Graduate Student Representative: Brooke Wickman
  • DEI Committee Chair: Rabia Rahman
  • Communications Director: Lori Greene
  • Newsletter Editor: Holly Huye
  • Board of Directors Liaison: Tammy Randall
  • ACEND Liaison: James Swain
  • CDR Liaison: Rosa Hand

Regional Directors

  • West Coast Regional Director: Traci Grgich
  • West Central Regional Director: Joe Bonilla
  • North Central Regional Director: Marie Allsopp
  • South Central Regional Director: Pat Knisley
  • North East Regional Director: Deborah Cohen
  • South East Regional Director: Phyllis McShane

NDEP Geographic Areas

Western Region

  • West Coast: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, International
  • West Central: Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana      

Central Region

  • North Central: Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee
  • South Central: Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia

Eastern Region

  • North East: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts
  • South East: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Puerto Rico, Washington DC

NDEP Council Elections

NDEP participates in the annual national election for positions within the NDEP Council. If you are interested in serving on the NDEP Council please review and complete the Nomination Application Form and submit your nomination form prior to October 1.

The positions available on the 2023 ballot are:

  • Vice Chair
  • Preceptor Director
  • Regional Director for the regions below:
    • West Coast
    • North Central
    • North East

NDEP Council Position Descriptions