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Outstanding Preceptor Award 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.

2023 Outstanding Preceptor Award Winners

South East

Lisa Knoll, RDN, LDN, CNSC
Team Lead
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Central PA Harrisburg Hospital

Nominated by:
Julie Charnosky, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Coordinator of Experiential Learning
Penn State University

South Central

Jennifer Anderson, MA, RDN, LD
Senior Research Specialist
University of Missouri

Nominated by:
Jennifer Bean, MS, RDN, LD
Associate Teaching Professor and Interim Director Coordinated Program in Dietetics
University of Missouri

West Central

Lauren Probstfeld, MS, RD, CNSC
Advanced Level Practice Nutrition Support Dietitian
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Nominated by:
Kristy Becker, MS, RD, LD, FAND
Dietetic Internship Director
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

West Coast

Joan Heusser, RD, NBC-HWC
Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program Manager
VA Salt Lake City Health Care System

Nominated by:
Kary Woodruff, PhD, RD, CSSD
Coordinated Master's Program Director
University of Utah

North East

Julie M. Raway, MPH, RDN, CDN,SNS, FAND
Registered Dietitian
Broome Tioga BOCES Rock on Café School Nutrition

Nominated by:
Emily Gier, MBA, RD, CDN, FAND
Associate Professor & Dietetic Internship Director
Cornell University

North Central

Natalie Smolilo, RDN, LD
Clinical Nutrition Manager
Mt. Alverna Village

Nominated by:
Tammy Randall, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES, FAND
Dietetic Internship Director
Case Western Reserve University

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