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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 email.

2023-2024 Chairs and Council Members

  • Chair: Dorothy Chen Maynard
  • Vice Chair: Carrie King
  • Past Chair: Mary Dean Coleman
  • HOD Delegate: Claudia Scott
  • Preceptor Director: Wynnifred Hoodis
  • Public Member: Cassandra Chess
  • Graduate Student Representative: Aimee Serio
  • DEI Committee Chair: Mike Holik
  • Communications Director: TBD
  • Newsletter Editor: Shelly DeBiasse
  • Board of Directors Liaison: Ellen Shanley
  • ACEND Liaison: James Swain
  • CDR Liaison: Christopher Messenger

Regional Directors

  • West Coast Regional Director: Lacie Peterson
  • West Central Regional Director: Joe Bonilla
  • North Central Regional Director: Mallory Mount
  • South Central Regional Director: Pat Knisley
  • North East Regional Director: Victoria Fischer
  • 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 2.

The positions available on the 2023 ballot are:

  • Vice Chair
  • House of Delegates Delegate
  • Regional Director for the regions below:
    • West Central
    • South Central
    • South East

NDEP Council Position Descriptions

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