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Lisa (Farmer) Lauer is a Senior Nutritionist at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Community Health and Wellness. Her current duties include early care and education (ECE) lead on the CDC-Missouri Physical Activity and Nutrition grant team, and the n… Read the full bio

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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W314
Lisa Selman Abbay, MBA, RDN, LDN, FAND, a Registered Dietitian, finds herself in a very unique position as Director of Talent Acquisition. She has been an integral part in directing the strategy for the Compass Talent Acquisition team. She currently oversees the talent strategy… Read the full bio

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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Dr. Sandra G. Affenito is the Vice Chancellor of Academic Administration at Johnson & Wales University. In this capacity, she oversees a broad portfolio across the University system and provides the executive leadership and vision to lead the development, planning, organizat… Read the full bio

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Dr. Akinola, MD IBCLC is an attending neonatologist at Ascension St.Vincent Women’s Hospital Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital Indianapolis. She has been an IBCLC since 2012 and is passionate about the use of mothers own milk in the NICU and helping NICU mothers achieve thei… Read the full bio

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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W315
Jessamyn Almenas-Garcia, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian with experience in clinical nutrition, education and counseling. She has been working full-time in the acute care setting for over 7 years and part-time in higher education as a nutrition instructor. Jessamyn currentl… Read the full bio

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Melissa Altman-Traub is an Associate Professor of Allied Health at the Community College of Philadelphia. She has been a part-time academic adviser, is involved with student success programs, and has led faculty learning communities. She received the Alana Collos Award from the c… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W314
Roberta Anding, RD is the Director of Performance Nutrition at Rice University She is an Assistant Professor in the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Roberta is faculty at Rice University where she serves as the Sports Dietitian for the Rice Owls. She… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W308
Named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” in both 2012 and 2018 and recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup.A pioneer of S… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Sandra is the Director of Community Health & Wellness at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Her commitment is to provide health information and promote disease prevention among the most underserved and diverse families. She is a consultant and recognized national expert and speaker … Read the full bio

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Dr. Andrea Y. Arikawa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at University of North Florida. She has been teaching Nutrition courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels for 15 years and her research interests include the role bioactive compone… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W315
Dr. Aubrey Armento is a pediatric primary care sports medicine physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She serves as the medical director of the Running Athlete Clini… Read the full bio

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Dr. Bandera is Professor and Chief of Cancer Epidemiology, Unilever Chair for the Study of Diet and Nutrition in the Prevention of Chronic Disease; and Cancer Prevention and Control Program Co-Leader at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; and Professor of Medicine at Rob… Read the full bio

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Aron K. Barbey is Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is chair of the Intelligence Systems Research Theme, leader of the Intelligence, Learning, and Plasticity Initiative, and director of the Decision Neu… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Hope is a licensed, registered dietitian, Associate Professor, and Chair of the Department of Nutrition in the School of Medicine at CWRU, a past Board member for The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and faculty lead for the Jack, Joseph, Morton Mandel Wellness & Preventi… Read the full bio

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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W308
Laura Barre, MD, RD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and a faculty member in the Cornell Affiliate Center of the US Cochrane Network. She has taught nutrition in medical education, served as a preceptor and DPD Direc… Read the full bio

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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Dr. Marissa A. Barrera is the Assistant Dean of Health Sciences and the Department Chair of the Graduate Program in Medical Speech-Language Pathology at Katz School of Science and Health, Yeshiva University, New York, NY. She also serves as faculty at Nova Southeastern (FL) and … Read the full bio

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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W414
Jacqueline (Jackie) Bastiaans, RD, LD was in a car accident at age 15 which completely severed her spine. She uses a manual wheelchair for mobility but has full use of her upper body. Jackie received her BS in Dietetics from Fontbonne University and completed a dietetic interns… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W315
Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RDN is a writer, educator, food enthusiast and award-winning journalist. She graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. from Tufts University, received her M.A. from UC, San Diego, and completed her Doctorate in Public Health and Nutrition fro… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Nicole Benesh has been a clinical dietitian with the University of Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Center for five years and works with CF and post-lung transplant patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. During this time, Nicole has served as a mentor for the CF Nutrition M… Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W307
Erin is a Clinical Professor with Iowa State University’s (ISU) Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, teaching in the Master of Professional Practice in Dietetics future graduate program. She is the coordinator for the international community rotation in Ghana, Africa. S… Read the full bio

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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W308
Patrick Berner, PT, DPT, RDN is a physical therapist and registered dietitian nutritionist practicing in upstate South Carolina. He is one of only a few of individuals in the country who holds this combination of credentials. Dr. Berner received his Bachelor of Science in Dieteti… Read the full bio

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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Annette Besnilian’s dedicated academic leadership focuses on serving and educating the next generation of dietitians. She is the Executive Director of the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics (MMC) and works tirelessly to provide robust educational, … Read the full bio

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Anna Binder McAsey is the owner and lead dietitian at Rethink Nutrition, a group private practice located in Manhattan, KS. She is co-founded Unbound Recovery, an eating disorder and body image recovery center also in Manhattan, Kansas. Anna is also a co-founder of the Nutrition … Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W312
 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Jeanne Blankenship, MS RDN has served as the Vice President of Policy Initiatives and Advocacy for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2010. Jeanne is the visionary for the Academy’s advocacy platform which focuses on professional issues for dietitians and nutrition p… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Teresa Boggs is the Director of Clinical Services for Speech Language Pathology at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Boggs has over 30 years of clinical experience in communication and feeding disorders. She completed her Bachelor’s in Communication Disorders, Master’s in… Read the full bio

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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Leslie J. Bonci,MPH,RD,CSSD, LDN, FAND is the owner of Active Eating Advice- be fit, fed, fearles, and is the co-founder of Performance365- a sports nutrition consulting company. She has a nutrition counseling private practice and is a consultant to industry and is the sports die… Read the full bio

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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W308
Dr. Bradley is a consulting professor at Duke University School of Medicine where he directs four health systems-related courses. He retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in 2014 after working as executive director for BCBSNC’s federally qualified Health Maint… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W308
Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, CSO, LDN, FAND is a registered, licensed dietitian in Denver, Colorado and holds his Certification of Specialty in Oncology Nutrition (CSO). He is the owner of Sage Nutritious Solutions, a personalized nutrition and private chef company, and is the Food… Read the full bio

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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W304
Dr. Andrew (Drew) A. Bremer is a board-certified internist, pediatrician, and pediatric endocrinologist, and has a Ph.D. in pharmacology. Prior to joining the NIH, Drew was an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His area… Read the full bio

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Jessica Bridgman, MPH RDN LDN (she/her/hers) has 16 years of experience in the field of nutrition and dietetics and public health research. Currently at the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) she advises child care industry professionals as they implement evidence-bas… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W314
Alison Brown is a registered dietitian with over 7 year’ experience working in the community nutrition research field and specializes in working with underserved populations. As part of her current position as part of the New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative team, Alison helps d… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W315
LCDR Brown serves as the Nutrition Consultant with the U.S. Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service (IHS), Division of Diabetes. She is an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Her IHS career began in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, where she is a triba… Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W308
Labeled as a “dent-maker” by his mentors and coaches, Dr. Philip Brown is known for disrupting organizations and systems.  As a statewide leader guiding the vision and direction of healthcare through numerous roles with NC Medical Society, Brown influenced the organizati… Read the full bio

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 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Teresa Brown is the Administrator of Ancillary Services for St. Charles Parish Public Schools overseeing Child Nutrition, Transportation, Distribution Center, Community Education, and other ancillary services. She possesses over 20 years of experience in Child Nutrition, where s… Read the full bio

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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W307
In 2022, Lyndi Buckingham-Schutt joined Iowa State University as an Assistant Professor of Community Nutrition and Health and a Human Science Extension and Outreach State Specialist in Nutrition and Wellness.

Prior to her role at Iowa State University, Lyndi was the Director… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W308
Dana Buelsing Sowards, MS, CAPM is the Director of Practice Competence with the Commission on Dietetic Registration at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She works closely on practice resources for credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners. These include the Scope o… Read the full bio

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 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Kate Gardner Burt, PhD, RD is an assistant professor and the Director of the undergraduate DPD program at Lehman College, City University of New York. She teaches courses in cultural foods and professional practice. Dr. Burt’s research broadly aims to reduce racial and ethnic i… Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W315
Anna has been a Registered Dietitian for the last 10 years and has had the opportunity to work in the hospital setting as well as private practice outpatient. Anna specializes in pediatric nutrition and specifically neonatal nutrition working in a Level IV NICU at Cincinnati Chil… Read the full bio

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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W315
Helen Butleroff-Leahy is a former Broadway dancer, Rockette, and producer/ director/creator /performer/choreographer of over 50 Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional and summer stock theaters.
Helen is also an RD (registered dietitian) and CDN (certified dietitian/nutritionist) and… Read the full bio

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Carol Byrd-Bredbenner is a Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program Director at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on elucidating the role of cognitive and environmental factors on nutrition behaviors and health outcomes and develop… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W308
Emily is an independent consultant who works with national organizations to evaluate and communicate research to educate stakeholders, shape environments, and advance policies to promote healthy eating, active living, and population health. In this role Emily has worked on health… Read the full bio

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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Jenny Campbell is a nutrition student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick New Jersey. She has always had a passion for cooking, the life sciences, and helping others. She looks forward to finding answers that can help her to play her part in reversing the obesity epidemic. … Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W315
Dr. Cardel is a weight management and nutrition scientist, registered dietitian, the Director of Global Clinical Research & Nutrition at WeightWatchers and a faculty member at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine, where she is also an Associate Director for the … Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W308
Lisa Carlson, MS, RDN, LDN is the campus registered dietitian nutritionist at Northwestern University Dining through Chartwells Higher Education. In her role, Lisa provides individual counseling for students, hosts wellness sessions and works with the campus chefs to promote heal… Read the full bio

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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W315
Kaley Carman is a Research Scientist with the Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN), a program of the Public Health Institute (PHI). She provides evaluation support to several wellness and nutrition projects for CWN. Prior to her role at PHI, Kaley worked as a research coordina… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W308
Amy Carter is the director of clinical nutrition and lifestyle health for Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. She leads teams of highly skilled nutrition and wellness professionals, oversees a variety of nutrition programs from prevention to acute care to outpatient chroni… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W308
Jenni Carvalho-Salemi, MPH, RDN, CSP, LD is the director of SAGE Research Group, a consultancy specializing in clinical and scientific affairs. She is presently a senior consultant to Culturelle Probiotics, i-Health, a division of DSM. Prior to this, she served as a Senior Dietit… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W414
Patricia A. Cassano, MPH, Ph.D., is the Alan D. Mathios Professor in the College of Human Ecology and Professor and Director, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University and Professor of Population Health Sciences, Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cassano is Director o… Read the full bio

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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Mary Lee Chin MS., RD, a food and nutrition communications consultant, works with commodity food groups and food industry. She speaks on some of the most provocative food topics of today, including genetically modified foods, environmental and sustainability issues, and innovatio… Read the full bio

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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W304
Dr. Arpitha Chiruvolu MD, FAAP is a neonatologist with over 15 years experience, currently practicing at Baylor Scott & White University Medical Center at Dallas, Texas. She is the Medical Director of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center –… Read the full bio

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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W307
Melissa Chlupach is a life-long Alaskan and an Assistant Professor in Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Alaska Anchorage, specializing in Alaska Native nutrition. Prior to working at UAA, she worked for NANA Management Services, serving as the Regional Healthcare Dieti… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W314
Lisa is a Medical Science Liaison with Fresenius Kabi, providing parenteral nutrition education and scientific support to healthcare professionals. Lisa is a registered dietitian and certified nutrition support clinician with a Master of Science in Nutrition from Case Western Res… Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W414
Sodexo, Director Labor Relations Initiatives (retired), Leadership, Life and Health Coach
Sandi retired after a successful and inspiring 49-year career with Sodexo. Her commitment to making the workplace better for all employees was rooted in her first job as an hourly employee… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Kerry Clark is the current Chair for the Clinical Nutrition Management DPG. She has been an active volunteer within the practice group for the past 11 years also serving as Nominating Chair and Member Services Chair. Kerry has been employed within Providence Health Care in a va… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W304
Neva Cochran is a Dallas-based registered dietitian nutritionist who serves as a nutrition communications consultant to a variety of food, nutrition and agricultural organizations. She is passionate about promoting fact-based food and nutrition information to help people eat beyo… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W315
Karen Collins is a registered dietitian nutritionist who focuses on translating nutrition research related to heart health, cancer prevention and their intersection. As a consultant, Karen works on freelance projects and in ongoing relationships. For over 30 years, Karen has ser… Read the full bio

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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Alicia Connor, MA, RDN is a dietitian and chef who has low vision and is legally blind. She is passionate about simplifying meal planning to make healthy eating easier. Alicia built a successful career as a chef and worked at one of the top restaurants in San Francisco. As her … Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W315
Lily Correa, MPH, RD, DipACLM is the Director of Education and Training for the Office of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals and the registered dietitian for Bellevue Hospital’s Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program. Lily is passionate about plant-based… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Sharon A. Cox is currently a principal at Cox Duncan Network (CDN), a company that provides innovative solutions and tools to support food and nutrition professionals. Sharon is also a senior consultant with Tecker International, LLC, a client-focused, multi-disciplinary global c… Read the full bio

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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W308
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Dr. Crayton served as the 90th President of the nearly 100 year old organization of over 80,000+ professionals, 2015-2016. For over 50 years, she has served as an innovative nutrition leader at the district, state and national levels. She was awarded Professor Emeritus at Auburn … Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W311
Kristi Crowe-White, PhD, RD is an Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Human Nutrition at the University of Alabama. She received her PhD at the University of Maine where she held a doctoral fellowship with the National Science Foundation. Her dietetic tr… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Nina Crowley, PhD, RD, LD is an advocate for effective communication, people-first language, and a patient-centered approach for people with obesity. After 16 years as dietitian and program coordinator with Medical University of South Carolina’s Metabolic and Bariatric surgery … Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Sodexo, Vice President, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
With 25 years of experience, Jodi consults with business and human resources leaders to provide insights and actions that foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture. She partners with stakeholders to n… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W311
Dr. Patricia Davidson is a Professor, in the Nutrition Department, at West Chester University-PA. Clinical positions as a registered dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist include in and out-patient diabetes education. She is active in the Academy of Nutr… Read the full bio

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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W314
Dr. Anne Davis is the founding program director and assistant professor in the graduate program in Nutrition Science including a FG FEM program at Hood College. Previously, she was the founding director of the FG FEM in Clinical Nutrition Future at the University of the Pacific.
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Janet M. de Jesus, MS, RD

Ms. de Jesus is a Nutrition Advisor in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) She is the HHS lead of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans project and participates in other nutrition activities in the U.S. federal government such as the… Read the full bio

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 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Dr. Alice Domar is the Chief Compassion Officer at Inception Fertility. She is a pioneer in the application of mind/body medicine to women’s health issues. She established the first Mind/Body Center for Women’s Health in the country. Dr. Domar conducts ongoing ground-breaking res… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W414
Dr. Taine Duncan is Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion and director of the Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Minor Program at the University of Central Arkansas. She has given over 60 presentations on philosophy, from peer-reviewed international presentations to co… Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W311
Stacey Dunn-Emke, MS, RDN is a Registered Dietitian and the Founding Owner of NutritionJobs, a career portal for dietitians and nutrition professionals. She is the author of The Dietetic Resume Guide and specializes in boosting professional opportunities for dietitians, students,… Read the full bio

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Andrea V. Dunn, RD, LD, CDCES is recently retired, having worked as an Advanced Practice Registered Dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic. She is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. She was recently appointed as the Academy’s Liaison to the Association of Diabetes C… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W307
Wanda Eastman is currently the vice-chair of the Academy’s Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommittee, and will be CPLS chair in October 2022. CPLS is sponsoring this proposed educational session. Wanda is past chair of the Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition an… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W312
Beth Eggleston, MS, RDN, is a Nutrition Education Specialist for Meijer Specialty Pharmacy, a subsidiary of the Midwest-based grocery retailer, Meijer. Hired into a new position, Beth helped to build the foundation of A Healthier You, a web-based nutritional resource tailored to … Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Dr. Tatyana El-Kour is a recognized expert and thought leader in population health and nutrition. A champion of systems thinking. Highly skilled at innovating frameworks to transform processes and leverage technology to maximize effectiveness and outcomes. For over 20 years, Dr. … Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W312
Renee Euler, MS, RDN, LD is the founder of a private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She specializes in gastrointestinal disorders, with a special interest in celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome, having suffered from both for many years. She is an expert on the glute… Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Alefiya Faizullabhoy, MBA, MS, RD, CDCES, CDN is the Lead Diabetes Educator at a large academic endocrine practice associated with the largest health care system in New York State. Alefiya has a strong clinical background in nutrition with a focus on diabetes, pre-diabetes, and w… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W307
Dr. Faraj is an Assistant Professor at Framingham State University. She teaches courses in the fundamentals of nutrition science and medical nutrition therapy. She also serves on the Board of the Boston Alliance for Diversity in Dietetics…. Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W304
Linda is the owner of Nutrition Associates of San Antonio, dba Nutritious Table, which she founded in 1995. As an entrepreneur and Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM), Linda provides personalized medical nutrition therapy to teens and adults, media inter… Read the full bio

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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W304
Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN of Brooklyn-based Maya Feller Nutrition is a registered dietitian nutritionist who is a nationally recognized nutrition expert. In her practice, she provides medical nutrition therapy for the management of and risk reduction of non-communicable diseases…. Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Cade Fields-Gardner designs domestic and international food and nutrition programs to serve HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and development programs. Cade works in collaboration with governments and donors, non-governmental organizations, food commodity and agriculture group… Read the full bio

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Dr. Filigno is a psychologist embedded into the CF care team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (since 2009) and is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She provides clinical care to patients with CF and their families in … Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W307
Suzie Finkel, MS, RDN, CDN is a New York based registered dietitian who specializes in managing digestive disorders and symptoms through diet. She holds a master’s degree in nutrition from Columbia University and completed her undergraduate degree at Skidmore College. She curren… Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, RDN is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University where she teaches a first-of-its-kind nutrition law and policy course (7 courses completed) and a unique course on the first 1,000 days of life (2 courses completed). Prior to returning to … Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W312
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W311
Eileen Ford, MS, RDN, FAND is the Administrative Research Manager for the Center for Human Phenomic Science at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Eileen has been the Manager for a variety of clinical research studies focusing on infant feeding, infant growth and the risk of … Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W304
Courtney Fose is a registered, licensed dietitian in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is the Program Director for the Master of Science in Dietetics (MSDI) Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Prior to transitioning to full-time academia, Courtney practiced as a … Read the full bio

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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Tamie is a Registered Dietitian and General Manager who is employed by Sodexo’s Healthcare division since 2000. She has held various operational and Clinical positions in Acute Care Hospitals including Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Penn State Health St. Joseph, a… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Kim has been involved in healthcare and long-term care for over 39 years and has experience in all aspects of nutritional care and food services in both long-term care and acute care settings. As the Senior Vice President of Health Technologies Kim is responsible for overseeing t… Read the full bio

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 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W307
Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RDN, CDN, is a New York City-based registered dietitian with over a decade of experience in clinical gastroenterology practice settings, specializing in the dietary management of digestive symptoms and diseases. She holds a master’s degree in clinical … Read the full bio

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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Golnaz is a Senior Dietitian for UC Davis Health Transplant Program and has been working in this role since 2014. Golnaz values the importance and impact of nutrition in the transplant population and has been involved in a variety of projects directly impacting patient care. She … Read the full bio

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 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W312
Teresa Fung graduated from Cornell University with BS and MS degrees in Nutrition and from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health with a dual Doctor of Science in nutrition and epidemiology. She completed her dietetic internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She currently teac… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W304
Rebecca Garofano is a dietetic intern at Syracuse University, where she recently completed her M.S. in Nutrition Science. She works as the Illustrator and Institute Lead at Food Dignity, where she develops participatory activities for community projects to explore topics ranging … Read the full bio

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 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W308
Chef Abbie Gellman, MS RD CDN is a spokesperson, recipe and product developer, educator, and nationally recognized culinary nutrition expert. She creates, produces, and hosts cooking and nutrition videos and works with a wide variety of food companies/brands, commodity boards, fo… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 9
Lights, Camera, Cook
 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Dr. Andrea Glenn is a registered dietitian and post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the University of Toronto. Her current and doctoral research focused on the role of plant-based diets on cardiometabolic health, including the well-established… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W311
Jaime Gnau is a Southwest Missouri native, registered dietitian nutritionist, certified health education specialist, and 2019-2021 Southwest regional director for the Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MOAND). With over 16 years of experience in the healthcare field, sh… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W414
Located in beautiful Missoula, Montana, Kirsten Godwin, RD, CNSC is a senior manager for Providence St. Patrick Hospital’s Clinical Nutrition Services for Acute Care and Outpatient Oncology. In addition to her acute care management role, she also oversees two ambulatory care cl… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Amanda Goldman obtained her B.S. in Dietetics from Miami University, and her M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Kentucky. She completed her dietetic internship at UK Hospital. Amanda is currently the Healthcare Industry Sales Strategist for Gordon Food Service. In … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W307
Dr. Andie Lee Gonzalez is a registered dietitian with nearly 15 years of nutrition and public health experience. Her focus has been on pediatric and community nutrition. Dr. Gonzalez earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition and internship training from Michigan Sta… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W307
Leslene Gordon, PhD, RD, LD, serves as the Community Health Director of the Florida Department of Health – Hillsborough County. Responsibilities include leadership of the agency’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, Sterilization Program, Health Promotion and Education, Lead … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W311
Patricia Grace-Farfaglia, PhD, MBA, RDN a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, Clinical Associate Professor in Health Science/Human Clinical Nutrition Track Director at Sacred Heart University. Her teaching interests are in nutrition and its effect on the role of nutrition manageme… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W414
Kelly Green Corkins received her undergraduate degree in Clinical Dietetics from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and completed a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Food Systems Management at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. She currently works as a Pe… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W312
Tara Griffin MS, RD, LD is a Registered Dietitian practicing in Minnesota at the Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Center, working with people with CF and those undergoing lung transplantation. In previous roles, Tara has specialized in weight management providing seminar-based weig… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W307
Jillian is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and public health professional with experience in public-private partnerships, product analysis, and portfolio development. She has worked with businesses to further their corporate responsibility and strategically market produ… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W304
Dr. Nanci Guest is a registered dietitian focused on plant-based eating for health and sports performance. She is also a personal trainer and a strength and conditioning coach working in private practice for over two decades. She completed two Bachelor of Science degrees and a Ma… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W311
Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Clinical Attending at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Gupta has 17 years of experience as a board-certified pediatrician an… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W315
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W414
Erin Gurd currently lives in Tampa Florida and has worked at Moffitt Cancer Center for 9 years and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida in dietetics. She obtained her board certification specialty in Oncology Nutrition in 2021. Erin has volunteer… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sara Haas RDN, LDN, is a food and nutrition expert with formal training in the culinary arts. She works as a freelance writer, recipe developer, food photographer, media authority, public speaker and consultant dietitian/chef. Sara is a former culinary and nutrition instructor an… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 9
Lights, Camera, Cook
 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Peg Hamlett, PhD works as an Adjunct Instructor in Kinesiology for Washington State University and has served as Director of Fitness and Wellness at the University of Idaho. Her passion is in holistic wellness helping individuals live their best lives through exercise, nutrition,… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Dr. Stephanie Harris is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is also the Faculty Co-Lead of the JJM Mandel Wellness and Preventive Care Pathway in the School of Medicine, where she is involved with the de… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W414
Heather Hartline-Grafton, DrPH, RD is a consultant in nutrition policy and research. Dr. Hartline-Grafton’s work primarily focuses on obesity, dietary quality, and health among low-income and food-insecure children and families, with emphasis on how the federal nutrition progra… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W307
Cindy Hasseberg is an established pediatric dietitian with an extensive background in business and sales leadership. She currently leads a large, well established medical nutrition sales organizations across the country. Her passion for leading, coaching and training people has… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Dayle Hayes is an award-winning educator and school nutrition expert. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a sought-after speaker across the USA. As a parent and member of the School Nutrition Association, Dayle has dedicated decades to making school environments healthy… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W312
As a food enthusiast and dietitian, Bridget brings a unique point of view to the foodservice industry. Having worked in restaurants, colleges & universities, hospitals, and foodservice sourcing she loves working with clients to develop create foodservice solutions. She holds … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W304
Jen Heidel, MS, RDN, LDN, has spent a decade developing a unique blend of knowledge and skills to establish her expertise in the fields of contract foodservice, procurement, supply chain, and budget/fiscal management. With professional experience ranging from clinical to financia… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W304
Joy Heimgartner works at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she is an assistant professor of nutrition and Mayo Clinic Advanced Practice II registered dietitian with over eleven years of experience in blood & marrow transplant. As one of the founding members of the Gl… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Heather S. Hendrikson RDN, CSP, LD is a Clinical Dietitian with over 20 years of NICU experience at Baylor Scott & White Health, University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Heather actively trains students and clinical dietitans in the neonatal nutrition specialty and has foc… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W307
Mindy Hermann is an accomplished writer and editor for consumer, industry and medical media. Her most recent work includes monthly articles in Produce Business, along with contributions to Foodservice Director and Pastry Arts. More than 300 consumer credits include articles in P… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Marianella Herrera is physician expert in nutrition epidemiology. She graduated from medical School at Central University of Venezuela (UCV). She holds a Master and a Doctorate in Human Nutrition from Simón Bolívar University in Caracas where she graduated with honors. She was … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W312
Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof is a Registered Dietitian and an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of North Florida. Her major research interests focus on program development and evaluation. One program is focused on interprofessional edu… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W314
Leah Hoffman Anderson, PhD, RD/LD, CNSC, is Associate Professor and Director of the Coordinated Program for Masters of Arts in Dietetics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). In this role, she is responsible for every aspect of the Coordinated Program, fro… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W304
Diane E. Hoffmann, J.D., M.S., is the Jacob A. France Professor of Health Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and Director of the law school’s Law & Health Care Program.. She is the founder and director of the Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee Network … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Erin Hoisington is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist and content director for the Nutrition and Aging Resource Center. In her role, she works closely with the rest of the team to disseminate existing content and create new resources to support the aging nutrition … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W307
Aimee Hollander, Assistant Professor in the department of teacher education and Director for the Center for Teaching Excellence. She earned her BS in Biology from Virginia Tech and PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Hollander is passion… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 9
Teaching Through the Trauma
 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W308
Dr. Hannah Holscher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and a member of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Institute of Genomic Biology, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois. She c… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Wynnifred Mercado Hoodis, MS, RDN, LD resides in Houston,Texas after many years living in New Jersey. Wynnie currently works at Houston Methodist in the Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery. When living in northeast, Wynnie was a clinical faculty preceptor in the dietetic… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W312
A nationally recognized expert in health indicators, health disparities/equity, and social determinants of health, David Huang (CDR, US Public Health Service) is the Chief of the Health Promotion and Statistics Branch, which provides primary statistical and epidemiological suppor… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Ginger Hultin MS RDN CSO owns Seattle-based concierge nutrition practices, Champagne Nutrition® and Seattle Cancer Nutritionist where she helps clients optimize their health with an integrative approach. She specializes in plant-based diets, integrative nutrition topics, oncolog… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W414
Christie Hunter is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Christie, RD a group private practice that provides nutrition counseling to individuals and worksites in Greensboro, NC and surrounding areas. Ms. Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from the… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Daina’s work focuses on preparing child care industry professionals as they navigate and implement practices that support breastfeeding families throughout their Early Care and Education (ECE) journey. Daina’s work also includes: Infant & Young Child Feeding in Emergencie… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W314
Dr. Christy Isbell is a program director, chair and professor in the Masters in Occupational Therapy Program at Milligan University where she also teaches pediatric courses. She is a pediatric occupational therapist with more than twenty-five years of experience working with chil… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Kelly Issokson, MS, RD, has been a registered dietitian for over 12 years at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Kelly specializes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and surgical nutrition therapy. Her research focus is on the nutrition optimization of surgic… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Teresa Jackson, MS, RDN, LD is a member of the Ft. Mojave Tribe and is also Seminole, Muscogee Creek, Cherokee and Yuma. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian who serves as the Tribal Partnerships and Outcomes Partner for Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Par… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W307
Karen Jasso has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for 14 years, working primarily in pediatrics. She is now a Clinical Nutrition Manager at Children’s Health in Dallas, where she manages a team of inpatient and outpatient RDNs. Karen enjoys utilizing the electronic medic… Read the full bio

Session(s):

From his wildly successful role on ABC’s smash hit, Shark Tank, to his distinguished status as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Daymond John has become globally recognized for his relentless commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs.

Daymond in… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: W415ABC
Becky Johnson has 20 years experience working in program planning, project management and advocacy for chronic disease prevention, mitigation and health equity. Beginning her career in medical anthropology and international health focused on addressing health disparities in the H… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W308
Dr. Johnson is a registered dietitian with 20 years of experience, and has had the opportunity to work with patients across the lifespan. While her primary role at East Tennessee State University is directing the dietetic internship program, she also teaches Maternal and Child N… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Lisa Jones, MA, RDN, LDN, FAND, is a Philadelphia-based, award-winning Registered Dietitian, entrepreneur, and owner of Lisa Jones LIVE. She has a Master of Arts in Nutrition Education from Immaculata University, and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from West Virginia Universit… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sherri Jones is currently the Quality Manager at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian Shadyside working in the Department of Patient Safety, Innovation, and Quality. Prior to her Quality Manager position, she functioned as the Clinical Nutrition Manager… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W307
Satya S. Jonnalagadda, PhD, MBA, RDN, is the Vice President of Scientific and Clinical Affairs at Medifast. Satya has more than 20 years of experience in nutrition, has held various roles in global research and development for Novartis Nutrition Corporation, General Mills, Kerry… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Shivam Joshi, MD, is an internist, nephrologist, and plant-based physician practicing at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue in New York City. He received his BS from Duke University and his MD from the University of Miami. He completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/Univ… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Karen Kafer, senior vice president health partnerships for GENYOUth, leads strategic health, nutrition and government partner relationships and thought leader communications, outreach and education with health and nutrition professionals at the national and grassroots level. As … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W307
Kelly Kane, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC is the Director of Nutrition and Dietetic Internship Director at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. She has taught nutrition t… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W312
Dr. Purna C. Kashyap is Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Co- Director of the Microbiome and High-Definition Therapeutics program in the Center for Individualized Medicine and Director of the germ-free mouse facility at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. The Gut Microbiome laborator… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Kendra Kattelmann, PhD, RDN, LN, FAND is Distinguished Professor and Director, School of Health and Consumer Sciences, South Dakota State University and LEND Nutrition Discipline Head for the Center for Disabilities, University of South Dakota. She was formerly the Director of th… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Mary Beth Kavanagh is the Program Director and University Department Chair for an ACEND accredited Coordinated Program at Keiser University in Florida. She was previously employed at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. Mary Beth has served on the House of Delegates… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W304
Deanne is an Academic Specialist, Assistant Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, and doctoral candidate in Human Nutrition at Michigan State University. Deanne has over 25 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian in clinical and community settings working in pediatrics … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W314
Dr. Kelly is an attending physician in the Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. She has long-standing clinical and research interests in endocrine co-morbidities arising… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W307
Ginger Kerrick, as a child, dreamed of growing up to be either a basketball player or an astronaut. When neither dream came to fruition, Ms. Kerrick developed a fresh perspective – best summed up by the phrase “It just wasn’t meant to be” – and is today part of NASA, se… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Sumiya Khan lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a Nutrition and Wellness Programs Manager for Bon Appetit Management Company. She is the founder and former Program Director of Sanctuary Kitchen, a program of CitySeed in New Haven, CT that partners with refugee and immigran… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W311
Kristi is a senior pediatric dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Instructor of Nutrition for Baylor College of Medicine. She counsels patients and families dealing with gastrointestinal malabsorption and reliant on nutrition support. King frequently speaks t… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W414
Kim Kirchherr, MS, RDN, LDN (IL), FAND, NASM-CES, CAE is an award-winning registered dietitian and President of K2 Outcomes LLC, a strategic health, nutrition, and agriculture consulting firm specializing in the interconnectivity between the farm, the supermarket, and the table. … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W304
Dr. Sylvia Klinger is an internationally recognized nutrition expert who is relentlessly passionate about helping people fall in love with the process of creating and enjoying delicious and nutritious foods.

As a food and nutrition communications professional, Dr. Klinger is … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Ingrid Knight, RDN, LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and the Owner and President of Ingrid Knight, RD and Associates, Inc. a group private practice located in Georgia, with multiple locations and telehealth offerings. Ingrid provides leadership in her own practice, and … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W312
 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Dr. Laura Knisley DNP, APRN, RD, LD, FNP, IBCLC, CDCES, BC-ADM is Endocrinology Nurse Practitioner and Registered Dietitian. She is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management and is an IBCLC. She specializes in women’s health and nutrition. Dr. Knisley has worked with t… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W315
Bramaramba (Brama) Kowtha is a Public Health Advisor with National Institutes of Health’s Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) in Rockville, MD. She is a Registered Dietitian with 27 years of experience working with federal, state, and local public health programs and policy init… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Ann Marie Krautheim, M.A., R.D., L.D., is the President and Chief Wellness Officer for GENYOUth, where she leads the foundation’s strategic vision, planning, goal setting, and partnerships with thought-leaders in government, business, education, fitness, and nutrition to advanc… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W307
With more than 25 years’ experience in nutrition and diabetes prevention, and management as Maine Health’s Regional Director of Nutrition and Diabetes Services, Marcy provides digital diabetes prevention and weight loss programs for the Penobscot Bay YMCA, Fruit Street Health… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W308
Erin Lames-Johnson is a Nutrition Researcher with the Nutrition Research Network of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Erin is the study coordinator the Malnutrition Clinical Characteristics Validation and Staffing Optimization Study. She earned her Masters of Science in Nut… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Matthew Landry is a postdoctoral research scholar and registered dietitian nutritionist in the Stanford Prevention Research Center in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences from Louisiana State University … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W307
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W312
Kathryn is a registered dietitian and currently works as a Senior Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Manager at Nestlé USA, Inc. in Washington, D.C. In this role, she leads a team of professionals who translate science into consumer products, and she helps coordinate public polic… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W304
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W312
Denise Lazar is a Partner in the Barnes & Thornburg LLP law firm, where she practices in the Litigation Department. Denise chairs the BTWomen Talent Resource Group and Co-Chairs the Toxic Tort Practice Group. Denise advises nonprofit organizations, including professional so… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W311
Brandon Lee is a study coordinator in the Western Human Nutrition Research Center at University of California, Davis (UC Davis). Brandon currently coordinates and contributes to nutrition research focused on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and its effectiveness on treating o… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W414
As the National Director of Clinical Nutrition at Morrison Healthcare since 2015, Gisele Leger directs the development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical nutrition programs and services according to current trends and marketplace demand. She leads a team of division dir… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W304
Mary N.R. Lesser is a dietitian who provides comprehensive nutritional care for children in both the hospital and clinic. As part of UCSF’s pediatric blood and marrow transplant team, she offers medical nutrition therapy for children receiving transplants. She also leads the Ba… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W311
Deanna Belleny Lewis is a Weight-Inclusive Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Public Health practitioner currently living in Oakland California . She is the co-founder of Diversify Dietetics, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the racial and ethnic diversity in … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W414
Registered Dietitian of 11 years, Lisa Littrell, MPH, RD, LD has dedicated her career to the empowerment of under-resourced communities within the USA, its territories, and the globe including American Samoa, Romania, Mexico, Afghanistan, and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lis… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Stacey is a Registered Dietitian at Hy-Vee who received her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from Iowa State University (ISU). She then went on to complete her dietetic internship through ISU at the Great River Medical Center in Burlington, Iowa. Stacey is certified in Ad… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W304
Julie Long is a registered dietitian nutritionist who is passionate about improving the lives of people through increasing access and resources to adequate and appropriate nutrition. She has over 10 years of experience working in the field of nutrition research and has conducted … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W304
Julie Lopez, RD, is a New Jersey based registered dietitian and chef nationally recognized as a food and nutrition expert. Julie’s passion is to educate others about nutrition through food and giving them the tools, they need to build confidence in the kitchen. It’s her missi… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 9
Lights, Camera, Cook
 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Megan Lott serves as Deputy Director for Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which supports research on environmental and policy strategies to promote healthy eating among children. In this role, Megan oversees the program’s operat… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Page Love is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in sport dietetics specializing in sports nutrition therapy for athletes with eating disorders. She developed the nutrition program for Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders and led their core nutrition therapy group and… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W312
Chef Renea Lyles, MS, RDN, LDN began her professional cooking career in the Chicago restaurant scene, graduating from the Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago, Le Cordon Bleu in 2009 and working in various fine dining restaurants in both the savory and pastry sides of t… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Elizabeth (Libby) MacQuillan, PhD, RDN, CHSE earned her doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from Western Michigan University (WMU) in 2017. Her dissertation is titled Birth Record Analysis of Gestational Diabetes: Applications for Intervention Planning. In her d… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W314
Pamela Malo is a Registered Dietitian, yoga instructor, life coach, and speaker. She earned her Master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has worked in global health, private practice, the startup industry, politics, and as an NHANES dietary int… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W312
Lindsay Malone is an Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. She holds an MS in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Her decade of experience in healthcare and education includes advanced practi… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W414
Shelley Maniscalco, MPH, RDN started Nutrition On Demand in 2016 as a way to leverage her 20+ years working on nutrition science, communication, and activation in the DC metro area, providing strategic nutrition support to national organizations and solution-based support to indi… Read the full bio

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Dr. Marshall joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1991. She is a registered dietitian and a professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry. In 2016, she was appointed the Michael W. Finkelstein Centennial Professor of Teaching. Dr. Marshall coo… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Martin is director of the Burke County (GA) school nutrition program, which has 4,500 students in five schools, serving breakfast, lunch, after-school snacks, supper and the summer feeding program. She served as the Academy’s treasurer from 2013-2015. Martin served as the Acade… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W312
As the campus dietitian at the University of Chicago, Cecily encourages students to explore the endless possibilities food has to offer. She believes eating food is not only for nourishment but for enjoyment. At University of Chicago, Cecily’s role is to provide nutrition educa… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W315
Dr. Christopher Mason is a Professor of Genomics, Physiology, and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Director of the WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction. He also holds appointments at the Tri-I Program on Computational Biology and Medicine (Cornell, Memori… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who advocates for healthy eating at all stages of life. With over 15 years of experience in clinical, government, and public health sectors. My work is centered on community-based interventions and culturally inclusive programming. I am passion… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W304
Dr. Ruchi Mathur is the Director of Clinical Diabetes and Director of Clinical Research and Operations for the Medically Associated Science and Technology (MAST) Program at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, California. She also serves as a Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Lacey J. Mauritz, RDN, is a food-loving, registered dietitian, wife and mom who is ultra-passionate about child and family nutrition. Her goal is to engage parents and their little ones in preparing, cooking and—the best part—eating fresh, healthy food. Lacey is a cookbook au… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Amanda is a Program Coordinator and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics at Children’s Hospital Colorado Sports Medicine Center. Amanda has worked in a variety of settings including The Biggest Loser® Resort at Fitness Ridge, Curves™ International, the University of Colo… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Michael McDonnough is a registered dietitian with a love for food and a passion for public health. After earning his Master of Science degree in Nutrition & Public Health from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, he began working with an inpatient population at NewYork-P… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W315
As a public health dietitian, Morgan has worked in school nutrition programs in Texas, California, and Virginia as a menu planner, nutrition educator, and food services operations specialist. Morgan is a strong advocate for a nation where children have equitable access to sustain… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W414
Caroline McKinney is the Nutrition Innovation Director for the Nutrition and Aging Resource Center. In this role, she manages the Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services (INNU) Grantees for the Nutrition and Aging Resource Center and coordinates all aspects of the INNU Gra… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W307
Michelle McMacken, MD, FACP, DipABLM is Executive Director of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals (NYC H+H), the largest public healthcare system in the United States. Dr. McMacken joined NYC H+H in 2004 and currently practices internal medicine in the NYC … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Julie Meyer, RDN, is the Founder + Co-CEO of Eat Well Global, a communication and consulting firm whose mission is to empower global change agents in food and nutrition. With more than two decades in nutrition and health communication, and having worked and run a business in Chin… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Helen grew up in Immokalee. Her family kept a garden and informal food forest where they grew cassava, corn, bananas, squash, and many tree fruits. Her mother’s Paraguayan background and culture has influenced how she interacts with the natural world in that she views all life … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W308
Dr. Miranda is an integrative exercise physiologist and an expert in skeletal muscle inflammation, oxidative stress, and metabolism specifically in the contexts of obesity and diabetes. Dr. Miranda received his PhD from the University of Michigan in the Human Bioenergetics lab in… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Jessica Monczka, RD, CNSC, is a Regional Nutrition Manager for the Restore+ Nutrition Program at Option Care Health. She has been practicing as a nutrition support dietitian for more than 20 years. Her background includes adults, pediatrics, and NICU, from critical care to the … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W414
Gabriela Montenegro-Bethancourt is a Guatemalan nutritionist. Her research focuses on dietary factors affecting children´s health, application of nutritional urinary biomarkers, nutrient intake, and application of non-invasive methods.
Dr. Montenegro is currently a Reserch Fel… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Maria received a B.S. in Dietetics with a minor in Spanish from UW-Stout in May 2009. She received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences with a minor in Cancer Biology from the University of Arizona in July 2013 and her MBA with an emphasis in health care management from Viterbo Univ… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W304
Currently, Alexis is the Internship Director at Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Southern University A&M College. She was commissioned into the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Engineer… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Cordialis Msora Kasago is a Regional Nutrition Manager for Sodexo and the founder of The African Pot Nutrition, a consultancy that improves the health of people of African descent through diet and lifestyle changes. An advocate for heritage foods and healthy cultural practices, … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Dr. Nancy Munoz holds a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition, Masters in Healthcare Administration, and a BS in Food and Nutrition. Her areas of expertise include nutrition and pressure injuries, malnutrition and nutrition, and the older adult. A highly-acclaimed speaker and author, … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W311
Constance Newman is a Senior Analyst in the Special Nutrition Research and Analysis Division of the Office of Policy Support, at USDA Food and Nutrition Service…. Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W314
Jen Nguyen is the Director of Nutrition at Sweet Pea Plant-Based Kitchen and an Associate for Bazilian, Inc. She is the founding member for the nutrition program and services at Sweet Pea, a chef-prepared, plant-based, meal delivery company based in Rochester, New York. Jen’s f… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Meghan Niemczyk, MPH is the Associate Director of the University of North Florida Center for Nutrition and Food Security (CNFS) which has included the roles of Director for the Northeast Florida Hunger Network and Chef Advisor to the Meals on Wings Program.  In her role with th… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W315
Avtar Nijjer-Sidhu’s Ph.D., R.D, career began in community nutrition with her first position as a registered dietician for the Women, Infants, and Children program in Bakersfield, California. Engaging with the women in the program shaped Dr. Nijjer-Sidhu’s understanding of t… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W307
Dr. Barbara O’Connor Wells is an Associate Professor and Clinical Supervisor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She teaches coursework and supervises in the areas of dysphagia, motor speech, and adult language disorders. Dr. O’Co… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W414
Colleen O’Malley is the Managing Director for Forged by Life (https://forged-life.com/) where she supports individuals and teams through transformation. Her dynamic workshops, podcasts, articles / blogs, vlogs, and strategic coaching elevate and inspire her clients to work thr… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W304
Julia Oblein has worked in the healthcare industry for over 13 years, with over 11 years in management. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Hawaii and completed her dietetic internship with Virginia State University. Julia has managed clinical teams and foo… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W307
Ka’iulani Odom has been involved in the area of native Hawaiian Health for the past 30 years. She has developed educational media for print, television and screen. Her specialty is in `Ai Kupele, nutrition from a cultural perspective. Her work involves communities, schools, an… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W314
Egondu Onuoha is currently the Vice President – Real Estate, Special Programs and Business Development at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City. Prior to her becoming a Vice President, she was the Director of Prenatal Care Assistance Program, WIC Program and the Nurse Fam… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Dr. Ottery is physician lead of the Global TeleNutrition Consortium (GTNC). She is globally recognized as the creator of the PG-SGA®, co-creator of the scored PG-SGA and various derivatives including web-based tool based on the Pt-Global app, co-founder of the PG-SGA/Pt-Global … Read the full bio

Session(s):

Rory Pace has dedicated her career to Nephrology Nutrition, a field in which she is a leader, educator, and patient advocate. After graduating from UC Davis with a degree in Dietetics, she completed a dietetic internship at the West LA VA Medical Center and a Master’s degree in… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W312
Kristy Paley has been a Registered Dietitian for over 19 years, with much of her career focused in pediatrics. She currently works at Duke University Children’s Hospital where she serves as the dietitian for the pediatric intensive care and pediatric complex care teams. She hol… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sheetal Parikh has been very passionate about plant-based nutrition since her childhood. She brings her unique experience and skills to the nutrition world by blending eastern and western cultures with innovative diets. She has been a vegetarian all her life, and promotes vegetar… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W311
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Dr. Pashinsky is a board-certified gastroenterologist who completed her medical education and training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She remains affiliated with Mount Sinai as a Teaching Attending and Clinical … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Chhaya Patel has been a Renal dietitian since 1980 and works for DaVita since 1994 in different roles and now serving as the senior manager for clinical programs. She has contributed more than 20 articles to peer reviewed publications. Her leadership roles have included the Coun… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W311
Nicole Patience, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, CEDRD (she/her) is a licensed dietitian nutritionist. She supports individuals of all genders at both the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Counseling and Nutrition Center 360 in the Boston area. She is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Spe… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Debbie is the Chief Operating Officer for Synergy Health Tech, driving the development of scalable strategies that improve social determinants and advance health equity. She has been a volunteer Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2018, serving consumers… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W414
Melissa Pflugh Prescott is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Prescott investigates strategies to improve nutrition security while mitigating the negative impact of the food system on the environment, such as food waste. Dr. Pr… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Wendy provides operational support and oversight as a regional vice president for Morrison Healthcare, being honored as Morrison’s Regional Vice President of the Year in 2020. Her current role provides the opportunity to lead program development and implementation of population… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W311
Pittman is president & CEO of the Oakland-based Public Health Institute (PHI), one of the country’s largest and oldest independent non-profit public health organizations. Pittman has been a nationally recognized leader in community health, safety net and Medicaid care for v… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Amy Plano, The Reimbursement Dietitian, RD, MS, CDE, CDN, is a successful private practice dietitian passionate about helping dietitians create a profitable nutrition private practice using an insured-based model. She has been accepting insurance in her practice since 2007. Toget… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W312
Dr. Peggy Policastro, RDN is the Director of the Culinary Nutrition Program at Rutgers University. Dr. Policastro harnesses the mechanisms of Behavioral Economics to nudge individuals towards healthier food choices. Dr. Policastro believes making a healthy food choice the easiest… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W315
Dianne Polly is currently a member of the Academy’s Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommittee. Her distinguished career includes serving as Speaker-Elect, Speaker, and Past Speaker of the Academy’s House of Delegates. She received the Academy’s Medallion Award in 2013. Di… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W312
Youth Council student members serve as advisors to GENYOUth programs and youth surveys, serve as national spokespersons and champions for healthier school communities…. Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W307
Bambi Press is a registered dietitian serving as the Healthy Aging Director in the Iowa Department on Aging Nutrition & Wellness Division, where she oversees Older Americans Act Title IIIC congregate and home delivered nutrition services for the State of Iowa. She also suppor… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W307
Lauren Probstfeld is a registered dietitian with several years of experience as a nutrition support clinician practicing in multiple areas of acute care. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Nutrition degree from Te… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Camille Range is a registered dietitian nutritionist who
empowers families, communities, and the next
generation of healthcare providers to lead healthy lives
through nutrition, health, and wellness. She received a
B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the
University… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W414
Hollie Raynor, PhD, RD, LDN, is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee. She holds a MS in Public Health Nutrition and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W304
Amy Reed has been a pediatric dietitian for over 20 years and is currently employed by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where she works in the Complex Care Center and the Lung Transplant Program. She is also active in the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group and she … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W414
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W312
Paula Reichel serves as Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Senior Advisor to the CEO at Partnership for a Healthier America, the premier nationwide nonprofit working to create lasting, systemic changes that transform the food landscape in pursuit of food and hea… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS is a board-certified, licensed nutritionist and professionally trained chef. Her “sane and scientific” approach and
“foodie-friendly” advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, CBS News, Morning Edition, and in the nation’s leading n… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Monique Richard is an award-winning Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN, LDN) with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition, minor in Psychology, a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP) and owner… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Dr. Gina Rico Mendez is an Assistant Research Professor and Research Fellow at the Mississippi State University-Social Science Research Center. Currently, she serves as the Principal Investigator for the USDA-FAS funded project “Research and Learning from the McGovern-Dole Scho… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W312
Emily Riddle, PhD, RD, is an assistant professor of Foods & Nutrition at SUNY Oneonta. Dr. Riddle’s current work focuses on nutrition education and the translation of research into evidence-based practice. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics’ Malnutr… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Dr. Tom Rifai is Founder and CEO of Reality Meets Science Inc. (dba FlexMD), a digital health company focused on therapeutic lifestyle support.

Additionally, Dr. Rifai is Medical & Wellness Director for Magna International, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W311
Joanne Rinker is a Master’s level dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist for over 20 years. She started her public Health career with the North Carolina Diabetes Prevention and Control Program in May 2007 until July 2013. During those six years, she wo… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W314
Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, MS, RD, is Director of the Nutrition Policy Institute and Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of California. Dr. Ritchie has devoted her 30-year career to synthesizing and conducting researc… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W311
Dora Rivas, M.S., R.D.,S.N.S. has an extensive career in school foodservice. She is currently a School Nutrition Specialist / Consultant. Dora is recognized as a leader in the school food service industry and has served as President for the Texas Association for School Nutrition … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W311
Hillary Roberts is a registered dietitian nutritionist and assistant professor with over 15-years teaching experience. She is program director for the Dietetic Internship and Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics programs at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missou… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W414
Justin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach. Over the past 15 years, Justin has worked with youth to professional athletes, including runners and triathletes, Major League Baseball p… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Shamera is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a background in public health and diabetes education. Her work focuses on eliminating disparities, promoting health equity, and uplifting historically marginalized communities through nutrition. As a nutrition consultant, … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W304
Shannon Robson, PhD, MPH, RD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition at the University of Delaware. She is the Nutrtion Science PhD Program Director. She also co-directs the Energy Balance and Nutrition Laboratory where her research is focus… Read the full bio

Session(s):

AnnaMarie has worked as a renal dietitian for over 20 years from clinical to pharmaceutical including sales, education and renal medical affairs. She has chaired a number of boards including the South and Central Texas NKF Medical Advisory Board, San Antonio CRN, Renal Practice G… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Judith Rodriguez is Professor Emeritus and Past Chair of the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of North Florida (UNF). She received a PhD in Anthropology from Rutgers University, an MA in Nutrition and Higher Education, a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W311
Dr. Courtney Rogers is a behavioral health consultant at Cherokee Health Systems, an FQHC, in Knoxville, TN. She holds a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology and has significant experience providing brief interventions in integrated medical settings to create behavior change. In add… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND is an Integrative & Functional Dietitian and owner of Living Healthy – www.livinghealthy1.org, private practice in Douglasville, GA. Her focus within her practice is to provide holistic cultural nutrition approach programs that assist women … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Nina Roofe, Ph.D., RDN, LD, FAND, CNWE, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Central Arkansas in 1990. She completed the dietetic internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1991 and began a career in clinical dietetics. Whi… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W311
Beth Rosen, MS, RD, CDN is a non-diet Registered Dietitian specializing in GI nutrition and disordered eating based in Connecticut. She has been working in the field of nutrition for over 25 years. Beth helps clients find relief from digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Di… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Jen Ross is an Assistant Professor and director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at the University of North Florida teaching primarily in the areas of nutrition counseling and education. In addition to teaching, she works with the UNF Center for Nutrition and Food Security on… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W315
Laura Russell, MA, RDN, LD, CDCES is the program coordinator at Endocrinology Clinic of Minneapolis. She has been an educator for over ten years and worked in various settings including research, inpatient care, telemedicine and out-patient clinics. Her expertise includes pregna… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W307
Mary Russell is an assistant clinical professor in the College of Health Professions at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Her past professional roles include medical science liaison at Baxter Healthcare, director of two clinical nutrition departments and vario… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W311
Rosanne is an internationally recognized nutrition expert and author, blogger, and factfinder. She received her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her master’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh. Owner of Rust Nutrit… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Fadhylla (Fa-thee-lah) Saballos is the Director of Nutrition and Outreach at the Bronx Health Collective. She has worked in various community nutrition education programs for the past ten years, including the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Stellar Farmers’ Mark… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W308
Cynthia Sass is a plant based performance nutrition specialist with master’s degrees in both nutrition science and public health. Cynthia was one of the first registered dietitians to become a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics in 2006. She has consulted for five prof… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W311
Dr. Katherine H. Saunders is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and a co-founder of Intellihealth. She specializes in compassionate, comprehensive and long-term care of patients with obesity and weight-related medical complications. Her areas of… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Kate Scarlata, MPH, RDN, LDN is a Boston-based dietitian with 30 years of experience. Kate’s expertise is in gastrointestinal disorders and food intolerance, with a particular focus on the low FODMAP diet for functional gut disorders. She was awarded the Outstanding Massachuset… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Tori Schmitt, MS, RDN, LD, is a strategic nutrition communications specialist helping brands build reputation and trust by enhancing consumer engagement experiences with an evidence-based, thorough, and collaborative approach. Tori is the Director of Nutrition Services at Nature… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Rebecca Schubert is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with a lifelong passion for well-being and learning. She holds a master’s degree in Nutrition Education and another in Executive Leadership and has over fifteen years of experience working … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Founder of Balanced Nutrition Coach™, Julie Schwartz has over 25 years of experience as a consultant dietitian nutritionist and certified health & wellness coach. Julie holds a Master of Science in Sports Nutrition from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science Hea… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W312
 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Brigett Scott, is the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Head of the Director of the University Honors Program at Nicholls State University. Scott joined the faculty at Nicholls in 2002 as an Instructor and the Coordinator of the Dietetic Internship Program, she n… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 9
Teaching Through the Trauma
 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W308
Claudia Sealey-Potts, PhD, RD, LDN, FAND, a futurist leader, Associate Professor, and Dietetic internship director for two programs (MS/DI and ISPP) at University of North Florida. Trained and mentored more than 250 active entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who are en… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Jessica Setnick has one of the most recognizable names in the eating disorder nutrition counseling field, thanks to her engaging and charismatic presentation style, her unique point of view, and her genuine ability to connect on a deep level, even from the podium. She has spent h… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W304
Shanley is the dietetics director in the department of allied health sciences at the University of Connecticut’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. The department has both a Coordinated Program and Dietetic Internship. Shanley received the Academy’s 2012 Me… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: W415ABC
Amanda Sheehan, NP is a nurse practitioner at the Joslin Diabetes Center, in research, clinical practice, and in patient care. She received her BS in psychology from Northern Arizona University, her BSN from Simmons College, and her MSN from University of Massachusetts Boston. Sh… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Dr. Shelnutt is an Associate Professor, Extension Nutrition Specialist, and Registered Dietitian in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences. She also serves as the State Program Leader for Nutrition for UF/IFAS Extension. She received her BS and PhD in Food Science… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W308
Vandana Sheth is a Nationally recognized, award winning registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes care and education specialist and owner of a successful private practice in the Los Angeles area. She has over two decades experience and specializes in intuitive eating,… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W311
Judy Simon, MS, RD, LDN, National Nutritionist at the Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging, which administers the national senior nutrition program (SNP). The SNP serves community-based older adults nearly 1 million healthy meals daily through over 5,000 l… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W307
Annalynn Skipper is a distinguished RDN with a long career as an educator, researcher, and writer with a long career of service to the profession. She has authored >50 published articles and > 20 book chapters. She is a former member of the Academy’s Consumer Protection … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W312
Abbie E. Smith-Ryan is a Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, where she serves as the Director of the Applied Physiology Lab. She is also an affiliate faculty in the Departments of Nutrition and Allied Health Sciences. She is an active researcher in the fiel… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Don’t let the title of Business Development for a healthcare company fool you. Erick has worked in Occupational Health setting, inpatient care, patient experience, patient education and now business development for a kidney care company. Erick has worked with youth, adults and … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W312
Janelle is a registered dietitian nutritionist with expertise in both gastrointestinal disorders and eating disorders. She was motivated to become a dietitian when she was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2009. She believes that understanding the individualized effects of food in… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Karen Smith’s professional passion is in ensuring value of medical nutrition therapy. She has actively worked at the state and national level for over 20 years on reimbursement for medical nutrition therapy. While leading the charge as Chairman of the ADA Reimbursement Team, … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W311
Michael Snyder is the Stanford Ascherman Professor and Chair of Genetics and the Director of the Center of Genomics and Personalized Medicine. He received his Ph.D. training at the California Institute of Technology and carried out postdoctoral training at Stanford University. Dr… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W414
Dr. Colleen Spees is an Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Dietetics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition, she is an active member of OSU’s prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center and holds academic appointments in the College of Food, Agric… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Dr. Steiber is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the Chief Science Officer at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As Chief Science Officer, Dr. Steiber leads the Research, International, and Scientific Affairs team in both research efforts, including conducting nutritio… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W311
Ms. Tambra Raye Stevenson (IG/Twitter: @tambraraye) is the CEO of Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture, working at the nexus of intersectionality, nutrition equity, sustainability, and health. Appointed by USDA Secretary Vilsack, Tambra serves on the NAREEE Advisor… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W315
Kim S. Stote PhD, MPH, RDN is the Dean of Health Professions at the State University of New York, Empire State College in Albany NY. In addition, she holds a clinical research appointment, as a clinician scientist, at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center. Her research experience… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Nancy Strange is a clinical nutrition specialist for Ambulatory Surgical Services at IU Health. Co-Chairperson of the IU Health POWERR/ERAS program, IUPUI Dietetic Internship preceptor and a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician; She has been integral in development of an inter-d… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RD, LDN, IBCLC, FAND is Director and assistant professor at the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI). Catherine leads CGBI programmatic efforts in the areas of breastfeeding friendly healthcare, childcare, communities, and in lactation training…. Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W314
Dr. Joanne Sullivan is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Graduate Program Director at West Chester University where she has been a faculty member since 2013. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia, her master’s degree in Human… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W414
James is Associate Professor and DPD Director, Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He has expertise in food science and chemistry, food systems sustainability, and medical nutrition therapy. His current research focuses on mineral absor… Read the full bio

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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ, is an author, teacher, and clinical nutritionist with a special interest in digestive disorders, chronic pain conditions, and brain health. She is the cofounder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, an online program f… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Angie Tagtow is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Äkta Strategies, a consulting firm that designs authentic solutions for systems change. She has 30 years of experience working at local, state, federal, and international levels in agriculture, food, and nutrition policy; publi… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W308
Dr. Kelly Tappenden is Professor and Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Tappenden’s research program focuses on intestinal failure, mechanisms regulating epithelial function, and patient malnutrition. For these cont… Read the full bio

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Dr Varsha, as she is widely known, is the current chair of the Academy International Affiliate, IAAND. Varsha is an internationally known clinical nutritionist, author, educator, and researcher. She founded and heads the Indian Institute of Nutritional Sciences, a public health… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W311
Dr. Chris Taylor earned his Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from Bowling Green State University and complete his masters and dietetic internship at Arizona State University. After completing his internship, he interned with the National Institutes of Health NIDDK Phoenix … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Dr. Teigen is an Assistant Professor in the division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota and a faculty member of the University of Minnesota Gut Microbiota Therapeutics program. He is an active clinical dietitian, researcher, and educator… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
June M. Thompson, RDN, FAND has been a member of NOBIDAN for the past 15 years, serving in a variety of positions currently as Chair. June is a Renal Dietitian with Fresenius for the past 32 years and also a consultant for Family Affair Care Group, Inc which provides service to … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W311
Ron A. Thompson, PhD, FAED, CEDS, is a psychologist in Bloomington, Indiana. Before retirement, he treated patients with eating disorders for more than 35 years. He was also a consulting psychologist to the Athletic Department at Indiana University for 28 years. Most recently, he… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W312
Dr. Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RDN is a professor in Public Health at the University of Arizona and leads a multidisciplinary research program in cancer prevention research focusing on lifestyle behaviors, cancer prevention and survivorship. Her translational research program integrat… Read the full bio

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Dr. Tucker is an assistant professor at Michigan State University. She studies the effects of sleep on nutritional status and diet-related disease risk. Areas of particular interest include the effects of sleep on food choice and weight management as well as testing a community-d… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Teresa Turner, MS, RD, LDN, SNS, FAND (IG/Twitter: @TTurnDietitian) is a registered dietitian, School Nutrition Specialist, and alumna of the historical Tuskegee University. As the Army Child & Youth Services Nutritionist at Fort Meade, MD, she manages the food service operat… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W315
Dr. Vargas coordinates and advises on prevention research in diet, microbiome, genomics and related topics across the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Vargas’ research focuses on the molecular epidemiology of nutrition,… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W414
 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
Dr. Venter is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Allergy/Immunology at the Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, where she is conducting research in allergy prevention and working with children with food allergies. She is… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W414
Sarah Vermilyea has been practicing pediatric dietetics for 16 years and is currently working at St Joseph Home of Cincinnati, a residential home for children with complex medical needs. She has specialty certifications in pediatrics and nutrition support, and a master’s degree… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W312
Mrs. Rachel Villarreal is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a Master of Science in Nutrition. She completed her undergraduate work at Rutgers University in New Jersey, 2003. After graduating, she completed her dietetic internship in the Unites States Army at Brooke A… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W304
Taylor C. Wallace, PhD, CFS, FACN, is Principal and CEO at the Think Healthy Group and a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University. His academic research interests are in the area of nutritional interventions to promote health and preve… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Elizabeth M. Ward, M.S., R.D.N. is a writer and an award-winning nutrition communicator who specializes in women’s health. She is the co-author of The Menopause Diet Plan, A Natural Guide to Hormones, Health, and Happiness, and author of Expect the Best, Your Guide to Healthy E… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Lorraine J. Weatherspoon PhD, RDN is Associate Chairperson, professor in Human Nutrition and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University. Her research focus, grant funding and publications are in… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W314
 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDCES, FADCES is the owner and clinical director of Susan Weiner Nutrition, PLLC. She served as the 2015 ADCES Diabetes Educator of the Year and received the 2018 Media Excellence Award from the NYSAND.
Susan is the “Diabetes in Real Life” columnist … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W314
Elizabeth Wenk, principal, has over twenty years of communications and policy experience, having worked on Capitol Hill and on various congressional campaigns. She joined Burness in September 2007 and manages a portfolio of work related to children’s health, nutrition and food … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W320 (Chapin)
Rochelle Werner conducts research with the Institute for Global Nutrition at UC Davis to evaluate the impact of food-based interventions on micronutrient deficiencies among young children in low-and-middle income countries. Rochelle has been recognized as a finalist in the Emergi… Read the full bio

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Alicia White is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the Branch Chief of Nutrition Education and Promotion with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service, Child Nutrition Programs. In this role, Alicia leads a dynamic team of Nutritionists … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W314
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Session(s):

 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: W414
Kelli Wilson Begay, MBA, MS, RDN belongs to the Kickapoo, Seminole, and Muscogee (Creek) tribes. For the past 20 years, she has been dedicated to resolving and highlighting social determinants of health, and how they relate to lifespan discrepancies through the lens of an Indigen… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W314
 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W308
Wendy Wittenbrook, MA, RD, CSP, LD, FAND was born with hearing loss that was undiagnosed until she was in kindergarten. Her hearing loss progressed to severe and profound, and required her to wear hearing aids. Her left cochlear implant was placed in December 2020. Wendy compl… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: W315
Hillary Wright MEd, RD, LDN is the Director of Nutrition at the Wellness Center at Boston IVF. She deeply understands the challenges of incorporating healthy behaviors into daily life and specializes in fertility nutrition, general women’s health, PCOS, and diabetes prevention…. Read the full bio

Session(s):

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: W414
Lauri Wright is an associate professor and Graduate Program Director at the University of North Florida directs the UNF Center for Nutrition and Food Insecurity. Through her research and with the Center, she develops programs for food insecure individuals in the community, works … Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W315
Dr Karyn Wulf joined Abbott Nutrition as Pediatric Medical Director in 2018 after working clinically for 16 years as a general pediatrician in emergency medicine. She maintains her clinical activities on a part-time basis. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medic… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: W307
Allison Yoder, MA, RDN, LD is a registered dietitian nutritionist and leader in the retail health and wellness industry, with over 17 years specializing in business development and health and well-being strategy. Currently, Allison serves as the Nutrition in Food Retail Program D… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: W304
Dr. Jamie Zoellner is a Professor and Registered Dietitian in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia where she provides leadership for community-based health equity, obesity reduction, and cancer prevention initiatives. Her research includes engag… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)
Dr. Faris Zuraikat is a nutrition scientist with a research program that addresses the interplay of diet and sleep in determining cardiometabolic outcomes. Dr. Zuraikat collaborates closely with Dr. Marie-Pierre St-Onge on clinical trials evaluating a causal impact of sleep on bo… Read the full bio

Session(s):

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: W415D (Valencia)