Executive Committee and Leadership Team


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Executive Committee


Chair - Pauline Williams, PhD, MPA, RDN, CD

Chair-Elect – Elizabeth Verzo, MS, RD, LDN

Immediate Past Chair – Sharon Lutheran, MSH, RN, RDN, LDN, CLC

Secretary – Karen Bakies, RD, LD

Treasurer – Debbi Slawson, PhD, RD, LDN

Nominating Committee Chair/Second Century Liaison – Traci Briant Causey, MS, MBA, SNS

DPG Delegate – Barbara Ann Hughes, PhD, MPH, RDN, LDN, FADA, FAND

Academy DPG/MIG Relations Manager – JenaShay G. Russell, MPA


Leadership Team (Includes Executive Committee Members)


Awards Committee ChairAlexa (Lexi) McDonald, MFN, RD, CDN

Communications Committee ChairJoanna Morillo, MS, RD, CDN

Electronic Mailing List (EML)/eBlast Coordinator Caitlin Huth, MS, RD

Facebook Coordinator - Maggie Meehan, MA, MPH, RDN

External Funding Co-Chair - Frances Alloway, MA, RD, LD

External Funding Co-Chair - Vivian Haley-Zitlin, PhD, RD

External Funding Committee Member - Melissa Maulding, MS, RD

External Funding Committee Member - Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RD, LDN

Membership Chair - Bridgit Corbett, EdD, RD, LDN

Monthly Columns Coordinator - open

Newsletter Co-Editor – Maureen Ternus, MS, RD

Newsletter Co-Editor – Carol Berg Sloan, RD

Professional Education Chair - Tiffany Grant, MA, RD, LD

Professional Education Committee Member - Sherri Cirignano, MS, RD, LDN

Professional Education Committee Member - Dawn Vosbein, MS, MPH, RD, LDN

Public Policy & Advocacy Leader (PAL) – Ielyzaveta (Lisa) Shkoda), RDN, CNSC

Student Leadership Chair open

Website Coordinator – Leia Flure, MS, RD, LDN