Rahaf Al Bochi, RDN, LD is the owner of Olive Tree Nutrition, LLC. She provides holistic nutrition counseling and corporate wellness services with a focus on intuitive eating, diabetes and women’s health. Rahaf is a Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and en…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Armin Alaedini is currently a professor at Columbia University and an adjunct professor at New York Medical College. His laboratory’s research is focused on food sensitivity, host-microbe interaction, and autoimmunity, with over 18 years of experience in the study of gluten…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Lindsey Albenberg, DO, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an attending physician in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is the prog…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Toby Amidor, MS, RDN, CDN is a Wall Street Journal best-selling cookbook author, media dietitian and recipe developer. Toby believes that healthy and wholesome food can also be appetizing and delicious. In her most recent cookbooks, Smart Meal Prep for Beginners and The Healthy M…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Christel Anderson, MA Bio
Christel Anderson is the Senior Director of Interoperability Initiatives for HIMSS, a cause-based, not-for-profit healthcare association focused on the optimal use of information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

In…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
After reading the back of countless cereal boxes and nutrition fact panels, Melissa realized she had a passion for everything nutrition. Being a huge people-person, she dove, headfirst into clinical dietetics in an effort help patients, one feeding tube at a time.
She currently …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, CD, CDE, is the Nutrition Program Manager at Northwest Weight and Wellness Center in Everett, WA, and a bilingual Certified Diabetes Educator Coach in the telehealth setting for Fit4D. She graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Nutrition Sciences…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Meghan graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences. She completed her dietetic internship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Specialist in Obesity & Weight Management. She …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ben has been instrumental in addressing food insecurity at his current workplace in the Seattle area. He has partnered with the state Department of Health, city and county government, non-profits, and religious organizations to address this significant need felt by patients and l…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Alyssa Auvinen is the project director for Washington State Department of Health’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant program. In her role, she collaborates with farmers markets, grocery stores, health systems, academia, and a network of state and local organizati…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Julianna Bailey received BS in Nutrition and Food Science in 2009 from Auburn University. She completed her Dietetic Internship and earned MS in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2011 where she was selected to complete the Maternal and Chil…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Padmini Balagopal, is a Registered Dietitian, a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She is an IBCLC practicing (part time)in United States and in India. She was a Senior Nutritionist in the Residents Protection Program in Dela…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
With over a decade of experience in non-profit association management, Erin Ball has spent the past five years at the Grain Foods Foundation (GFF) in Washington, D.C. Erin currently serves as the Director of Public Relations and Science at GFF.
Erin spends her time acting as a t…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Dawn Ballosingh, is a Registered Dietitian and WIC Program Coordinator for the OneWorld Community Health Center (OWCHC) in Omaha, Nebraska for the last 12 years. She specializes in Maternal Child Nutrition and Women’s Health. During years 2004-2005 she was contracted as the N…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Vickie Baracos, PhD, is currently a Professor in the Department of Oncology in the Division of Palliative Care Medicine at the University of Alberta. She received her undergraduate degree at The University of Alberta, her PhD in Applied Biochemistry at the University of Nottingha…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, is the Director of Dietetic Programs for Idaho State University. In this role, she serves as department chair, overseeing both administrative and academic affairs. Ms. Gordon is also a Clinical Assistant Professor who teaches nutrition majors, dietet…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Baxter is an (unpaid) Affiliate Research Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. As Principal Investigator on research grants funded mainly by NIH, her primary research has concerned the accuracy of dietary recalls by children. O…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Tammy has been practicing as a registered, licensed dietitian/nutritionist for over three decades, of which the last 28 have been specialized in the field of eating disorders. Her experience includes inpatient treatment programs, management of outpatient nutrition programs for c…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Lori J. Bechard, PhD, MEd, RD, is a registered dietitian and clinical nutrition researcher, specializing in the investigation of nutrition assessment techniques and interventions to optimize outcomes for children with chronic and critical illnesses. She has held various roles as …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Lori J. Bechard, PhD, MEd, RD, is a registered dietitian and clinical nutrition researcher, specializing in the investigation of nutrition assessment techniques and interventions to optimize outcomes for children with chronic and critical illnesses. She has held various roles as …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Caitlin Benda is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Nutrition, as well as Master’s Degrees in Nutrition and Business Administration. Caitlin has been working in the field of nutrition f…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
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…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Katie works on the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative. Katie works with state and community advocates
across the country to reduce sugary drink consumption, improve restaurant kids’ meals, and increase
healthier food and beverage options on public property.
Prior to working …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Charlotte Block is a registered dietitian and international nutrition expert with a focus on chronic disease and nutrition-sensitive approaches. She has over 15 years of experience working in clinical, field and headquarter settings. Currently, she is Technical Specialist for nu…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Deanne Brandstetter, M.B.A., R.D. has over thirty years of experience in the food and nutrition business. Deanne is a Registered Dietitian and holds a New York State license as a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist. As Vice President of Nutrition & Wellness for Compass Group,…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Deanne Brandstetter, M.B.A., R.D. has over thirty years of experience in the food and nutrition business. Deanne is a Registered Dietitian and holds a New York State license as a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist. As Vice President of Nutrition & Wellness for Compass Group,…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Brandt is a professor of pharmacy practice and science and executive director of the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging. Since joining the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy, she has expanded geriatric training opportunities available, including the geriatr…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is a registered, licensed dietitian and professional chef in Philadelphia. He is the owner and executive chef for The Sage: Nutritious Solutions, a personalized nutrition and off-site catering company. He holds lectures nationwide, both at the…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Website for research group; http://www.ucd.ie/nutrimarkers Lorraine Brennan (BA, PhD) is a Conway Fellow and a PI in the UCD Institute of Food and Health. Her research interests revolve around metabolism and altered metabolic pathways in health and disease. She leads a metabolomi…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Jen Brewer received her dietetics degree in 1999 and has been working as a dietitian in various capacities ever since. She has focused her work in the community setting and got a master’s degree in school and community gardens in 2015. She has worked with various schools, helpi…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Constance Brown-Riggs—a former national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is the author of the Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World; The African American Guide to Living Well WithDiabetes, which received the Favorably Reviewed designation from th…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Constance Brown-Riggs—a former national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is the author of the Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World; The African American Guide to Living Well WithDiabetes, which received the Favorably Reviewed designation from th…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Constance Brown-Riggs—a former national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is the author of the Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World; The African American Guide to Living Well WithDiabetes, which received the Favorably Reviewed designation from th…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Alison Brown, MS, PhD is a public health professional passionate about addressing diet-related, racial/ethnic health disparities not only through research, but also through policy, advocacy, and grassroots community organizing. She is a graduate of Tufts University’s Friedman Sch…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Eva Brzezinski MS RD CDE
Bariatric Dietitian
Minimally Invasive, Endocrine, and Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Please see resume for full information, publications, abstracts, etc….
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Anna Busenburg works as a clinical dietitian for TouchPoint Support Services in Indianapolis, IN at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in their Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). She has been a Registered Dietitian and worked in clinical/pediatric nutrition for 7 yea…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Lauri O. Byerley was awarded her Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in Food and Nutrition, Related Science; her Master’s Degree from Purdue University in Nutritional Sciences; and her Ph.D. from The University of California, Los Angeles in Public Health/Nutrition an…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Laura Byham-Gray is a Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Health Professions at Rutgers University on the Newark Campus in New Jersey. Prior to teaching, Dr. Byham-Gray practiced in the field of clinical nutrition with specialty practice in nutritio…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Winona Bynum is currently the executive director of the Detroit Food Policy Council (DFPC) an education, advocacy and policy organization led by Detroiters committed to creating a sustainable, local food system that promotes food security, food justice and food sovereignty in the…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Anna Cahn, MS, RDN is a graduate student pursuing her PhD in Prevention Science at the University of Oregon. Her current research looks at the reduction and prevention of obesity using nutrition and nutrition education interventions. She currently works with Prevention Scientists…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
An RDN consultant, Emily works with national organizations, specializing in health and nutrition research, policy, communications, and education. She focuses on research evaluation and translation, science writing and editing, and content creation for health professional, consume…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Ginger Carney is from Memphis, TN, and completed her Bachelors degree in Dietetics and Dietetic internship at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville), and her Masters of Public Health at the University of Memphis.

Ginger has devoted her career to the promotion of nutrition in …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LD, is a registered, licensed dietitian with a private practice located in Portland, Maine. She provides medical nutrition therapy to patients with functional gut disorders, celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Ms. Catsos was an early adopter of t…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Feon Cheng, PhD, MPH, RDN, CHTS-CP, is a nutrition researcher with the Evidence Analysis Library team at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her Bachelor of Science (Coordinated Dietetic Program) in Nutrition Sciences at the California State University, Los Angel…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD is a registered dietitian nutritionist at Black River Memorial Hospital and provides medical nutrition therapy services and wellness/community initiatives. She completed her nutrition degree at San Diego State Univ. and Master’s degree at Georg…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mary Saucier Choate, Food Safety Field Specialist, with UNH Extension, Grafton County since July 2017, is also a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with 24 years of service in the retail food and food safety fields. She earned a BA in Communication from UNH and an MS in Food and N…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Dr. Joanne Christaldi is an Associate Professor of Nutrition at West Chester University. She is currently in her 6th year at WCU. She earned her BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from the College of St. Elizabeth, MS in Human Nutrition and DI from the University of Delaware, and PhD …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Catherine Christie is Associate Dean and Professor in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida. She earned her Masters and Ph.D. in nutrition from Florida State University and is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian, Fellow of the Preventative Cardiovasc…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Dr. Catherine Christie is Associate Dean and Professor in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida. She earned her Masters and Ph.D. in nutrition from Florida State University and is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian, Fellow of the Preventative Cardiovasc…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Candace Coats is a culturally competent dietitian who is involved in national and international dietetics. She has worked in many areas of nutrition including clinical, school nutrition, foodservice, community nutrition, and private practice. Her company Eat New Foods, LLC, seek…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Neva Cochran is registered dietitian nutritionist in Dallas, Texas. She serves as a nutrition communications consultant to a variety of food and nutrition organizations and is a frequent speaker for professional and consumer groups. An active member of the Academy of Nutrition an…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
As a clinician educator for the Clinical Nutrition Support Service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Dr. Compher is the team leader for home parenteral nutrition. The Clinical Nutrition Support Service, comprised of dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, and phys…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Alexis Conason, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and a Research Associate in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Mt. Sinai-St. Luke’s Hospital. Her practice specializes in the treatment of overeating disorders, body image, sexual functi…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr Brian Cook has developed an original line of research focused on the etiological role, management, and therapeutic potential of exercise in eating disorders. His training at the Universities of Rhode Island and Florida and NIMH post-doctoral fellowship at the Neuropsychiatric …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr Copland is an Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Virginia with a focus on small bowel disease. Within the scope of his practice, he frequently manages complex nutrition patients particularly patients requiring enteral nutrition, patien…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
.Mandy Corrigan, MPH RD LD CNSC FAND

Mandy Corrigan is a nutrition support dietitian specializing in the area of home nutrition support. She is the clinical nutrition manager for the Cleveland Clinic Home Nutrition Support and the Center for Gut Rehabilitation and Transplant…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Cindy Kanarek Culver, MS, RDN, LD is the Director of School Nutrition for Marietta City Schools (GA). She has 17 years of experience in school nutrition. She is the current Past-Elect for the School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group and the Georgia Affiliate Liaison fo…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Regina Cunningham is an accomplished nurse executive, scientist, and educator who has made impactful contributions to advancing nurse practice and clinical care. In 2017, Dr. Cunningham was named Chief Executive Officer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago, a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University, and a doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina. He completed his residency in Pediatrics and his fellowship in Pedia…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Nyree is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Center for Nutrition & Performance (CNP) in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. Her research projects focus on collegiate and professio…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Kelly Diaz is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Culinarian working as the Assistant Director of Nutrition Services for Evanston Township High School. She brings her culinary experience in fine dining to the challenging environment of K-12 foodservice. Her previous experience w…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Dr. DiNicola has over 20 years of experience in the agri-food industry and a decade of experience in sustainability and agriculture development. Prior to joining Benson Hill, Natalie led her own consulting practice with clients ranging from established and emerging companies to …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Linette Dodson is the current Director of School Nutrition for Carrollton City Schools in Carrollton, Georgia. Linette has been with Carrollton City Schools for 16 years. She is a registered dietitian and also completed her PhD at Iowa State University conducting research focused…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Janine is currently a DCN student at the University of North Florida. Meanwhile, she is also an instructor and ISPP coordinator for the UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her long history as a clinical dietitian has provided enough background to educate students on MNT. S…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Dubost has experience in the areas of research, product development, education and communications. She owns Dubost Food & Nutrition Solutions, LLC., which specializes in nutrition communications. She previously served as the Senior …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Tatyana El-Kour has worn many hats in her career as nutrition and dietetics professional, clinician, public health officer, scientist, marketer, researcher, speaker, trainer, writer, manager, consultant, analyst, policy strategist and change agent. She possesses more than 15 year…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Tatyana El-Kour has worn many hats in her career as nutrition and dietetics professional, clinician, public health officer, scientist, marketer, researcher, speaker, trainer, writer, manager, consultant, analyst, policy strategist and change agent. She possesses more than 15 year…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Kathrin A. Eliot, Ph.D., R.D.N., is a Health Professions Educator at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and an adjunct Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University where she served as a primary faculty member at the Center for Interprofessional Education and Resea…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Kathrin A. Eliot, Ph.D., R.D.N., is a Health Professions Educator at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and an adjunct Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University where she served as a primary faculty member at the Center for Interprofessional Education and Resea…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Dr. Nancy Emenaker is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Program Director in the Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention. She oversees a basic and clinical nutrition and cancer prevention research portfolio. Prior to joining NCI in 2006, Dr. Emenaker held…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Sara has worked as the Pediatric Renal Dietitian for the past 11 years at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. As the Lead Outpatient Pediatric Dietitian she specializes in dialysis and inborn errors of metabolism, providing coverage in both the outpatient …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Martelle Esposito is the founding President & CEO of Mothership, a new nonprofit organization that brings together expertise in the fields of health and user-centered design to bridge the gap between health expert and parent friend with trainings for health service providers …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Alison Evert is the manager of nutrition and diabetes education programs at UW Neighborhood Clinics in Seattle, WA. I also continue to provide one-on-one and group diabetes and nutrition education….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Kathryn Fakier, MS, RDN, CSO, LDN received her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences with a concentration in Dietetics from Louisiana State University in 2008. She pursued a combined dietetic internship and Master of Science in Health and Human Promotion with a concentratio…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Dr. Tanis Fenton is a Registered Dietitian, Epidemiologist and Associate Professor. Dr. Fenton has clinical and methodologic expertise across the domains of evidence appraisal, nutrition and growth epidemiology. She is best known for her work developing what are known as the Fent…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Rachel M. Fournet, PhD, RDN, LDN is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Science Dietetic Internship at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. She serves as the Chairman of the NDEP Simulation Committee with a research focus on innovative practices of I…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Tamara is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and New York State licensed Certified Dietitian- Nutritionist (CDN). She holds a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and completed her clinical training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Tama…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Dr. Jennifer Garner is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Professor of Food and Nutrition Policy at The Ohio State University. Leveraging mixed methods, Dr. Garner evaluates community-based interventions designed to reduce food insecurity and chronic disease risk among low-inco…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Translating science into practical terms for patients, corporate clients and the public is the career goal for Registered Dietitian, Molly Gee. She is the Managing Director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine where she coordinates several cli…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Abbie Gellman, MS RD CDN is a chef and Registered Dietitian and founder of Culinary Nutrition Cuisine LLC, a culinary nutrition company. Abbie has over ten years of Wall Street and hospitality/food and beverage consulting experience and ten years of nutrition-related experience. …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Peter Gibson is Professor and Director of Gastroenterology at The Alfred and Monash University, having previously been Professor of Medicine at Eastern Health and Head of the Eastern Health Clinical School. He is a Past-President of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia. F…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Dr. Joel Gittelsohn is a Professor in the Center for Human Nutrition and Global Obesity Prevention Center, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Gittelsohn is a public health nutritionist who focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Anne leads health and wellness programming and partnerships with health professionals, child health and nutrition leaders. Anne has worked for the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council since 1990. During that time she has developed an extensive network and become a trusted nutritio…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Eric Goldstein is a clinical instructor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and attending physician at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Goldstein completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his subspecialty fellowship training in gastroenterology at Mount Si…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Adam Grant, Wharton’s top-rated professor, specializes in making workplaces more collaborative, creative, and productive. Adam is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of four books that have sold over two million copies and been translated into 35 languages: Give and Take,…
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 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Leah Graves, RD, LD, CEDRD-S, FAED
Leah Graves is Vice President of Nutrition and Culinary Services for Veritas Collaborative and has been treating patients with eating disorders for over 30 years. Prior to joining Veritas, she was the Manager of Nutrition Therapy for the Laurea…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Elizabeth Grim is an evaluator and change agent who is passionate about harnessing the power of data, design, and evaluation to advance social justice and create more effective programs and policies. Her vision is a world with healthy, complete communities where everyone has a sa…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Sharon Groh-Wargo is the Senior Neonatal Nutritionist in the Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center and Professor, Nutrition and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Groh-Wargo has over 40 years of clinical exper…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mary Brighton MS, RDN is a Registered Dietitian and French-trained culinary expert with over 20 years’ experience including fifteen years living and working in France and the United Kingdom. Her passion is working with clients and patients to give realistic home cooking and foo…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
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, media authority, public speaker and consultant dietitian/chef. Sara is a former culinary and nutrition instructor and served as a Natio…
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Tuesday, October 29th 2019
169. Flavor-Full, Budget-Less
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Samia Hamdan is a Senior Nutritionist with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Agency. For the past 13 years, she has provided nutrition training and technical assistance to six State agencies and 23 tribes related to the USDA National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Progr…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Jill Hamilton-Reeves, PhD, RD, CSO, is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition and the School of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Creighton University and earned he…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Haewook Han is a 1981 graduate of Hanyang University in Seoul Korea, completed her Master’s in Nutrition Biochemistry at Tufts University in Boston, and earned her Master’s of Medical Science at Emory University in Atlanta with clinical nutrition training. She completed h…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Deepa Handu, PhD, serves as a Senior Scientific Director for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library. She has methodological expertise in conducting systematic reviews and quantitative analysis in the field of nutrition. In her position at the Academy, sh…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Beth Harrell, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD  is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian who began her work in Eating Disorders in the early 1990’s. She has worked in all levels of care for eating disorders from childhood to elderly and with all varieties of diagnosed eating dis…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Julie is the Registered Dietitian and Culinary Nutrition Chef behind her website www.julieharringtonrd.com based in New Jersey. Cooking has always given Julie joy because of its powerful ability to connect people together. She was always intrigued by the way food can impact your …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Kenn Harris is the director of the New Haven federal Healthy Start program at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in New Haven, CT. His maternal and child health, public health and fatherhood/male involvement experience spans more than 25 years. Kenn is the President …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
William Harris holds a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota. His 40-year research has focused on human lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, especially as they are affected by omega-3 fatty acids. He has been the principal investigator on 5 omega-3 related…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Christine Hartney is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Rush University Medical Center and is a coordinator for their dietetic internship program. She is the past chair of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics….
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Karen Hawkins is a registered dietitian in the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, Military Community and Family Policy. In this position, she led the Healthy Base Initiative Food Team and the DOD Food and Nutrition Subcommittee for three years. She currently co-chairs th…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dayle Hayes is an award-winning author and educator. 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
for students an…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Jule Anne Henstenburg is a Registered Dietitian and health policy researcher who is passionate about the role of food and nutrition in disease prevention, treatment and management. She works as Director of Research and Evaluation at the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Al…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Kristen Hicks-Roof is a Registered Dietitian and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of North Florida.
She earned a B.S. in Nutrition and Microbiology at the University of Arizona and a M.S. in Human Sciences at Texas A&M U…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mary Ann Hodorowicz is a RDN, CDE and certified endocrinology coder (CEC) with a MBA degree. Her practice specializes in consulting on healthcare insurance reimbursement, coding and coverage for nutrition and diabetes related ambulatory services, notably medical nutrition therapy…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Deanna M. Hoelscher, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D., C.N.S., F.I.S.B.N.P.A, is the John P. McGovern Professor in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, founding Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, and Associate Regional Dean for Research at The University …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Amanda Holiiday is Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Master of Public Health/Registered Dietitian Program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is director of one of the first demonstration programs to be accredited under the Future Education Model Accred…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Jen Houchins is Director of Nutrition Research at American Egg Board’s Egg Nutrition Center. Jen is responsible for oversight of ENC’s nutrition research program, translation of new research findings for health professionals, and provides support for AEB’s general marketin…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Dr. Hsiao is a registered dietitian and assistant professor at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Dr. Hsiao’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from The Florida State University, a Master of Science in Food and Nutrition from IUP, and…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
YaQutullah Ibraheem Muhammad MS, RDN LD received her Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and Masters degree in Health Sciences and Nutrition from Georgia State University in Atlanta Georgia. Mrs. YaQutullah is a member of RMIG, a member interest group of the American Academy of Nutr…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Franciel Ikeji is an experienced nutrition educator and has worked with all ages from pre-kindergarten to older adults in community and academic settings. She currently is the program officer for the Team Nutrition Training grant program, which provides support to states providin…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Dr. Carol Ireton-Jones received her PhD and Master’s degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics came from Texas Tech University where she also received her clinical training. She developed The Ireton-Jones equations…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Betty T. Izumi, PhD, MPH, RD is a registered dietitian and associate professor in the joint School of Public Health at Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University. She is also the director of the MPH program in Health Promotion. Dr. Izumi’s research foc…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Lexie Jackson is a doctoral student in Prevention Science at Washington State University, Vancouver and an Instructor at Oregon Health & Science University. Lexie completed a Bachelors degree in clinical nutrition at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a Maste…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Gregory Jaffe is the Director of the Project on Biotechnology for CSPI. Jaffe came to CSPI after serving as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environmental and Natural Resources Division and as Senior Counsel with the U.S. EPA, Air Enforcement Division. He is …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
I am a graduate of Andrews University 1979, Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics, and a Master of Science Degree, 1986 from New York University . I worked in various hospitals in New York State as a Staff Dietitian, Chief Clinical Dietitian, Senior Nutritionist, and Nutrition …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez is a Research Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Director of the Nutrition Research Network for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Yakes Jimenez’s…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Janet Johnson is a Senior Clinician with Iowa State University and works with their Nutrition and Dietetics Internship program. She is the current Chair of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Board….
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Jill Johnston, PhD is an Assistant Professor and Director of Community Engagement in the Division of Environmental Health at University of Southern California. Broadly, her research focuses on addressing unequal exposures to harmful contaminants that affect the health of working…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Lisa Ann Jones is a Philadelphia-based award-winning registered dietitian and nutrition communications consultant. Lisa has a master’s degree in nutrition education from Immaculata University and a bachelor of science in dietetics and food service from West Virginia University….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Stephen Jones has a PhD in Genetics from University of California, Davis. He is a non-commodity wheat breeder and professor and runs the Washington State University Bread Lab north of Seattle. Together with staff and PhD students he breeds, wheat, barley, rye, dry beans and buckw…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Wahida Karmally, Dr. PH, RD, CDE, CLS, FNLA
Is Special Research Scientist at Columbia University. She was a director for the American Diabetes Association (2008-2010), member of Professional Practice Committee (2008-2009), Scientific Programs Oversight Committee (2010), Sci…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wahida Karmally, Dr. PH, RD, CDE, CLS, FNLA
Is Special Research Scientist at Columbia University. She was a director for the American Diabetes Association (2008-2010), member of Professional Practice Committee (2008-2009), Scientific Programs Oversight Committee (2010), Sci…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
KATE SCARLATA IS A BOSTON-BASED REGISTERED DIETITIAN AND NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR WITH 25+ YEARS OF DIGESTIVE HEALTH EXPERIENCE. SHE WAS AWARDED BEST DIETITIAN 2016 BY BOSTON MAGAZINE. SHE IS A WORLD-RENOWNED LOW FODMAP DIET EXPERT, AND INVITED SPEAKER AT NUMEROUS INTER…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Dr. Julie Kennel serves as the Chair-elect for the Council on Future Practice. She is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice and Dietetic Internship Director at The Ohio State University. Julie has over 10 years of experience applying medical nutrition therapy and nutri…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Breana Killeen is the test kitchen manager at EatingWell Magazine in Shelburne, VT where she oversees, edits and develops 500+ recipes for EatingWell Magazine, EatingWell.com and Diabetic Living Magazine per year. Breana also contributes all wine content and pairing suggestions f…
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Tuesday, October 29th 2019
169. Flavor-Full, Budget-Less
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Breana Killeen is the test kitchen manager at EatingWell Magazine in Shelburne, VT where she oversees, edits and develops 500+ recipes for EatingWell Magazine, EatingWell.com and Diabetic Living Magazine per year. Breana also contributes all wine content and pairing suggestions f…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Ashley Kim has over a decade of experiences delivering medical nutrition therapy in hospital and community settings. She provides nutrition counseling in hospital and community settings and implements targeted dietary strategies to help patients and clients meeting nutritional n…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Joel Kimmons PhD is a Senior Nutrition Scientist and Epidemiologist in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Kimmons focuses on ecologic and behavioral approaches to creating healthy and sustainable…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Kolasa earned her Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1974. Her Bachelor’s Degree is from the Michigan State University in Home Economics with Communication Arts. She served on the Michigan State University faculty from 1974-1983. At East …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Being an immigrant from China myself, I have been working in a local WIC program (South Cove WIC Program) in Boston counseling breastfeeding mothers for the past 6 years. As 90% of our clients are new immigrants from Asian countries like China, Vietnam, South Korean and Japan, I …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Lisa Kissing Kucek develops plants for sustainable food systems. Continuing ten thousand years of farmers’ work, Lisa observes the richness of genetic diversity, then selects better crop varieties. She engages consumers, chefs, farmers, and researchers to ensure new varieties m…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Larry Kushi is a nutritional epidemiologist conducting research in cancer prevention and outcomes. Among other activities, he chaired the 2012 American Cancer Society Committee on Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Prevention, consulted with the World Cancer R…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Laura Lagano is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Integrative Clinical Nutritionist with a private practice focusing on gut, immune, and brain health; author of The CBD Oil Miracle; and co-founder and education director of the Holistic Cannabis Academy. Laura’s journey to…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Erin Lamers-Johnson is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and is a study coordinator for the Nutrition Research Network for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Erin’s current projects include the Malnutrition Clinical Characteristics Validation study, Chronic Kidney Diseas…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Kyle Lamprecht is a registered dietitian (RD) who previously worked for the Center for Kidney & Bladder Disorders at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut as their pediatric renal dietitian for approximately 5 years. He received his Bachelor’s of Sc…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Susan H. Laramee, MS, RDN, FADA, FAND is currently a member of the Ethics Committee of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and served as the Chair in 2017-2018. She was also a member of the Code of Ethics Task Force. As a past president of the Academy, she has served as a mem…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Joanne Larsen MS RD LD is an entrepreneurial dietitian who has five U.S. registered trademarks, one Canadian registered trademark, and U.S. registered copyrights for her website content. Since 2007 Joanne has worked with her intellectual properties attorney to file and defend her…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Laska’s expertise is in nutrition and obesity prevention. Over the past decade she has led a multifaceted research portfolio, with particular interests in modifiable and contextual determinants of obesity, dietary patterns, and food environments. Her work has been supported…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Karen is a dietitian and diabetes educator at the Asian American Diabetes Initiative of Joslin Diabetes Center. Originally from Hong Kong, she understands the cultural differences in Asia and the United States. She creates educational materials and provides nutrition recommendat…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Nicole Laverty is a Registered Dietitian who has been working in the field of Nutrition for over 12 years. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where she received her B.S. degree in Nutritional Sciences. Nicole completed her dietetic internship with ARAMARK in…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Katy Lawson is a registered dietitian based out of Washington DC and currently works in Regulatory Affairs for Nestle USA. Prior to working for Nestle, Katy managed the beverage compliance program for Keurig Green Mountain. She is actively involved with the Academy of Nutrition …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Anne Lee is an Instructor of Nutritional Medicine in the Department of Medicine and the Institute for Human Nutrition at Columbia University and the dietitian for the Celiac Disease Center. Anne is involved in patient care, and research. Her research has resulted in published ar…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Ms. Leonberg is Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Nutrition and Dietetics Education and Director of the Lactation Consultant Certificate Program at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has been a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition for more …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Cheryl Lewis is the National Director of the Nutrition, Education, Training and Technical Assistance Division in the Child Nutrition Programs at the USDA Food and Nutrition Service National Office. She is responsible for executing nutrition education and technical assistance for …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Salisa Lewis, MS, RD, CNSC, LD is a registered expert-level dietitian with 20 years’ NICU experience. She completed the Neonatal-Pediatric Fellowship at JW Riley Hospital in Indianapolis and worked as a pediatric relief RD there before moving to Norton Children’s Hospital in…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Megan Lott serves as the Deputy Director of Policy and Research for Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In this role Megan works closely with Dr. Mary Story to support research on environmental and policy strategies to promote health…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Megan Lott serves as the Deputy Director of Policy and Research for Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In this role Megan works closely with Dr. Mary Story to support research on environmental and policy strategies to promote health…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Ludy is an Associate Professor of Food and Nutrition at Bowling Green State University. Within the Academy, Dr. Ludy serves as Nominating Committee Chair for the Research DPG, Council on Professional Issues Chair for the Ohio Academy, and Section Editor for the Topics of Inte…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Ms. Lund is the Director of the UW Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics. In addition to dietetic education, her interests include obesity prevention through school wellness policies, physical activity promotion and screen time reduction, and the relationship between school e…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Margret Lyons, RDN, brings a unique perspective to insurance reimbursements for Dietitians. As the head of the medical billing and coding department for a large physical therapy group, she acquired the negotiation skills and nuances of insurance billing and reimbursements. Taking…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Janice serves as the Director, Clinical Innovation for Welldoc partnering with healthcare teams, systems, professional organizations, and health plans to integrate evidence-based technology tools (i.e., digital therapeutics) into clinical practice and in …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Rachael is a renal dietitian for Mayo Clinic Dialysis Services and an Assistant Professor of Nutrition for the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She has over 15 years of experience providing patient care, creating educational materials, writing medical nutrition therapy guideline…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Martin “Marty” Makary is the author of The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care And How To Fix It and is a leading health care voice writing in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. A surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Makary serves jointly as a professor of…
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 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Dr. Maya Maroto is a Public Health Educator at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Dr. Maroto works to develop, implement, and evaluate consumer nutrition and food safety education initiatives at FDA. Prior to joining FDA, …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Cora is a Registered Licensed Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition with over 30 years experience in the Post- Acute/Long-Term Care setting as President of Dietetic Associates, Inc, a dietetic consulting firm in NE Ohio. Her mission remains to assu…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
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 and supper. Martin has received honors and awards including Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year and the Outstanding Die…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
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 and supper. Martin has received honors and awards including Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year and the Outstanding Die…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Registered and Licensed Dietitian and Physical Therapy Assistant, Mickey received a B.S. in Nutrition and a B.S. in Sports Injury Management at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of Nevada Reno. Mickey also completed the r…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Cherise McAdoo is a charismatic visionary, brand strategist, and passion enthusiast. Her life’s mission is to assist others find purpose as they strive for excellence in pursuit of their destiny. She is no stranger to the professional world as a Hampton University alumna with e…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Stacey McCray is the Program Coordinator for the Nutrition Support Training Programs at the University of Virginia Health System. She also serves as the Coordinator for the UVAHS Dietetic Internship program. In those roles, she is responsible for the organization and implementa…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD-S is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose mission is to help people heal from diets, and find peace and balance with their food choices. She is the owner of a Eat With Knowledge, a private practice, in Nyack, NY. Jennifer is the creator…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Chef Wesley McWhorter, MS, RD, LD, CSCS, is the Director of Culinary Nutrition at the Nourish Program and a Lecturer within the Dietetic Internship Program at the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) in Houston. He is a professionally trained chef, registered diet…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Tegan Medico received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed her graduate dual degree program and dietetic internship at the University of Tennessee, where she earned a Master of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Pu…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Tamara is the co-founder and Executive Director of Diversify Dietetics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition by empowering students and young professionals from underrepresented minority groups to join the next gen…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Caitlin Merlo is a health scientist and serves as the School Health Branch’s lead for school nutrition. She develops science-based guidance and provides content expertise and technical assistance on strategies to improve the school nutrition environment and support healthy eati…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Am a clinical dietitian with the Cleveland Clinic. Am primarily responsible for areas of head & neck cancer (ENT), pulmonary disease, kidney disease and general internal medicine. Additionally, am adjunct faculty at Kent State University (Ashtabula Campus) teaching nutritio…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Jeff is president and founder of Cutting Edge Innovation, a firm that advises corporations on foodservice, innovation, and business development strategies, as well as product platform development, disruptive innovation and speed to market.

Jeff has spent 20 years in the food a…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
As a culinary nutritionist who translates science-based messages into easy to make, flavorful food that everyone enjoys, Libby’s appreciation of beer found its way into her kitchen as a home brewer and culinary teacher. Cooking with beer has enabled her to enliven traditional …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
With a strong background in both dietetics and business – she holds a combined MBA/RD from Dominican University – Marie brings Datassential a unique culinary perspective and health-driven point of view. For several years Marie has partnered with restaurant chains and suppliers o…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Lisa Moloney is a Nutrition Researcher with Evidence Analysis Center at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Lisa has extensive experience in conducting systematic reviews and developing evidence based practice guidelines for the Evidence Analysis Library (EAL). She is curre…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Kelly Moltzen received her Master’s of Public Health from NYU and completed her dietetic internship at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center after completing her undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences & Dietetics at the University of Delaware. She has wo…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Cordialis Msora – Kasago is 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, Msora-Kasago specializes in the preventio…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Eileen Stellefson Myers, MPH, RDN, LDN, CEDRD, FADA, FAND

Eileen is currently a nutrition and healthcare consultant to business and industry and private practice dietitian after retiring as Vice President, Retail Dietetics & Nutrition Solutions for The Little Clinic, a ret…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Elana is a nationally recognized food and nutrition expert and spokesperson with two decades of communications experience. She began her professional career as an on-camera spokesperson which then led to a career in public relations, working for major agencies in Chicago, Denver …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Elana is a nationally recognized food and nutrition expert and spokesperson with two decades of communications experience. She began her professional career as an on-camera spokesperson which then led to a career in public relations, working for major agencies in Chicago, Denver …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Kerry Neville is Vice President, Nutrition at Porter Novelli, a global communications firm. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, Kerry specializes in food and nutrition communications for influencer and consumer audiences for various food clients.

Prior to joining Porter N…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN, is the founder and principal of Taste Nutrition Consulting. She is a professionally trained Chef and Registered Dietitian specializing in recipe development, speaking engagements, food writing and hands-on culinary experiences.

As an alumna of Johnson &a…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Tracy L. Oliver, PhD, RDN, LDN currently serves as an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University. Tracy has over 16 years of experience in field of dietetics and found herself fascinated by the area of behavioral weigh…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tracy L. Oliver, PhD, RDN, LDN currently serves as an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University. Tracy has over 16 years of experience in field of dietetics and found herself fascinated by the area of behavioral weigh…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ms. Onuoha has worked on several maternal child projects and has spent the past 2 decades presenting on breastfeeding topics. She has served on the International Board of Lactation Consultants Examiners and has chaired the NYC Brooklyn Alliance for Breastfeeding Empowerment. She …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Kaylyn Padovani is a Nutritionist working with USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Child Nutrition Program at the National Office. She currently works with the Team Nutrition initiative creating English and Spanish language nutrition education and promotion resources for use i…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
A registered dietitian (RD) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Laura Padula has demonstrated a passion and dedication to working with patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) over the past decade. Laura is active in the CF community at a national level with extensive…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Anna Parker DCN, MS, RD, CDE, CCRC is a research dietitian with Anaheim Clinical Trials in Anaheim, California. She is team leader for all clinical trials for patients with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. She is passionate about diabetes and devoted to diabetes research to help pati…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Dr. Patti is Investigator/Co-Director of the Advanced Genetics and Genomics Core at Joslin Diabetes Center. Her research focuses on the molecular pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes risk; the role of intrauterine exposures and parental metabolism in influencing the health of children…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD, is the Manager of Clinical Nutrition and Senior Instructor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon where she has practiced for 40 years in the areas of renal and transplant nutrition and clinical nutrition management….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Richard Peirce focuses his practice on trademark, copyright, Internet, and e-commerce issues. These include issues related to Internet
brand protection strategies, online brand disputes, user generated content, online defamation and product disparagement disputes,
search engine…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Kristina Penniston is a scientist in the Department of Urology at the UW-Madison and also a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) at the University Hospital and Clinics (part of UW Health). Dr. Penniston is a member of the team providing care in the UW Metabolic Stone Cllin…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Janelle Gunn is the Chair for the Public Health Community Nutrition Practice Group (PHCNPG) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She previously served on the Board for the PHCNPG. Outside of her Academy work, Janelle is the Associate Director for Policy, Partnerships, and C…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
As a Division Director of Clinical Support at Morrison Healthcare, Wendy Phillips directs the development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical nutrition programs and services for hospitals, rehab and long term care facilities, and outpatient counseling centers. Wendy is a…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tami Piemonte is a consultant for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Center. She has been an Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) project manager since 2002 overseeing numerous EAL systematic reviews, and leading the development of Evidence-Based Nutrition Practi…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Dr. Preidis is a physician-scientist at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, where he is an attending in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. His laboratory seeks to define mechanisms through which early life undernutrition alters metaboli…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Gabriela Proano is a registered dietitian with both a clinical nutrition and research background. Upon graduation from the Florida State University’s MS/DI program, she began working as a clinical dietitian for the Veteran Affairs Healthcare System. There, she expanded her experi…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Zubaida Qamar is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at San Francisco State University and has several years of research experience investigating the behavioral aspects of nutrition, and cultural and socioeconomic determinants of health in diverse communities. Her research in…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Terri has worked in dietetics and business for more then 35 years. Currently she owns and operates a consulting business, employing more then 30 registered dietitians, serving healthcare and business clients in the Pacific Northwest. Previously she worked in contract food serv…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Michele Redmond, MS, RDN, FAND is a French-trained Chef and Food Enjoyment Activist on a mission to help Americans connect health to the pleasure of eating. She teaches, speaks and writes on the topics of taste literacy, culinary nutrition and creating a more positive food cultur…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Michele Redmond, MS, RDN, FAND is a French-trained Chef and Food Enjoyment Activist on a mission to help Americans connect health to the pleasure of eating. She teaches, speaks and writes on the topics of taste literacy, culinary nutrition and creating a more positive food cultur…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN, has 37 years of clinical experience; the past 28 of which have been spent specializing in nutrition support and GI disorders at the University of Virginia Health System (UVAHS) Digestive Health Center. Carol founded the Medicine Nutrition Support Team…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
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, Dr. Oz, CBS News, Morning Edition, and in the nation’s l…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND, is a nutrition therapist in private practice in Beverly Hills with over thirty-six years of experience, specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size. She is the co-author of Intuitive Eating and The …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Diana K. Rice, RDN, LD, is known as The Baby Steps Dietitian and is the founder of Diana K. Rice Nutrition, LLC, a counseling and consulting company with the mission of helping young parents feed their families well and reduce the stress surrounding their food choices. She specia…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Ellen Ritter is the Executive Chef for UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin. In this role she oversees patient and retail food production, procurement and purchasing, as well as the implementation of policy initiatives related to local and sustainable partnerships. She is committed to…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Professor Robbins has been a faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles, since 1997. She holds a joint appointment between the School of Nursing and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences Department. She is faculty with the Mole…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Shamera Robinson has an undergraduate degree in biology and public health from Spelman College. Her strong foundation in science was further built upon while transitioning through the MPH/RD graduate program in nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

As…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Judith Rodriguez is a professor in, and Past Chair of, the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida. She received a PhD in Anthropology from Rutgers University, an MA in Nutrition and Higher Education, a BS in Nutr…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Christina Rollins is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Affiliate Vice President of Operations, Quality and Safety at Passavant Area Hospital. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, followed by a Master of Science degre…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Bryan Roof is the executive food editor for Cook’s Country magazine and an on-screen test cook for Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. He began working as a test cook for Cook’s Illustrated in 2006, was an on-screen test cook on America’s Test Kitchen,
 and ha…
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Tuesday, October 29th 2019
169. Flavor-Full, Budget-Less
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Hannah Roosevelt is a clinical dietitian working at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Master’s Degree and clinical training at Rush University in Chicago. Her career has been spent caring for individ…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Megan Rossi is a registered dietitian with a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at The University of Queensland, Australia. Dr. Rossi’s PhD research focused on the gut microbiota and renal failure, for which she received the Dean’s Award for outstand…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mary Rozga is a Nutrition Researcher for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Evidence Analysis Center. In this role, Dr. Rozga works with groups of experts on different nutrition topics to complete nutrition-focused systematic reviews and evidence-based practice guidelines….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mary Rozga is a Nutrition Researcher for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Evidence Analysis Center. In this role, Dr. Rozga works with groups of experts on different nutrition topics to complete nutrition-focused systematic reviews and evidence-based practice guidelines….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Kevin is an associate professor in the department of food, nutrition, dietetics and health at Kansas State University and Co-Director for the Center for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. His research agenda and teaching program specializes in the administration o…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Kevin is an associate professor in the department of food, nutrition, dietetics and health at Kansas State University and Co-Director for the Center for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. His research agenda and teaching program specializes in the administration o…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
It has been my joy and privilege to be a Registered Dietitian for over 35 years after graduating from the dietetic internship at Oregon Health and Science university. I have worked part-time most of my career in order to be home with our four children. Once they were off on their…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Kate Scarlata, RDN, LDN is a registered, licensed dietitian with a nutrition consultation business in Medway, Massachusetts. She has 30 years experience providing nutrition consultation to patients with irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Ms. …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Missy has always had a love for food and nutrition. She gets to combine the best of both worlds as Manager of Global Nutrition & Sustainability at Taco Bell. During her 15+ year career, Missy has worked for Rubio’s Restaurants, Glanbia Foods, and The American Red Cross WIC …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Makayla Schuchardt is a Faculty Associate and the Assistant Director for the University of Wisconsin – Madison Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition Program. She teaches clinical nutrition courses for the undergraduate and graduate programs at UW-Madison and advises dietetic …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Director of operations for diabetes and health education services across the Oregon region. Oversee diabetes education four hospitals and more than a dozen medical groups. Oversee statewide DPP/MDPP program, and health education programming across the region. Led development…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Rebecca Scritchfield is an award winning Health at Every Size dietitian and certified exercise physiologist. She’s author of the book Body Kindness – never say diet again! and host of the Body Kindness podcast. Through her weight-inclusive counseling practice, she helps peopl…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Laura Serke works as dietitian for Sodexo at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. She covers the Level III NICU and women’s care area of this teaching hospital. Through a grant, Laura completed initial training to become a Certified Lactation Counsel…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Susan Sewell, MS, RD LD, CSOWM
Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM) is a registered dietitian in the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens, with more than 30 years of providing weight management treatment in various settings, su…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Sharma is a trained dietitian and physical therapist. As a health professional, she strongly felt she was treating preventable diseases stemming from poor lifestyles: heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. She saw the repercussions were devastating the community. Her love…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Anna is the Director of HOD Governance at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Sharon Solomon is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Informatics Committee and the past chair of the Interoperability and Standards Committee. Sharon was also Chair of the User Advisory Council for CBORD representing Health Care. Sharon received her B…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Caroline Steele is the Director of Clinical Nutrition and Lactation at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Caroline is a pediatric registered dietitian with over 25 years of experience. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition, an International Board Certi…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Kelley Toon is the Academic Nutritionist with the Georgia Department of Education. She is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and received her undergraduate degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and masters from the University of Alabama. She’s worked with the Da…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S is the author of 9 books, with a nutrition counseling practice in Newport Beach, California. She is co-creator of Intuitive Eating, a mind-body health process developed in 1995. Evelyn enjoys public speaking and training health professionals …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Tucker has been training future dietetics professionals for nearly a decade. Dr. Tucker earned her RD credential in 2005 and worked in a variety of positions, serving as a dietetic preceptor and adjunct faculty member before earning her doctorate in Nutrition Science with a c…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Direct all nutrition related content, strategy and collaborations at the ADA….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Author of the first cookbook where school chefs and farmers joined together to show off the great food: The Swedish School Meals Safari. Regularly interviewed regarding the status and development of Swedish school food during the last 15 years. Jury member: Best School Restaurant…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Holly Van Poots, RDN, CSP, FAND, is a private practice dietitian specializing in integrative nutrition care throughout the lifespan. Her practice, Be Balanced Nutrition, LLC, is part of an integrative performance center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she collaborates with two f…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Dr. Vargas coordinates and advises on prevention research in diet, microbiome, genomics and related topics across NIH and HHS.
Prior to joining the ODP, Dr. Vargas was a Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) where she focused on the molecular epidemiolo…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Barbara Visocan, Vice President of Member Services at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Dr. Jody Vogelzang is a nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist and an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Medallion recipient. She holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Health Science from Grand Valley Sta…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Dr. Jody Vogelzang is a nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist and an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Medallion recipient. She holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Health Science from Grand Valley Sta…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD, RDN, ACSM-CEP, FACSM, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Science at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Her degrees are in both Nutrition and Exercise Physiology; she also is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist® and a Reg…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Jennifer Wallinger CDR, MSC, USN is Director for Public Health at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Jennifer assisted with the development and writing of the Food Service Guidelines for Federal Facilities, including the behavioral design standards. Along with her many duties at Naval…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and the highest all-time international goal scorer for male and female soccer players. She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012…
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 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD is a nutrition consultant and writer. She is the author of Expect the Best, Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, and After Pregnancy. She is an expert in family nutrition, fertility, pregnancy, and breastfeeding nutrition, and an award-winning nutri…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Hope Warshaw is a nationally recognized dietitian/nutritionist and diabetes educator. She applies nearly forty years of experience in her work as a book author and freelance writer, media spokesperson, and consultant within her business Hope Warshaw Associates, LLC. Hope is known…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Hope Warshaw is a nationally recognized dietitian/nutritionist and diabetes educator. She applies nearly forty years of experience in her work as a book author and freelance writer, media spokesperson, and consultant within her business Hope Warshaw Associates, LLC. Hope is known…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Amanda Waters is a clinical psychologist and the multicultural specialist at the University of Connecticut’s Counseling and Mental Health Services. Her focus is on serving historically and presently minoritized students at UConn and making the world a better place, one step at…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Liz Weiss, MS, RDN, received the Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2015. She is the voice behind the food and nutrition blog and podcast, Liz’s Healthy Table and has written several cookbooks including Color, Cook, Eat!, No Whine with Dinner,…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
With more than 18 years of nutrition policy and communications experience, Sheila’s areas of expertise include nutrition education and outreach, food policy and promotion, restaurant and foodservice industry, issues management, and partnership building.

Sheila has spent the…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Diane Welland, is a registered dietitian and Manager of Nutrition Communications of Juice Products Association. In this position she uses her expertise to translate scientific nutrition information into layman’s terms, manage nutrition policy and regulatory issues and evaluate …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Kaitlyn Wessels is a licensed social worker at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens. In her role, she provides person-centered, strengths-based care to adolescents and young adults to reduce barriers to behavior change in …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Alicia White is a Registered Dietitian that serves as the Branch Chief of the Nutrition Education Branch at USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service Child Nutrition Programs. In this role, she supervises a team of 9 Nutritionists and Program Analysts that develop training and nutrition …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Gillian White is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist at Cooper Clinic. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and participates in the Medical Nutrition and Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders DPG’s. Gillian is a Certified Nutrition …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Jill White is Associate Professor Emeritus at Dominican University, where she continues to teach online and administrate a Head Start Nutrition Grant with the City of Chicago. Her clinical experiences as a Pediatric Dietitian centered around the South Side of Chicago where she b…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
As the Scott Rudolph University Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), I have served as PI on multiple NIH-funded clinica…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
To be addedChristy Wilson is a Tucson, AZ based RDN and culinary nutritionist. She is the owner of Christy Wilson Nutrition, a nutrition consulting service and blog.

Christy is a cook, health advocate and a teacher at heart. She has been in the business of health and wellness…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Yibo Wood is currently the Global Nutrition Coordinator for the Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture. She has been working in the field of nutrition education and food assistance programs for over 25 years, at the federal, state and internationa…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Glenda Woscyna is the Director, Medical Nutrition Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She is director of one of the first demonstration programs accredited under the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Hillary Wright is a registered dietitian with over 30 years of experience as a nutrition educator, writer and consultant. Hillary holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Master’s degree in Health Education …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Wu is the Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he is the Associate Chief for Research in the Division of Gastroenterology and is also the Associate Director of the Center for Molecular S…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
MARTIN M YADRICK,
MBI, MS, RDN, FAND
Marty Yadrick serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Foundation as its Past Chair. He was Academy President in 2008-09, Chair of ANDPAC, the
Academy’s Political Action Committee, in 2012, and has held…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Dr. Yang is a nutrition faculty and a Registered Dietitian at the Health Informatics Institute, University of South Florida. Her research concentrates on applying epidemiological methods in the study of nutritional exposures and health outcomes. She has extensive experience in …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Linda Yarrow is an Instructor at Kansas State University teaching upper level medical nutrition therapy courses and graduate courses in the department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health (FNDH). She is also the Clinical RDN for Clay County Medical Center, a critical access h…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Krista Yoder Latortue serves as the executive director of Family Food, a nutrition counseling company bringing the RD to the consumer in the work, home, doctor’s office, or community setting. In addition to being a registered dietitian, Krista is credentialed as a project manag…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute. Responsible for diabetes clinical, education and research for a ten hospital system….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute. Responsible for diabetes clinical, education and research for a ten hospital system….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dr. Jane Ziegler is an Associate Professor, Director of the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition Program and Vice Chair of Curriculum and Administration in the Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition in the School of Health Professions at Rutgers University. Over 30 years of her …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM