Dr. Adams received bachelor’s degrees in both biochemistry and psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; a master of public health degree from the University of California at Berkeley; and a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.
He has …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Meghan received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Delaware in dietetics and human nutrition. She is currently a Nutritionist with the Food Surveys Research Group, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center with the United States Department of Agricultu…
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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Dr. Dominik Alexander, PhD, MSPH, is a Principal Epidemiologist with MetaMethod, a health research consulting firm. He has extensive experience in health research methodology and disease causation assessments, particularly in the conceptualization, design, analysis, and interpret…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 201-ABC
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, The Easy 5-Ingre…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: 113-ABC
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
Location: 115-ABC
Roberta is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and is board certified in sports nutrition (CSSD). Roberta received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Louisiana State University in dietetics and nutrition. She is currently the Performance Dietitian for Bay…
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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
Laura 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 Cecelia Health. She graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Nutrition Sciences, completed her die…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 113-ABC
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
Location: 113-ABC
Ben has been instrumental in addressing food insecurity 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 local population. He also …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 119-AB
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
Location: 119-AB
Dylan is a Nutrition Specialist at Ketchum. He works across food and nutrition accounts to ensure accuracy in reporting nutrition science and research communications. Dylan received his Masters from Texas Tech University, where he underwent training in conducting clinical trials….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 204-ABC
Julianna Bailey received BS in Nutrition and Food Science in 2009 from Auburn University. She completed her Dietetic Internship and MS in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2011 where she was selected to complete the UAB Pediatric Pulmonary …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 121-ABC
Dr. Padmini Balagopal, is a Registered Dietitian, a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She practices in United States and (part-time) in India. She was a Senior Nutritionist in the Residents Protection Program in Delaware, USA an…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 120-ABC
With over a decade of experience in non-profit association management, Erin Ball has spent the past six 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 …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: 113-ABC
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
Location: 120-ABC
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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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Dr. Baxter is an (unpaid) Affiliate Research Professor at the University of South Carolina. As Principal Investigator on research grants funded mainly by the National Institutes of Health, her primary research has concerned the accuracy of dietary recalls by children. S…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 119-AB
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
Deanna Belleny is a Registered Dietitian and public health practitioner currently living in Boston, Massachusetts. In April 2018 she co-founded Diversify Dietetics, a non profit organization dedicated to increasing the ethnic and racial diversity in the field of dietetics. In Bos…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 204-ABC
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
Location: 113-ABC
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
Location: 118-ABC
Dr. Berning holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. She is board certified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). Currently, she is a Professor at the University of Colorado at …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall C
Rashelle Berry is Nutrition Manager of the Children’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She received her Master in Public Health in Epidemiology from Emory University and her Master of Science in Nutrition from Georgia State University. Rashel…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 201-ABC
Dr Jessica Biesiekierski is a Registered Nutritionist and currently Lecturer and Research Fellow of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at La Trobe University in Australia. She has international research expertise in the dietary effects on gastrointestinal physiology in health and dise…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Hall C
Katie Bishop Kendrick is the Healthy Eating Strategic Policy Lead and a Policy Analyst at the American Heart Association. As Healthy Eating Strategic Policy Lead, Ms. Bishop Kendrick leads the Healthy Eating Matrix Team and oversees the strategic vision for the Association’s he…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 120-ABC
Mr. Blackwood has spent the past fourteen years engaging Fortune 1000 companies in search of high-quality, secure, and reliable assessment tools. His systems knowledge includes computer-based testing (CBT), web-based survey tools, and paper-based data collection.
Mr. Blackwood …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 119-AB
Bob Blancato is the President of Matz, Blancato and Associates, in Washington, D.C. He is the National Coordinator of the bipartisan 3000-member Elder Justice Coalition, and Defeat Malnutrition Today. He also serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of Nutriti…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: 120-ABC
 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 119-AB
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 121-ABC
Dr. Sarah Booth is Director of the HNRCA, and Senior Scientist and Director of the Vitamin K Laboratory at the HNRCA. Among her many research accomplishments, Dr. Booth discovered a previously undescribed form of vitamin K in the human diet created by the hydrogenation of dietary…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
Susan T. Borra, RD is the Chief Health and Wellness officer of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). In this role she leads FMI’s health and wellness initiatives recognizing the unique assets of a grocery store – food, nutrition experts and pharmacy, and food retail’s important …
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 121-ABC
Windy Boyd, PhD, MPH, RDN is a Health Scientist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and Science Editor at the NIEHS journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Dr. Boyd earned a PhD in environmental toxicology from the University of Georgia in 2002. …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Dr Francesco Branca is the Director of the
Department of Nutrition for Health and
Development in the World Health
Organization, Geneva. During his tenure,
WHO has established a new nutrition
guideline development process and has
developed a Comprehensive Implementation Plan…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
Deanne Brandstetter, M.B.A., R.D. has over thirty years of experience in the food and nutrition business. As Vice President of Nutrition & Wellness for Compass Group, North America, she leads a team that coordinates wellness programs for foodservice clients and develops inno…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 118-ABC
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
Location: 201-ABC
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Professor Brennan has been in University College Dublin (UCD) since 2000, as a Research Fellow, Career Track Investigator, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and, since 2015, Professor. Previously she was a postdoctoral fellow in Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica in Portugal …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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 helps classrooms set up hydroponic gar…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: 201-ABC
Dr. Philip Brown serves as Executive Vice-President and Chief Physician Executive at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. Living and practicing in his hometown, Dr. Brown has enjoyed the privilege of serving his community as a General and Vascular S…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 121-ABC
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 With Diabetes, which received the Favorably Reviewed designation from t…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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 With Diabetes, which received the Favorably Reviewed designation from t…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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 With Diabetes, which received the Favorably Reviewed designation from t…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: 120-ABC
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Theresa Cardinal Brown is the Bipartisan Policy Center’’s director of immigration and cross-border policy, where she directs the work of the bipartisan Immigration Task Force in developing policy recommendations on immigration and border issues. She also oversees the research a…
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 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
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
Location: 120-ABC
Louise Burke is Chief of Nutrition Strategy at the Australian Institute of Sport, after having managed the AIS Sports Nutrition Discipline during its existence from 1990-2018. She also holds a Chair in Sports Nutrition at the Mary Mackillop institute for Health Research at Austr…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall C
Louise Burke is Chief of Nutrition Strategy at the Australian Institute of Sport, after having managed the AIS Sports Nutrition Discipline during its existence from 1990-2018. She also holds a Chair in Sports Nutrition at the Mary Mackillop institute for Health Research at Austr…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 115-ABC
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
Location: 121-ABC
Dr. Laura Byham-Gray is a Professor in the Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition 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 specialt…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 204-ABC
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
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Tiffany Calcutt runs Harvest Nutrition & Wellness, a nutrition counseling business that she founded in 2016. Tiffany delights in bringing her life experiences as a brand manager, mother, former division 1 soccer player, kids’ cooking instructor and not-so-successful home vege…
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 9:40 AM – 9:55 AM
Location: Outside the Terrace Ballroom I on the 400 Level
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Hall C
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
Location: 120-ABC
Jill Castle is one of the nation’s premier childhood nutrition experts. Known as a paradigm shifter who blends current research, practical application and common sense, Jill inspires audiences to think differently about feeding kids. From babies to teens, Jill takes a unique, …
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 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 115-ABC
Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LD, practices in Portland, Maine. She treats patients with functional gut disorders, celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Ms. Catsos was an early adopter of the FODMAP approach and is widely recognized as an expert in the implementation of the FOD…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
DPD Director at CSUSB for 25 years, received PhD in Nutritional Sciences from University of California, Davis, MS in Nutrition and Food Science from California State University, Los Angeles, BS in Biological Sciences from University of Southern California….
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 118-ABC
Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD is a registered dietitian nutritionist at Black River Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin and provides medical nutrition therapy services and wellness/community initiatives. She completed her nutrition degree at San Diego State Univesity and Master’…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 118-ABC
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
Location: 115-ABC
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: 204-ABC
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
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: 119-AB
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 115-ABC
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Alexis Conason, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in New York City where she specializes in the treatment of overeating disorders, body image concerns, sexual functioning, and psychological issues related to bariatric weight loss surgery. She is the founder of…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
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
Location: 201-ABC
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
.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
Location: 115-ABC
Kristi Coughlin, MS, RDN, LD is a self-proclaimed ‘recovering perfectionist.’ Though she wore her perfectionism as a badge for honor for nearly two decades, she finally realized how striving for perfect hindered her happiness. Now, she wants to help others overcome similar st…
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 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Outside the Terrace Ballroom I on the 400 Level
Amber Courville, PhD, RDN received an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and her PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut. She is currently a Metabolic Clinical Research Dietitian at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center. She has about 15 …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
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
Location: 204-ABC
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: 121-ABC
Ms. Sharmi Das is the Director of the Division of Education, Outreach and Information at FDA/Ctr for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) with over 25 years of public health experience. Among other activities, her Division develops, implements and evaluates consumer educatio…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall C
Sue Daugherty, RDN, LDN
Sue joined MANNA in December 1999 as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Sue was instrumental in MANNA’s shift from providing comfort and care to those dying from AIDS into an organization helping people with over 85 different illnesses through n…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
Jennifer Davis completed a BS in Dietetics from Bowling Green State University and a MS in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University. She completed the Dietetic Internships at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. Jennifer has been a Registered Dietitian at the Cleveland VA Med…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 113-ABC
 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
Dr. De Souza is a Professor in Kinesiology and Physiology at Penn State University in the USA. Dr. De Souza is a recipient of the prestigious Citation Award from the American College of Sport Medicine for her lifetime achievement in research and the Honor Award from the New Engl…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Dr. De Souza is a Professor in Kinesiology and Physiology at Penn State University in the USA. Dr. De Souza is a recipient of the prestigious Citation Award from the American College of Sport Medicine for her lifetime achievement in research and the Honor Award from the New Engl…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 201-ABC
Patti Delger is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with over 30 years of experience. She is the Iowa Team Nutrition Co-Director of a USDA Team Nutrition grant that supports and improves healthy child care environments through nutrition education and training child care nutrition…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 204-ABC
Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D., CHE, is Professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. He was the James Beard Foundation Impact Fellow, leading a national curriculum effort on food waste reduction for…
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 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
Lisa Dierks MFCS, RDN, LD works as a Regional Director for the University of Minnesota Extension in Southern Minnesota. This is a major role in field operations, providing critical functions related to internal and external stakeholder relationships, county funding, human resour…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 120-ABC
 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: 201-ABC
Stephanie is a clinical dietitian at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia where she practices in the neuro-intensive care and inpatient rehabilitation units. She received her BS in Nutrition and Food Science from Auburn University, completed her dietetic internshi…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 118-ABC
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
Location: 204-ABC
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
Location: 113-ABC
With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Dubost has experience in the areas of research, education and communications. She previously served as the Senior Director of Science and External Affairs at the Beer Institute where she managed scientific affairs. In this role she serv…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 115-ABC
Michelle Dudash is an award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist and Cordon Bleu-certified chef. She is the author of the top-selling cookbook, Clean Eating for Busy Families, revised & expanded and creator of 4Real Food Reboot, an online healthy meal planning program. T…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Stanley J. Dudrick is currently a professor of surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He began at Franklin Marshall College and went to medical school at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. During his residency…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 121-ABC
Raquel Durban is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition and certification as a specialist in pediatric nutrition. In addition to managing the diet and quality of life for patients and caregivers, Raquel serves the community through her work with nonprofits a…
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 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Expo Hall E
Karen Ehrens is a health and nutrition consultant, registered dietitian, and policy advocate. She is coordinator for the Creating a Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition, connecting people and organizations working toward the vision of a hunger-free state. She gains hands-on underst…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 201-ABC
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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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 201-ABC
Kathrin A. Eliot, Ph.D., R.D.N., is a Health Professions Educator at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Previously, Dr. Eliot was an Assistant Professor and core faculty member in the Center for Interprofessional Education and Research at Saint Louis University. …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Kathrin A. Eliot, Ph.D., R.D.N., is a Health Professions Educator at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Previously, Dr. Eliot was an Assistant Professor and core faculty member in the Center for Interprofessional Education and Research at Saint Louis University. …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 118-ABC
Dr. Ellis is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Associate Professor at the University of Alabama where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in medical nutrition therapy, nutritional biochemistry, and translational nutrition science. Her research interests include g…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Dr. Nancy Emenaker is Program Director in the Nutritional Science Research Group at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She oversees a basic and clinical nutrition and cancer prevention research portfolio. Prior to joining NCI, Dr. Emenaker held several professional roles includ…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 115-ABC
Basheerah Enahora, RDN, LDN, MS, MBA is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Adjunct Nutrition Professor and CEO of BE Nutrition LLC. Basheerah started BE Nutrition after realizing what a huge impact our thoughts have on our eating habits. Her true ca…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: 204-ABC
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
Location: 115-ABC
Marci is a Food and Body Imager Healer®. She has dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of eating disorders and body image and has spoken nationally and internationally on these topics. In 2015 she launched an online training platform for diet…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Alison Evert is the Manager, of Nutrition and Diabetes Education Programs for the University of Washington Neighborhood Clinics, 19 primary care clinics in Seattle-area and Pacific Northwest region. She is also teamed with an UW Medicine endocrinologist, on a multi-year Centers f…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
Kathryn Fakier, MS, RDN, CSO, LDN received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from Louisiana State University in 2008. In 2009, she completed a combined dietetic internship and Master’s degree program in Health and Human Promotion from McNeese State University. After b…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 118-ABC
Jessica Fanzo, PhD is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food and Agriculture Policy and Ethics at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins U…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hall C
Dr. Tanis Fenton is a Registered Dietitian, Epidemiologist and 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 Fenton Preterm…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 121-ABC
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
Location: Hall C
Margery Gann is the Chief Operating Officer at Ethos, a state-funded aging agency in Boston,Massachusetts. During her tenure the agency programming has increased from $15 million to an estimated $48 million in FY 2019.A significant driver of this increase in agency size is due t…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 121-ABC
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
Location: 115-ABC
An RD hat has primarily focused on maternal, infant and pediatric nutrition. Alayne continues to stay atop of her field by staying actively engaged in the clinical arena and maintaining various additional credentials such as CLC and CSP. She provides nutrition education at vario…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 115-ABC
With more than 20 years of experience, Heather serves as the national Program Lead for Healthy for Life. She’s responsible for the expansion of the community nutrition program through cultivating strategic alliances and building a nationwide network. She works across multiple f…
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 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: Expo Hall E
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
Location: 119-AB
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Dr. Judith Gilbride, recipient of the 2018 Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award, is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. She has been an educator and professional role model at New York University for most of her career, teaching dietary m…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 201-ABC
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
Location: 201-ABC
The first several years of Mike’s professional career were spent as clinical dietitian and foodservice director in nursing homes in Michigan and Milwaukee. A former employee of Wisconsin’s largest area agency on aging, Mike now oversees the senior congregate dining and Meals on W…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
Juli Goerend is a Senior Content Developer for Pearson VUE. Juli spent 28 years as an elementary educator, four years as a test developer with an educational assessments company, and the past eleven years as a content developer with Pearson VUE Testing Services. Her responsibilit…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 119-AB
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Goldschmidt received her Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland-College Park in Nutrition and Food Science and is currently completing a Master’s in Public Health from the same institution. As Director of Nutrition Services at a large community-based program for adults w…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 201-ABC
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
Location: Hall C
Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND, is a Clinical Assistant Professor with Idaho State University—she teaches undergraduate and graduate nutrition majors, dietetic interns, and allied health professionals. In prior roles, Ms. Gordon worked in a variety of community and public h…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Hall C
Richard Grab is an accomplished chef with a qualified, diverse background. He was formally trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park NY and after graduation he worked his way through various restaurants in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles before joining A…
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 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: Expo Hall E
Dr. Grandner is Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona and Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, with joint appointments in the departmen…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Hall C
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
Location: Hall C
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
Location: Hall C
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 118-ABC
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 113-ABC
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
Location: 118-ABC
Max Griswold is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, specializing in health policy with a focus on obesity, alcohol-use and substance-use. His publications on alcohol-use have been featured in top academic journals, such as the Lancet and JAMA, and in news media, such as …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
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 is an educator, has over 40 years o…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 121-ABC
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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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Dr. Kevin Hall received his Ph.D. in Physics from McGill University and is now a tenured Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. His main research inte…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Carrie Hamady is a registered dietitian as well as a licensed dietitian in the state of Ohio. She is a full-time lecturer in Public and Allied Health as well as the Director of the Undergraduate Dietetics Program. Her interests are in clinical nutrition, sustainability, food inse…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 119-AB
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
Location: 118-ABC
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
Location: 113-ABC
Kathryn Hamilton has worked in the field of oncology nutrition for more than 25 years and is currently employed as an outpatient oncology dietitian nutritionist at Morristown Carol G Simon Cancer Center, where she participates in quality studies and quality improvement initiative…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 118-ABC
Dr. Haewook Han is a graduate of Hanyang University in Seoul Korea, completed her Master’s in Nutrition Biochemistry at Tufts University, and finished clinical training at Emory University in Atlanta. She completed her Doctorate degree at Tufts University Friedman School of Nut…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 113-ABC
Rosa K Hand is a registered dietitian nutritionist and assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition. Dr. Hand is the CWRU director of the Combined Dietetic Internship/Master’s Degree Program, serving as academic advisor to each cohort and teaching their required research…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 118-ABC
Rosa K Hand is a registered dietitian nutritionist and assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition. Dr. Hand is the CWRU director of the Combined Dietetic Internship/Master’s Degree Program, serving as academic advisor to each cohort and teaching their required research…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 119-AB
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
As a registered dietitian, TEDx speaker, and food justice advocate, Clancy Harrison challenges the way food insecurity is approached in the United States. Her mission to demolish the stigma surrounding food assistance programs places her on the cutting edge of advocacy.

Clanc…
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 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 115-ABC
Rachael Hartley, RD, LD, is a Columbia, SC-based nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor and nationally-recognized food and nutrition expert. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition and a Bachelors of Art in Psychology from Clemson University. After …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Christine Hartney, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is the current Past Chair for the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). She has over 10 years of experience as a Program Reviewer for ACEND and previously served as the Dietetic Internship Program Representat…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 204-ABC
Karen Hawkins is a registered dietitian in the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, Military Community and Family Policy. In this position, she coordinated the Healthy Base Initiative Food Team and the DOD Food and Nutrition Subcommittee. She currently co-chairs the Milit…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 120-ABC
Dayle Hayes is an award-winning educator and school nutrition expert. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a sought-after speaker across the USA. As a parent and member of the School Nutrition Association, Dayle has dedicated decades to making school environments healthy…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
Dayle Hayes is an award-winning educator and school nutrition expert. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a sought-after speaker across the USA. As a parent and member of the School Nutrition Association, Dayle has dedicated decades to making school environments healthy…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 118-ABC
Jule Anne Henstenburg is currently Director of Research and Evaluation at the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) in Philadelphia, PA. Previously, she held administrative and teaching positions within higher education including as Assistant Professor, Didact…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 118-ABC
 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 115-ABC
Marianella Herrera is physician expert in nutrition epidemiology. She graduated from medical School at Central University of Venezuela (UCV). She holds a Master and a Doctorate in Human Nutrition from Simón Bolívar University in Caracas where she graduated with honors. She was …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 201-ABC
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
Location: 113-ABC
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
Location: 120-ABC
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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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 201-ABC
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
Location: 119-AB
Amanda Holliday is Clinical Associate Professor and Program 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 Mode…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 204-ABC
Shirin received her doctorate from the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at Florida State University where she studied the bone reversal effects of plants’ bioactive compounds. She completed her post-doctoral training at Florida State University working in the…
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 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Location: Expo Hall E
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: 115-ABC
Dr. Pei-Yun Sabrina Hsueh is IBM Academy of Technology Member and Research Staff Member in the Center for Computational Health at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. She is serving as the Chair of the Consumer and Pervasive Informatics Work Group (AMIA CPHI-WG) in American Medical I…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 119-AB
Ginger Hultin is an award-winning Registered Dietitian health writer and creator of the blog, Champagne Nutrition. She is an Academy spokesperson and has given professional education lectures to large audiences both in person and online for continuing education credits. She has b…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
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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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
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
Location: 201-ABC
Janice James works part-time in the Diabetes Education program as a Dietitian Educator at MedStar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore Maryland. Through the years I have worked as a Clinical Dietitian, in a Generalist position, and as a Diabetes Educator. I have taught several classes …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: 113-ABC
 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
Dr. Guy H. Johnson is principle of Johnson Nutrition Solutions LLC, a nutrition-oriented consulting firm that provides industry and professional organizations with comprehensive support for nutrition-related communications, scientific and regulatory initiatives. He also serves a…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 118-ABC
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
Location: 204-ABC
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
Location: 120-ABC
Charmaine Jones, MS, RDN, LDN is the founder and owner of Food Jonezi. Her areas of expertise include personalized nutrition counseling, curriculum development & Implementation and corporate wellness programming. In addition to managing her own practice, she is an adjunct pr…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: 113-ABC
 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: 120-ABC
 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
Dr. Kavanaugh is a Senior Advisor for Nutrition and Policy in the Office of Foods Policy and Response at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She has been with the FDA for 15 years and her recent activities include leading the commissioner’s nutrition innovation strategy, re…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall C
Patty is a registered dietitian nutritionist, Associate Scientist and Lecturer at the University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center (PRC). Her work centers on maternal and child nutrition, food security, and federal nutrition programs. Her current projects include the USDA…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 201-ABC
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Jen is a board certified specialist in sports dietetics with over 18 years of practice across the collegiate and professional sports nutrition, university health service, and food & beverage industries. She is a founding principal of Performance 365, a sports nutrition consul…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 115-ABC
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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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
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
Location: 120-ABC
Dr. Joseph Kindler is a Research Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In 2012, he graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Nutritional …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Carrie King is a Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition, Dietetic Internship Director and Graduate Program Director at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Dr. King’s research interests are equipping current and future health care professionals to increase their research in…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 118-ABC
 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 115-ABC
Lisa Kissing Kucek strives to build stable food systems for future generations. Her work focuses on empowering farmers to build agricultural systems that can withstand climate change, uncertain fossil fuel supplies, and resource degradation. Specifically, Lisa explores the richne…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Being an immigrant from China myself, I have been working in a local WIC program in Boston counseling breastfeeding mothers with diverse cultural background for the past 6 years. As Registered Dietitian and IBCLC, I consult clients on their breastfeeding and nutrition issues. As …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 120-ABC
Amanda Kruse is an award-winning Indianapolis-based Dietitian with over 7 years of unique experiences, most recently as the Dietitian for SPLENDA Brand Sweeteners. Throughout her career Amanda has been the go-to for critical projects including development of a Food Allergen Actio…
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 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
Rajesh Kumari is Manager of Clinical Nutrition services for Overlook Medical Center (OMC), Atlantic Health system. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who has worked in the field of Nutrition of health care for the past twenty years. Recently, she graduated with Doct…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 121-ABC
Dr. 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 Canc…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 119-AB
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 113-ABC
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Angela is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she has worked since 2008. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a member of the Clinical Nutrition Management dietetics practice g…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 121-ABC
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
Location: 113-ABC
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
Location: 113-ABC
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
Location: 120-ABC
Joanne Larsen MS RD LD is an entrepreneurial dietitian who has five U.S. registered trademarks, one Canadian registered trademark, and the U.S. registered copyrights for her website content. Since 2007 Joanne has worked with her intellectual properties attorney to file and defend…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 113-ABC
Dr. Laska’s expertise is in public health nutrition. Over the past decade she has led a multifaceted research portfolio, with particular interests in how we can create environments and communities that support healthy food access for all, as well as healthy food choices. Her wo…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 201-ABC
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
Location: 119-AB
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
Location: 118-ABC
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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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 119-AB
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
Location: 204-ABC
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 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Ms. Leonberg is Assistant Clinical Professor, and Director of Nutrition and Dietetics Education at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has been a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition for more than 20 years. She is author of the Academy of Nutrition …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 121-ABC
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
Location: 118-ABC
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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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 204-ABC
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
Location: 121-ABC
Ashlee Linares-Gaffer is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and an Assistant Professor of Practice. She teaches undergraduate nutrition courses and routinely works one-on-one with undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing professions in healthcare, education, foods, an…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 204-ABC
Dr. Daphne Lordly is Chair and Professor in the Department of Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is a Registered Dietitian receiving the first Nova Scotia Honorary Life Member Award. She is a Dietitians of Canada Fellow…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
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
Location: 115-ABC
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
Dr. Ludy is an Associate Professor of Food and Nutrition at Bowling Green State University. Within the Academy, Dr. Ludy serves as Council on Research Liaison for the Research DPG and President-Elect for the Ohio Academy. Dr. Ludy received the Research DPG’s Member of the Year …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 115-ABC
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
Location: 119-AB
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
Location: 204-ABC
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Janice is currently leading clinical advocacy at Companion Medical partnering with professional organizations and thought leaders in diabetes, digital health and practice transformation to establish technology-enabled smart insulin dosing as a standard of care for individuals on …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 120-ABC
Tamar Magarik Haro is the Senior Director of Federal and State Advocacy at the American Academy of Pediatrics. At AAP, Tamar serves as principal advisor to AAP leadership and members on policy and advocacy related to immigrant child health, nutrition, mental health, and disaster …
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 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
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
Location: 204-ABC
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
Location: Hall C
Sarah Maria is a Senior Scientist at RB / Mead Johnson Nutrition and has acted as global coordinator of Mead Johnson Nutrition’s Human Milk Research Platform since 2015. She been involved in human milk research for the past decade with a focus on how human milk discovery can c…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 115-ABC
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
Location: 118-ABC
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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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall C
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
Location: 201-ABC
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: 118-ABC
 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
Tori Martinet, MS RD is NYC-based Dietitian with a background in Corporate Wellness and Culinary Nutrition. She was the first RD to be hired by Restaurant Associates (RA), a premier onsite dining management company delivering culinary excellence and hospitality in corporate workp…
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 3:10 PM – 3:25 PM
Location: Outside the Terrace Ballroom I on the 400 Level
Kathryn Martinez is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian Approved Supervisor. She serves as the Public Relations Director for the Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG and is on the governing board of the International Federation of …
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 3:10 PM – 3:25 PM
Location: Outside the Terrace Ballroom I on the 400 Level
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
Location: 204-ABC
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
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
Jason McCray, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in Columbus, Ohio where he serves as the chief clinical officer of The Center for Balanced Living. The Center is a free standing non-profit organization focused on treatment, education and research relating to eating disord…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
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
Location: 201-ABC
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 Eat With Knowledge, a private practice, in Nyack, NY and the creator of the onl…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: 119-AB
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Tamara is the co-founder 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 generation of nutrition ex…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 204-ABC
Eric Paul Meredith was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug early and started four businesses by the time he finished high school. After high school, Eric served his country as a Russian Linguist in the US Navy, obtained an Information Systems degree from the University of Illinois…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: 118-ABC
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
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: 118-ABC
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
Location: 115-ABC
Eric Mittenthal is the vice president of sustainability at the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), previously serving as the organization’s vice president of public affairs since 2012. He leads the Meat Institute’s sustainability initiatives and also focuses on developing c…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 115-ABC
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: 121-ABC
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
Location: 120-ABC
Maggie Moon, MS, RD is an author, educator, and science communications professional with culinary school training. Ms. Moon’s career began teaching hands-on budget-friendly healthy cooking classes in high-needs areas of New York City to audiences ranging from grade school stude…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
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
Location: 204-ABC
William Murphy is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and data scientist currently working in healthcare analytics with Lumere, Inc. He previously worked at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the Research, International, and Scientific Affairs team where he designed the …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Dr. Murray is Chief of the Audiology Speech Pathology Service for the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and was named an ASHA Fellow in 2010. His research and publications are in the area of assessment, treatment and management of patients with dysphagia. His book Manual of Dyspha…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 113-ABC
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
Location: Hall C
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN, is the founder and principal of Taste Nutrition Consulting. She is a professionally trained Chef and Registered Dietitian working with clients around the world. Tessa’s areas of expertise include recipe development, speaking engagements, food writing and ha…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 204-ABC
Dr. Brandon Nichols is the Lead Consultant at 3B Nichols Consulting, LLC. His work at 3B consists of individual and group consulting focusing on diversity and inclusion, post-secondary education, and wellness. Moreover, Dr. Nichols is the District Director of Accreditation, Asses…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 204-ABC
Ms. Onuoha is a Registered Dietitian, a Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetucs. She has worked on several maternal child projects and has spent the past 2 decades presenting on a variety of breastfeeding topics. She has served …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: 204-ABC
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
Location: 121-ABC
As the media’s go-to expert on all things nutrition and diabetes, Erin is one of the most quoted dietitians in the country being quoted over 200 times in national publications in 2017. A sought after speaker, spokesperson, and writer, Erin has authored four books including the…
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 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Location: Expo Hall E
Susie Parker-Simmons is a Sports Dietitian and Physiologist who has a history of work in both the United States of America and Australia. She is presently the High-Performance Director for the Winter Sportfolio for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and ha…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Hall C
Anna Parker DCN, MS, RD, CDE, CCRC is a research dietitian with Anaheim Clinical Trials . She is team leader for all clinical trials for patients with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. Anna is a graduate of Rutgers University where she received her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition.

D…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 113-ABC
Dr. Patti is Investigator and Adult Endocrinologist at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on the molecular pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes risk; the role of intrauterine exposures and parental metabolism in …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 113-ABC
Rachel Paul, PhD, RD is a nationally recognized nutritionist specializing in work with college students and young professionals. She has been featured in Business Insider, Buzzfeed, Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, and Martha Stewart Weddings, and has over 300,000 followers on Instagram…
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 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Location: Outside the Terrace Ballroom I on the 400 Level
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
Location: 113-ABC
Kristina Penniston is a scientist and RDN in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Penniston earned a PhD in nutritional science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a member and fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Penniston has provided clinical nutrition services…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 113-ABC
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
Location: 201-ABC
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 115-ABC
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 121-ABC
Steve Phinney has spent 45 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation. He has held academic positions at the Universities of Vermont, Minnesota, and California at Davis, where he achieved the rank of full professor, now emeritus. He is currently co-founder and …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall C
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
Location: 120-ABC
Dr. Preidis is a physician-scientist at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, where he specializes in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. His laboratory seeks to define mechanisms through which early life undernutrition influences intestin…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Hall C
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, CD spent the last 4 years at the wellness company, Arivale, as a Coach and Clinical Education Lead providing both training to coaches, as well as nutrition and lifestyle counseling to clients using a personalized medicine approach that took into account nutri…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
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
Location: 113-ABC
 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 201-ABC
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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 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Hall C
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
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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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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 – 12:00 PM
Location: Hall C
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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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
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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 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Hall C
Michele Redmond, MS, RDN, FAND is a French-trained Chef and Food Enjoyment Activist on a mission to help Americans connect the pleasure of eating to wellbeing and health. She teaches, speaks and writes on the topics of neurogastronomy, culinary nutrition and creating a more posit…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 201-ABC
Michele Redmond, MS, RDN, FAND is a French-trained Chef and Food Enjoyment Activist on a mission to help Americans connect the pleasure of eating to wellbeing and health. She teaches, speaks and writes on the topics of neurogastronomy, culinary nutrition and creating a more posit…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
Carol Rees Parrish has 38 years of clinical experience; the past 29 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 in 1991, …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 201-ABC
Carol Rees Parrish has 38 years of clinical experience; the past 29 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 in 1991, …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN has been working as a retail dietitian with Wegmans for the past ten years ensuring accurate, consistent nutrition information while promoting health and wellness with Wegmans employees and customers. Krystal is involved with employee training, in-s…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall C
Samantha Reilly is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition. She works as a Food Service Supervisor for Montgomery County Public Schools, the 14th largest school district in the United States. She also serves as a commissioner for CDR as a newly credenti…
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 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Location: Outside the Terrace Ballroom I on the 400 Level
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
Location: 115-ABC
Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND, is a nutrition therapist in private practice in Beverly Hills, California, with over thirty-seven years of experience, specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size. She is the author of The Intuiti…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: 115-ABC
Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND has more than thirty years of proven success in directing multi-million dollar food service and nutrition operations. Brenda is a national lecturer, author/contributing author of many professional books and publications, and serves on stat…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND has more than thirty years of proven success in directing multi-million dollar food service and nutrition operations. Brenda is a national lecturer, author/contributing author of many professional books and publications, and serves on stat…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 113-ABC
Eric Rimm, ScD, is Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Director of the Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. He is internationally recognized for his extensive wor…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Susan is a Regional Nutrition Manager with Sodexo Health Care Division. She joined Sodexo in 2014 where she worked in both Senior Living and Healthcare Division. She has an extensive work history in Long Term Care environment, working directly with Skilled Nursing, Post-Acute and…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 113-ABC
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
Location: 113-ABC
Susan Roberts is a member of the Quality Management Committee. She has served in the past as chair of the Council on Future Practice for the Academy. Additionally, Susan has been involved as a volunteer leader in the Academy & the DNS DPG for over 20 years. She was the rec…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 118-ABC
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
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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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 204-ABC
Royletta Romain has spent over 20 years working in non-traditional settings as a dietitian in the university setting, in PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for Elders), in a state-supported home care agency utilizing home and community based services waivers, and in adult day he…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 121-ABC
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
Location: 115-ABC
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Meg is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from Marywood University in Clinical Dietetics and earned her Master’s in Nutritional Biochemistry at St. Joseph’s College, West Harford Connecticut.
She has worked as a Clinical Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Dietetic Inte…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 121-ABC
Dr. Mickey Rubin is the Executive Director of the Egg Nutrition Center. Dr. Rubin began his career in the food industry at Kraft Foods where he served as a Senior Nutrition Scientist. Dr. Rubin then served as Principal Scientist at Provident Clinical Research and then spent 8 yea…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 115-ABC
Donna Ryan is Vice President of Population Health for Sacred Heart/Ascension Florida. She holds dual licenses as both a registered nurse and registered dietitian. She earned her Master’s in Public Health from California State University, Northridge. She is also a certified di…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 115-ABC
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Neville Sanjana, PhD, is a Core Faculty Member at the New York Genome Center and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biology and of Neuroscience and Physiology at New York University. As a bioengineer, Dr. Sanjana creates new tools to understand the impact of genetic change…
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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
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
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: 115-ABC
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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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
I have been a Registered Dietitian since 1982, working in outpatient MNT and WIC clinics after a three year stint in inpatient clinical. Much of the patient population I have served has been first and second generation immigrants, including many Spanish speakers. My international…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 120-ABC
Kate Scarlata, MPH, 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….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
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
Location: 118-ABC
Emily is the nutrition manager for Upham’s Elder Service Plan, a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly in Boston, MA. She graduated from Indiana University and completed a clinically-focused dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Emily has spent ov…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 121-ABC
Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, is an associate professor of exercise science at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, where he serves as the graduate program director and heads the human performance laboratory. He also currently serves as Sports Nutritionist for the Ne…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Rebecca Scritchfield (she/her/hers) 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, …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Laura Serke is a Sodexo Dietitian in a Level III NICU at the University of Louisville Hospital. She is a board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Critical Care (CSPCC) and an International Board Certfieid Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Laura is passionate about speaking on human …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 121-ABC
Jessica Setnick has one of the most recognizable names in the nutrition counseling world, thanks to her engaging and charismatic presentation style, her unique point of view, and her genuine ability to connect on a deep level, even from the podium. She has spent her twenty year c…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Susan Sewell, MS, RD LD, CSOWM
Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM) is a registered dietitian in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens, with more than 30 years of providing weight management trea…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 118-ABC
Neha is a Clinical Dietitian III that has been specializing in gastrointestinal and liver disorders for the past 15 years. She started her career as an inpatient dietitian on the gastrointestinal surgery medical/surgical unit. She then came into the Digestive Health Center at S…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
Dr Shreela Sharma is Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health in Houston, TX. Dr. Sharma is a behavioral epidemiologist with specific interest designing and evaluating sustainable, community-centric intervention…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 119-AB
William Sharp, PhD is a clinical psychologist whose clinical responsibilities include serving as Director of Children’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program (Atlanta, GA). In this role, Dr. Sharp leads a team of multidisciplinary professionals whose mission is to enhance the overa…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 201-ABC
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 119-AB
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
Location: 113-ABC
Alan is a Senior Advisor for Daytwo and assists Daytwo with their business and clinical strategies. He is currently SVP for Strategy and Analytics and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Health Intelligence. He has over 30 years of clinical, health strategy, healthcare IT, clinical…
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 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Expo Hall E
Alycia is a Principal with Burton Policy Consulting, a health policy consulting firm which helps public and private sector clients navigate the opportunities and challenges of the rapidly changing health care environment. Alycia has extensive experience in the design, administrat…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 119-AB
Sonja Stotz, RD, LD, received her BS in Medical Dietetics from The Ohio State University. With thirty years of working with individuals and groups in clinical and behavioral nutrition, Sonja’s career spans a variety of settings: mental health, salon/day spa industry, modeling,…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Theresa Stretch is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and has earned the Certified Professional-Food Safety credential. She is an Education and Training Specialist II at the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) and has been part of the training and development team for the past 1…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 115-ABC
Jeanie Subach is a Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Sports Specialist Dietitian, and Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition at West Chester University. In this position, she is the coordinator of the food curriculum, the advisor to the Student Dietetic Associatio…
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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
Dr. Beth Taylor is a research scientist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her current areas of research include dietitian impact on 30-day readmission in malnourished patients; early identification of sarcopenia and malnutrition in patients with cirrhosis; combination of n…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 204-ABC
Dr. Beth Taylor is a research scientist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her current areas of research include dietitian impact on 30-day readmission in malnourished patients; early identification of sarcopenia and malnutrition in patients with cirrhosis; combination of n…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 119-AB
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: 204-ABC
Lindzi currently serves in the USAF on active duty at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, as the Operations Officer for the Special Warfare Human Performance Squadron. She also serves as the lead Performance Dietitian for the Special Warfare (Air Force Special Operations) training ent…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 121-ABC
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: 115-ABC
Zahava Turner is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Board Certified in pediatric nutrition working at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland since 2005. She received her BS and completed her dietetic internship at Queens College CUNY in New …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
Christina J. Valentine, MD, MS, RD, FAAP is a Physician- Scientist focused on maternal / infant diet strategies to attenuate inflammation and improve outcomes.
Dr. Valentine is an active neonatologist in Columbus, Ohio and is an Associate Visiting Professor at the University o…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 115-ABC
Melinda Wells Valliant, PhD, RD, LD, CSSD, is a professor and director of The Center for Health and Sport Performance. Dr. Valliant completed her doctoral studies at The University of Mississippi in University, Mississippi and is a Board Certifeid Specialist in DIetetics. Buildin…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 201-ABC
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Dr. Vargas coordinates and advises on prevention research in diet, microbiome, genomics and related topics across the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Vargas’ research focuses on the molecular epidemiology of nutrition,…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 201-ABC
Dr. Vargas coordinates and advises on prevention research in diet, microbiome, genomics and related topics across the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Vargas’ research focuses on the molecular epidemiology of nutrition,…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
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
Location: 118-ABC
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
Location: 121-ABC
Molly is a civilian Research Physiologist specializing in both aerospace and exercise physiology in the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Molly serves as the Air Force representative on the Joint Program Committee working group for musculoskel…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 121-ABC
Elizabeth is the senior member of the Adult GI/Nutrition Support Service at the University of Chicago Medicine. She oversees the daily activities of the 6 member team as well as managing her own patient caseload. Elizabeth’s specialty areas are in the management of patient with s…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: 120-ABC
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
Location: Hall C
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
Location: 113-ABC
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 120-ABC
Dr. Amanda Waters is a clinical psychologist and the Multicultural Specialist at the University of Connecticut’s Student Health and Wellness. Her focus is on serving historically and presently minoritized students at UConn and making the world a more loving, equitable, and just…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 118-ABC
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
Location: 115-ABC
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
Location: Grand Ballroom B
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 121-ABC
Former Chair of the WMDPG and 2016 Excellence in Weight Management Award winner. Currently employed by HMR Weight Management Services, Corp and Chair of the 2017-2018 Academy Committee for Lifelong Learning. So excited for FNCE!…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Diane Welland, is a registered dietitian and Manager of Nutrition Communications for the Juice Products Association at Kellen Company. She uses her expertise to translate scientific nutrition information into layman’s terms, manage nutrition policy and regulatory issues and eva…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: 118-ABC
Dr. Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine, and founded the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic in 2006 after 8 years of clinical research regarding low carbohydrate ketogenic diets. He is Past-…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: 118-ABC
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
Location: Grand Ballroom A
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
Location: 120-ABC
Denise Wilfley is 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. Dr. Wilfley conducts a programmatic line o…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hall C
Walter Willett is Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has focused much of his work over the last 40 years on the development of methods, using both questionnaire and biochemical approaches, to study the effects of diet on the d…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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
Location: 201-ABC
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
Location: 120-ABC
Glenda Woscyna is the Director, Medical Nutrition Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, Nebraska. She is director of one of the first demonstration programs accredited under the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards, which is a dietetic…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 204-ABC
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
Location: 113-ABC
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
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
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
Location: 113-ABC
Susan Yake, RDN, CD, CDE, CLT, FAND was a Clinical Dietitian for the U.S. Navy for 28 years in the Pacific
Northwest and has been a Certified Diabetes Educator since 1991. While serving as the Chair of Diabetes
Care & Education Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nut…
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 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Expo Hall E
Dr. Yang is a nutritional epidemiologist and a Registered Dietitian at the Health Informatics Institute, University of South Florida. She has extensive experience in studying the associations between dietary exposures and the development of autoimmune diseases such as celiac dis…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Linda Yarrow, PhD, RDN, LDN, CDE, 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…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 120-ABC
Krista Yoder Latortue, MPH, RDN, PMP, PBA, LDN, FAND, is the Executive Director of Family Food which makes RDNs easily accessible to the public by meeting with clients in the home, work, and community settings. Family Food works with a variety of funding sources, including a numb…
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 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Outside the Terrace Ballroom I on the 400 Level
Krista Yoder Latortue, MPH, RDN, PMP, PBA, LDN, FAND, is the Executive Director of Family Food which makes RDNs easily accessible to the public by meeting with clients in the home, work, and community settings. Family Food works with a variety of funding sources, including a numb…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 204-ABC
Krista Yoder Latortue, MPH, RDN, PMP, PBA, LDN, FAND, is the Executive Director of Family Food which makes RDNs easily accessible to the public by meeting with clients in the home, work, and community settings. Family Food works with a variety of funding sources, including a numb…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 119-AB
Krista Yoder Latortue, MPH, RDN, PMP, PBA, LDN, FAND, is the Executive Director of Family Food which makes RDNs easily accessible to the public by meeting with clients in the home, work, and community settings. Family Food works with a variety of funding sources, including a numb…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 204-ABC
Gretchen Youssef, MS, RD, CDE

Gretchen Youssef, MS, RD, CDE, is Program Director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute, MedStar Health in Washington, DC. In her role at the MedStar Diabetes Institute, Ms. Youssef integrates diabetes education, research, and clinical care throughou…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
Gretchen Youssef, MS, RD, CDE

Gretchen Youssef, MS, RD, CDE, is Program Director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute, MedStar Health in Washington, DC. In her role at the MedStar Diabetes Institute, Ms. Youssef integrates diabetes education, research, and clinical care throughou…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Dr. Jane Ziegler is an Associate Professor, Director of the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (DCN) 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 o…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 201-ABC