Dr. Jody Vogelzang, a nationally recognized speaker, researcher, registered dietitian, and health education specialist, is an expert in community health. She is a research practitioner and has spent the last two decades teaching in higher education. Her peers have formally recognized her for excellence in professional practice (Excellence in Public Health Nutrition) and service to the profession (Medallion Award). She holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Health Science from Grand Valley State University, a Master of Arts in Biology from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in Health Services specializing in community health from Walden University. She is active in various professional organizations, serving as the local School Board president and secretary to the Board of Directors for an education-related foundation in Haiti.