Meet Your Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team is comprised of students and professionals working across all areas of dietetics — from industry, to healthcare, to public policy, and beyond. This group of dedicated volunteers is proud to support members through the following teams:

  • Member Engagement
  • Education
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Nominating Committee
  • Business Development
  • IDEA
  • Academy Policy & Advocacy
  • Academy Foundation
  • Academy House of Delegates

To view position descriptions, click here.

You can contact your leaders using the Academy's Leadership Directory. Click here for the Leadership Directory User Guide.

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DBC 2024 Election Results

 Congratulations to the newly elected members of the DBC Executive Committee:

*Chair-elect: Deedra Geniesse, MS, RDN

* Treasurer: Jane Rieger, MS, RDN   

* Nominating Committee - Chair-elect: Kelly Plowe, MS, RDN

* Nominating Committee - Member: Megan Maisano, MS, RDN

Thank you to all of those who ran in this year's election and to those who voted. We're looking forward to the year ahead! I would also like to sincerely thank the members of the DBC Nominating Committee who were tremendously helpful and a true pleasure to work with throughout this process.

Thank you to Abbie Kozomara, Kerry Rose, and Jennifer Fiske for their many contributions to this process and a successful outcome! And all the best to Abbie as she takes on the Nominating Committee Chair role for the 2024-2025 term. Congratulations to all of the newly elected officers once again! DBC will be in good hands next year. And thank you again to everyone who was on the ballot and to everyone who voted.

- Barbara Minger, MS, RDN DBC Nominating Committee Chair 

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DBC 2023-24 Leadership Team

Amanda Kruse Corlett, MS, RD, LD, FAND

Chair 

Voting Member

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Katy Lawson, MS, RDN

Chair-Elect 

Voting Member

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Tori Schmitt, MS, RDN, LD

Past Chair 

Voting Member

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Alexis Ray, MS, RDN, LD, RYT

Secretary

Voting Member

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Cindy Cysewski, MS, RD, LDN

Treasurer

Voting Member

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Mary Zupke, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

Delegate 

Voting Member

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Barbara Minger, MS, RD

Nominating Chair 

Voting Member

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Abbie Kozomara, MS, LDN

Nominating Chair-Elect 

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Kerry Rose, MPH, RD

Nominating Committee

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Chelsea Capelo, MBA, RDN, LD

Business Development Director 

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Amanda Goldman, MS, RD, LD, FAND

Affiliate Partnership Director

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Manju Karkare, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT, FAND

Member Engagement Director

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Jane Rieger, MS, RDN

Membership Research & Analysis Director/FNCE Events Manager

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Milton Stokes, PhD, MPH, RD, FAND

Grants and Awards Program Director 

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Jennifer Fiske, MS, RDN, LD

Grants and Awards Committee/Nominating Committee 

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Pooja Vyas, RDN

FNCE Events Committee 

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Vacant

Networking Events Program Director 

Eshaa Jain, MS

Student Engagement Lead 

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Julie Salmen, MS, RD

Marketing & Communications Director

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Monica Stewart, MS, RD, LD

Business Insights Associate Editor
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Yvette Quantz, RDN, CSSD, LDN

Creative Designer

Aimee Gershberg, RDN, CDN

Website and Take 5 Editor

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Kateryna Desheva

Social Media Manager and Business Development Committee Member

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Kasey Lewis, BS, NDTR

Education Director

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Valerie Houghton, RD, LD

Education Committee

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Laura Last, MA, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND, CPTM

Education Committee

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Ali Webster, MS, RD

Education Committee

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Jennifer Seyler, MBA, MS, RD

Leadership Cultivation Programming Director

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Vacant

Foundation Fundraiser Director 

Deanne Brandstetter, MBA, RDN, CDN, FAND

Foundation Fundraiser Committee

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Nikki Putnam Badding, MS, RDN

IDEA Liaison

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Tovah Wolf, PhD, MS, RDN, LDN

Policy and Advocacy Liaison

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Carla Jamison 

Manager DPG/MIG Relations