Below is a list of all candidates for the upcoming election.

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President-elect


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Lucille Beseler MS, RDN, LDN, CDE

AND Membership is nearly 80,000 members strong. To secure our future in this current healthcare environment our 80,000 members must unite & prove we can reduce healthcare costs by improving outcomes. I would like to lead this charge. Please vote.


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Nancy Lewis PhD, RDN, FADA, FAND

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the premier leader in Nutrition and Dietetics. I would be pleased and humbled to serve as the President of this outstanding organization. My many experiences and contributions will allow me to provide strong, collaborative leadership as AND President.

Treasurer-elect


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Margaret Garner MS, RDN, LD, CIC, FAND

A smile, member commitment, and an unwavering passion for our profession are characteristics I bring to service. Managing financial resources represents a trust you have in one elected to serve as Treasurer- Elect. I commit to being fully engaged, working to preserve your trust in me in this role.


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Kathleen Niedert PhD, RD, CSG, LD, FADA

I believe in the Academy; its mission and vision and will be a tireless advocate for our members to help make our profession strong, recognized, and respected.

Director-at-Large


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Michele Delille Lites RDN, CSO

I believe simply being a member of an organization is not enough. One should seek to invest, serve, and guide the organization through leadership. I am excited to bring my energy to the Academy and would be honored to have your continued support.


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Lisa Dierks RDN, LD

I am driven to * Dig into issues that our profession faces now and in the future * Plant sensible ideas to achieve the desired outcomes * Grow strong practitioners and leaders by mentoring students and each other.

Speaker-elect


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Kathleen McClusky MS, RD, FAND

Dietetics has allowed me to be an educator, a clinician, a manager, and a leader in every job I have had. Academy volunteering has been a way for me to learn from amazing colleagues and contribute to the profession. My only “agenda” is to ensure the successful future of dietetic practice.


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Linda T. Farr RDN, LD, FAND

Proactive, collaborative, visionary leader. Daughter of an RD with lifelong passion for dietetics. I believe in the collective wisdom of our members and our crucial role in healthcare. Committed to clear communications, embracing change, future practice and empowering members to reach for the stars!

House of Delegates Director


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Alana Cline PhD, RDN

As I have progressed through my professional life, I have learned the importance of flexibility. Dietetics and our Academy are evolving; flexibility is vital to future decisions. My ability to be flexible is a skill I can contribute as a leader.


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Tamara Randall MS, RDN, LD, CDE, FAND

Today the opportunities for nutrition professionals are limitless. We need visionary leaders guiding the House of Delegates to ensure our continued relevancy. I welcome the opportunity to take on this challenge and shape the future of our profession.

At-Large Delegate: Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered


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Leah Firestone DTR

I will continue to advocate for the Registered Dietetic Technicians and market the importance their role is for the health and well-being of our public and our nation. DTR's and RD's working together are the perfect match for providing nutritional services to our public.


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Amelia Larkin MS, DTR

Experienced and results oriented.

Nominating Committee


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Tom Malone MS, RDN, LD, FAND

Tom Malone, a candidate for Nominating Committee, has long been a leader in our profession at the local, state and national level and in his career as a successful management dietitian. His experience, expertise and vision for the future will benefit every member of the Academy.


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Marisa Moore MBA, RDN, LD,

I firmly believe that everyone has gifts and talents to contribute to the world. As a member of the nominating committee, I'd work to match the best member to the job at hand. When we are on purpose – playing to the strengths of each person on the team - we accomplish more and move forward.


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Dianne Polly JD, RDN, LDN, FAND

As a registered dietitian and attorney who has served the Academy in multiple volunteer roles, I look forward to bringing my experience and knowledge to identify the most qualified candidates that will move our profession forward. Thanks for voting!


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Christine Rosenbloom PhD, RDN, LD, CSSD, FAND

I've wanted to be a registered dietitian since I was a was a teen making low-protein bread for my father who was on dialysis. I have never lost the passion for being a registered dietitian nutritionist and I will serve the Academy with enthusiasm and as a team player with the members in mind.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioner Representative, Nutrition and Dietetics Technician Registered (NDTR)


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Michelle Clinton-Hahn DTR, CDM

Having served on the House of Delegates, I feel it’s important to continue the charge with the Academy’s vision and mission. My willingness to learn along with my interest and experience will be a great value and I welcome the opportunity to serve you with integrity and excellence in all I do.


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Alberta Scruggs DTR, RDN, LD

Let's not talk about it, let's be about - RDNs and DTRs making FOOD work for the body!!!

Commission on Dietetic Registration Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)


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Ivonne Anglero DCN, RD, LND, FAND

Are you looking for inclusiveness and diversity wrap with hard working and interest in the RD/RDN process? Look no further. This is my commitment, a hard working representative of nutrition professionals in a global world.


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Coleen Liscano MS, RD, CSP, CDN, CNSC, IBCLC

In my elected position, I will help bring dietetics to the forefront of the healthcare profession. I am a skilled clinician, proven leader and passionate educator. I am poised to effectively support the AND in the continued advancement of our field.


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Elizabeth Reisdorf MPH, RD, CSP, LD

I am passionate about our profession and excited about the opportunity to serve my colleagues as a member of CDR! I hope to encourage and inspire others to become involved in our profession.


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Becky Sulik RDN, CDE, LD

Challenges and opportunities lie ahead! I am eager to share my experience, talents, and perspectives in a new role. It’s important to listen to our members and value their diverse opinions as we make decisions. Even with our differences, we can collaborate to improve our organization!

Commission on Dietetic Registration Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR)


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Kevin Grzeskowiak NDTR, FMP

I grew from an Asst. Dietary Director to my role as a Senior Director of Food & Nutrition Services due to my education and experience as a DTR. The Academy has thousands more DTRs that are more than qualified to take these roles however they feel they don't have a voice. I want to be that voice.


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Anna Tourkakis MPA, NDTR

Having had experience in teaching, writing a cookbook, developing training material, cooking and nutrition counseling has given me a broad background in the practice of nutrition. I feel I would contribute valuable perspectives. I value and respect each group member's input and ideas.