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Marg Alfieri, RD Marg works as a clinical RD in primary health care in Canada within a multidisciplinary family health team. She owns the FHT RD list serv and her website is She is the Chair of Family Health Team Dietitians and Clinical Lead for Ontario.
Nichole Burnett, MS, RD I am a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent in a metro region of Kansas. I teach classes, answer emails and phone calls and write articles on the subjects of food and health. SNE/KNC, ADA/KDA, NAFCS/KAFCS
Debbie L. Cannata,
RD I'm currently working as a Recipe Development Specialist at Crandall Corporate Dietitians in Mesa, AZ. I help plan, write and input the various components of our menu systems for the long term care, assisted living and continuous care communities across the US. We offer both online and hard copy menu systems. In addition, I also manage the purchasing and pricing aspects related to the menu systems and maintain vendor relationships with local distributors and brokers. Prior to my position here I was in sales and marketing for three years. Each year I also organize the vendor expo at the annual Crandall Dietary Conference.

Another project I've been working on for the past 4 years is a web-based menu planning system for consumers. We'll be launching this site very soon...stay tuned.
Jamie Daugherty
RD, LD I have been a RD for 5 years and am passionate about education, culinary arts and mindful eating. I live in St. Louis, MO with as a newlywed with two adorable pups. I currently work at St. Louis University as faculty, chef, RD, as well as completing my master's work in nutrition and physical performance. I teach food science and a pastry lecture for the culinary students. I counsel at the health center to students of all shapes, sizes and ethnic backgrounds. I facilitate prep work and student workers in our dept's local, sustainable caf矴hat markets to faculty, staff, students and the general public. I am the RD for a Healthy Eating with Local Produce (HELP) grant in which we will process local produce for a local high school. This includes many opportunities for community outreach and nutrition education. I also counsel private clients with eating disorders, and pediatric patients with specific feeding behaviors. ADA, Missouri Dietetic Association, St. Louis Dietetic Association (board member), St. Louis Culinary Society, FCP DPG, NE DPG
Lisa Farmer I wear many hats.I am a full-time employee of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City Head Start.We feed 505 low-income children, ages 0-5 years, throughout greater Kansas City. As Nutrition Coordinator,my main responsibilities are to plan cycle menus for the centers that adhere to the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines.I directly supervise nine kitchen staff in four kitchens.My duties also include educating staff, families, and community members about good nutrition and healthy dental practices.In addition to Head Start, I am asked to review the menus for the YMCA Early Learning centers and help with teacher education each fall.I recently planned and executed a family event for our School Age Services division called Make Family Dinner A Winner.We provide a meal, discussed healthy family meals, and played Fruit & Veggie bingo. The families really enjoyed the event.  
Linda S. Gossett,
MPA, CFCS I am employed by the University of Idaho as an Extension Educator. For 20 years I have supervised the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in southwestern Idaho. The EFNEP teaches low-income families practical nutrition, meal planning, food budgeting, basic food preparation and food safety. I hire, train, supervise and evaluate paraprofessionals to recruit and teach the EFNEP program families; two paraprofessionals are bi-lingual in English and Spanish. While a majority of my time is spent supervising the adult program I also supervise an EFNEP youth program in conjunction with the Boise Parks and Recreation Department, called the Mobile Van Program. The Mobile Van Program travels to underserved schools and low- income apartments where staff conducts “after school programs” in physical activity, nutrition, and crafts; many of the youth are refugees from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. In a prior career I was employed for seven years as a Litton Home Economist. National Extension of Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, SNE
Joanne Gould, RD Joanne is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and holds a MA in Community Nutrition and Nutrition Education from NYU. Joanne is a NY Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Massachusetts. She is the author of “Joanne Gould presents Off the Shelve Cooking”. Joanne has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on Introductory Nutrition, Nutrition Education and Food and People at several NJ institutions including Kean University since 1983. She also mentored many dietetic interns as a program facilitator at three NJ internship programs.
Ten years ago, Joanne has branched out into the arena of employee wellness and is well qualified to provide professional consulting to healthcare institutions and corporations in developing and managing employee wellness programs.
Currently, Joanne focus is on how adult learning plays an important role in health literacy. She is near completion in her certificate in Corporate Training at NYU SCPS. Joanne is ready to provide workshops to assist healthcare professionals in using adult learning principles in all aspects of patient care including patient instruction to educational elements.
Lynn Grieger,
RD, CDE, cPT I'm a health, food and fitness coach who works with busy women who want to live vibrant, active lives. We use the phone, in-person meetings, running and walking groups, and the Internet to empower women to make lasting changes in their food choices and activity levels. Many women spend years putting themselves at the bottom of their to-do list, but through coaching they identify their priorities, focus on their personal goals, and make those goals a reality. I'm also a freelance writer for various publications focusing on health, food, nutrition, and fitness. Life is too precious to get bogged down with stressful jobs, poor health, and a sedentary lifestyle. I'm thrilled that I'm able to help women forge a path to a healthy life. Weight Management DPG professional development director, ACSM, NEDPG, SCAN, DCE, Vermont Dietetic Association, Wellcoaches.
Andrea M. Johnson,
Hello! I am currently a Public Health Nutritionist as well as an instructor for two online nutrition courses through the University of Montana. Within the last few months I have begun learning more about the use of Web 2.0 tools for online courses as well as in assisting with facilitation in exploring new career venues in nutrition. My interest lies in writing/blogging on nutrition related topics. I am in the process of creating a website and blog site. Toastmaster's International, ADA member, HEN listserv, PHNUTR listserv
Stacey L. Krawczyk,
MS, RD, LDN Stacey is a practicing registered dietitian for the last 16 years. After working as a regional nutritionist for the Illinois WIC Program for 7 years, she launched into private practice specializing in nutrition education consulting. Stacey is currently the Research Dietitian for the National Soybean Research Laboratory as well as a culinary nutrition instructor for the campus recreation programs at the University of Illinois. Her long-standing interest and area of expertise is related to school nutrition and childhood obesity prevention. I belong to the Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG and listserve and the Food and Culinary Professionals and the Nutrition Education for the Public DPGs. I am also a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Michael La Pere,
BS, MLIS Michael is a regional librarian for a two-year college, with a curriculum focusing on allied health and technology programs. As someone charged with the growth and development of our learning resources, Michael maintains close contacts with both instructors and professionals in the medical field; he has the opportunity to attend bi-annual Advisory Board Meetings for each of their allied health programs, which include dental assisting, massage therapy, medical assisting, medical billing and coding, pharmacy technician, surgical technician and x-ray technician. I am active in several professional organizations, including the American Library Association (ALA) and both the Library Leadership and Management Association and Community and Junior College Libraries Section of the ALA. In addition to being a member of the Community and Junior College Libraries Section, I also serve as an advocate in the field as a member of their Membership & Communications Committee.
Peggy Martin, MS, RD Peggy is the state coordinator for EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education and SNAP-ED (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education). Both these programs provide low-income families with practical nutrition, meal planning, food budgeting, basic food preparation and food safety information. I manage the grants, provide for hiring and training of the staff and oversee curriculum for these programs.
I also lead the team that created the Spend Smart website and I currently manage the content and promotion. I am interested in cooking(and eating) economically, gardening, reading, kick-boxing, golf, walking and quilting.
SNE, ADA, EFNEP, SNAP-ED, Extension networks
Sarah Mohrman,
MS, RD Sarah Mohrman is a Registered Dietitian in Fort Wayne, IN. She works for Fort Wayne Cardiology, primarily coaching patients to adopt heart healthy eating habits, increase their physical activity, and assist with managing their weight and other chronic health conditions. In addition to patient consults, Sarah coordinates and plans employee wellness programs for their 240 employees, as well as market healthy eating and active lifestyles throughout the Fort Wayne community via health fairs and presentations. Sarah also manages and updates their company's website She is currently the North East Indiana Dietetic Association President, member of Indiana Dietetic Assoication as well as the American Dietetic Association. Sarah belongs to the American Dietetic Association listserv.
Maggie Moon,
MS, RD Maggie Moon utilizes her training in nutrition science and educational strategies to convey accurate, evidenced-based information to a range of audiences including researchers, cardiologists, dietitians, and consumers. Maggie has worked as a nutrition writer on behalf of a range of clients, from international corporations to national commodity food boards to smaller nutrition science institutes and start-ups. She also writes for magazines and academic journals including Today's Dietitian, IDEA Fitness Journal, and Nutrition Today. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley (BA) and Columbia University (MS, RD), and completed her clinical training at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. She served on the Executive Committee of the American Dietetic Association's Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (2008-2009), and is active with a number of practice groups including Food and Culinary Professionals and Public Health/Community Nutrition. From 2005-2007, Ms. Moon was editor of a publication focusing on nutrition, physiology and public health.
Robin Plotkin,
RD, LD, Robin is the Immediate Past Chair of the Nutrition Entreprenuers Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association and has held numerous leadership positions in both the Texas Dietetic Association as well as the Dallas Dietetic Association. She is currently an advisory board member of the Art Institute of Dallas' Culinary Arts Program and is a member of Les Dames D'Escoffier, Slow Food, The American Institute of Wine and Food and the Food and Culinary Professionals Group of the American Dietetic Association.  
John R Principe,
MD Entering Rush Medical College in 1979, I worked hard at mastering the basic sciences, but was frustrated with the pace of conventional schooling. In 1983 Post-Sophomore Fellow in the Department of Pathology , I spent the next year applying basic science knowledge by conducting autopsies and as an anatomy teaching assistant in the medical school. Application of these ancient traditions ignited the passion that I have for educating. During residency and subsequent years as a faculty member at Rush and the University of Illinois, I received numerous teaching awards. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, I have a private practice in Palos Heights, Illinois, that is dedicated to the compassionate, practical care of the patient with an emphasis on wellness and nutrition. My experience in geriatrics, hospice and palliative care medicine also give me a strong foundation in end of life issues. Slow Food USA, Institute of Functional Medicine
Tammy L Pryor I am a Nutrition Education Paraprofessional with the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension. I have been with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program for 10 years. I work with low income populations to increase their knowledge in the areas of food safety, stretching food dollars, eating healthy and increasing physical activity. I work with teen moms, Head Start families, Food Stamp program participants, and the Women Infants and Children program(WIC). I also bring nutrition information to approximately 500 youth in the form of a nutrition summer camp program.  
Missy Schaaphok I am a Registered Dietitian in San Diego, CA. I work full-time at the American Red Cross WIC Program providing nutrition counseling and education to the surrounding community. I am also a nutrition consultant for two companies: Healthy Directions of Poway and Organic Bistro. At Healthy Directions, I write bi-monthly newsletters on nutrition and health and how that relates to food sensitivities and develop recipes using alternative ingredients specific to those with food sensitivities. At Organic Bistro, I am the nutrition spokesperson for promoting the well-balanced, nutrient-dense, and organic meals. On my time, I am working on developing a cookbook based on delicious and healthy meals that I create at home using the herbs, vegetables, and fruits from my garden. American Dietetic Association: Food, Culinary, Professionals (FCP) and ListServ, Public Health/Community Nutrition (PNCHPG), California and San Diego Dietetic Association, Living, Eating, And Performance (LEAP) practice and ListServ
Sandra N. Sfikas,
I am currently the editor of Diabetic Cooking Magazine. I plan the bimonthly content of the magazine, which includes diabetic recipes and articles about food, nutrition and diabetes management. I write 3 regular columns in the magazine pertaining to new and healthy grocery store selections, recipe makeovers, and disease fighting foods especially for those with diabetes.

I also counsel clients part-time at a health club, in addition to leading nutrition seminars, and consulting to health-centered businesses around the Chicagoland area. My first nutrition job was in a clinical role in a hospital where I gained priceless experience in medical nutrition therapy as well as leading the cardiac rehab treatment group. My strengths as a dietitian include my ability to educate and enlighten others about nutrition and mindful eating. While I spend time counseling in addition to working at the magazine, I look forward to future media exposure and advancing my career by writing a book.
Member of the American Dietetic Association as well as the nutrition entrepreneurs DPG and weight management DPG. I attend the annual American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, and the American Diabetes Association Annual Scientific Sessions and the American Academy of Diabetes Educators annual meetings.
Victoria (Vicki) Shanta Retelny, RD, LDN Victoria Shanta Retelny, RD, LDN, is the owner of a nutrition communications consulting practice, LivingWell Communications, in Chicago, IL. Victoria is a media spokesperson, freelance writer, corporate wellness coach, and nutrition therapist. She is also the proud mother of two toddlers and is a nutrition consultant, a Web site which connects moms with registered dietitians. As a graduate of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY and Loyola University Chicago's Food & Nutrition Program, Victoria combines both of her passions - communications and nutrition, into her daily work. Her writing as appeared in many national publications, such as Restaurants and Institutions, Chicago magazine, SELF, Delicious Living, Today's Dietitian, Today's Diet & Nutrition, Bariatric Times, Communicating Food for Health, The Journal of the American Dietetic Association, EatingWell, Pilates Style, Women's Health, and IDEA Fitness Journal. Victoria served as the Chairperson for the Nutrition Entrepreneurs (2006-2007), a dietetic practice group (DPG) of the American Dietetic Association. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Food & Culinary Professionals DPG.
Keri Stoner-Davis
MS, RD/LD I am the Lead Clinical Dietitian at the Medical Center of Lewisville, where one of my primary responsibilities is the education of in-patients with nutritional needs. Even though I serve as an “in-patient” dietitian, I also serve in a variety of other roles at the hospital. For example, assist with various employee wellness programs initiatives offered by the hospital. Each Spring and Fall, a Weight Loss Challenge Program is provided for employees. With these challenges, I coordinate nutrition education classes to help the employees obtain their nutritional related goals. Through my position at the hospital, I am able to work closely and network with a local university (Texas Women's University) and the Department of Food and Nutrition Sciences and Dietetic Internship Program. As an adjunct faculty member and dietetic intern preceptor, I supervise the educational and community projects that students are preparing. I enjoy teaching future professionals in our field. North Texas Dietetic Association, ADA, Start Caring Wellness Program, North Texas Clinical Managers Group for the North Texas Division of HCA