Central District

Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Welcome to the Central District of the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!

Our district represents Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members of Maricopa County, which includes 12 cities in the greater Phoenix vicinity. Academy members from Pinal, Gila, and Graham counties may also choose to be members of the Southwest, Southern, or Northern districts.

C-AZAND is bringing cutting edge programs to our district so we can provide opportunities for RDNs to be recognized as the nutrition experts. This year C-AZAND will offer our members both in-person and virtual nutrition educational meetings.  

Our desire is to continue playing a role in developing a positive learning environment for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists/RDNs-to-be and current and future Dietetic Technicians, Registered, of all backgrounds and fields of work. By doing so we provide opportunities for RDNs and NDTRs to meet their career goals. We feel it is important to embrace our younger members and students as they begin their dietetics career.  This will help build a strong foundation for success as an organization.

Our goal is that the C-AZAND offers events in all areas of nutrition that are pertinent and provide opportunities to network for our members.

Become a member

The Central District membership year is June 1 – May 31. To join, please complete the membership form here, and pay your membership dues using the PayPal form below.

Please note that there is a $1.00 transaction fee for paying through PayPal.

Please reach out to CAZAND Membership chair with any questions; Centralazda@gmail.com.

Membership fees

Qualification of AZAND District Membership
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members residing in Arizona are automatically members of the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AZAND).
  • Any person who is a member in good standing of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is eligible to become a member of an AZAND District (Central, Southern, Northern, etc). Members may hold membership in more than one district.
  • The districts appreciate your financial support and your attendance at local meetings and events. Academy dues do not include local District association membership. We rely on your dues to provide local activities. 

For more information about the Central Arizona District Dietetic Association (C-AZAND), contact C-AZAND President at cazand@eatrightarizona.org.

Executive Board

Jessica Lehmann MS, RDN

Briauna Ramirez, RDN

Alina Ochoa, RDN

LaNae Maass, RDN

Communications Chair
Brooke Clifford, MS, RDN

Membership Chair
Courtney Baker, MHS, RD

Nominating Committee Chair
Pam Lahti, RDN

Student Affairs Representative
Leslie Saldana