Board of Directors

The Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is governed by the policies and procedures of this national organization. In Arizona, we are led by a state-level Board of Directors comprised of leaders in nutrition and health. The Board of Directors is responsible for the following tasks: govern the organization, set and monitor strategic direction, oversee fiscal planning, appoint members to represent the Academy, establish guidelines and policies for publications, awards and honors.

President
Simin Levinson

President-Elect
Shawn Toso

Treasurer
Zach Cordell

Secretary
Nancy Romanick

Past President/Awards Coordinators
Kathleen Dixon

Executive Director
Rachel Kelleher

Delegate to the Academy
Mary Verona

Nominating Committee Chair
Karla Wright

Nominating Committee Members
Sandra Mayol-Kreiser

Communications Team Director
Melinda Johnson

Advocacy Committee Director
Erika Barrera

Nutrition Service Payment Specialist
Jennifer Doley

Annual Conference Planning Chair
Diana Kinsfather

State Media Representative
Katrina Samuels-Garrison

IDEA Liaison
Jessica Lehmann

Social Media Coordinator
Lauren Chon-Lopez

Social Media Content Manager
Angela Gomez

President, C-AZAND
Briauna Ramirez

President, SW-AZAND
Lily McNair

President, S-AZAND
Elyse Shearer

Meet the Board

The Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is governed by the policies and procedures of this national organization. In Arizona, we are led by a state-level Board of Directors comprised of leaders in nutrition and health. The Board of Directors is responsible for the following tasks: govern the organization, set and monitor the strategic direction, oversee fiscal planning, appoint members to represent the Academy, and establish guidelines and policies for publications, awards, and honors.

Media Contacts

Registered Dietitians are the Nutrition Experts

As registered dietitians, we encounter consumers seeking real, science-based clarification of nutrition information (or misinformation) they get from the internet, newspapers and magazines, television, or friends. Let us help you report accurate food and nutrition information to your audience.

If you are looking for a nutrition expert for your story, we will help you find the right registered dietitian. Arizona dietitians work in various settings including research and academia, hospitals, community health, private practice and the food industry. Our goal is to help the media report relevant, current, science-supported facts about food, nutrition, culinary nutrition and food safety to our communities.

Please contact us at any time.

AZAND State Media Representative
KaTrina Samuels-Garrison

AZAND Communications Director
Melinda Johnson