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2012 Election Results

RDPG Officers

These officers have been newly elected and their terms will begin June 1 2012.

Chair Elect: Nancy Emenaker 

Treasurer: Karin Pennington

Nominating:  Sabrina Peterson Trudo   

We appreciate the willingness of all candidates to contribute to our DPG, and to the Nominating Committee for their work.  Special thanks to Cheryl Reifer, PhD, RD, Janet Roseland, MS, RD, and M. Ruth Williams, EdD, MS, RD.


National Academy Officers

The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the 2012 national election.  The following individuals have been elected from among many excellent candidates.  The Committee thanks all who partcipated in the nomination and election processes.

Board of Directors

President-elect: Glenna McCollum-Cloud, DMOL, MPH, RD (AZ)

Treasurer-elect: Donna Martin, EdS, RD, LD, SNS (GA)

Director-at-Large: Margaret Garner, MS, RD, LD (AL)

House of Delegates

Speaker-elect: Nancy Lewis, PhD, RD, FADA (NC)

Director: Marcia Kyle, RD, LD, CDE (ME)

At-Large Delegate-30 Years and Under: Tracy Wilczek, MS, RD, LD/N (FL)

At-Large Delegate-Retired: Helen Lodge, MA, MS, RD, LD (WV)

Nominating Committee

Julie Grim, MPH, RD, LD (TX)

David Orozco, MS, RD (GA)

Karen Payne, MS, RD (WI)

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Practitioner Representative-Registered Dietitian: Pascale Jean, MPH, RD, LD/N (FL)

Practitioner Representative-Dietetic Technician, Registered: Amelia Larkin, MS, DTR (FL)

Commission on Dietetic Registration

Registered Dietitian: Paula Kellogg Leibovitz, MS, RD, CD-N, CDE (CT)

Certified Specialist in Oncology: Kathryn K. Hamilton, MA, RD, CSO, CDN (NJ)

Dietetic Technician, Registered: Stefanie Mittelbuscher, DTR (MO)


RDPG Events at 2012 FNCE Meeting, Philadelphia PA

DPG/MIG Showcase Booth #1514

Monday October 8 from 10:30 am 0 1:00 pm

FNCE Expo Hall, adjacent to the Culinary Demonstration Theater

 Mediterranean Diet: A Dietary Pattern for the Ages 

Sponsored by the California Walnut Commission

Featuring Walnuts, Olive Oil and Red Wine

Lowes Hotel, Millennium Hall

Saturday 10/6/2012 1 - 3 pm


Research DPG Annual Member Meeting and Breakfast

Philadelphia Marriott, Salons K/L

Sponsored by The Beef Checkoff

Tuesday 10/9/2012 7:30 - 9 am


RDPG Spotlight Session

Demysitfying Dietetics Research: Applications to the Everyday

Session ID: 348 Pennsylvania Convention Center/Room: 118 ABC

Tuesday 10/9/2012 noon - 1:30 pm


2012 FNCE Meeting, Philadephia PA

We hope you will join us for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo taking place October 6-9, 2012 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Our 2012 FNCE website will officially launch on May 1, but here is some information to help you in the meantime.  Plans for RDPG activities are currently being developed.  Watch for more information here!

RPDG Spotlight Session to be presented at FNCE

Title:  Demystifying Dietetics Research: Applications to the Everyday.

Learning Need Codes:  9000: Research and Grants, 9020 - Evaluation and application of research, 9070 - Research instruments and techniques, 9060 - Research development and design


  • To describe the spectrum and applicability of research in dietetics and how it applies to employing Evidence-Based Practice in your setting.
  • To demonstrate how available resources, such as the Evidence Analysis Library and the Research Toolkit, can be used to understand and use research findings in everyday practice.
  • To provide examples of how frontline dietitians are providing are contributing to growing research evidence on outcomes through the Dietetics Practice Based Research Network.

Session Description:

With the recent push for sound scientific evidence to support outcomes effectiveness, there is a general concern about the ability to identify, interpret and apply current research to current practice in dietetics. This session will illuminate the fundamentals of research, apply the current AND resources to practice-based scenarios as well as describe opportunities for clinicians to get involved in the Dietetics Practice-Based research Network.

Specific time and placed will be announced when information is available.



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Future FNCE Meetings



Houston, Texas
October 19 to 22