How Are We Doing?

The leadership of the Research DPG is a dedicated group of volunteers, working on behalf of our membership. Please let us know how we are doing.

Looking for You!

There are lots of ways to get involved!
  • Advocate by responding to the advocacy e-blasts and posts
  • Write an article for The Digest
  • Share with colleagues on the EML
  • Run for an elected position, click here for more information!

Current Leadership: 2024-2025 Executive Committee

The list below recognizes volunteers with ongoing contributions to the Research DPG. Please contact us to get in touch with one of our Executive Committee members.

Executive Committee Members

Voting Members

  • Chair: Andrea Arikawa
  • Chair-Elect: Casey Colin
  • Past Chair: Tracey Ledoux
  • Secretary: Dara LoBuono
  • Treasurer: Jessica Combs Caudill
  • Nominating Committee Chair: Henna Muzaffar
  • HOD Delegate: Mary Curnutte

Academy Liaisons

  • Academy Manager - DPG Relations: Martha Huizar
  • Council on Research (COR) Liaison: Heidi J. Silver
  • ACEND Liaison: Jen Ross
  • Policy and Advocacy Leader: Linda Fergus
  • Historian: Mindy Nelkin

Awards Committee

  • Co-Chair: Rebecca Koch
  • Co-Chair: Kelsey McLimans
  • Member: Samantha Pritchard & JoAnna Cupp

Newsletter Committee

  • Editor-in-Chief: Andrea Lobene
  • Assistant Editors: Judy Gould and Lori Stockert
  • Assistant Editor for Student Articles: Jingyi Wang
  • Special Reporter: Danielle M. Torisky

Fundraising Committee

  • Chair: Jennifer Hanson

Nominating Committee

  • Chair: Kellie E. Mayfield
  • Members: Janet Antwi and Henna Muzaffar

Member Relations

  • Membership: Emily Heying and Eliza Short
  • Mentorship Chair: Casey Colin
  • Student Representative Chair: Joanna Wirkus
  • CPE Administrator: Katherine Ideno
  • Diversity Liaison: TBD

Web Committee

  • Website Committee Chair: Jen Ross
  • Social Networking Chair: Maria Morgan Bathke
  • Webinar Co-Chair: Catherine Cioffi Cohen
  • Webinar Co-Chair: Elizabeth Ruder


Please contact Dara LoBuono (researchdpg@eatright.org) if you have questions regarding email accounts.