Voting Member Bios


0_200.pngMary Lesser, PhD, MS, BS, RD



0_200.pngTracey Ledoux, PhD, RD, FAND


Past Chair

Maria Morgan-Bathke, MBA, PhD, RD, CD

Assistant Professor and Dietetic Internship Director in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI and Research Collaborator in the Endocrine Research Unit at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Maria completed her postdoctoral research fellowship in the Endocrine Research Unit at the Mayo Clinic with Dr. Michael Jensen. Her current research focus is on obesity, insulin signaling, inflammation, and fat metabolism.


0_200.pngAndrea Arikawa, PhD, RD, FAND



0_200.pngTaylor Wallace, PhD, CFS, FACN


Nominating Committee Chair

0_200.pngKellie Mayfield, PhD, MS


Academy House of Delegates

Kim Beals, PhD, RD, CSSD, LDN

Chief Science Officer at Ready Nutrition, Wexford PA and Associate Professor in the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition and at the University of Pittsburgh. Kim completed her PhD in Exercise Physiology at the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Science in clinical nutrition at Drexel University. Her research interests and involvement focus on the use of foods and nutrients to improve diet quality, physical performance, and body composition and reduce systemic inflammation in physically active populations.