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About the Organization

ACEND is composed of a board of 15 members, a group of appointed peer reviewers, and staff members.

Peer Program Reviewers

The following list of current peer reviewers have expertise in dietetics education and practice and were appointed by ACEND. Program reviewers visit and evaluate programs and make recommendations on accreditation to the ACEND board.


Ana R. Abad-Jorge, EdD, RDN
Charlottesville, Virginia
Statewide Program Director
Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management
School of Continuing & Professional Studies

University of Virginia

Audrey L. (Kanik) Anastasia, DrPH, MS, MEd, RD, FAND
New Boston, New Hampshire
Private Practice; Assistant Program Director, University of New Hampshire Dietetic Technology; Senior Lecturer, University System of New Hampshire

Jean A. Anderson, MS, RD, LD
Ames, Iowa
Director, Dietetic Internship/Adjunct Instructor
Iowa State University

Judith C. Anglin, PhD, RD
Houston, Texas
Assistant Professor and Director, Didactic Program
Texas Southern University

Arianna Aoun, MS, RD, CSR, LD
Cleveland, Ohio
Program Director, Dietetic Internship
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Catherine L.S. Arnold, EdD, MS, RD
Lisle, Illinois
Chairperson/Director, Didactic Program
Benedictine University

Cheryl L. Atkinson, PhD, RD, LDN
New Orleans, Louisiana
Program Director, Dietetic Internship
Southern University and A&M College

Cheryl Bacon, MS, RD, LDN, CNSD, CSO
Harvey, Illinois
Director, Dietetic Internship
Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Miriam S. Ballejos, PhD, RD
Pullman, Washington
Registered Dietitian
Madigan Army Medical Center

Donna M. Belcher, MS, RD, CDE, LDN
Chicago, Illinois
Clinical Nutrition Manager at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Morrison Healthcare

Rita M. Berthelsen, PhD, RD, LMNT
Council Bluffs, Iowa 
Dean of Health, Biological and Sports Science
Iowa Western Community College

Bonnie L. Berube, MS, RD, LD
Houston, Texas
President
BLB Consulting Inc.

Nadine S. Braunstein, PhD, RD, LDN, CDE
Towson, Maryland
Allied Health Program Director
Towson University

Kay Stearns Bruening, PhD, RD
Syracuse, New York
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition Science and Dietetics
Syracuse University

Jennifer L. Bueche, PhD, RD, CDN
Oneonta, New York
Professor, Food and Nutrition, Department of Human Ecology, School of Education and Human Ecology
State University of New York Oneonta

Teri Burgess-Champoux, PhD, RD, LD
St. Paul, Minnesota
Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences
St. Catherine University

Simone P. Camel, MS, RD, LD, LDN
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Instructor, Department of Human Nutrition
Winthrop University

Janice D. Cannon, MS, RD, CDN
Oxford, Connecticut
Clinical Nutrition Manager
Hartford Hospital

Melissa Castano, MAA, RD
San Antonio, Texas
Assistant Director
Baptist Medical Center

Feon W. Cheng, MPH, RD
Los Angeles, California
Clinical Dietitian and Part-Time Lecturer
AHMC Healthcare and California State University, Los Angeles

Dean J. Chiarelli, MA, RD, HFS, CHES, REHS
Phoenix, Arizona
Clinical Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

Lydia S. Chowa, DrPH, RD, RN
Northridge, California
Assistant Professor
California State University, Northridge

Linda S. Crawshaw, PhD, RD, LDN
Adamstown, Pennsylvania
Clinical Dietitian
Wernersville State Hospital

Kathleen E. Creedon, MHPE, LDN, RD
Boston, Massachusetts
Former Senior Manager, Training and Development; Former Director, Dietetic Internship

Massachusetts General Hospital

Dinah C. Dalder, MS, RD, CNSD
West Lafayette, Indiana
Dietetics Program Manager
Purdue University

Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, LDN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ISPP Coordinator, Director, Center for Integrated Nutrition and Performance
Drexel University

Janet L. Debelius, MA, RD, LD
Columbia, Maryland
Director, Dietetic Internship

Sodexho Health Care Services Mid-Atlantic

Kay L. Dutram, MS, RD
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Program Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
University of Arkansas

Wanda Eastman, PhD, RD, LD
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Director, Dietetic Internship

New Mexico State University

Beth M. Egan, MS, RD
Memphis, Tennessee
Clinical Coordinator
University of Memphis

Catherine English, PhD, RD, LDN
Kingston, Rhode Island
Director, Didactic Program; Chair
University of Rhode Island

Dawn M. Erickson, MPH, RD, LDN
Ruston, Louisiana
Director, Dietetic Internship
Louisiana Tech University

Barbara H. Erlandson, MS, RD, LRD, CDE
Oakes, North Dakota
Private Practice/Consultant
Barbara Erlandson, LRD PLLC

Jamie M. Erskine, PhD, RD
Greeley, Colorado
Professor and Program Coordinator, Dietetics Program
University of Northern Colorado

Constance A. Francis, PhD, RD
Greeley, Colorado
Assistant Professor
University of Northern Colorado

Kara Freeman, DrPH, RD
Pomona, California
Former Director, Dietetic Internship/Professor
California State Polytechnic University

Stephen P. Gagnon, MS, DTR, CDM
Tampa, Florida
Director, Dietetic Technician Program
Hillsborough Community College

Shyamala Ganesh, MS, RD, LD
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Director, Dietetic Internship
University of Minnesota Medical Center

Margery J. Gann, MBA, RD LDN, FADA
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Care Management Director
Ethos, Southwest Boston Senior Services

Dona C. Greenwood, PhD, RD, LDN
Orlando, Florida
Internship Coordinator
Keiser University

Judith H. Hall, MS, RD, LRD
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Former Chair, Department of Nutrition and Former Director, Coordinated Program
University of North Dakota

Christine A. Hartney, MS, RD, LDN
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Clinical Dietitian
Rush University Medical Center

Kevin D. Haubrick, MS, RD, LD, FAND
Houston, Texas
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Houston

Babbi L. Hawkins, MS, RD, LDN
Greensboro, North Carolina
Director, Dietetic Internship/Academic Professional Instructor
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Alida Herling, MPH, RD, LD
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Associate Professor and Director, Coordinated Program
Viterbo University

LTC Debra R. Hernandez, MS, RD
Tacoma, Washington
Dietitian; Former Program Director, Dietetic Internship
United States Army

Janet D. Hiser, MEd, RD, CDN
Danbury, Connecticut
Clinical Nutrition Manager/ Internship Director
Morrison Management Specialists Danbury Hospital

Roseann L. Hoeye, MBA, RD, LD
Savannah, Georgia
National Account Manager, Area Manager and Health Care Specialist
Diamond Crystal Sales a Division of Hormel Foods Corporation

Debra S. Hollingsworth, PhD, RD, LDN
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Associate Professor and Director, Dietetic Internship
McNeese State University

Heidi H. Hoover, MS, RD, LD
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Director, Dietetic Internship
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Barbara L. Hopkins, MMSc, RD, LD
Atlanta, Georgia
Assistant Professor, Clinical and Director, Didactic Program
Georgia State University

Cheryl A. Houston, PhD, RD, LD
Saint Louis, Missouri
Director, Didactic Program; Professor
Fontbonne University

Nancy R. Hudson, MS, RD
Davis, California
Academic Coordinator, Emerita
University of California Davis

Sharon M. Hunter, MS, RD
Altus AFB, Oklahoma
Associate Chief, Nutrition; Chief Consultant to AF Surgeon General
United States Air Force

Deborah A. Hutcheon, MS, RD, LD
Greenville, South Carolina
Faculty, Foods and Nutrition-Division of Nursing and Health Science
Bob Jones University

Holly Federico Huye, MS, RD
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Instructor, Nutrition and Food Systems 
The University of Southern Mississippi

Victorine L. Imrhan, PhD, RD, LD
Denton, Texas
Tenured Professor
Texas Woman's University

Astrid M. Inniss, PhD, RD, LD
Galveston, Texas
Associate Director of Nutrition
University of Texas Medical Branch

Pascale C. Jean, MPH, RD, LD
Miami, Florida
Health Promotion and Wellness Consultant
Cigna Healthcare

Janet S. Johnson, MS, RD, LD
Ames, Iowa
Clinician
Iowa State University

Marie Y. Kamp, MBA, RD, LDN
University Park, Pennsylvania
Former Director, Dietetics Program
The Pennsylvania State University

Lorri L. Kanauss, MSEd, RD, LD, CDE
Macomb, Illinois
Assistant Professor and Director, Didactic Program
Western Illinois University

Judith A. Kaplan, MS, RD, LD
Cleveland, Ohio
Program Manager, Dietetic Technician
Cuyahoga Community College

Anne Kendall, PhD, RD, LDN
Gainesville, Florida
Former Senior Lecturer
University of Florida

Karla Kennedy-Hagan, PhD, RD, LDN
Charleston, Illinois
Assistant Chair, School of Family and Consumer Sciences/Dietetic Internship Coordinator
Eastern Illinois University

Cindra L. Ketterman, MS, RD, LD
York, Pennsylvania
Chief Clinical Dietitian
York Hospital

Sharon Keys, MS, RD
Tupelo, Mississippi
Director, Food and Nutrition Services
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle

Kessey J. Kieselhorst, MPA, RD, CDE, LDN
Danville, Pennsylvania
Director, Regulatory Performance Improvement
Geisinger Health System

Young Hee Kim, MS, RD, LDN
Springfield, Massachusetts
Clinical Nutrition Manager
Baystate Health

Lydia A. D. Kret, MS, RD
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Director, Coordinated Program
Eastern Michigan University

Karen R. Kritsch, PhD, RD
Madison, Wisconsin
Director, Dietetic Internship/Outpatient Abdominal Transplant Dietitian
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Betty J. Larson, EdD, LRD, FADA
Moorhead, Minnesota
Professor/Director, Didactic Program
Concordia College

Beth L. Leonberg, MS, MA, CSP, FADA, RD, LDN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Director, Didactic Program
Drexel University

Suzanne M. Leson, MS, RD, LD
Youngstown, Ohio
Director, Coordinated Program
Youngstown State University

Anita Karen Lewis, MS, RD, LD
Gulfport, Mississippi
Consultant/Former Clinical Practice Section Chief
Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System

Sally Lipson, MS, RD, LDN
Chicago, Illinois
Clinical Coordinator, Dietetic Internship
Rush University Medical Center

Suzanne Logan, MS, RD
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Director, Dietetic Internship
Penrose-St Francis Health Services

Anne M. Lowery, MS, RD, LDN
Nashville, Tennessee
Assistant Professor/Director, Dietetic Internship
Lipscomb University

Patricia A. Lynch, PhD, RD, LDN
Greensboro, North Carolina
Director, Didactic Program
North Carolina A&T State University

Christina Mackay, MS, RD
East Meadow, New York
Associate Director, NY/Philadelphia Metropolitan Dietetic Internship 
Sodexo Health Care Services

Sharon G. Madalis, MS, RD
Danville, Pennsylvania
Coordinator, Clinical Nutrition Services
Geisinger Medical Center

Jessica Madson, MS, RDN, CD
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Assistant Professor
Viterbo University

Sandra N. Mayol-Kreiser, PhD, RD, CNSD
Phoenix, Arizona
Clinical Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

Maxine C. McElligott, MA, RD, LMNT, CDE
Omaha, Nebraska
Diabetes Case Manager, The Nebraska Medical Center
Adjunct Faculty School of Allied Health Professions
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Elaine F. Molaison, PhD, RD
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Associate Professor and Director, Dietetic Internship 
The University of Southern Mississippi

Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RD, LDN
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Clinical Nutrition Manager
Genesis HealthCare LLC

Mary B. Noel, PhD, MPH, RD
East Lansing, Michigan
Professor, Senior Associate Chair
Michigan State University

Karen S. Omietanski, MBA, RD, LD
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Director, Nutrition Services
Kindred Healthcare

Nancy T. Prange, MS, RD, LDN
DeKalb, Illinois
Director, Dietetic Internship
Northern Illinois University

Martha L. Rew, MS, RD, LD
Denton, Texas
Associate Clinical Professor/Director, Dietetic Internship
Texas Woman's University

Nancy V. Rhoades, MS, RD, LD
Atlanta, Georgia
National Account Manager
Aladdin Temp-Rite

Royletta M. Romain, MEd, RD, LDN
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Dietary Supervisor
Elder Service Plan of Harbor Health Services

Nina L. Roofe, PhD, RD, LD
Conway, Arkansas
Assistant Professor/Director, Didactic Program
University of Central Arkansas

Mary G. Roseman, PhD, RD
University, Mississippi
Associate Professor
University of Mississippi

Janice G. Sandrick, PhD, RD, FADA, LDN
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Director, Coordinated Program
Seton Hill University

Angela J. Scheett, MPH, RD, LRD
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Research Dietitian
USDA ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center

Charlene E. Schmidt, PhD, RD, CD
Menomonie, Wisconsin
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Kathy Schupp, MA, RD, LD
Cleveland, Ohio
Dietitian
MetroHealth Medical Center/Senior Health and Wellness Center

Noreen B. Schvaneveldt, MS, RD, CD
Providence, Utah
Consultant/Former Director, Coordinated Program

Sharon K. Schwartz, MS, RD, LDN
Raleigh, North Carolina
Dietetic Internship Coordinator
Sodexo Distance Education Dietetic Internship

Terese M. Scollard, MBA, RD, LD
Portland, Oregon
Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager
Providence Health System

Claudia W. Scott, MS, RD, CDE, LD
Houston, Texas
Director, Didactic Program; Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Houston

Claudia V. Sealey-Potts, PhD, RD
Jacksonville, Florida
Director, Dietetic Internship; Assistant Professor
University of North Florida

Jyotsna Sharman, MBA, RD, LD
Radford, Virginia
Assistant Professor
Radford University

Marie L. Smith, MS, MEd, RD, CDN
Morrisville, New York
Professor; Former Director, Dietetic Technician Program
Morrisville State College

Merievelyn Stuber, MS, RD, CPPS, CPHQ
Highland, Indiana
Patient Safety Officer/Risk Management
The Methodist Hospitals

Rhonda R. Tankersley, MPH, RD, LD
Atlanta, Georgia
Director, Dietetic Internship
Georgia Department of Public Health

Karyn M. Theis, MS, RD, CNSD
Fairfax, Virginia
Adjunct Instructor
George Mason University

Alicia J. Thomas, MS, RD, LD
Cleveland, Ohio
Research Bionutrition Director, Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative
Case Western Reserve University

Shelia Triggs, MS, RD, LD
Biloxi, Mississippi
Renal Dietitian
South Mississippi Kidney Center

Elizabeth C. Vargo, MS, RD, LDN
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Director, Dietetic Technician and Dietary Managers Programs
Community College of Allegheny County

Kathleen T. Vinyard, MS, RD, LD
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Director, Food and Nutrition Services
Memorial Medical Center

Karen A. Virostek, MS, RD, LDN, FADA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nutrition Services Director
Adagio Health

Doris J. Wang, MPH, RD, LD
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Program Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics
University of North Dakota

Long Wang, PhD, MD, RDN
Long Beach, California
Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics
California State University, Long Beach

Lorraine J Weatherspoon, PhD, RD
East Lansing, Michigan
Professor, Human Nutrition
Michigan State University

Suzy Weems, PhD, RD, CSSD, LD
Waco, Texas
Professor and Department Chair
Baylor University

Emily Gier Wilcox, MBA, RD, CDN
Ithaca, New York
Lecturer; Director Didactic Program
Cornell University

L. Hope Wills, MA, RD, CSP
Los Angeles, California
Director Dietetic Internship; Pediatric Dietitian
Center for Child Development and Developmental Disabilities
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Lauri Y. Wright, PhD, RD
Jacksonville, Florida
Assistant Professor
University of North Florida

Najat Yahia, PhD, RD, LD
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Associate Professor
Central Michigan University

Linda O. Young, MS, RD, LMNT
Lincoln, Nebraska
Director, Dietetic Internship
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rayane (AbuSabha) Zelakiewicz, PhD, RD
Troy, New York
Associate Professor and Director, Dietetic Internship
The Sage Colleges