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Board Members 2021-2022
 
President: Kathleen Poole, Ph.D., RD, MCHES

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Elected

 

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President-Elect: TBD

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Elected

 

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Treasurer: Carol King, RD

Term: 2 years - June 1st 2020 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Elected

 

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Carol is currently employed at Catawba Hospital as their food service director and geriatric dietitian. Previous employment includes Consulate Long Term Healthcare, HeadStart and Sysco. Originally graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.S in Family & Child Services, she returned to complete the nutritional core curriculum and internship program. Carol enjoys being active in community and civic organizations. She finds gardening and DIY projects relaxing as well as living in the country with her furbabies, Eva and Skittles. 

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Secretary: Keya Price, RD

Term: 2 years - June 1st 2020 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Elected

 

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District Legislative Representative (DLR):
Kristen Dehr, MS, RDN
Term: 1 year June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

Elected/Appointed: Appointed

 

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Kristen obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the State University of New York Collee at Buffalo.  She completed her dietetic internship and Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. Kristen is the Director of Dining Services for Medical Facilities of America in Roanoke, Virginia. In her role, she has the opportunity to work with diverse groups of people across the states of Virginia and North Carolina. Kristen believes in the power of advocacy, to give us as dietitians and nutrition professionals, a voice for nutrition and prevention policy, a seat at the table. When Kristen isn’t traversing the state, she enjoys gardening, horseback riding, hiking, and swimming-especially when those activities are shared with her family and friends.

 

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Leadership Chair: Maja Hickman, MS, RD

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

Elected/Appointed: Appointed

 

Maja is the owner of FoodCure Nutrition Counseling, LLC, a private nutrition counseling practice located in Blacksburg, VA. She also works as a clinical dietitian for Healthcare Services Group in several long-term care facilities across southwest Virginia.  Maja holds Master and Bachelor degrees in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise. She completed a dietetic internship at Virginia Tech and has previously served as a PR and Media Chair for SVAND, and student liaison for AND and SVAND. Maja is a certified yoga and pilates instructor with a passion for an integrative and functional approach to nutrition and wellness.  She enjoys spending time on the lake and hiking with her family, practicing yoga, reading, and traveling.

 

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Membership Chair: Kristen Dehr, MS, RDN

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Appointed

 

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Kristen obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the State University of New York Collee at Buffalo.  She completed her dietetic internship and Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. Kristen is the Director of Dining Services for Medical Facilities of America in Roanoke, Virginia. In her role, she has the opportunity to work with diverse groups of people across the states of Virginia and North Carolina. Kristen believes in the power of advocacy, to give us as dietitians and nutrition professionals, a voice for nutrition and prevention policy, a seat at the table. When Kristen isn’t traversing the state, she enjoys gardening, horseback riding, hiking, and swimming-especially when those activities are shared with her family and friends.

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Membership Ambassadors: TBD

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Appointed

 

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Website Chair: Evita Huang, MS, RD

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Appointed

 

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Bylaws Chair: Jeana Brooks, RD

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Appointed

 

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Jeana graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition. She completed her dietetic internship at Virginia Tech. Jeana began her dietetic career at Pulaski Community Hospital and the New River Valley Cancer Care Center. In 2010, she became one of the renal dietitians of Fresenius Kidney Care in the New River Valley. She is currently working to become a certified specialist in renal nutrition. She is an animal lover and a mother of a precious 2 year old boy but still likes riding motorcycles with her husband. Jeana strives to maintain "life long learning" by learning from a long life. 

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Awards Chair: TBD

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Appointed

 

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Media & PR Chair: Alexis Buchan, RD

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Appointed

 

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Newsletter Chair: Susan Noble, RD

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Appointed

 

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Intern Liaison - VT Internship in Nutrition and Dietetics: Ashley Tremblay

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Appointed

 

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Intern Liaison - VT MS Nutrition and Dietetics: TBD

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Appointed

 

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Student Liaison - Radford: Patricia Schaal

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Appointed

 

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Student Liaison - Radford: Cara Joseph

Term: 1 year - June 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022

 

Elected/Appointed: Appointed

 

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