To contact your leaders, use the Academy's Leadership Directory. Click here for the Leadership Directory User Guide.


Chair: Suzi Baxter, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, FAND 

Chair-elect: Jackie Bastiaans, RD, LD

Secretary: Wendy Wittenbrook, MA, RD, CSP, LD, FAND

Treasurer: Sharon Lemons, MS, RDN, CSR, LD, FAND

Delegate: Mary Russell, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, FASPEN

IDEA Liaison: Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD

Education Co-Chairs: Alicia Conner, MA, RDN and Katie Brown, MS, RD, CDN

Communications Director: Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

  • Social Media Coordinator: Rene Pearson (dietetic intern)
  • Newsletter Editor: Heidi Kiehl, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC
  • Website Coordinator: Liz Dunn, MS, RD, LDN

Membership Director: 

Nominating Committee: Lacey Gammon, MPH, RD, LD (Chair), Tom Smurr, RD, LDN

Grants and Awards Coordinator: Christine Ferguson, PhD, RD, LD

Sponsorship Coordinator: