Vera Bartasavich previously served two terms as the OAND Treasurer. She took a break from the Treasurer’s position and is now back to serve as the OAND Treasurer again. Vera has found working closely with the OAND President(s) and Executive Director provides insight and ensures the present and future of the OAND organization’s financial health is secure. Vera enjoys working on the board and ensuring the OAND organization continues its stable financial strength. She is also Treasurer for the local affiliate Greater Cleveland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GCAND). As a former staff accountant and finance supervisor in the food industry, Vera developed her love for numbers along with detective skills for reviewing financial accounts. Volunteer opportunities have included auditing, revamping and suggesting changes for several non-profit organizations as their Treasurer. She holds the credential of Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR) and a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES®). Vera is in private practice where she specializes in preventive nutrition and wellness education working in a variety of settings. Currently, her focus is with people living with prediabetes and diabetes. Vera is in a mentorship program where she is gaining experience as a diabetes educator.