Vera is the 2016-2017 President for the Greater Cleveland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GCAND). Her past GCAND positions included the nominating committee and Technical Practices. She was involved in the Academy House of Delegates during the term of 2011-2013. The 100th celebration is an exciting time for the GCAND group as it the birthplace of the Academy was Cleveland, Ohio. She is proud she can serve her term during the Academy’s milestone year. Vera worked for Nestlé USA with her last position with the Regulatory Affairs team as a nutrition specialist responsible for packaging labels, consumer questions, and USDA compliance. She is a lifelong learner and currently pursuing a second master’s degree from Framingham State University. She holds the Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR) and Certified Health Educator Specialist (CHES) credentials. Health Education 4U, LLC is her soon-to-be launched program teaching the CDC prediabetes prevention course.