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President's Award

Karen Stanfar, MPH, RDN, LD

Karen Stanfar is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio where she focuses on the prevention of nutrition related chronic disease in community settings. She also serves as adjunct faculty for Cuyahoga Community College and Baldwin Wallace University. She has an undergraduate degree in Dietetics from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and a graduate degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). She has completed both a general dietetics internship (Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, Texas) and a public health internship (State of North Carolina). Her experience is broad, ranging from acute to outpatient care, and from pediatrics to seniors. Karen is a student in the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition Program at Rutgers University where she studies nutrition issues surrounding disability. Karen has volunteered at the local and state levels of the Academy since 2010. She has fulfilled the duties of various board positions for GCAND, including President. She currently serves as the Reimbursement Representative for the OAND Board and looks forward to continued involvement with the Academy.

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