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Board of Directors

Lisa Andrews

President

Lisa Andrews started her career at the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati and is currently the owner of Sound Bites Nutrition, LLC. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Nutrition and provides individual counseling, lectures and cooking demos. She has experience as an adjunct instructor and community dietitian and has recently designed a line of food pun T shirts.  Lisa has served at the national level as the editor for the NEHP DPG practice newsletter as well as CPI and media chair for OAND and GCDA. She is a nutrition expert for Netwellness.org, Dietitiancentral.com, Food and Health Communications and Phoenix Magazine. Lisa has done several TV interviews and has been quoted in a variety local and national publications.  In 2002, she won the Ohio Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award and in 2017, received the Ohio Recognized Dietitian of the Year Award. In 2016, Lisa was recognized as the Arthritis Foundation’s Adult Honoree and also received a People’s Liberty Project grant award for her project People’s Pantry Cincy.

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Mary-Jon Ludy

President Elect

Mary-Jon Ludy, PhD, RDN, FAND is an Associate Professor of Food & Nutrition at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Dr. Ludy graduated from BGSU with a BS in Dietetics in 2002 and joined the faculty in 2011. She earned a MS in Clinical Nutrition from Tufts University, interned with a Vitamin A program in Nepal, conducted HIV research in Thailand, taught community development in Costa Rica, worked as an outpatient dietitian in Boston, and earned a PhD in Nutrition from Purdue University. Dr. Ludy’s overall research focus is energy balance through dietary manipulation. She is guided by a desire to conduct research that has practical application in real-life situations and involves students in the research process. Dr. Ludy’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as JAND, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and Physiology & Behavior. These findings have been profiled by popular press outlets, such as The New York Times, Real Simple, and Shape. Through the Academy, Dr. Ludy has served as the Research DPG’s Policy & Advocacy Leader and Nominating Committee Chair, as well as Section Editor for JAND’s Topics of Interest in Dietetics Education Series. Additionally, Dr. Ludy has been honored by her students as BGSU’s Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year and by the Dannon Institute as one of 20 early career nutrition scientists believed to have the biggest chance of moving the nutrition field forward.

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Jason Roberts

Past President

Jason Roberts works for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Cincinnati. Jason has worked at the VA since graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 2010. He currently works as an outpatient dietitian where he strives to help Veterans meet their nutrition and health related goals. Jason enjoys teaching Veterans cooking skills in the VA’s Healthy Teaching Kitchen. Jason received the Recent Graduate Achievement Award from the University of Cincinnati College Of Allied Health Sciences in 2012. He is also a proud recipient of Young Dietitian Award.  Jason has served as CPI Chair for OAND as well as President for the Greater Cincinnati Dietetic Association. Jason loves spending time outdoors, running, biking, hiking or just being with loved ones.

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Sharon Doughten

Secretary

Associate Professor, Dietetic Technology, Cuyahoga Community College.  Sharon Doughten, MS, RDN, LD has dedicated her life to nutrition education and working towards expanding the preventative role that nutrition offers towards health for all groups. To strengthen her education skills in the current environment of college education, Sharon has completed an Online Teaching and Learning certificate and completed master’s coursework in the specialty of Effective Reading skills. She has completed course-work to become a Quality Matters peer reviewer and has one course that meets the Quality Matters standards.  Sharon has been active with the CDR practice audit national task force and as a Registration Examination panel member for the Dietetic Technicians. She believes strongly in the role of the community college to help strengthen communities and bridge gaps in education. Sharon has served the Greater Cleveland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in many roles, including president.

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Vera Bartasavich

Treasurer

I am in my second term as the Treasurer for OAND and have 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.  The team approach has worked well to achieve the correct financial decisions along with reaching out to other professionals including bankers, financial advisors and the OAND CPA. I find providing a summarization of the finances provides the OAND Board, membership and me financial transparency of the organization.  Working with the finance committee to allocate funds for future projects that align with the President’s Plan of Work and the Strategic Five Year Plan is helpful for the financial health of OAND. I enjoy working on the board and ensuring the OAND organization continues its stable financial strength.

As a former staff accountant and finance supervisor in the food industry, I developed my 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. I am currently in private practice providing health and nutrition education to a variety of settings including corporate wellness, community and social organizations.   

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Allison Bokenkotter

Chair, Council on Professional Issues (CPI)

 Alli currently works as an outpatient dietitian at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Alli completed her undergraduate degree and dietetic internship at the University of Cincinnati in 2016. Alli is an advocate for the nutrition profession and is actively involved in the Greater Cincinnati Dietetic Association (GCDA). The past two years Alli has been involved in National Nutrition Month and Diversity Chair with GCDA, previously elected as membership chair and currently is the treasurer elect for GCDA. Alli has written a handful of articles for the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) dietetic practice group. In her free time, Alli enjoys drinking excessive amounts of bold coffee, sushi and training for another half marathon that she swore she’d never run again.  

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Rosa Hand

Chair Elect, Council on Professional Issues (CPI)

Rosa K Hand is a registered dietitian nutritionist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).  Dr. Hand is the CWRU director of the Combined Dietetic Internship/Master’s Degree Program, serving as academic advisor to each cohort and teaching their required research courses.  Dr. Hand earned her BS and MS in Nutrition at CWRU, completed her Dietetic Internship at University Hospitals, and her PhD in Clinical and Translational Science at CWRU.  Prior to joining the CWRU faculty, Dr. Hand was director of the Dietetics Practice Based Research Network at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for 5 years.  Her research on renal nutrition, RDN staffing and patient outcomes, and malnutrition assessment and diagnosis has led to publications in journals such as Journal of Renal Nutrition, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, and Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  She was Ohio Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year in 2015.

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Andrea Livi

Delegate Chair, 2017-2020

Andrea Livi, MBA, MS, RDN, LD is the current Delegate Elect for the OAND. She has also served over 11 years on the Columbus Dietetic Association and OAND boards as President, CPI Chair, ByLaws Chair, Strategic Planning Chair, and Awards and Scholarships Chair. Professionally she has experience in management, clinical nutrition, enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition, food service, and sales. Andrea received her bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition at The Ohio State University, Master of Science in Allied Health Professions with a concentration in Nutrition at Georgia State University, and a MBA with a concentration in Marketing at Capital University. She is currently working as the Regional Sales Manager at Coram CVS Specialty Infusion specializing in home infusion including TPN and tube feeding.

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Jane Korsberg

Delegate, 2018-2021

Jane Korsberg is the Owner/President of Nutrition Reality LLC, private practice and Adjunct Senior Instructor, Department of Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University.  She has served on the Boards of Cleveland Dietetic Association (CDA), Flint District Dietetic Association, Ann Arbor Dietetic Association, Michigan Dietetic Association, Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the AADE Choose Your Foods booklet committee, just to name a few.  Jane holds a MS in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University.   Early in her career she was awarded the ADA's Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award and received the Distinguished Service Award from the CDA.

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Heather McCormick

Delegate Elect, 2018-2021

Heather McCormick's background is in community and corporate wellness. She currently works with Mt.Carmel Health System in Columbus working in workplace health and cardiopulmonary rehab. She earned her master's degree in nutrition and dietetics from Bowling Green State University and her bachelor's degree from Illinois State University. In 2011, Heather was voted Ohio's Young Dietitian of the Year. She has served the Columbus Dietetic Association in many capacities, including President, and she is the former President and CPI Chair for the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

 

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Pat McKnight

State Policy Representative

Pat has served as OAND, State Policy Chair for more than 20 years. She is Assistant Professor, Nutrition at Mt. Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus. She is a 50 year member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Natalie Stephens

State Policy Co Representative

Natalie is a clinical dietitian at University Hospital East providing inpatient care in the ICU, PCU, and orthopedic units as well as outpatient counseling. She is also in private practice at Mid-Ohio Nutrition Therapy, Inc. in Gahanna, OH. A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology, she completed her internship at OSU as well. Natalie has been an active member of the Columbus Dietetic Association since 2001. She has served as Reimbursement Chair 2005-7, Legislative/Policy Chair 2007-2010 as well as Reimbursement Co-Chair for OAND 2005-7, 2009. In 2008, OAND awarded Natalie “Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year”. She has 2 small children, Ethan & Eva & a wonderful husband Tim who are the light of her life.

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Kendra Schmuck

Public Policy Coordinator

Kendra Schmuck RDN LD CDE is a registered dietitian nutritionist, licensed dietitian who is certified as a diabetes educator. She has completed her certification of training in adult weight management & Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics with an emphasis in food service management from Bowling Green State University. She did her dietetic internship through Idaho State University. She has worked as a diabetes educator, outpatient medical nutritional therapist, clinical medical nutrition therapist, and in health promotion. She is currently employed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as the Chief of Clinical Dietetics. In her spare time she is the public policy coordinator for the Ohio Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and the Public Policy chair for the Dayton Dietetic Association.

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Lily Kuzmik

Akron District President

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Ashley Meuser

Cincinnati District President

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Amy Lowrie

Cleveland District President

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Jaclyn Geitz

Columbus District President

Jaclyn M. Geitz MS, RDN, LD has been actively involved with the CDA's board for 10 years and will serve her second term as the Columbus Dietetic Association's President this 2019-2020 year. In 2019, she was awarded the “Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year” from OAND. Jaclyn is a graduate of The Ohio State University's MSDI program. She started her career working in home infusion, specifically home nutrition support, before transitioning to academia. Currently, she is an instructor for the Medical Dietetics program at OSU teaching Medical Nutrition Therapy for undergraduates. Jaclyn enjoys running, baking, cooking, traveling, and visiting national parks.

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Jennifer Iiames

Dayton District President

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Jane Graffin

Northwest District President

Jane Graffin,MHE,RD,LD,CDE is in her fourth year of serving as president of the Northwest District. Jane is currently the Clinical Nutrition Manager/Diabetes Education Program Coordinator at Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green. Prior to this job, Jane had worked as a Dietitian/Diabetes Educator at the Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center, Diabetes Youth Services Camps and University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo. Jane has been active in NODA and the local AADE group for over 25 years and received the Member Merit Award from OAND in 2004. In her downtime, Jane enjoys gardening along with freezing and canning a variety of foods along with traveling/attending sports events with her husband, Von. They have two adult children, Michael, who is in Athletic Team Sales at West Point in New York and Kim, a senior at Trine University in Indiana.

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Mary Lou Keener

Stark District President

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Committee Chairs

Mary-Jon Ludy

Chair
Awards & Scholarships Committee

Allison Bokenkotter

Chair
Council on Professional Issues 2020

Rosa Hand

Chair
Council on Professional Issues 2021

Andrea Livi

Chair
Delegates

Jason Roberts

Co-Chair
Diversity Task Force

Candice Jones

Co-Chair
Diversity Task Force

Vera Bartasavich

Chair
Finance Committee

Pat McKnight

State Policy Representative
Legislation Committee

Carrie Hamady

Chair
Membership Committee

Jason Roberts

Chair
Nominating Committee

Karen Stanfar

Chair
Reimbursement & Coverage

Laura Poland

Chair
State Media Task Force

Staff

Jeannine Windbigler

Executive Director

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Community Liaisons

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