Leadership

Board of Directors

Jason Roberts

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’s 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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Lisa Andrews

President Elect

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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Heather McCormick

Past President

Heather McCormick's background is in community and corporate wellness. 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 CPI Chair for the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

 

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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

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.   

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Mary-Jon Ludy

Chair, Council on Professional Issues (CPI)

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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Allison Bokenkotter

Chair Elect, 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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Tammy Randall

Delegate Chair, 2016-2019

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Andrea Livi

Delegate, 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 Elect, 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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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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Madeline Brown

Akron District President

Madeline Brown RDN, LDN is a pediatric dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital. She works primarily in eating disorders and hopes to help grow Akron Children’s program. She is a graduate of the University of Akron’s Coordinated Program and obtained a minor in Business Administration during that time.  Having served as the Membership Chair for the Greater Akron Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for just one year, she is excited and humbled to have this opportunity. During her free time, Madeline cuddles her cats, plays video games with her husband of three years, and tries to figure out how to pick a graduate program.

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Meghan McNeill

Cincinnati District President

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Kelly Satola

Cleveland District President

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Mary Weiler

Columbus District President

 

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Melanie Schaffer

Dayton District President

Melanie Schaffer is a clinical dietitian at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio where she provides exceptional medical nutrition therapy for our military men and women, their families, and our veterans. Although her area of expertise and passion is eating disorders, she provides nutrition education for dialysis, heart disease, obesity, pediatrics, geriatrics, GI, and cancer- just to name a few areas! She is currently the co-leader for the base's Body Shop program which works with families in a multidisciplinary class to help children and adolescents at risk for health complications from obesity form healthier lifestyle behaviors. She firmly believes dietitians are not just educators, but also nutrition therapists that must utilize excellent motivational interviewing and listening skills to help patients move forward towards their goals.

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Kendel Christoff

Mahoning 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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Rita Abboud

Stark District President

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Committee Chairs

Lisa Andrews

Chair
Awards & Scholarships Committee

Mary-Jon Ludy

Chair
Council on Professional Issues 2019

Allison Bokenkotter

Chair
Council on Professional Issues 2020

Tammy Randall

Chair
Delegates

Jason Roberts

Chair
Executive Committee

Vera Bartasavich

Chair
Finance Committee

Pat McKnight

State Policy Representative
Legislation Committee

Lyndon Davis

Chair
Membership Committee

Heather McCormick

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

Action for Healthy Kids

OAND Liaison: Karen Bakies

The Ohio Action for Healthy Kids Team is dedicated to improving the health and educational performance of Ohio's children through better nutrition and physical activity by promoting a healthy school environment. The primary focus includes: increased school breakfast participation, ensure that foods and beverages served on school campuses are consistent with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and promote regular physical activity opportunities including a high quality physical education program. Ohio is divided into 10 regional zones with guidance by a mentor from the steering committee and is led by a local AFHK team member.

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Ounce of Prevention

OAND Liaison: Karen Bakies

The Ounce of Prevention tool kit includes simple nutrition and activity messages to help prevent obesity through the first 12 well child visits. Addressing the growing epidemic of obesity is top priority for many healthcare providers. Physicians who regularly monitor growth and provide anticipatory guidance related to parenting, eating, and physical activity can perform an important intervention in a child's life. Use the link to Ounce of Prevention to download materials or order the tool likt or CD-ROM.

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