Food & Culinary Professionals

Executive Committee Info - Part 1


Kim Kirchherr, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE , FAND
@KimKirchherr
Chair

Kim Kirchherr, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND is an award winning registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. She is Vice President, National Dairy Council and IGA Health & Wellness Advisor.  Kim has experience in agriculture, supermarket, media (traditional and social), hospital-based health and fitness centers, and outpatient MNT programs. Kim served as chair of both the FCP Agriculture and Supermarket Subgroups. She is past president of Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 
http://www.linkedin.com/in/kimkirchherr

Garrett Berdan
, RDN, LD

Chair Elect
Garrett Berdan, RDN, is a culinary nutrition consultant specializing in school nutrition programs, recipe development, culinary training and demonstrations, and culinary nutrition communications. Garrett graduated from Washington State University and The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone where he received the CIA Award for Culinary Achievement. Growing up in a farming family in Wenatchee, Washington gave Garrett an appreciation for food production. Garrett now resides in Bend, Oregon with his wife and son.

Sheila Weiss, RD, FAND
Past Chair

With more than 15 years of nutrition policy, public relations and communications experience, Sheila currently works as as Nutrition Communications Supervisor at Outloud, LLC, a communications firm in Baltimore, MD.  She started her career at the National Restaurant Association, where she spearheaded numerous initiatives on behalf of the restaurant industry and led outreach to member companies on diverse issues.  Sheila was the founding chair of the Restaurant and Hospitality Subgroup and proudly served as Chair of the Nominating Committee of FCP.


Caroline Margolis, RD

Secretary
Caroline is a registered dietitian, recipe developer and consultant in nutrition and culinary communications. She is also a partner in Sweet Chickadees, a small batch bakery.  Caroline has overseen and implemented programs communicating the science of food and nutrition to consumers and health professionals, as well as securing key industry partnerships. She is a sought out expert in nutrition analysis, menu modeling and labeling. In addition, Caroline is a seasoned recipe developer and editor, whose recipes and contributions have been published in various cookbooks and publications. Caroline is an active member of the Dietitians in Business and Communications, Food and Culinary Professionals and Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Groups. She is also a past president of the Chicago Food and Nutrition Network (formally the Chicago Nutrition Association). 


Leigh Ann Hall, MPH, RD
Treasurer

Leigh Ann Hall, MPH, RD, is the National Managing Director for Share Our Strength’s nutrition education work. She develops and directs strategy, budget, and provides oversight of Cooking Matters direct service programming that reaches more than 100k people annually through a network of more than 170 partners nationwide. Before joining Share Our Strength, Leigh Ann held positions with the public affairs firm N Chapman Associates, Inc. and the business consulting firm Accenture LLP. 

Andrea Carrothers, MS, RD
Communications Chair
 Info coming soon!

Kerry Neville
, MS, RD

Education Chair
Kerry is a vice president at Porter Novelli, a global communications firm, where she specializes in food and nutrition communications for influencer audiences. Before joining PN, Kerry had her own business working with food companies, trade associations and grocery retailers, and wrote for numerous publications. Kerry loves translating the science of nutrition into the good food that people eat.

 


Nancy Siler
, RDN, LDN, CFCS

Sponsor Chair

 

Nancy Siler, MS, RDN, LDN, CFCS, is a retired Vice President from a Consumer Products Company. She also had her own consulting firm and worked as a university professor at Texas and the University of Illinois. Along with many other dietetic association offices, she has served on the Academy's Board of Directors, in the House of Delegates representing two states, on several house and board committees plus as President for both Illinois and Texas academies.

 

 

 


Cindy Kleckner
, RDN, LD, FAND
Membership Chair
Cindy is a Culinary RDN at Cooper Craig Ranch and Associate Professor at the Institute for Hospitality and Culinary Education at Collin College. She is a Consultant for numerous corporate wellness clients in Dallas and recently won the Anita Owen Award of Recognition for Innovative Nutrition Education Program for the Public.  Cindy co-authored Hypertension Cookbook for Dummies and The DASH Diet for Dummies. She received a BS in Nutrition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RDN
Nominating Chair & Committee
 Info coming soon!

Annette Maggi,

MS, RDN, LD, FAND
@AnnetteMaggi
Delegate

 

Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND is the President of Annette Maggi & Associates, Inc., a strategic nutrition marketing and communications consulting firm specializing in the interface between food manufacturers and retail grocers, and nutrition and regulatory issues.  Today’s environment revolves around serious health issues and implications; Annette Maggi & Associates, Inc. responds by taking a real and yet refreshing approach to creating and implementing infinitely stronger nutrition strategies that deliver results.  Maggi is a sought after resource in the nutrition and regulatory field with experience at Fortune 500 companies including Pillsbury, General Mills and Target.  Current clients include the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance, Quaker, Vestcom, Jennie-O and Monsanto.  Maggi is recognized as a distinguished speaker and writer, and has a reputation as a driven performer and partnership builder.  The company’s mission is to help food companies, retailers and related industries improve brand loyalty and increase sales by blending nutrition, regulatory and business sense to deliver credible and audience-right solutions. 


Lorrie Breen, MS, RD, LD
Policy & Advocacy Leader
  

Lorrie is the Executive Director for the Office of the President, at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences. She has extensive experience in directing food and nutrition organizations in both the private and public sector. Lorrie's career has led her to health care policy and is currently working issues with national impact to include translating the National Prevention Strategy to military installations across the country and oversees.


Lesley Schiery
, MS, RD
Tastings Editor
Lesley is a senior nutrition scientist with the General Mills Bell Institute of Health & Nutrition. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and dietetics and received a Master of Science degree in nutrition communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Lesley has experience in clinical nutrition, public relations and as a corporate retail dietitian. In her role at General Mills, Lesley supports the cereal operating unit helping to bring forward science based health and wellness opportunities to the business. 
Katy Martin, RD
Tastings Assistant Editor
 Info coming soon!

Liz Marr, MS, RD, FAND

Tastings CPEU Coordinator
Liz Marr, MS, RDN, FAND, Longmont, Colorado, is an award-winning nutrition communications expert. She heads up Liz Marr & Associates, LLC, an independent consultancy specializing in food, nutrition, agriculture communications, including scientific and regulatory affairs, marketing communications, recipe development and nutrient information analysis. Liz served as an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics media spokesperson for nine years and is a past-chair of Food and Culinary Professionals DPG as well as Nutrition Education for the Public.


Lanier Dabruzzi, MS, RD, LD
On The Menu Editor
Lanier Dabruzzi, MS, RD, LD is the Senior Manager of Public Relations with the Southeast Dairy Association.  In this role, she is responsible for implementing nutrition programs for health professionals, educators and consumer leaders through speaking engagements, television and radio appearances, print & social media communication. Lanier has a professional background in nutrition communication, academic teaching experience, outpatient counseling and a particular interest in the culinary facet of nutrition. Lanier is a Licensed Dietitian in the state of Georgia and is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association and Georgia Dietetic Association. Lanier received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, and a Master of Science degree in Nutrition Science at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. Lanier completed her dietetic internship at the Emory University Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia.
Catharine Powers, MS, RD
Awards Chair
 Info coming soon!

Liz Jalkiewicz, RD, LDN
Recipe Contest Chair
Liz received her BS degree from Montclair State University in NJ and then completed her dietetic internship at University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. Follow Liz on Twitter at @daltonutrition.