Food & Culinary Professionals

Executive Committee Info - Part 1

Garrett Berdan


Garrett Berdan is a chef and registered dietitian nutritionist 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 Spokane, Washington with his wife and son.

Kerry Neville, MS, RD

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.

Kim Kirchherr, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE , FAND
Past Chair

Kim Kirchherr, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND is an award winning registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. She is the IGA Health & Wellbeing 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. 

Sarah Martin, MPP, RDN, LDN

Sarah Martin, MPP, RDN, LDN, is the Nutritionist for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. She oversees recipe writing, menu analysis, food cost systems management, and provides guidance on nutrition and menu labeling. A Tennessee native and farmer’s daughter, Sarah’s passion for agriculture and food lead her into a career in the restaurant industry. Sarah is past president of the Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and she proudly serves as the Council on Professional Issues-Chair Elect for the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Leigh Ann Hall, MPH, RD

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. 

Amaris Bradley, MPH, RD
Communications Chair
Amaris Bradley, MPH, RD is Senior Director of Partnerships at Partnership for a Healthier America, which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair Michelle Obama to help end the childhood obesity crisis. Prior to PHA, Amaris was Senior Account Executive at Porter Novelli, where she supported health professional outreach for the agency’s food portfolio. Amaris earned her M.P.H. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her B.S. from Florida State University.

Serena Ball, MS, RD
Webinar Chair

Based in St. Louis, Serena Ball, MS, RD is a food writer and owner of Teaspoon Communications. She writes regularly for FoodNetwork’s HealthyEats.comand Food & Nutrition Magazine’s Healthy Kitchen Hacks column. Serena appears on FOX TV2’s Morning Show. She blogs at Serena creates hands-and-pans recipe videos and produces bi-weekly Facebook LIVEs. Serena co-created The Recipe ReDux, a health blogger community. She is happiest in her aqua-blue kitchen cooking for her four children and husband.

Cindy Kleckner
Membership Chair
Cindy is an award-winning Culinary Dietitian and Associate Professor at the Institute for Hospitality and Culinary Education at Collin College in North Texas. She has been active in developing and delivering culinary demos, kitchen boot camps and corporate team building events.   She enjoys public speaking and is a Consultant for numerous corporate wellness clients in Dallas.  In 2017 she won the Anita Owen Award of Recognition for Innovative Nutrition Education Programs for the Public and in 2018 Outstanding Nutrition Education Award from the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Cindy co-authored the Hypertension Cookbook for Dummies and The DASH Diet for Dummies and speaks to professional and medical groups on the DASH Lifestyle. Her passions are making nutrition come alive through the joy and simplicity of cooking and flavor skill building.

Annette Maggi,



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.

Sanna DelMonico, MS, RDN
Tastings Editor

Sanna Delmonico, MS, RDN is a lecturing instructor at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in the Napa Valley, where she teaches food safety and nutrition. She has been with the CIA for eight years and previously worked on CIA programs, managing the Healthy Kids Collaborative, and Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives. For 12 years, Sanna published Tiny Tummies, a food and nutrition newsletter for parents. She lives in Napa and is a garage winemaker.

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
With over 10 years’ experience, Liz has a diverse background in the food and nutrition industry having worked in clinical, retail, culinary and media production, as well as marketing and communication roles. She joined the American Dairy Association North East in 2018 as a Nutrition Specialist where she provides dairy education to health professionals and key influencers including retail dietitians. Liz received her BS in Dietetics from Montclair State University and completed her Dietetic Internship at the UMDNJ. Follow Liz on Twitter @DairyAisleRD. 

Amy Myrdal Miller MS, RDN, FAND
2019 Culinary Workshop Chair

Amy Myrdal Miller MS, RDN, FAND,is the 2019 FCP Culinary Workshop Chair. She is an award-winning dietitian, farmer’s daughter, renowned speaker, author, and president of Farmer’s Daughter® Consulting, an agriculture, food, and culinary communications firm based outside Sacramento, CA. Amy was the 2010-2011 chair of FCP. She also served as the FCP Culinary Workshop Chair in 2011, 2013, and 2015. She was nominated by FCP to give the 53rd Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture at FNCE in Nashville in 2015.