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Board of Directors

Judith Kaplan

Judith Kaplan

President

Judy Kaplan, MS, RD, LD is currently working as Program Director for the Dietetic Technology and Dietary Manager Programs at Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio, for the past 15 years and has served as adjunct faculty for over 12 years. 

She has worked in Foodservice Management, School Nutrition and in Hospice and Palliative Care.

Judy has served OAND as COPI and COPI elect in 2015-2017, for ACEND as Program Representative, Diet Tech, 2019-present, Chair of Standards Committee, DEI Task Force and Program Reviewer (2012-present).  In GCAND, served as COPI elect and COPI, Legislative Chair and Nominating Committee member. 

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Bonnie Willis

Bonnie Willis

Past President

Bonnie Willis, RDN, LD, FAND is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Wooster Community Hospital.  She graduated from the University of Akron with a BS in Dietetics and has been at Wooster Community Hospital for the last 13 years. Bonnie previously specialized in food systems management and software support for long term care facilities for more than 20 years.  Recent recognitions include being recognized as Dietitian of the year in 2019 and received the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President’s Award in 2020.

Bonnie has served on the OAND Board for the past 8 years in various capacities that have included the House of Delegates, Council on Professional Issues, District President and District Reimbursement Chair.  

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Carrie Hamady

Carrie Hamady

President Elect

Carrie Hamady is a registered/licensed dietitian in the state of Ohio. She has a Master of Science in Health Promotion and a Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies. She is a clinical professor in the department of Public and Allied Health as well as the coordinator of the Food and Nutrition Program and the Director of the Undergraduate Dietetics Program at Bowling Green State University. Her interests are in clinical nutrition, sustainability, food insecurity, innovative teaching techniques in dietetics education, informatics, and the use of programmatic learning outcome. She serves as the Faculty Affiliate on campus for the BGSU Ending Hunger initiative and with the Office of Academic Assessment. She won the award for best innovation in dietetics education at FNCE, the Faculty Excellence Award for Community-Based Teaching at BGSU, the 2018 Ohio and North Central Region of NDEP Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award in the DPD Program category, and the 2020 BGSU Mentoring Excellence Award. She is also the former Chair of the Nutrition Informatics Committee for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Fran Kazimierczuk

Fran Kazimierczuk

Secretary

 

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Daria Blachowski-Dreyer

Daria Blachowski-Dreyer

Treasurer

Daria Blachowski-Dreyer is the Director of Operations for Rocket Dining at the University of Toledo. She is a two-time graduate of Bowling Green State University (BGSU) where she received her BS in Dietetics and her Masters in Business Administration. Much of her career has been spent in higher education dining working with students and university groups to promote and improve the college dining experience from both a functional and educational standpoint. In her current role she oversees overall day to day operations in residential, retail, catering and concessions venues. Daria is also an adjunct instructor at BGSU and the chair of their Food and Nutrition Advisory Board.

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Rosemary Riley

Rosemary Riley

Chair, Council on Professional Issues (CPI)

 

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Tiana Montella

Tiana Montella

Chair Elect, Council on Professional Issues (CPI)

Tiana Montella MS, RD, LD, CNSC is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics. Went on to complete Kent State University’s coordinated master’s degree and dietetic Internship. Tiana has spent the past 5 years as an OSU Inpatient RD within the Intensive Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit with a main focus of nutrition support. Tiana served as CDA's Membership chair for 2 years and now sits as President. Although for many years before, she was an active member of CDA. She has a passion for diversity, where it was her goal to increase diversity in membership this past year. She was able to host Columbus' 1st Diversify Dietetics Meet up where 9 RD and RD2Bs came together to fellowship and discuss ways to increase diversity. Over the next couple of years, she has a vision for CDA to grow and continue to more provide education, social activities and resources for RDs, DTRs and RD2Bs. She was  awarded 2020 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year from Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She just received the 2021 Clinical Excellence Award from OSU Wexner Medical Center. Tiana just opened her a new practice, Labor and Nutrition Dietitian as a Certified Labor Doula helping women of color advocate for their rights to have a better birth experience. In her downtime, she enjoys brunch, Netflix, being outdoors and spending time with her husband and 4-year-old son.

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Lorna Fuller

Lorna Fuller

Delegate Chair, 2020-2023

Lorna Fuller is a Training and Sr. HR Manager for Sodexo, Inc. in the Greater Cleveland area.  She supports two Vice-Presidents for technical training in both Food and Environmental services covering several states in the mid-west, in addition to her Human Resources responsibilities.  Most recently, Lorna was employed as a Recruitment Manager for Sodexo’s clinical needs covering the Midwest with oversight of seven (7) Clinical Sr. Recruiters responsible for recruiting registered dietitians throughout North America.  Lorna has an A.A.S. degree from Cuyahoga Community College, a B.S in Dietetics from the University of Akron and a M.S. in Dietetics from Kent State University.  Lorna has been active in health & wellness activities since the mid 90’s serving as President of the Cleveland Dietetic Association and former board member of the Ohio Board of Dietetics (OBD). 

Other positions Lorna has held in dietetics included serving as Chair, Council on Professional Issues (OAND), and Secretary. Her involvement within the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics is vast, and they include Diversity Leader, Chair of the National Organization of Blacks in Nutrition & Dietetics (NOBIDAN), and most recently serving on the National Nominating Committee.

Lorna Fuller is a native Clevelander and is active in various church activities ranging from Sunday School Teacher to past District Choir President.  An avid reader, and traveler, she enjoys giving back to the community, which served her well.  Her favorite positive affirmation borrowed from Les Brown is ‘if you want to soar like eagles, leave those pigeons alone. “ 

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Lisa Andrews

Lisa Andrews

Delegate, 2021-2024

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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Julie Kennel

Julie Kennel

Delegate Elect, 2022-2025

Julie Kennel is an Associate Professor of Clinical Practice at The Ohio State University. Dr. Kennel received her PhD from Indiana University in Health Behavior and started her position as Program Director for the Human Nutrition Dietetic Internship at OSU prior to joining the faculty. Dr. Kennel has over 10 years of experience applying medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling in wellness and prevention settings. Her research program is dedicated to discovering new knowledge about the behavioral and environmental factors driving children and youth’s food choices and thus diet quality. She has authored or co-authored 12 peer-reviewed journal articles for projects that are supported by competitive grants from the public and private sectors. She has been elected or appointed to leadership positions in her professional organizations, such as Chair for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Council on Future Practice, Regional Director for the Academy’s Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors Council, and President of the Columbus Dietetic Association. She has also served on the board of editors for the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

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Cynthia Blocksom

Cynthia Blocksom

State Policy Representative

Cynthia Blocksom, MEd, RDN, LD, MCHES, FAND has served in many national, state, and district Academy roles. Most recently she served on the Academy’s Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommittee and is currently the Cincinnati District’s Legislative Policy and Reimbursement Co-Chair. She served a 5-year appointment to the Ohio Board of Dietetics and held several positions including the Chair of the Board of Commissioners for the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Retired from a 30-year career in Public Health, she is currently teaching as an adjunct instructor at the University of Cincinnati. Cynthia is passionate about how public policy and licensure affect the health and safety of the public

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Pat McKnight

Pat McKnight

State Policy Representative Co Chair

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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Kendra Schmuck

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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Margaret Huey

Cincinnati District President

 

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Kelli Santiago

Kelli Santiago

Cleveland District President

Kelli Santiago is a Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Specialist. She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University, her dietetic internship at The University of Akron and her master’s degree in nutrition from Arizona State University.

Kelli has been a dietitian since 2010 and has worked in numerous areas of nutrition and healthcare including hospitals, long term care facilities, gyms and a halfway house for women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. While her career has lead her down many paths, Kelli’s real passion lies in sports nutrition. In the past few years Kelli has worked with an array of athletes including competitive power lifters, military tactical athletes, first responders, high school and adult athletes, runners and triathletes.

Kelli currently holds positions at University Hospitals as a Clinical Dietitian and Wellness Coach, Nutrition Specialist with O2X Human Performance and most recently started her own Private Practice, Inso Sports Nutrition where she works with an array of athletes. She is the current (2022) President of the Greater Cleveland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GCAND) and was voted Ohio’s 2020 Recognized Dietitian of the Year by the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her significant contribution to the profession of dietetics. She has been an active member of the GCAND Board of Directors since 2016 and held positions including, Social Media chair, COPI chair and COPI chair-elect, and President-elect/ Communications Committee, chair.

Kelli lives in Lakewood with her husband, their four-year-old daughter, two cats and dog. In her spare time she enjoys working out, making funny Instagram Reels and collecting house plants. Her nutrition philosophy: food fuels performance, nourishes the soul and has the power to bring us all together.

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Erin Copley

Columbus District President

 

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Caroline Berning

Dayton District President

 

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Dema Halasa-Esper

Dema Halasa-Esper

Mahoning District President

Dema Halasa-Esper MS, RDN, LD started her career as a clinical dietitian and specialized in nutrition support and trauma. She worked at tertiary care hospitals in Michigan and at the University of Pittsburgh during her career. She is currently faculty at Youngstown State University's Department of Health Professions, a position she has held for the past twelve years. Her interests and research efforts are in nutrition assessment and applying physical assessment skills into the Nutrition Care Process. She has served and volunteered on several committees within Academy DPG, Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DNS) during her career, including chair of the DNS group in 2013-2014. She has written and spoken at local and national conferences on various nutrition topics, mostly focusing on using NFPA/E within dietetic education and preceptors training.
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Jane Graffin

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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Debbie Memmer

Stark District President

 

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Committee Chairs

Carrie Hamady

Chair
Awards & Scholarships Committee

Rosemary Riley

Chair
Council on Professional Issues 2023

Tiana Montella

Chair Elect
Council on Professional Issues

Lorna Fuller

Chair
Delegates

Lisa Andrews

Co-Chair
Diversity Task Force

Daria Blachowski-Dreyer

Chair
Finance Committee

Pat McKnight

State Policy CoRepresentative
Legislation Committee

Cynthia Blocksom

State Policy CoRepresentative
Legislation Committee

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Chair
Membership Committee

Bonnie Willis

Chair
Nominating Committee

Amy Lewis

Chair
Reimbursement & Coverage

Michaela Norris

Chair
Social Media

Laura Poland

Chair
State Media Task Force

Staff

Jeannine Windbigler

Executive Director

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