Executive Committee

Executive Committee (2021 - 2022)

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Amy Gautraud, MS, RDN

Amy has spent her career working in the hospital setting along with outpatient dialysis centers both as a renal dietitian and a clinic administrator. During her first jobs, she also earned a Master’s in Human Nutrition and Food Science. Since 2016, Amy has worked at Gordon Food Service as the Nutrition Resource Center Manager supporting customers with menu, food safety, and nutrition education and training needs - this includes those customers in senior living communities. Amy previously served as the newsletter editor and communications coordinator for DHCC.

Rena Zelig, DCN, RDN, CSG, CDE

Rena is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition program at the Rutgers School of Health Professions. She is a CSG and CDE with 15+ years of experience working with older adults in long term and extended care settings and in private practice. Her practice focuses on malnutrition prevention and treatment and diabetes and cardio metabolic disease management and prevention through heart healthy living.

Julie Driscoll, RDN, CSR, CSG

Julie Driscoll, RDN, CSR, CSG is Assistant Health Services Administrator for the Federal Bureau of Prison Medical Center in Devens, MA. Julie has years of experience in clinical nutrition with specialties in both renal nutrition and geriatric nutrition. She has a special interest in end stage renal disease and oversees a large dialysis unit in her current role. In her free time, she enjoys watching her boys run track and gardening.


Sue Linja, RDN, LD

Sue Stillman Linja, RDN, LD, has 30+ years experience working with nutrition and aging. She and her business partner have built a successful consulting practice providing contract work for 55 dietitians in 10 states, servicing a wide variety of healthcare clients. Sue is a researcher, author, and sought-after speaker in the area of long term care and longevity. She has published "The Alzheimer’s Prevention Food Guide" and presented a TED Talk "The Road to 100."

Heather L. Di Stefano, MS, RDN, CSG, CNSC, NWCC


Heather has 15 years of clinical nutrition experience, with board certifications in nutrition support, geriatric nutrition and nutrition wound care. As a uniformed officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, she serves as the chief clinical dietitian for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She also has experience in both clinical and food service management arenas. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, equestrian sports and building her virtual nutrition business.

Joanne Zacharias, MS, RD, LDN

Joanne currently works as a Correctional Consultant. She previously served as the Food Service Manager for the Frederick County Maryland Sheriff’s office, with responsibility for the provision of meals at the Adult Detention and Work Release Centers. Prior to that she worked for 23 years as the Director of Food Service for the Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Correction and Rehabilitation. She has worked for many years as a consultant dietitian in both corrections and nursing homes. She has also served as adjunct faculty in the Hospitality Dept. at Montgomery College. Joanne is a past Treasurer and Area Coordinator for DHCC. She has been active with Maryland DHCC having served as Chair and assisting the board for many years, and she is Past President, and Past Treasurer of the Maryland Dietetic Association.

Dana Fillmore

DANA FILLMORE, RDN, received her BS in Dietetics from Eastern Michigan University. She is the Healthcare Marketing Manager for Gordon Food Service where she provides industry guidance shaping sales and marketing strategy within the healthcare and senior living segments, assuring relevant products, tools and solutions to meet customer business needs. Dana has served in various capacities for national nutrition and foodservice industry associations, including Past Chair for DHCC, Delegate at Large for the ANFP, and Business Partner Director for Michigan Association of Healthcare Foodservice.


Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN

Anna is the President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC established in 2000, with a team of 45 RDN, NDTR, CDM and chefs. With over 30 years in various areas including healthcare: senior, acute, behavioral; schools, food safety and sales, she is well respected in the field. Anna is a popular speaker and has authored several publications. She stays involved and holds various positions in local, state and national associations.

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Pamela Brummit, MA, RD, LD

Pam is the Founder of Brummit & Associates, Inc. She has presented over 50 programs for national and state meetings. Taught the Dietary Managers course and ServSafe for 30 years. Written/co-written over 15 manuals related to long term care. Held more than 20 board positions in local, state and national dietetic associations. Pam is the recipient of multiple awards, including Oklahoma Outstanding RDN of the Year and the Consultant Dietitian of the Year, Ball State University Distinguished Alumni and the ANFP Legacy Award.

Cynthia Wolfram, RDN, LD

Cynthia Wolfram, RDN, LD, FAND is Principal/Owner of Dietitians for Health Care, LLP a 50+ year old company employing dietitians to serve residents/clients in PA/LTC settings, providing support for the clinical and food service needs of the communities. Has 20 years experience serving seniors in the communities we serve. Serves Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation as a Board Member and as preceptor for dietetic interns. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, jam making and knitting.

Bailee Troskot, RDN, LD, CDM

Baillie Troskot, RDN, LD is the VP of Well-Being Nutrition Services at Focused Post Acute Care Partners with over 5 years experience. She began her long-term care career as a DTR, CDM, reaching her goal as a Registered Dietitian in 2018. Baillie enjoys bringing innovative approaches to over 2,000 residents such as a 365 Menu, team member and resident technology use, and social events. Her most recent project was the development and implementation of the FPACP ROCKStar Program, which recognizes ROCKStar Moments for team members, residents, business partners, family members and volunteers. Baillie is a proud member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2015 with a B.S. in Nutrition and Wellness Workdays Dietetic Internship Class of 2017.

Jessi Silverman, MSPH, RD

Jessi is a science-based advocate for public health. In her role at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, she works to strengthen the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and increase access to healthy food in public and institutional settings. She recently led a year-long expert workgroup to assess the national landscape of food and nutrition in correctional facilities and make equity-focused recommendations to shift policies and practices.

Linda Roberts, MS, RDN, LDN

Linda Roberts MS RD is president of Linda Roberts & Associates an award winning consulting firm providing dietitian consulting to long-term care.  Linda was DHCC Chair 2008-2009. She was a member of the Pioneer Network’s Food & Dining Clinical Standards Task Force & collaborator of the Pioneer Network New Dining Practice Standards 2011. In 2017 Linda was awarded the Academy’s Excellence in Practice Business & Consulting. Linda graduated from LSU with both a Bachelor and Master of Science degree.

Drisana Clifton, MPH, NDTR

Dietetic Technician, Registered, health and wellness professional with 12+ years of experience in health promotion and disease prevention. I leverage digital platforms to support healthy lifestyles and behavior change.

Yolanda Scott, RD, LDN

I am a Registered Dietitian with over 25 years experience specializing in geriatrics, malnutrition and end of life nutritional care. A member of the Ohio Health Care Nutrition and Dining committee, I have a passion for communicating the latest in nutrition research and translating that into best practices. I am a proud graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. In my free time I enjoy traveling and running marathons all around the country.

Elaine Farley-Zoucha, RDN, LMNT, LD

Elaine Farley-Zoucha is the owner and President of EZ Nutrition Consulting, PC. She has over 20 years of experience as a chef, food service director, consulting dietitian, author and speaker. Elaine specializes in Food Service Systems, Geriatric Care, and Quality Management for long term care facilities.

Marcus Sam, MS, RDN, LDN
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In October of 2019, I officially became a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. I was born and raised in Lafayette, LA, moved to Houston, TX in December of 2019, and am currently employed with Dietitians for Healthcare, LLC. I am also a part-time Certified Personal Trainer. I love running, cycling, and of course, eating. My goal is to one day start my own business and change lives through health and wellness.