Executive Committee

Executive Committee (2020 - 2021)

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Julie Driscoll, RDN, CSR, CSG

Julie Driscoll 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.

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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.

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PAST CHAIR

Cora Martin, RDN, CSG, LD

Cora Martin Cora Martin, RDN, CSG, LD has 30+ years experience in the PA/LTC setting as President of Dietetic Associates, Inc, a dietetic consulting firm in NE Ohio. Clients include Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Residential Care facilities. In addition to DHCC, she has served on the Executive Board of Ohio Consultant Dietitians in Health Care Facilities, including 2 Chair terms. She also serves as Preceptor/Proctor for Dietetic Internship Programs, Dietetic Technician Programs, and Dietary Manager Courses.

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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."


TREASURER

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.

DELEGATE

Joanne Zacharias, MS, RD, LDN

Joanne currently works 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. She previously worked for 23 years as the Director of Food Setvice for the Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Corrections 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.

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Cindy Dahl, RDN, NHA

Cindy Dahl, RDN, NHA has 25+ years experience working with nutrition and aging. As a restuaranter with a Chef Partner, Cindy learned to love providing the culinary experience. Bringing this love to skilled care, Cindy has been centeral in opening, new facilites, designing kitchens, writing menus and uplifting the elderly experience in healthcare dining. As a distinguished member award winner of DHCC and a food safety expert, she colaborated and moderated an 8 video series for a California CMS grant focused on decreasing the incidence of food service deficiencies in skilled nursing kitchens across California. Currently she is the Senior Resource RDN for 57 skilled nursing facilities. Off work you will likely find her snokelling or swimming in the ocean off San Diego.

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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 President 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.

POLICY AND ADVOCACY LEADER

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.

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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.

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Mitchel Holliday, EdD, RDN, FAND

Dr. Holliday is a commissioned officer with the U.S. Public Health Service and has worked in corrections for 11 years. Dr. Holliday’s educational background includes a B.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Nutritional Science, as well as a M.S and doctoral degree in Education. Dr. Holliday is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is currently serving his second term on the Executive Board and as Chair of the Practice Group’s Correctional Sub-Unit.

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Suzanne Cryst, RDN, CSG, LD

Suzanne is employed at Divine Rehab and Nursing at Canal Pointe in Akron, Ohio. In addition to her advocacy for quality care, improved nutrition status and quality services for all ages, Suzanne is focused on the advancement of the dietetic profession by her commitment as a preceptor for numerous dietetic programs, and education of the intra- professional team. Suzanne has a robust volunteer history and currently serves as Nomination Chair.

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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.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIR ELECT

Linda Roberts, MS, RDN

Linda Roberts MS RDN LDN is president of Linda Roberts & Associates a nutrition and food service consulting firm in Chicago. Linda is past Chair (2008-09) of DHCC, past Chair of the Illinois Dietitian Nutritionist Licensing Board, and sits on the advisory board of Harper College for the Dietetic Internship. Linda has contributed to a number of articles published by DHCC and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Jamie Ritchie

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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.

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Marcus F. Sam, MS, RDN LDN

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.

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Kathleen Niedert, LNHA, RDN, LD, CSG, FADA