Executive Committee

Executive Committee (2022 - 2023)

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Rena Zelig, DCN, RDN, CSG, CDE
CHAIR

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.


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Amy Gautraud, MS, RDN
PAST CHAIR

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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Sue Linja, RDN, LD
CHAIR ELECT

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."



Kim Fremont, MSEd, RD, LD

SECRETARY

Kim has been involved in healthcare and long-term care for over 39 years. Kim is the Senior Vice President of Health Technologies overseeing consulting services to over 1300 client facilities in 18 states and 150 RD’s. Kim’s has a Bachelor of Science in Medical Dietetics from the University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago and a Master of Science in Education and Instructional Technology from Southern Illinois at Edwardsville.



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

TREASURER

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.

Cora Martin, RDN, CSG, LD
DELEGATE

 

Cora has 35+ years experience in the Post-Acute/Long-Term Care as President of Dietetic Associates, Inc, in NE Ohio. She is a former Chair of DHCC and has served on the Transitions in Care Clinical Practice Guide Workgroup of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Executive Board of Ohio Consultant Dietitians in Health Care Facilities, and Preceptor/Proctor for numerous Dietetic Internship Programs. She is a Certified Pastry Chef and enjoys meatless meal preparation.



Dana Fillmore
MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

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.

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Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN
SPONSORSHIP CHAIR

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
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

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.



Elaine Farley-Zoucha, RDN, LMNT, LD
ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR



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.



Cynthia Wolfram, RDN, LD
POLICY AND ADVOCACY LEADER

Cynthia Wolfram, RDN, LD, FAND is Principal/Owner of Dietitians for Health Care, LLP a 55+ 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.


Coreyann Poly Geracie, PhD, RDN, LDN, CDE, CMES
NUTRITION SERVICES PAYMENT SPECIALIST

Coreyann Poly, PhD, RDN, LDN, CDE, CMES is a Registered Dietitian and Diabetic Educator with over 25 years of experience in medical nutrition sciences in community and extended care settings. Dr. Poly is a successful private practitioner, expert reviewer and speaker on various topics of adult and older nutrition. She created Dietitians of New England website www.donediet.org and authored “Diet & Dining Manual for Extended Care in Culture Change Environment” which has been adapted in facilities across New England.



 Linda Roberts, MS, RD
COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

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.



Jessi Silverman, MSPH, RD
CORRECTIONS SUB-UNIT CHAIR

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.



Yolanda Scott, RD, LDN
NOMINATING COMMITTEE 




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.

Marcus Sam, MS, RDN, LDN
NOMINATING COMMITTEE

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.



Alison Duffey
, MS, RDN-AP, CSG, LDN, FAND

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

I am originally from Pennsylvania, but have lived and worked in southwest Florida for 22 years.  I received my undergraduate at Albright College in Reading, PA, and my masters degree through the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS.  I work for Lee Health as the Lead Clinical Dietitian for Post-Acute and Skilled Nursing.  My significant other, Landon, and I live in Fort Myers FL with our two dogs, Sadie and Ferdi.  



Tawnee Cunningham, MS, RDN, CSG, LDN
NOMINATING COMMITTEE

 

Tawnee Cunningham, MS RDN CSG LDN, is a Pittsburgh-based dietitian. She has worked with older adults in a variety of settings, including clinical, community, and research, but long-term care is her passion. In her free time she enjoys baking bread and training her two dogs, Short Stack and Pringle.