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

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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

Dr. Rena Zelig is an Assistant Professor, Director of the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition program at the Rutgers School of Health Professions in the Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, board-certified specialist in gerontological nutrition, and a certified diabetes educator, she has 15+ years of experience in geriatric long term, extended care, sub-acute rehabilitation and assisted living facilities as well as in private practice. Her practice focuses on malnutrition prevention and treatment and diabetes and cardio metabolic disease management and prevention through heart healthy living. Her primary research has been in the area of gerontological nutrition and oral health. The outcomes of this research have been published in peer-review journals and presented at national and international scientific meetings.

DELEGATE

Joanne Zacharias, MS, RD, LDN

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Cindy Dahl, RD

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Anna de Jesus, MBA, RD

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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

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Bailee Troskot, NTR, RD, CDN

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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, RD, CSG, LD

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Drisana Clifton, 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, RD, LMNT

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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