Executive Committee 2018-2019


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Open Positions 

  • IDN Sub-Unit Vice Chair 
  • Medical Nutrition Matters Assistant Editor
  • Member Benefit & Education Chair 
  • Technology Chair 
  • Sponsorship Chair


Meet the MNPG Executive Committee for 2018-2019

Chair - Amy Keller, MS RD LD

amy.keller@maryrutan.org / LinkedIn Profile


Chair-Elect - Makayla Schuchardt, RDN MS CNSC

mlschuchardt@wisc.edu / LinkedIn Profile



Past-Chair - Mary "Mary Kay " K Sharrett, MS RD LD CNSC



Secretary - Michelle Elkadi, MS RD LDN     

elkadi.michelle@gmail.com / LinkedIn Profile


Treasurer - Rya Clark, RDN LD CNSC

ryaclarkrd@gmail.com / LinkedIn Profile 


Nominating Committee Chair - Colene Stoernell, MS RD

coleners@gmail.com / LinkedIn Profile


Nominating Committee Chair-ElectMary-Ellen Dorfman, RDN, CDN, MPH

medkhd@optonline.net / LinkedIn Profile


DIGID Sub-Unit Chair - Janelle Smith, MS RD   

me@janellesmithnutrition.com / LinkedIn Profile


DIGID Vice Chair - Renee Euler, MS RD LD

ReneeEulerRD@gmail.com / LinkedIn Profile


DPMR Sub-Unit Chair - Milissa Janisko, RD




DPMR Sub-Unit Vice-Chair - Cynthia Chandler, MS, RDN



IDN Sub-Unit Chair - Mary Beth Sodus, RD, CPT



Cystic Fibrosis Sub-Unit Chair - Zachari Breeding, MS RDN LDN

zacharibreeding@gmail.com / LinkedIn Profile


Cystic Fibrosis Sub-Unit Vice Chair - Elizabeth K. Reid, M.S., R.D.N, L.D.N.

reide1@email.chop.edu / LinkedIn Profile


House of Delegates - Karen Bellesky RDN, LDN

kbellesky@gmail.com / LinkedIn Profile 

Medical Nutrition Matters Editor - Deborah M Girvin, MBA RD LD


Public Policy Chair - Lisa M Ronco, MS RD CDE CDN


Reimbursement Representative - Patty Henry, Med, RD, LD, CDE






Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders

The Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders (DIGID) sub-unit for dietitians specializing in a variety of gastrointestinal disorders, from celiac disease and non-celiac wheat sensitivity, to Crohn’s disease, short bowel syndrome, autoimmune hepatitis, and irritable bowel syndrome. Click here to join the DIGID email mailing list.

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

The Dietitians in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (DPM&R) sub-unit for members who are interested in the support, counseling, and education for physically impaired clientele. Click here to join the DPM&R email mailing list.

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Infectious Diseases Nutrition

The Infectious Diseases Nutrition (IDN) sub-unit which networks and shares information, collaborates, and advocates in order to positively impact people affected with infectious diseases. Click here to join the IDN email mailing list.

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Cystic Fibrosis

The Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition (CFN) for members who work with or are interested in patients living with cystic fibrosis. Click here to join the CFN email mailing list.

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