West Suburban Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
|Emily Rohan, MS, RD, LDN
It is my pleasure to stand as the WSAND president for the 2017-2018 membership year! Time is flying by and we are already in full swing. We have had two member meetings and the Academy’s FNCE® under our belts and looking forward to the new year and new, exciting events to come.
WSAND had their kick off meeting in September at Benedictine University where we had Rene Ficek, RDN, CDE, speak to us about her career path and what she does as a registered dietitian nutritionist for Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating. Did you know that Seattle Sutton is the name of the nurse that founded the company and that it was not founded in Seattle, Washington but rather started in Marseilles, Illinois? We had so much fun learning about Seattle herself, the company’s mission, and tasting the delicious meals that are delivered to members that are part of the Seattle Sutton’s Health Eating program.
Our November meeting took place at Granite City restaurant in Naperville, IL. Such a fun atmosphere, great food, and very inspiring speakers. Our first speaker was William Weissinger, MS, who is District Director for the Chicago region of the FDA. He provided an update on what the FDA has in the works including the new nutrition fact label coming out! Our second speaker was WSAND’s very own Christine Palumbo, MBA, RDN, FAND, who spoke about the benefits of volunteer leadership and how she has gained many career and volunteer experiences to become a well-respected leader with the Academy and has mentored numerous dietitians and students!
This membership year is off to a great start and I couldn’t be more excited for what is to come. Our next meeting will take place via a live webinar where WSAND’s own Kristen Nowak, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, (WSAND Past-President) and her colleague, Stephanie Send, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC will be speaking about Malnutrition and ICD10 Coding in an inpatient setting.
Thank you to everyone who has made the beginning of this year possible, especially Janet Millikan, MS, RD, LDN, President-Elect and Sue Rainey, RD, LDN, who both have helped find speakers to volunteer to speak as well as reserving the locations and coordinating the refreshments at our meetings.
I wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season! I look forward to seeing you all in 2018!
Emily Rohan, MS, RD, LDN
Board of Directors
|President||Emily Rohan, MS, RD, LDN
|President-Elect||Janet Deselich Millikan, MS, RD, LDN, IHC|
|Secretary||Sue Rainey, RD, LDN|
|Treasurer||Kelly Bodine, RD, LDN|
|Programming Committee Chair||Janet Deselich Millikan, MS, RD, LDN, IHC|
|Membership Chair||Kelly Knopf, MS, RD, LDN|
|Webmaster Chair||Katy Olinski, MS, RD, LDN|
|Awards & Scholarships||Diane Sowa, MBA, RD, LDN|
|Historian||Therese Chidlow, RD|
|Publications Editor||Susan DuPraw, MPH, RD|
|Past-President Chair||Kristen Nowak, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC|
|National Nutrition Month Chair||Victoria Glatz MS, RDN, LDN|
|Nominating Committee Co-Chairs||Victoria Glatz MS, RD, LDN
Andrea Custer, MS, RD, LDN
|Nominating Committee Member||Tiffany DeMay, MS, RD, LDN|
Calendar of Events
|Topic: Malnutrition & ICD10 Coding in an Inpatient Setting|
|Speakers: Kristen Nowak, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC & Stephanie Send, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC|
|Location: Live Webinar|