Executive Committee 2021-2022

Meet the DMNT Executive Committee for 2021-2022

Contact us at info@mnpgdpg.org. 


Chair - Rya Clark, RDN LD CNSC

ryaclarkrd@gmail.com / LinkedIn Profile 

Past Chair - Michelle Elkadi, MS RD LDN     

elkadi.michelle@gmail.com / LinkedIn Profile

Chair Elect - Renee Euler, MS RD LD

ReneeEulerRD@gmail.com / LinkedIn Profile


Past Chair and Interim Technology Chair - Makayla Schuchardt, RDN MS CNSC

crownhart@gmail.comLinkedIn Profile


Secretary - Amy Keller, MS, RDN, LD

amykellermsrdld@gmail.com / LinkedIn Profile


Treasurer - Elsa Ramirez Brisson, PhD, RD

elsa@foodfundamentals.net | LinkedIn Profile 


Nominating Committee Chair - Vina Mao, RD, LD, CNSC

vina.mao@gmail.com | LinkedIn Profile 

Nominating Committee Chair Elect - Robyn Smith Brown, MBA, RD, LD

smithbrownr@gmail.com / LinkedIn Profile





Cystic Fibrosis Sub-Unit Chair - Veronica Niedzinski, MS RDN

vkniedzinski@gmail.com / LinkedIn Profile

Cystic Fibrosis Sub-Unit Vice Chair  - Molly Bigford, RDN

 / LinkedIn Profile



DIGID Sub-Unit Chair - Therezia Alchoufete, MS RD LDN

therezia@apmnutrition.comLinkedIn Profile


DIGID Sub-Unit Vice Chair -  Beth Rosen, MS, RDN, CDN

 / LinkedIn Profile





DPMR Sub-Unit Vice-Chair - POSITION OPEN


House of Delegates - Karen Bellesky, RDN LDN

kbellesky@gmail.com / LinkedIn Profile 

Medical Nutrition Matters Editor - Deborah M. Slack, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND


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


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


Reimbursement Representative - Patty Henry, Med RD LD CDE



Social Media Chair - Melissa Gingold, RD, CDN

melissagingold9@gmail.com | LinkedIn Profile 

Communications Chair - 

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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