Meet the Board

The Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is governed by the policies and procedures of this national organization. In Arizona, we are led by a state-level Board of Directors comprised of leaders in nutrition and health. The Board of Directors is responsible for the following tasks: govern the organization, set and monitor strategic direction, oversee fiscal planning, appoint members to represent the Academy, establish guidelines and policies for publications, awards and honors.

Board of Directors, 2022-2023


Kathleen Dixon

President-Elect/Annual Conference Team Director

Simin Levinson


Zach Cordell


Vangie Ramos

Past President

Beth Janda

Executive Director

Rachel Kelleher

Delegate to the Academy

Mary Verona

Nominating Committee Chair

Michael Welsh

Communications Team Director

Melinda Johnson

Public Policy Coordinator

Erika Barrera

Reimbursement Representative

Jennifer Doley

President, C-AZAND

Jessica Lehmann

President, N-AZAND


President, SW-AZAND

Lily McNair

President, S-AZAND

Caitlin McKenna

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