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, 2020-2021


Maria Plant

President-Elect/Professional Education Team Director

Beth Janda

Treasurer/Operations Team Director

Martha Huizer

Secretary/Community Outreach Team Director

Adena Osuna

Past President/Membership Team Director

Catherine Trier

Executive Director

Rachel Whitlock

Delegate to the Academy

Katie McWhirter

Nominating Committee Chair

Danielle LaFata

Communications Team Director

Eliza Short

Advocacy Team Director

Michelle Berman 

Reimbursement Representative

Jennifer Doley

Governance Team Director


President, C-AZAND

Lee Rhenda

President, N-AZAND

Dawn Clifford

President, SW-AZAND

Tara Lovinger

President, S-AZAND

Carmen Young

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