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, 2018-2019


Beth Dorsey

President Elect/Professional Education Team Director

Catherine Trier

Treasurer/Operations Team Director

Mst Sultana

Secretary/Community Outreach Team Director

Maria Silva

Past President/Membership Team Director

Elva Hooker

Executive Director

Tracy Petrillo

Delegate to the Academy

Tina Shepard

Nominating Committee Chair

Erinn Gergory

Communications Team Director


Advocacy Team Director

Jessie Gruner

Governance Team Director

Mary Verona

President, C-AZAND

Sarah Martinelli

President, N-AZAND

Angela Hansen 

President, SW-AZAND

Beth Janda

President, S-AZAND

Ashlee Linares-Gaffer

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