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, 2021-2022


Beth Janda

President-Elect/Annual Conference Team Director

Kathleen Dixon


Zach Cordell


Vangie Ramos

Past President

Maria Plant

Executive Director

Rachel Kelleher

Delegate to the Academy

Katie McWhirter

Nominating Committee Chair

Angela Hansen

Communications Team Director

Eliza Short

Public Policy Coordinator


Reimbursement Representative

Jennifer Doley

President, C-AZAND

Leonora Renda

President, N-AZAND

Meg Taylor

President, SW-AZAND

Cheryl Chapman

President, S-AZAND

Alexandra Fowler

If you would like to contact a board member directly, use the MEMBER LISTSERVE under the MEMBERS tab. 

We would like to give a big congratulations and warm welcome to our incoming board members:

President-Elect: Kathleen Dixon, M.Ed, RDN
Secretary: Vangie Ramos, M.S., RDN
Nominating Committee: Lisa Phillips MS, RD

We look forward to welcoming you into the leadership circle in June. We are all confident that you have a great deal to offer in directing the future growth of our association!