Executive Committee

The DNS DPG Executive Committee consists of eight voting positions.  All officers are elected unless otherwise noted and serve the same term as Academy leaders (June 1 – May 31).  Click on each position to learn more about our leaders!  For more information see the “Guiding Principles" section of the website. 
Chair: Lauren Probstfeld
Immediate Past Chair: Britta Brown
Chair-Elect: Emily Schwartz
Treasurer: Kristen Quisenberry
Secretary: Renee Walker
Director of Nominations: Shelby Yaceczko
Director of Communications and Marketing: Austin Webb
Director of Professional and Product Development: Lisa Cimperman
House of Delegates Representative: Heather Stanner
Diversity & Inclusion Liaison: Ashley Pena Elsbernd
*Student Coordinator: Dennis Dennis

*Appointed position

Coordinating Cabinet

The DNS DPG Coordinating Cabinet consists of non-elected/non-voting positions. All officers serve the same term as Academy leaders (June 1 - May 31) and serve as the chairperson for the committee within DNS. Volunteer opportunities exist for most of these committees. Contact our membership coordinator at for more information.

Policy & Advocacy Leader: Kelly Kinnare
Membership Coordinator: Beth Peterson
Director of Nominations-Elect: Turner Sanderson
Research Coordinator: Sharon Foley
Item Writer Leads: Arlene Escuro and Stacey McCray
Writers Mentor Program Coordinator: Becky Brody
Website Coordinator: Jennifer Sporay
Social Media Coordinators: Amy Sheehan and Rachel Geositis
Webstore Coordinator: Stephanie Send
Webinar Coordinator: Marian Glick-Bauer
Sponsorship Coordinator: Anne Coltman
Symposium Coordinator:
 Dan Frazier
Career Mentoring Program Coordinator: Christan Bury
Diversity and Inclusion Liaison: Ashley Pena Elsbernd
Nutrition Payment Specialist Representative:
Nikki Kendrick
Journal Club Coordinator: Hannah Carey

People who help keep us organized and on the right track!

DNS DPG Executive Coordinator: Stephanie Dobak
Podcast Coordinator: Christina Rollins
YouTube Coordinator:
Lauren Chan
Support Line Editor: Sarah Peterson
APR Residency Director: Andrea JeVenn

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Relations Manager: Elise Fette

To contact DNS DPG, click here.

 Updated 1/2022
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