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Board members include:
Martin (Marty) M. Yadrick, MS, MBA, RD, FADA is a project manager for COMPUTRITION, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions to the healthcare and hospitality industries. (http://www.adaf.org/cps/rde/xchg/adaf/hs.xsl/adaf_home_5021_ENU_HTML.htm; accessed 9/05/08)
Connie B. Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA St. Louis, MO., Director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis. Gave a CME course for the American Academy of Family Physicians supported in part by an educational grant from the National Dairy Council. (http://www.aafp.org/PreBuilt/assembly_cmebrochure.pdf; accessed 9/05/08)
Larry K. Ellingson, MBA, RPh, Fountain Hills, Ariz. Public Member. Ellingson is chairman of the board of Protemix Corp., a privately held New Zealand company that develops therapies for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other metabolic disorders and their complications. (http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/media_17659_ENU_HTML.htm; accessed 9/05/08) Chair of the American Diabetes Association.
Susan Calvert Finn, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.D.A., Chair, American Dietetic Association's Nutrition and Health Campaign for Women. Member of the Council for Women's Nutrition Solutions (CWNS), a nutrition advisory board of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. President and chief executive officer of the American Council for Fitness & Nutrition and director of industry communications and research in the department of nutrition at Ohio State University. The CWNS website notes that: "[CWNS' & other] nutrition education programs are funded by beef producers ... and are managed for the Cattlemen's Beef Board and state beef councils by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association." (http://www.beefnutrition.org/uDocs/cwnsmembersbios-final.doc; accessed 9/05/08)
M. Patricia Fuhrman, MS, RD, LD, FADA, Ballwin, MO., Director-at-Large. Fuhrmanís experience in clinical dietetics includes strategic manager for nutrition services at Coram Inc.; also serves as clinical director of nutrition support at St. Louis University Hospital and chair of dietetics at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health in St. Louis. (http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/media_17659_ENU_HTML.htm; accessed 9/05/08)
Constance J. Geiger, PhD, RD, CD, Fort Bridger, Wyo. Director-at-Large. Geiger is president of Geiger & Associates, a food labeling, health communications and government affairs consulting firm, and a research associate professor at the University of Utah.
Joyce A. Gilbert, PhD, RD, LD, Silver Springs, Fla. Treasurer. Gilbert is owner and president of J. A. Gilbert Associates, a food management consultancy specializing in operational efficiencies, regulatory compliance and food safety in the food and health-care industries.
Rita Storey Grandgenett, MS, RD, Battle Creek, MI. House of Delegates Director.Grandgenett is a nutrition consultant with RD Associates of Michigan LLC.
Kathleen W. McClusky, MS, RD, FADA, Winter Springs, FL. Treasurer-Elect. McClusky is a patient services consultant for Morrison Management Specialists.
Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MD, MPH, FACPM; RADM, USPHS (Ret), Washington, D.C. Public Member.
Moritsugu is vice president for global strategic affairs (diabetes) at Johnson & Johnson and chairman of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute. He served as Acting U.S. Surgeon General from July 2006 until September 2007.