Our Board

The Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Our Team

Erin Pover, MS, RDN, CSOWM, LDN

President
Registered Dietitian Since: 2009

Current Job Title
Wellness Coach at Highmark, Inc

Education
B.S in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh; Coordinated Masters Program in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh
 

Tom Hritz, PHD, RD

President- Elect
Registered Dietitian Since: 2003

Current Job Title
Director, Food & Nutrition Services, UPMC Mercy and Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC

Education
University of Pittsburgh – BS in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, MS in Wellness and Human Performance (both from School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) and PhD in Exercise Physiology with a focus in Health, Physical Activity and Chronic Disease (School of Education, Department of Health and Physical Activity)
 

Juliet Mancino, MS, RDN, CDE, CCRC, FAND

Past President

Current Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator

Education
MS and BS from the University of Pittsburgh
 

Kim Autore, MS, RD, LDN

Secretary
Registered Dietitian Since: 2013

Current Job Title
Medical Science Liaison at Alcresta Therapeutics, Inc.

Education
University of Pittsburgh 2013, B.S. Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh
 

Angela Tetteris, MS, RDN

Delegate
Registered Dietitian Since: 2005

Current Job Title
Regional Nutrition Services Specialist

Education
BS Dietetics – IUP, MS Exercise Science and Health Promotion California University of PA, Advanced Coursework within Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition Program at Rutgers
 

Kalli Musto, MS, RD 

Treasurer
Registered Dietitian Since: 2016

Current Job Title
Dietitian, Specialist

Education
B.S. and M.S. in Clinical Dietetics from the University of Pittsburgh
 

Rikki Rabbin, MS, RDN, LDN

Continuing Professional Education Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2016

Current Job Title
Nutrition and Compliance Specalist 

Education
B.S. Marketing, University of Maryland.  M.S. Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh
 

Samantha Albert, MS, RD

Continuing Professional Education Chair-Elect
Registered Dietitian Since: 2016

Current Job Title
Dietitian, Generalist at UPMC Center for Eating Disorders

Education
BS from The Pennsylvania State University, MS from The University of Pittsburgh
 

Jennifer Simpson, MS, RD, LDN

Nominating Committee Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2009

Current Job Title
Director of Nutritional Services, Mon Valley Care Center

Education
B.S and M.S from University of Pittsburgh
 

Elise Emanuele, MS, RD, LDN

Nominating Committee Chair-Elect
Registered Dietitian Since: 2016

Current Job Title
Weight Management Dietitian at AHN Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Education
BS in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise from Virginia Tech, MS in Dietetics from University of Pittsburgh
 

Krista Schreiber, MS RD

Nominating Committee Member
Registered Dietitian Since: 2016

Current Job Title
Clinical Dietitian at Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC

Education
BS in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition and Coordinated Masters in Dietetics from the University of Pittsburgh
 

Liz Henry, MS, RD, LDN

Webmaster Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2013

Current Job Title
Health and Nutrition Coordinator, Pittsburgh Public Schools

Education
BS in Nutrition from Virginia Tech, MS in Nutrition from University of Pittsburgh
 

Hannah Williams, MS, RD

Webmaster Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2017

Current Job Title
Head of Operations at LunchOwl

Education
B.S. in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition and Coordinated Masters in Dietetics from the University of Pittsburgh
 

Rachel Kingsley, MBA, RD, LDN, CDE

Membership Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2009

Current Job Title
Clinical Dietitian at Jefferson Hospital of the Allegheny Health Network

Education
B.S in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh; Coordinated Masters Program in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh
 

Joanie Risbano, MS, MPH, RD, LDN

Membership Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2000

Current Job Title
Health Educator, Nutrition Specialist for Cigna Healthcare

Education
MS and MPH – Tufts University,  BS – New Mexico State University
 

Caroline Passerrello, MS, RD, LDN

Membership Member
Registered Dietitian Since: 2003

Current Job Title
Nutrition Strategy Consultant and Mompreneur

Education
University of Pittsburgh –  B.S. in Psychology, B.S. in Clinical Dietetics, and M.S. in Wellness and Human Performance
 

Pat Harper, MS, RD

Public Policy Co-Coordinator
Registered Dietitian Since: 1970

Current Job Title
Nutrition Consultant

Education
MS University of Pittsburgh, Nutrition;  BS Fontbonne College in St Louis, Foods & Nutrition
 

Sarah Trist, MS, RD, LD

Public Policy Co-Coordinator
Registered Dietitian Since: 2005

Current Job Title
Director of Nutrition, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Education
BS in Nutrition from Syracuse University. MS in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
 

Lindsay Lee, MS, RD, LDN

Public Policy Co-Coordinator
Registered Dietitian Since: 2010

Current Job Title
Dietitian Coordinator, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

Education
B.S. Clinical Dietetics & Nutrition and Coordinated Masters in Dietetics from the University of Pittsburgh
 

Niki Campbell

Public Policy Student Representative
Registered Dietitian Since: DTR Student

Current Job Title
Director of Strategic Sales Initiatives for WorkPartners

Education
Currently enrolled in CCAC’s Dietetic Technician program. ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach. BS in English Writing from Slippery Rock University
 

Danielle Lee, MBA, RD, LDN

PR/NNM CO-CHAIR
Registered Dietitian Since: 2007

Current Job Title
Clinical Nutrition Manager at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville

Education
MBA in Healthcare Administration from Waynesburg University and BS in Nutrition & Dietetics from Kent State University
 

Kristina Fayad, RD

PR/NNM Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2017

Current Job Title
Clinical Dietitian at Children's Hospital of UPMC

Education
BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
 

Christy Rickabaugh

DTR Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: Recent graduate of CCAC's Dietetic Technician program, May 2017

Current Job Title
N/A

Education
Community College of Allegheny County, Associate of Science, Dietetic Technician
 

Ashley Roth, MS, RD, LD

Community Involvement Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2012

Current Job Title
Instructor at Seton Hill University

Education
Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise from Virginia Tech (2008); Master of Science in Behavioral and Community Nutrition from Virginia Tech (2010); Dietetic InternshipVirginia Tech- Northern Virginia Site (2012) Public Policy and Leadership Focus
 

Tanya Muecke, RD, LDN

Community Involvement Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2009

Current Job Title
Registered Dietitian

Education
B.S. in Dietetics, Virginia Tech
 

Mimi Wilson, MS, RD, LDN

Career Guidance Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 1986

Current Job Title
Director, Dietetic Program at the Community College of Allegheny County

Education
B.S. Messiah College, M.S. Framingham State University
 

Laura Ali, MS, RDN, LDN

Mentoring Co-chair
Registered Dietitian Since: N/A

Current Job Title
N/A

Education
N/A
 

Carla Escribano, MS, RDN, LDN

Mentoring Co-Chair
Registered Dietitian Since: 2018

Current Job Title
Director of Food & Nutrition Services at Quaker Valley School District

Education
BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Puerto Rico (2013), MS in Wellness and Human Performance from the University of Pittsburgh (2015)
 

Ashley DeBerry

Student Liaison - Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
Registered Dietitian Since: N/A

Current Job Title
Patient Access Representative, UPMC

Education
BS in Dietetics & Nutrition Indiana University of Pennsylvania Class of 2018, AAS Dietetic Technology/Nutritional Services Management, Westmoreland Community College Class of 2016, AAS Culinary Arts, Community College of Allegheny County Class of 2013
 

Molly Vandora

Student Liaison - University of Pittsburgh
Registered Dietitian Since: N/A

Current Job Title
Student

Education
First year CMD Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh. BA from University of Pittsburgh (2007). CVT Vet Tech Institute (2011)
 

Jennifer Bohland

Student Liaison - Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
Registered Dietitian Since: 2009

Current Job Title
DTR Student at CCAC

Education
BS Mechanical Engineering and Physics from Ohio Northern University
 

Taylor Vagnoni

Student Liaison- Seton Hill University
Registered Dietitian Since: 2009

Current Job Title
Student

Education
Current student Coordinated Program in Nutrition & Dietetics at Seton Hill University