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  • Erin Pover, MS, RDN, LDN
    Erin Pover, MS, RDN, LDNPresident

    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

    Interests & Hobbies: Professional interests are weight management and oncology nutrition. Personal interests and hobbies are watching the Pittsburgh Penguins, running, reading, going on vacation to the beach and spending time with my family and friends

    Favorite Healthy Food: Balsamic chicken with oven roasted vegetables

  • Tom Hritz, PhD, RD
    Tom Hritz, PhD, RDPresident-Elect

    Registered Dietitian Since: 2003

    Current Job Title: Clinical Nutrition Manager, 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)

    Interests & Hobbies: Learning to play the guitar (it’s been a very slow process); I’m in a kickball/dodgeball league; keeping involved in small film production projects – that was my original passion before getting into nutrition.

    Favorite Healthy Food: Plain Greek yogurt with fresh berries and some homemade granola.

  • Juliet Mancino, MS, RDN, CDE, CCRC, FAND
    Juliet Mancino, MS, RDN, CDE, CCRC, FANDPast President

    Education: MS and BS from the University of Pittsburgh

    Current Job Title: Clinical Research Coordinator

    Interests & Hobbies: Pittsburgh sports teams, fitness, family fun

    Favorite Healthy Food:  Veggie pizza on whole wheat crust and all things avocado

  • Kim Autore, MS, RD, LDN
    Kim Autore, MS, RD, LDNSecretary

    Registered Dietitian Since: 2013

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

    Education: Coordinated Master’s in Dietetics – University of Pittsburgh 2013, B.S. Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh

    Interests & Hobbies: Rock climbing, biking, cooking,

    Favorite Healthy Food: Salmon and spinach

  • Angela Tetteris, MS, RDN
    Angela Tetteris, MS, RDNDelegate

    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

    Interests & Hobbies: Spending time with my family, fitness & cooking

    Favorite Healthy Food: Black berries

  • Kalli Musto, MS, RD
    Kalli Musto, MS, RDTreasurer

    Registered Dietitian Since: 2016

    Current Job Title: Dietitian, Specialist

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

    Interests & Hobbies: Skiing, cooking, baking, traveling

    Favorite Healthy Food: Black beans

  • Rikki Rabbin, MS, RDN, LDN
    Rikki Rabbin, MS, RDN, LDNCouncil on Practice Chair

    Registered Dietitian Since: 2016

    Current Job Title: Supervisor at Adagio’s Power Up

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

    Interests & Hobbies: Cooking, face painting, and smelling everything at Penzey’s.

    Favorite Healthy Food: Grapefruit

  • Samantha Albert, MS, RD
    Samantha Albert, MS, RDCouncil on Practice 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

    Interests & Hobbies: Home decorating, horseback riding, cooking

    Favorite Healthy Food: Mango

  • Jennifer Simpson, MS, RD, LDN
    Jennifer Simpson, MS, RD, LDNNominating 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

    Interests & Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, reading and staying active

    Favorite Healthy Food: Any type of salad



  • Elise Emanuele, MS, RD, LDN
    Elise Emanuele, MS, RD, LDNNominating 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

    Interests & Hobbies – I love to bake, try new restaurants, read, write letters and watch documentaries

    Favorite Healthy Food: Spaghetti squash

  • Krista Schreiber, MS RD
    Krista Schreiber, MS RDNominating 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

    Interests & Hobbies: Trying new restaurants, cooking, biking, yoga, anything outside

    Favorite Healthy Food: Almond butter with apples

  • Liz Henry, MS, RD, LDN
    Liz Henry, MS, RD, LDNWebmaster 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

    Interests & Hobbies: Pinteresting, spinning, indoor gardening, child nutrition programs

    Favorite Healthy Food: Edamame, lentils, and cottage cheese (not together)!

  • Hannah Williams, MS
    Hannah Williams, MSWebmaster Co-Chair

    Registered Dietitian Since: TBD

    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

    Interests & Hobbies: Baking, knitting and redesigning furniture

    Favorite Healthy Food: Carrots and guacamole

  • Rachel Kingsley, MBA, RD, LDN, CDE
    Rachel Kingsley, MBA, RD, LDN, CDEMembership Co-Chair

    Registered Dietitian Since: 2006

    Current Job Title: Renal Dietitian, Fresenius Medical Care

    Education: BS – Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Pittsburgh; MBA with a focus in Innovation Management – Carlow University

    Interests & Hobbies: Running, music, volunteering

    Favorite Healthy Food: Legumes, especially black beans

  • Joanie Risbano, MS, MPH, RD, LDN
    Joanie Risbano, MS, MPH, RD, LDNMembership 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

    Interests & Hobbies:  Gardening, cooking and going on adventures with my family – we love to travel and explore the food scene wherever we go.

    Favorite Healthy Food:  Almost any fruit, or fresh roasted green chile from my home state (NM).

  • Caroline Passerrello, MS, RD, LDN
    Caroline Passerrello, MS, RD, LDNMembership 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

    Interests & Hobbies: Quality time with my family, yoga, and cooking

    Favorite Healthy Food: Peanut Butter, bananas, & fish and veggies on the grill (not all together)

  • Pat Harper, MS, RD
    Pat Harper, MS, RDPublic 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

    Interests & Hobbies: Growing, cooking, & especially eating interesting food; travel

    Favorite Healthy Food: Sabra hummus, broccoli, fresh homemade bread

  • Sarah Trist, MS, RD, LD
    Sarah Trist, MS, RD, LDPublic 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

    Interests & Hobbies: Gardening, baking, running, fostering animals

    Favorite Healthy Food: Broccoli

  • Lindsay Lee, MS, RD, LDN
    Lindsay Lee, MS, RD, LDNPublic 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

    Interests & Hobbies: Food policy and legislative initiatives, vegetarian nutrition, childhood obesity/adolescent nutrition, shopping, music/concerts, Pittsburgh restaurants, Steelers, swimming, recently bought a bike and enjoying getting back into riding!

    Favorite Healthy Food: Kashi Go Lean

  • Niki Campbell
    Niki CampbellPublic Policy Student Representative

    Dietetic Technician, Registered 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

    Interests & Hobbies: Cooking, spending time with my family and friends, and working out

    Favorite Healthy Food: Mexican food. Any and all of it!



  • Danielle Ulam, MBA, RD, LDN
    Danielle Ulam, MBA, RD, LDNPR/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

    Interests & Hobbies: Marathon runner, 4th generation baker, Traveler, Foodie

    Favorite Healthy Food: Homemade hummus or fresh mangos

  • Kristina Fayad
    Kristina FayadPR/NNM Co-Chair

    Registered Dietitian Since: TBD

    Current Job Title: Engineering Scientific and Technical Intern

    Education: BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Interests & Hobbies: Spending time with my family, traveling, cooking and Pittsburgh sports teams

    Favorite Healthy Food: Guacamole

  • Christy Rickabaugh
    Christy RickabaughDTR Chair

    Dietetic Technician, Registered Since: Recent graduate of CCAC’s Dietetic Technician program, May 2017

    Current Job title:

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

    Interests & Hobbies: Cooking, gardening and spending time with my husband and dog

    Favorite Healthy Food: Watermelon; cucumber and tomato salad


  • Ashley Roth, MS, RD, LD
    Ashley Roth, MS, RD, LDCommunity 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

    Interests & Hobbies:  Running, Baking, Traveling, Shopping

    Favorite Healthy Food: Avacados

  • Tanya Muecke, RD, LDN
    Tanya Muecke, RD, LDNCommunity Involvement Co-Chair

    Registered Dietitian Since: 2009

    Current Job Title: Registered Dietitian

    Education: B.S. in Dietetics, Virginia Tech

    Interests & Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, reading, barre and yoga classes

    Favorite Healthy Food: Quinoa, black bean, and sweet potato chili – so good!

  • Mimi Wilson, MS, RD, LDN
    Mimi Wilson, MS, RD, LDNCareer 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

    Interests & Hobbies: Walking, biking, gardening, reading

    Favorite Healthy Food: Asparagus



  • Laura Ali, MS, RDN, LDN
    Laura Ali, MS, RDN, LDNMentoring Co-chair

    Registered Dietitian Since:

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  • Carla Escribano, MS
    Carla Escribano, MSMentoring Co-Chair

    Registered Dietitian Since: TBD

    Current Job Title: Clinical Dietitian at Kane Regional Center, Clinical Dietitian at Villa St. Joseph

    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)

    Interests & Hobbies: My year round hobbies are salsa dancing, ballet and hip hop. I love to do hot yoga every week and also go for runs. I also love the outdoors; hiking, biking, camping and many others. When I used to live in Puerto Rico, my hobbies were all related to the ocean; swimming, fishing, wave surfing, kayaking and snorkeling

    Favorite Healthy Food: Caprese salad, quinoa, coconut oil, banana with peanut butter

  • Ashley DeBerry
    Ashley DeBerryStudent Liaison - Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

    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

    Interests & Hobbies: Yoga, weight lifting, cooking and volunteering

    Favorite Healthy Food: So hard to pick, but either sushi or fruit salad

  • Molly Vandora
    Molly VandoraStudent Liaison - University of Pittsburgh

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

    Interests & Hobbies: I work as a group exercise instructor, being outdoors with my dog, and doing yoga!

    Favorite Healthy Food: My go to meal is a home made chicken/rice/veggie stir fry medley

  • Jennifer Bohland
    Jennifer BohlandStudent Liaison - Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

    Current Job title: DTR Student at CCAC

    Education: BS Mechanical Engineering and Physics from Ohio Northern University

    Interests & Hobbies: Ballroom dancing, cooking, Pittsburgh Pirates baseball, Ohio State football, board games

    Favorite Healthy Food: Roasted Brussel sprouts

  • Taylor Vagnoni
    Taylor VagnoniStudent Liaison- Seton Hill University

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

    Interests & Hobbies: Reading, being outside, and experimenting with ingredients to make a recipe more healthy

    Favorite Healthy Food: Apple slices with peanut butter – yum!