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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:

                                                      Current Job Title:


                                                      Interests & Hobbies:

                                                      Favorite Healthy Food:

                                                      • 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!