Awards

PitAND would like to congratulate the following PitAND members who won awards from the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2017!

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Outstanding Dietitian of the Year – Deborah Hutcheson, DCN, LDN, RD, CDE

Outstanding Dietetics Student – Hannah Goodnight

Outstanding Dietetics Educator – Mimi Wilson, MS, RD, LDN

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Emerging Leader – Erin Pover, MS, RDN, LDN

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year – Elizabeth Henry, MS, RD, LDN

 

 

 

Awards

2016 Award Winners

Left Column, From Top:

Outstanding Dietetics Educator – Anne Marie Kuchera, MS, MA, RDN, LPC

Anne Marie Kuchera is the project director for community health/community benefit initiatives at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor for the Coordinated Master’s in Dietetics Program at the University of Pittsburgh where she provides oversight of the dietetic interns. Anne Marie received her BS in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh and a MA in Organizational and Community Psychology and a MS in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University.   In addition to being an RDN, Ann Marie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year – Kira Paris Felker, MBA, RD, LDN

Kira P. Felker is currently the PitAND Treasurer and a Senior Nutrition Specialist at Giant Eagle. Kira knows she made the right career choice and feels that “[dietitians] are the voice of the families who shop in our stores, and we have the opportunity to increase transparency in the food supply every day, allowing our guests to make informed dietary decisions.”

PANDF General Scholarship & Best Poster (Creativity) Winner –  Courtney Riedel

Courtney is a student in the University of Pittsburgh Coordinated Master’s in Dietetics Program and serves as the Student Public Policy Representative for the Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Outstanding Dietetics Student, Coordinated Masters in Dietetics – Erica Rabbin

Erica Rabbin is a student in the Coordinated Master’s in Dietetics Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Erika has been active on the Mentoring Committee of PitAND and was just elected Council on Practice Chair Elect.

Fifty Year Member – Elizabeth Vargo, MS, RD

Liz Vargo has taught at both the University of Pittsburgh and CCAC. Liz says “[her PitAND] membership has not only provided opportunities for broadening employment opportunities but introduced [her] to others of similar interests who have become friends.”

PANDF General Scholarship Winner – Jessica Shaffer

Jessica is a University of Pittsburgh DPD Graduate, Adagio Dietetics Intern and the Adagio Student Liaison for the Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Pennsylvania Award Winners

PitAND Award Winners

PitAND Volunteers!

The Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics was invited to sponsor a booth at Rep. George Dunbar’s Annual Community Health Fair. On September 22, Pat Harper, MS, RD, LDN, PitAND Public Policy Co-Chair, provided nutrition expertise at the Norwin Community Resource Center where 55 health-related agencies met with over 400 people who visited our booth. Rep Dunbar was very appreciative of our involvement.

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