KSAND Board of Directors – 2017-2018
Executive Director – Abby Heidari
President – Gretchen Strathe
President-Elect – Jennifer Morris
Treasurer – Margo Humenczuk
Secretary – Johannah O’Malley
Delegate – Staci Cardenas
CPI Chair-Elect – Cara Harbstreet
Membership Chair – Kat Benson
Nominating Committee Chair – Amber Howells
Nominating Committee Chair-Elect – Jeannine Goetz
Nominating Committee – Jill Ladd
Nominating Committee – Erika Lindshield
Marketing/Media Chair – Bethany Frazier
Public Policy Coordinator – Katelynne Burghardt
Reimbursement Chair – Anna Binder
Consumer Protection Coordinator – Linda Eisenhart
National Nutrition Month Chair – Melaney Coco
Newsletter Editor – Kristi Thaete
Bylaws & Standing Rules Chair – Melinda Pine
Awards Chair – Angie Lanigan
Awards Committee – Stephanie Becker
KCDA President – Megan Callahan
WKDA President – Tammy Simons
KSANDF Chair – Nicole Debus
Leadership is both an art and a skill. Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes the responsibility to train their volunteers and to empower them to successfully complete their roles within the organization.
A Leadership Orientation or Retreat is offered annually to bring the volunteers and elected officers together for team building and strategic planning. Each member is encouraged to embrace their role and to become part of the dynamic team.
Each year, KSAND sponsors the President Elect’s attendance at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute supports the Academy’s commitment to develop its members by ensuring they embody a leadership mindset for innovation, adaptability, empowerment and risk-taking.
Interested in becoming involved? Email Gretchen Strathe at President@eatrightks.org
2017 KSAND Leadership Retreat
At the beginning of June, the incoming and outgoing KSAND board met in Wichita for the annual leadership retreat, orientation and board meeting. This year, the board volunteered with The Lord’s Diner. The mission of The Lord’s Diner is “to serve a nutritious meal with dignity and respect to anyone who is hungry.” This organization has two locations in Wichita and and three food trucks, helping to feed over 2,500 meals a night (60% of whom are families). This was quite a humbling experience for everyone.