KSAND Board of Directors – 2019-2020

President
Kristen Sprouse Harrop

President Elect
Anna Page

Secretary
Jeannine Goetz

Treasurer
Joel Morgan

Delegate
Staci Cardenas

CPI Chair
Kelly Whitehair

CPI Chair Elect
Courtney Bothwell

Membership &
SPRC Chair
Morgan Hook

Membership Co-Chair
Sara Sawer

Nominating Committee Chair
Cheryl Mussatto

Nominating Committee Chair-Elect
Diane Greenleaf-Kisner

Nominating Committee
Kristi Baonga

Nominating Committee
Kelly Chanay

Marketing/Media Chair
Sarah Borisky

Marketing Co-Chair
Lauren McClelland

Fundraising Chair
Ariel Johnston

Public Policy Coordinator
Breta Alstrom

Public Policy
Co-Coordinator
Gerit Wagner

Reimbursement Chair
Anna Binder

Consumer Protection Coordinator
Linda Eisenhart

State Policy Representative
Patti Dollarhide

National Nutrition Month Chair
Kyleen Harris

Newsletter Editor
Kristi Thaete

Foundation Chair
Margo Humenczuk

Foundation Co-Chair
Fundraising Co-Chair
Caitlyn Neuendorf

Awards Chair
Taylor Johnston

Awards Committee
Amber Howells

Awards Committee
Denis Medeiros

Historian
Carol Gilmore

Continuing Professional Education Coordinator
& Diversity Liaison
Lisa Martin

WKDA President
Dayna Kriley

WDA President
Tammi Krier

Executive Director
Becky Parshall

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 Kristen Sprouse Harrop at President@eatrightks.org

2017 KSAND Leadership Retreat

On Saturday June 9th, 2018, outgoing and incoming board members gathered at Locked Manhattan, where we tested our communication skills by working together to escape the puzzling locked rooms. Unfortunately, none of the three teams successfully escaped.  However, individual abilities and ideas positively contributed to the unique makeup of the teams.  Collectively the team was greater because of each of the individual’s contributions.  The group I was in actively listened when another member had an idea, asked for help by utilizing our resources (3 clues for escape), and expressed positive reinforcement and gratitude when we made headway in our puzzle.  Although no groups escaped, I’m confident effective communication skills, including talking and listening, were enhanced.

Following Locked Manhattan, we walked to AJ’s NY Pizzeria for lunch.  Next, we walked to Manhattan Public Library to further practice our communication skills in a partner Lego Build Challenge.  Partners sat back-to-back, each with a baggie of the same six legos.  Partner one built a structure and then instructed partner two to build the same.  To finish the day, we conducted our board orientation and used our effective communication to hold our last board meeting of the year.

The History of KSAND Presidents

Years President
2019-2020

2018-19

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04

2002-03

2001-02

2000-01

1996-1997

1995-96

1994-95

1993-94

1992-93

1991-92

Kristen Sprouse Harrop

Jennifer Morris

Gretchen Stroberg, Jennifer Morris

Angie Lanigan

Lisa Martin

Leslie Bain

Erin Laurie

Sarah Marcy

Heidi Wells

Joan Stadler

Chrissy Kaleekal

Susan Parks

Roni Schwartz

Roxanne Bell

Mindy Hickerson

Olinda Harbaugh

Jane Freyenberger

Elizabeth Davis

Cynthia Jennings

Laura Last

Almaz Rufael

Carol Shanklin

Diana Floyd

Karen Miller

Karen Miller

Deborah Canter

OUR MISSION

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