VAND Board

Board Members      

President

2019-2020

 President@eatrightvt.org

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Farryl Bertman PhD, RD, CD:   

Dr. Farryl Bertmann joined the University of Vermont in 2015, as a full-time Lecturer in the Department of Nutrition & Food Sciences. She is also an affiliate member of the Food Systems Graduate faculty. Her lectures include Community Nutrition, Nutrition Education and Counseling, Nutrition in the Life Cycle and a new course she developed: Human Health in the Food System. Her area of research focuses on Food Security and Hunger Prevention with special emphasis on health disparities among marginalized populations both domestically and internationally.

Dr. Bertmann has worked with local, national and international initiatives including collaborations with the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Bertmann’s research has resulted in more than a dozen peer-reviewed publications, including several articles in the American Journal of Public Health, Public Health Nutrition and most recently Preventive Medicine. She was presented with the 2016 Vermont Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award.

Dr. Bertmann serves the Academy as the Vermont Public Policy Coordinator, Research Lead of the Education Committee for the Hunger and Environmental Dietetics Practice Group, and as a Peer-Reviewer for the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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President -Elect

2019-2020

AnnualMeeting@eatrightvt.org

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Rebecca O'Reilly, MS, RD

As a public health dietitian, Rebecca is the diabetes and cardiovascular disease lead for the Vermont Department of Health. Her work includes fostering numerous partnerships with healthcare providers, subject matter experts and health systems leaders to carry out the strategies for diabetes and CVD prevention and management set forth by the CDC. She is a past graduate and current preceptor for the UVM Master in Dietetics Program. She is active in many professional associations, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, and the American Diabetes Association. In her free time, Rebecca is generally reading books, sipping wine, practicing hot yoga, and trying (usually failing) to keep up with her wonderfully active husband and two children.

 

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Past President

PolicyandProcedures@eatrightvt.org

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Karen Newman MS, RDN:

I love being a registered dietitian and am honored to have the privilege of serving as President Elect of VAND.

My  30+ year nutrition career has run the gamut of experience from clinical research to heart-centered support; from one-on-one consultations to directing a national corporate wellness program; from coaching kids track and writing a gripping book called “Just Three Words”, to owning my own nutrition consulting business; from hosting a radio show called “Dial a Dietitian” to reaching thousands via my writing, speaking, and major TV appearances. Currently, I’m traveling the country giving inspirational talks, writing another book and working for Cigna as a health and wellness educator.

I’ve been married to my UVM college sweetheart, Peter, for 27 years and together we have three amazing boys, Stetson, Chase and Trent, who inspire me every day to chase my dreams. I’m an 8 time All-American Triathlete who has been blessed to medal all over the world even breaking an world age-group triathlon record despite enduring cancer treatments. I’m excited to have the opportunity to represent the USA again in this year's in World Aquathlon Championships on July 12th in Denmark.

When I'm not traveling, I enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing, relaxing on the community raft, game nights and laughing hysterically.


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Secretary

Secretary@eatrightvt.org

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Molly Parker, RD, CD

A native Vermonter and born a triplet, Molly grew up developing a love for nutritious food and a fascination with the impact of our food choices. Molly became involved with the VAND Board as the student liaison during the 2015-2016 academic year. After earning her degree in dietetics from the University of Vermont, she went on to complete her dietetic internship at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. Currently, Molly is a dietitian at The Adams Center for Mind and Body, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. Her passions include behavioral health nutrition, nutrition education and counseling, intuitive eating and Health at Every Size, to name a few. She is working towards becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) under the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP).

 

Molly’s personal interests include experimenting with new recipes, traveling, snowboarding, dancing, reading, and spending time with her husband, Dustin.
 
 

 

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Treasurer

 

Treasurer@eatrightvt.org

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Open

 


 

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Delegate

Delegate@eatrightvt.org

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 Cathy McIsaac MS RD CD:

 

I’ve been a dietitian for more than 25 years, first as a Clinical Dietitian at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago, and for the last 15 years at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. Currently I am the Bionutrition Research dietitian, supporting the nutrition component of research protocols being run at UVM. I enjoy the dynamic environment of an academic medical center, as well as all that Burlington and Vermont has to offer.

 

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Public Policy Coordinator

 

 

PublicPolicy@eatrightvt.org

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 Position Open


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Council of Professional Issues (CPI) Chair

 

 

CPI@eatrightvt.org 

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Joanne Heidkamp, MS, RD

For the past 7 years I've been a registered dietitian for Hannaford Supermarkets, helping customers, associates and community members make the food choices that support their health and nutrition goals. Previously I spent 12 years as program director at the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger I started my dietetics career in Ohio, where I spent time with WIC, acute care (oncology and renal) and outpatient education. My undergraduate dietetic studies were at the University of Pittsburgh; graduate studies were at the University of Cincinnati. I also have an MS in Administration from St. Michael's College in Colchester.

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CPI Chair Elect

 

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Kerry Detweiler RD, LD, ATC, LAT

My love for food and nutrition started as a very young child playing in the dirt in my mom’s garden.  This is where I learned how to plant, grow, harvest and cook healthy and nutritious food.  This also taught me how good whole foods fuel me and prepare me to take on everyday life!  My educational journey transplanted me from coastal Maine to UVM then across the country to Oregon Health & Science University for my Master’s degree and internship.  Madeline currently works as part of The Edge Preventative Care team.  This is my first year serving on the VAND board and am excited to be surrounded by so many talented dietitians. 

 

 

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State Policy Representative

StatePolicy@eatrightvt.org 

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   Position open

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Communications Chair

CommunicationsChair@eatrightvt.org

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 Nicole Rohrig MS, RD, CD

 

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Website Administrator

Newsletter Editor

Website@eatrightvt.org

Newsletter@eatrightvt.org

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Desiree de Waal MS RD CD FAND:

I have been involved with VAND Board since 2005.  I have been a past secretary and volunteered for various VAND Committees, including Fundraising and Annual Meeting Planning.  At the national level I have volunteered as part of the Evidence Analysis Library (Sodium Project, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Heart Failure) and past appointed member of the Evidence Based Practice Committee and Managing Editor for Renal Nutrition Forum of the Renal Practice Group. Recently appointed to the Nutrition Care Manual as content editor.

I am currently working as a Renal Dietitian and Research Coordinator at UVMMC. I have published articles/book chapters on the value of MNT in CKD and for Kidney Stones.

I am also Vermont's Clinical Director for the Healthy Athletes Health Promotion Program for the Special Olympics. I was awarded 2013 VAND Dietitian of the Year Award.  My personal interests include hiking, cycling, gardening, downhill skiing, photography, sewing and travel.  

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Reimbursement Representative

Reimbursement@eatrightvt.org 

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Desiree de Waal MS RD CD FAND:

See bio above, Website Administrator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Member at Large

MemberAtLarge@eatrightvt.org

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Emily Tarleton, PhD, RD

Emily is a registered dietitian who has spent the majority of her career teaching, conducting, and facilitating high-quality and innovative translational research. She is the Bionutrition Manager at the UVM College of Medicine Clinical Research Center and in 2017 she will complete her doctoral degree in the Clinical and Translational Science Program. At the Clinical Research Center, she works closely with investigators at the University of Vermont and UVM Medical Center to implement research nutrition methodologies for clinical research protocols.  Her main research interests include the role of nutrition in depression and the role of nutrition in maintaining independence as we age. Emily was the VAND treasurer from 2010 to 2012 and received the Betsy Hiser Foundation Scholarship in 2015.

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Nominating Committee- Chair

NominatingCommittee@eatrightvt.org

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Tenley Burlingame MS RDN

Tenley currently works as a dietitian in Regulatory Affairs for Keurig Green Mountain. After completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees at UVM, she moved out to Jackson Hole and worked as a dietitian for the local hospital supporting inpatient, outpatient, long term care, and community wellness settings. Thrilled to be back in Vermont and on the VAND Board, she is looking forward to settling down and connecting with fellow RD’s. Outside of work she can be found out on the lake, up in the mountains, trying to turn her brown thumb green in the backyard, or baking up a storm in the kitchen.


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Nominating Committee

Chair-elect:

 

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Amy Sercel MS, RD

 

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Membership Committee Chair

Membership@eatrightvt.org

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Mark Dobson DTR

I have enjoyed being an active member of VAND since 2009, when I began my journey to return to the field of Dietetics after a long absence. I became recertified as a DTR in 2013, and I am currently finishing my BS degree in Dietetics at the University of Vermont.   I share my passion for Farm to Table and Community Health working in the produce department at Hannaford’s Supermarket.  In 2014, I interned for Vermont Health Care Share.  Each week patients were given a Food Share with ideas and recipes for preparing the fresh local produce.  I am a self-proclaimed foodie, I enjoy roasting my own coffee, home brewing beer and hard cider, and cooking with Vermont’s abundance of fresh, healthy foods!  I was voted 2015 VAND Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year and was a member of the 2014 VAND Conference Committee member.

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Fundraising/Academy Foundation Chair

 

 

 

FoundationChair@eatrightvt.org

Fundraising@eatrightvt.org

 

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Joyce Huang, RDN, CDN

Joyce was born and raised in New Jersey, where she spent most of her free time trying new foods, cooking, and staying active. In high school, she realized that she wanted to be an RD and started working towards that goal. In 2017, she graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Food Sciences. After completing her dietetic internship at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, she moved back to Vermont to start her career. Joyce currently works as a consultant RD, providing nutrition counseling and education to seniors. She looks forward to becoming more involved with VAND and the wonderful community of RD's in Vermont.

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Consumer Protection Coordinator

CPC@eatrightvt.org

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Position open:

 

 

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State Professional Recruitment Coordinator (SPRC)

SPRC@eatrightvt.org

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Elaina Efird, MS, RDN, CD, CEDRD, CSSD     

 

Elaina is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified eating disorder dietitian witha degree from Virginia Tech. She moved to Burlington from North Carolina where she worked at the Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders at UNC Chapel Hill primarily in the inpatient and outpatient levels of care. Elaina worked closely with patients and their families to provide a family-based nutrition therapy approach during the recovery process. Elaina also worked at both North Carolina State University and Virginia Tech with athletes at the division 1 level helping to create nutrition plans that enhanced athletic performance.

 

 

 

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Student Liaisons

StudentLiaison@eatrightvt.org

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Lindsey McVey

 

Delaney Acciaioli  

 

  

 

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