VAND Board

Board Members      

President

2020-2021

 President@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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President -Elect

2019-2020

 

AnnualMeeting@eatrightvt.org

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 Open

 

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Past President

 

PolicyandProcedures@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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Secretary

 

Secretary@eatrightvt.org

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Heather Torrey MS RD SNS


 
 

 

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Treasurer

 

Treasurer@eatrightvt.org

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Hope Seggelink RD

 I am a Public Health Nutritionist with the Vermont Department of Health. As a registered dietitian, I am committed to providing evidence-based nutrition recommendations,presented in an uncriticalmanner, to improve the health and wellness of individuals and populations. I support the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the effort to disseminate clear, palatable, and accurate information to the general public on health and nutrition topics. As treasurer of VAND, I would providediligent financial oversightand careful recordkeeping to enable the operations of the organization to run smoothly. I would be proud to help ensure that VAND continues to support thework of local registered dietitians, dietetic technicians, and dietetics students to promote the health of our communities here in Vermont

 


 

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Delegate

 

Delegate@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 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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Public Policy Coordinator

 

 

PublicPolicy@eatrightvt.org

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 Allison Filepp MS RD CD

 


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Council of Professional Issues (CPI) Chair

 

 

CPI@eatrightvt.org 

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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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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 Reilly, MS, RD, CD

 

Nicole is a native Vermonter and is currently the Registered Dietitian for the University of Vermont (UVM) Dining Services. She oversees the wellness and allergen operations within the department and enjoys working 1:1 with students, hosting nutrition outreach events, and coordinating programming for the teaching kitchen. Additionally, she is the co-chair of the UVM Food Insecurity Working Group, a preceptor for the UVM MSD program, and on the Board of Directors for Hunger Free Vermont. Prior to her current position, she worked as an inpatient RD as well as Community Health RD in Middlebury, VT. In her free time she enjoys group fitness classes, hiking with her shelties, cooking, and visiting new craft breweries!

 

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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:

bio above under Delegate

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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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Reimbursement Representative

 

Reimbursement@eatrightvt.org 

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 Stephanie Gall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 a faculty member in the Environmental and Health Sciences Department at Northern Vermont University. 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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Amy Sercel MS, RD

 I am currently the Registered Dietitian at the University of Vermont Student Health Center.  In my role there, I provide one-on-one consultations for students interested in learning how to create balanced meal patterns both on and off campus.  I enjoy supporting students as they work towards a variety of goals, including optimizing athletic performance, increasing the variety of foods they eat, transitioning to a vegetarian or vegan diet, and eating disorder recovery.  A New Hampshire native, I am happy to have made Vermont my home.  In my free time, you can find me spending time outside in all seasons, or relaxing with a good cup of coffee.


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Nominating Committee

Chair-elect:

 

Job Description

 

 

Elaina Efird 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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Membership Committee Chair

 

 

Membership@eatrightvt.org

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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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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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Student Liaisons

StudentLiaison@eatrightvt.org

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Lindsey McVey

 

Delaney Acciaioli  

 

  

 

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