Who We Are

2017 Board of Directors

Officers
Kent R. Lindner, President

Helen S. Carlos, President Elect

Todd A. Tautfest, Treasurer & Immediate Past President

Suzanne Dansby, Secretary

Varon Alex Garcias, M.D., Member at Large

J. Stephen Eaton, Member at Large

 

Board Members

Simon H. Bloom
Debra G. Carlton, M.D.
Esther Dabney
Barbarella Diaz
Sally Dorsey
Alison Lukacsko

Charles E. Mendez, Jr.
Michael Muchnicki
Kimberly Rask, M.D.
Meg C. Reggie
Jay Williams
Joseph Vella

2017 Board of Advisors
D. Jack Sawyer, Jr., Honorary Chair

Tom Abrams
Mo Akbar
Marlene Alexander
Tracie Arnold
Cyndae Arrendale
Christy Baggett
Wendy Barton
Rebecca Bily
Barbara M. “Boog” Candler
Jeff Carrico
Chris Casey
Joanne Chesler Gross
Tony Conway
Ann Cramer
Mot Dinos
Enrique Dorta
Margaret Eaton
Michael Edwards-Pruitt
Ellen Etheridge
Sally Finch
Sieglinde Gillfillan
Will Gosnell
Henry D. Gregory, Jr.
Paul W. Horning, II
Douglas Ikelman
Caroline Jeffords
Chip Johnson
Christopher Jones
Alfred Kennedy
William Kenny

Congressman John Lewis
Elizabeth Lorber
Lorri McClain
Leslie McLeod
Herb Miller
Evelyn Mims
Tom Murphy
Chris Nave
Victoria Palefsky
Jenny Pruitt
Kay Quigley
Georgia Schley Ritchie
Desiree Rivers
S. Barron Segar
Kathy Scott
Jonathan Shapero
Carey Sipp
Mark Skillan
Roger Smith
Ed Stephenson
Dot Stoller
John Thompson
Carmen Titelman
James Towers
Keith Traxler
Henrie Treadwell
Clyde Watkins, M.D.
Doug Weiss
Dennis White
Teri Xerogeanes
Jacqueline Yeaney

Nutrition Advisory Board

Chair  

Barbara Hopkins, MMSc, RD, LD



DPD Director, Assistant Professor

Georgia State University

Members  
Joy Goetz MS, RDN, LD, CHES

Nutrition and Wellness Program Manager
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Marisa Moore MBA, RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Spokesperson, Consultant, Speaker
Contributing Editor
Food & Nutrition Magazine
Tamara Melton, MS, RDN, LD
Program Director and Clinical Instructor
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies-Health Informatics
Georgia State University
Liza Benton, MS, RDN, LD
Renal Dietitian
DaVita Dialysis
Cheryl Orlansky, RDN LD, CDE
Nutrition & Diabetes Program Coordinator
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Certified Diabetes Educator
Laureate Medical Group
Staff Liaisons  
Julie Shipkoski, MS, RDN, LD
Director of Food Services
Open Hand
Kayla Anderson MPH, RDN, LD, CDE Director of Nutrition Services
Open Hand