Elected

2021 - 2022 Executive Committee Elected Members


Robert (Bob) Earl
MPH, RD, FAND
Chair
Robert (Bob) Earl is a life-long foodie, second generation dietitian, international food and nutrition policy expert, and yoga instructor. Currently, he is Vice President, Regulatory Affairs with FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education). Previously, he served in global and national leadership positions at Kerry Taste & Nutrition, The Coca-Cola Company, Grocery Manufacturers Association, International Food Information Council, Food & Nutrition Board at the National Academy of Medicine, and as the first RDN administrator in the Academy’s Washington, DC, office. He served as FCP’s 12th chair in 2008. Within the Academy, he has held numerous roles, as Speaker of the House of Delegates, on Academy and Foundation Boards, and many other leadership positions. Bob received the Academy’s Medallion Award in 2008.
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Sanna Delmonico,
MS, RDN
Chair-Elect
Sanna Delmonico, MS, RDN, is an Associate Professor at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), where she teaches food safety and nutrition. She previously managed programming for health and wellness conferences at the CIA. Sanna started her career as a pediatric dietitian and published a food newsletter for parents, Tiny Tummies. She recently authored an online nutrition course for chefs for the American Culinary Federation. Sanna lives in Napa, California and is a home winemaker.

Hilary Thesmar
PhD, RD
Past Chair

In her role as the Chief Food & Product Safety Officer & senior vice president of food safety programs for the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Dr. Thesmar provides leadership for all FMI food safety programs include FSMA training, recalls, crisis management, food safety prevention plans, member support and research.  

Dr. Thesmar received degrees in Food Technology and Food Science from Clemson University and a degree in Human Nutrition from Winthrop University.  Dr. Thesmar is an active volunteer for organizations including the Partnership for Safety Education, IFT, IAFP and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Culinary Dietetic Practice Group.

 


Terri Verason

MS, RD, FAND
Secretary
Terri is VP of Nutrition Education for Dairy Council® of Arizona where she serves as a bridge between food producers and the public to ensure consumers get the correct information about food and agriculture. She’s been active in national and state nutrition associations having served on the Academy Position Committee and as AZ’s delegate to HOD. She is a Past President of AZ-AND and has served in numerous AZ-AND board roles, in addition to serving on many other nutrition, education and agriculture boards. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching nutrition and communication classes at the community colleges and at ASU. Working with nutrition students and helping them succeed along their educational path is a great way to stay connected with new trends and to get to know the up and coming leaders in the nutrition field.

Sarah Hendren,
MS, RDN, LD, CD
Treasurer
Sarah Hendren, MS, RDN, LD, CD, is an award-winning dietitian with a breadth of nutrition experience. She was the first dietitian for the Culver’s restaurant chain and is currently the Principal Owner of Hendren Group LLC where she supports clients with food and nutrition communications and regulatory guidance. She also provides leadership coaching to dietitians, helping nutrition professionals improve their business acumen, executive presence, and skills to be strong, effective, and confident leaders.

Amy Myrdal Miller,

MS, RDN, FAND
HOD Delegate & 2022 Culinary Workshop Chair
Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND is the FCP Delegate for the Academy House of Delegates and the Culinary Workshop Chair. Amy is award-winning dietitian, farmer’s daughter, renowned public speaker, and president of Farmer’s Daughter Consulting, an agriculture, food, and culinary communications firm. Clients include Duda Farm Fresh Foods, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Dairy Council, Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service, and the Produce for Better Health Foundation. She proudly serves on the Texas A&M AgriLife External Advisory Board and the Bayer Horticulture Advisory Council. Amy has served in many FCP leadership roles, including serving as the 2010-2011 chair, as well as Tastings editor, membership chair, nominating committee chair, and the FCP culinary workshop chair in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2020. Amy gave the 53rd Lenna France Cooper Memorial Lecture at FNCE® in Nashville in 2015 titled, “Success in Dietetics: Inspired by Farmers, Flavor, and Fun”, an honor made possible by a nomination from FCP.

Julie Harrington, RD
Nominating Chair
Julie Harrington, RD, is a New Jersey based registered dietitian and chef nationally recognized as a food and nutrition expert. Julie’s passion is to educate others about nutrition through food and giving them the tools, they need to build confidence in the kitchen. It’s her mission to help others appreciate all the delicious ways foods can be prepared. She is the creator and owner of Julie Harrington Consulting LLC at julieharringtonrd.com, as a culinary nutrition consultant, spokesperson, recipe developer, educator, and culinary instructor. Julie works with food companies, brands, and commodity boards developing recipes and culinary nutrition communication strategies. Julie published her first cookbook “The Healing Soup Cookbook”. Julie is also the co-founder of Culinary Nutrition Studio, which provides culinary nutrition education to healthcare professionals, through webinars, cooking demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and self-paced courses. She currently resides in New Jersey with her official recipe taste tester (her husband) and their corgi, Wally. Learn more about Julie at JulieHarringtonRD.com and connect with her via @ChefJulie_RD 


Tina Miller, MS, RD, FAND
Nominating Committee (2nd Year)

For more than 30 years Tina has been educating consumers and nutrition professionals in all things related to the nourishing-and enjoyable-properties of foods. She has held positions in retail dietetics, media, food industry and dietetic program education.

Caroline Margolis, RDN
Nominating Committee (Chair Elect)
Caroline Margolis is a Detroit-based registered dietitian nutritionist working in nutrition, health professional and culinary communications. A seasoned recipe developer and editor, she is often found in her kitchen creating recipes, baking and meal planning. When not working, Caroline enjoys exploring farmers markets, local grocers, bakeries and ice cream shops in her new hometown with her husband and two children.

Magie Young, MPH, RDN, LD
Nominating Committee (1st Year)
Magie Young, MPH, RDN, LD is currently working as a program coordinator with the MUSC Boeing Center for Children's Wellness in Charleston, SC. She is a second career dietitian with prior experience in project management, quality improvement, and customer service. Magie holds a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Behavior and Health Promotion from the Medical University of South Carolina. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, yoga, and the outdoors.