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Public Policy Council (2014 - 2016) Click to see members.
CDA’s Public Policy Council represents the members in all legislative, regulatory and reimbursement issues related to the dietetics profession.
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Regulations Affecting RDNs in California: (click on each link to open document)
2014 CMS Ruling on Therapeutic Diet Orders (TDOs) (click on each link to open document)

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For more information or if you have questions, please immediately contact Lorri Holzberg, VP Public Policy.

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Public Policy Council Members
  • VP Public Policy Council :: Lorri Holzberg, MA, RDN
    Oversees and coordinates all activities of the Public Policy Council; member of the CDA Executive Board.
  • Public Policy Coordinator :: Mikelle McCoin, MPH, RDN
    Organizes grassroots efforts with AND for CDA’s participation in pertinent federal legislative activities related to food and nutrition; engages members for action alerts on federal legislation; leads delegation to Public Policy Workshop.
  • State Policy Representative :: Heidi Kiehl, RDN, CNSC
    Coordinates state legislative activities and Public Policy Education Day (PPED); chairs the State Policy Committee
State Policy Committee:
Public Policy Coordinators :: Nancy Jacobson, MS, RDN, CDE and Molly Kitamura, RDN
State Legislation Coordinator :: Karen Murray Harvey, MS, RDN
Legislative Ambassador Liaison :: Caroline Kaufman, MS, RDN
  • Healthcare Reimbursement Representative (HCR) :: Lisa Gibson, MS, RDN, FAND
    Works with AND and the State Regulatory Specialists on all healthcare reimbursement issues; keeps the affiliate informed on healthcare reimbursement regulations.
  • Consumer Protection and Licensure Representative :: Pat Booth, MS, RDN, FADA
    Works on profession-related issues, such as scope of practice and licensure.
  • CDA Lobbyist in Sacramento :: Jim Gross of Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross, Leoni, LLPs, 1415 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814; Legislative Advocate: Missy Johnson
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