Our Executive Board

Monica McCorkle, MS, RDNS, CDCES, NBC-HWC

Monica McCorkle, MS, RDNS, CDCES, NBC-HWC

President 2021-2022

Fatinah Darwish

Fatinah Darwish

President-Elect

Dorothy Chen-Maynard, PhD, RDN, FAND

Dorothy Chen-Maynard, PhD, RDN, FAND

Immediate Past President

Carrie Der Garabedian, MBA, RD, CFPM

Carrie Der Garabedian, MBA, RD, CFPM

Secretary & Treasurer

Kailtin Reid

Kailtin Reid

VP Communications

Lesli Doshier, MS, RD

Lesli Doshier, MS, RD

Co-Chair of Delegates

Jo Miller, MPH, RDN

Jo Miller, MPH, RDN

Co-Chair of Delegates

Rachel S. Flores, MS, RD

Rachel S. Flores, MS, RD

VP Education

Dorothy Chen-Maynard, PhD, RDN, FAND

Dorothy Chen-Maynard, PhD, RDN, FAND

Appointed VP I.D.E.A.

Brenda O'Day, MS, RDN, CNSC

Brenda O'Day, MS, RDN, CNSC

VP Public Policy

Jassi Kaur, MS, RDN, PhD

Jassi Kaur, MS, RDN, PhD

VP Membership Benefits

Lisa Herzig

Ex-Officio Chair,
CA Academy Foundation

Gigi Tsontos,
LCSW MPA 

Executive Director,
CA Academy

Our Delegates

Lesli Doshier, MS, RD

Lesli Doshier, MS, RD

Co-Chair Delegates & Communications Council, Coastal Tri-Counties and Central Valley Districts

(Term to May 2022)

Jo Miller, MPH, RDN

Jo Miller, MPH, RDN

Co-Chair Delegates & Public Policy Council, Northern Area and Diablo Valley Districts

(Term to May 2024)

Kelly Warner, MPH, RDN

Kelly Warner, MPH, RDN

Delegates & I.D.E.A. Council, Los Angeles and Inland Districts

(Term to May 2025)

Wanda Siu-Chan, MS, RD

Wanda Siu-Chan, MS, RD

Delegates & Education Council, Silicon Valley and Bay Area Districts

(Term to May 2025)

Lisa Gibson, MS, RDN, FAND

Lisa Gibson, MS, RDN, FAND

Delegates & Membership Council, San Diego and Orange Districts

(Term to May 2024)

Council Members

Communications Council

Kaitlin Reid, RDN
VP Communications

Brandon Lee, MS, RD, ACSM-CPT
Media Representative

April Marquardt, Student
Newsletter Editor/Instagram

Christina Armendariz, Student
Social Media Coordinator / Facebook & Twitter

Jessica Cruz, Student
Social Media Coordinator/Facebook & Twitter Coordinator

Ilsa Arias
Social Media, Coordinator/Linkedin     

Lesli Doshier, MS, RD

Delegate Representative 

Monica McCorkle
President, 2021-2022

Gigi Tsontos, LCSW MPA

Executive Director 

Education Council

Rachel S.  Flores, MS, RDN

VP Education, 2021-2023

Joan Frank, MS, RDN

Represents UC System (DPD)

Wanda Siu-Chan, MS, RD

Delegate Representative

Koby Moridzadeh, M.ED., RDN

Represents Community College 

Annette Besnilian, EdD, MPH, RDN, CLE, FAND

Represents Dietetic Internship/CSU

Cary Kreutzer

Represents (Coordinated/Private)

Open

Student Representative

Gigi Tsontos, LCSW MPA

Executive Director

Member Benefits

Jassi Kaur, MS, RDN, PhD
VP Member Benefits 

Open
Member Representative

Open
Member Representative

Open
Member Representative 

Open
Member Representative 

Open
Member Representative

Fatheema Subhan
LA Member Representative                     

Lisa Gibson, RDN
Delegate Representative

Gigi Tsontos, LCSW MPA
Executive Director 

 

Public Policy Council Members

Brenda O’Day, MS, RD, CNSC
Vice President Public Policy 

Mandy Nezami, DrPH, MA, MS, RDN
Nutrition Services Payment Specialist (NSPS)

Karissa Bouchie, RD, CDE, FAND
Pat Booth, MS, RDN, FADA
Consumer Protection and Licensure Coordinators

Nadine Braunstein, RD
Advocacy Summit Coordinator

Michelle Katz, MS, RD 
Carrie Der Garabedian, MBA, RD
State Legislation Coordinators

Jo Miller, RDN
Delegate Representative 

Local Public Policy Representatives

Bay Area District
Kristal Shelden, MPH, RDN
Natalie Masis

Coastal Tri Counties Region
Justine Violet, RD

Los Angeles Region
Zoe Womack

San Diego District
Brenda Reynosa, MBA, RDN
Pavithra Ramachandran, MS, RDN

Central Valley District
Cynthia Tovar, RDN

Silicon Valley District
Open

Orange District
Shelby Yacezcko, MS, RDN
Catherine Mussatti, RDN

Diablo Valley District
Anthony Co, RD

Inland District
Sarah Tomlinson, BS

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access (I.D.E.A)

Dorotohy Chen-Maynard
Vice President I.D.E.A. (appointed)

Kelly Warner, MPH, RDN
Delegate Representative 

Veronica Carmona
LA DEI Chair

Monica McCorkle
President 

Gigi Tsontos, LCSW MPH
Executive Director 

Foundation Leadership

Chair Lisa Herzig, PhD., RD. CDE

Secretary/Treasurer

Kellene A. Isom, PhD, MS, RD, LDN, CAGS

Director of Communications

Beth Cordova, MPA, RDN

Director of Grants & Scholarships

Ann Lake, MS, RD, CNSC

Director at Large

Simon Sum, DCN, RDN, ACSM-CPT, FAND

Director at Large

Vacant

Director at Large

Monica McCorkle, MS, RDNS, CDCES, NBC-HEC

California Academy President (Ex-Officio)

Gigi Tsontos,  LCSW, MPA

California Academy Executive Director (Ex-Officio)