Our Executive Board

Silva Boumjahed, MS,  RDN

Silva Boumjahed, MS, RDN

President

District: Bay Area
Term: 6/1/23 – 5/31/24

Sangeeta Shrivastava, PhD, RDN, FAND

Sangeeta Shrivastava, PhD, RDN, FAND

President-Elect

District: Orange
Term: 6/1/23 – 5/31/24

Fatinah Darwish-Elsherbiny, MPH, RDN

Fatinah Darwish-Elsherbiny, MPH, RDN

Immediate Past President

Region: Los Angeles
Term: 6/1/23 – 5/31/24
Vicky Flaig, MEd, RDN

Vicky Flaig, MEd, RDN

Secretary & Treasurer

District: Northern Area
Term: 6/1/22 – 5/31/24
Kristal Mylander, MPH, RDN

Kristal Mylander, MPH, RDN

Vice President Communications

District: Bay Area
Term: 6/1/23 – 5/31/25

Nadine Braunstein, PhD, RD, FAND

Nadine Braunstein, PhD, RD, FAND

Vice President Public Policy

Region: Northern Area District
Term: 6/1/22 – 5/31/24

Emily Kiresich, PhD, RDN, FAND

Emily Kiresich, PhD, RDN, FAND

Vice President Education

District: Orange
Term: 6/1/23 – 5/31/25

Heather Garcia, MS, RD

Heather Garcia, MS, RD

Vice President Membership Benefits

District: Bay Area
Term: 6/1/22 – 5/31/24

Karen Simmons-Gillian, MPA, RDN

Karen Simmons-Gillian, MPA, RDN

Vice President I.D.E.A.

District: Central Valley
Term: 6/1/23 – 5/31/25
Wanda Siu-Chan, MS, RD

Wanda Siu-Chan, MS, RD

Chair: Delegates

District: Bay Area
Term: 6/1/21 – 5/31/24
TBD

TBD

Coastal Tri-Counties Region Chairperson TBD

Region: Coastal Tri-Counties
Appointed

Fatheema Begum-Subhan, MPhil, PhD, RDN

Fatheema Begum-Subhan, MPhil, PhD, RDN

Los Angeles Region Chairperson

Region: Los Angeles
Appointed
Lisa Herzig, PhD, RDN, CDCES

Lisa Herzig, PhD, RDN, CDCES

Chairperson - CA Academy Foundation

District: Central Valley

TBD

Executive Director, CA Academy & CA Academy Foundation

Our Delegates

Wanda Siu-Chan, MS, RD

Wanda Siu-Chan, MS, RD

Chair Delegates

Delegate Representative:

  • Education Council
  • Bay Area District
  • Silicon Valley District
  • LA Region

Term: 6/1/21 – 5/31/24
District: Bay Area

Jo Miller, MPH, RDN

Jo Miller, MPH, RDN

Delegate

Delegate Representative:

  • Membership Benefits Council
  • Public Policy Council
  • Northern Area District
  • Diablo Valley District

Term: 6/1/23 – 5/31/26
District: Northern Area

Cynthia Tovar, RD, IBCLC

Cynthia Tovar, RD, IBCLC

Delegate

Delegate Representative:

  • I.D.E.A. Council
  • Central Valley District
  • Inland Empire District
  • Coastal Tri-Counties Region

Term: 6/1/22 – 5/31/25
District: Central Valley

Melissa Murphy, PhD

Melissa Murphy, PhD

Delegate

Delegate Representative:

  • Communications Council
  • Orange District
  • San Diego District

Term: 6/1/23-5/31/26
District: San Diego

Our Nominating Committee

Brooke Wickman, MS, RD

Brooke Wickman, MS, RD

Member

District: Northern Area
Term: 6/1/23 – 5/31/25

Bessie (Therese) O'Connor, RDN

Bessie (Therese) O'Connor, RDN

Member

Region: Coastal Tri-Counties
Term: 6/1/23 – 5/31/25
Janine Doggett, MS, RD, CNSC

Janine Doggett, MS, RD, CNSC

Member

District: San Diego
Term: 6/1/22 – 5/31/24
Tiffany Horne, MAS, RD, CNSC

Tiffany Horne, MAS, RD, CNSC

Member

District: Bay Area
Term: 6/1/22 – 5/31/24
Ashley Rosales, RDN

Ashley Rosales, RDN

Member

District: Northern Area
Term: 6/1/22-5/31/24

Council & Committee Members
(Will be updated as Council Members are Determined)

Communications Council

Kristal Mylander, MPH, RDN
Vice President

William Tuyor, Student
Member Representative

Sharmin Sampat, RDN
Member Representative

Justine Gonzalez, Student
Member Representative

Melissa Murphy, PhD
Delegate Representative

Silva Boumjahed, MS, RDN
CA Academy President 

Education Council

Emily Kiresich, PhD, RDN, FAND
Vice President
Joan Frank, MS, RDN

UC System (DPD) Representative

Wanda Siu-Chan, MS, RD

Delegate Representative

Koby Moridzadeh, MED, RDN

Community College Representative

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

Dietetic Internship/CSU Representative

Cary Kreutzer, EdD, MPH, RDN, FAND

Coordinated/Private Program Representative

Brooke Wickman, MS, RDN

Student Representative

Silva Boumjahed, MS, RDN
CA Academy President

Carrie Der Garabedian, MBA, RDN, CFPM

Executive Director

Membership Benefits Council

Heather Garcia MS, RDN
Vice President 

Open
Member Representative

Kristine Yada, MS RDN
Member Representative

Sahar Saffi MS RDN
Member Representative

Jocelyn Harrison MS RDN
Member Representative

Esther Choi RDN
Member Representative

Roberto Couto MS RDN
Member Representative

Ariel Arroyo
Member Representative

Beyza Aktepe
Member Representative

Natalie Andrea Martinez
Member Representative

Jo Miller MPH, RDN  
Delegate Representative

Silva Boumjahed, MS, RDN
CA Academy President

Carrie Der Garabedian, MBA, RDN, CFPM  
Executive Director

Public Policy Council

Nadine Braunstein, PhD, RD, FAND
Vice President 

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

TBD
Advocacy Summit Coordinator

Michelle Katz, MS, RD 
State Legislation Coordinators

Jo Miller, MPH, RDN
Delegate Representative

Silva Boumjahed, MS, RDN
CA Acaademy President

Carrie Der Garabedian, MBA, RD, CFPM
Executive Director

Local Public Policy Representatives

Bay Area District
TBD
Natalie Masis

Coastal Tri Counties Region
TBD

Los Angeles Region
TBD

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

Central Valley District
TBD

Cynthia Tovar, RDNSilicon 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.)

Karen Simmons-Gillian MPA, RDN,
Vice President (Appointed)

TBD
Member Representative

TBD
LA Region

Cynthia Tovar, RD, IBCLC
Delegate Representative

Silva Boumjahed, MS, RDN
CA Academy President

Carrie Der Garabedian, MBA, RDN, CFPM
Executive Director