Honoring Our Leaders: Past Presidents of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

At the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, we celebrate the legacy and leadership of our past presidents. These distinguished individuals have dedicated their careers to advancing the field of nutrition and dietetics, and their contributions have shaped our organization into what it is today. Under their guidance, we have expanded educational programs, enhanced member services, and increased public awareness about the importance of nutrition. Their commitment to fostering a supportive and innovative environment has empowered countless nutrition professionals to excel in their careers and positively impact the lives of those they serve.

We invite you to explore the profiles of our past presidents, where you will find a brief biography, their significant achievements during their tenure, and their lasting contributions to our field. By honoring these leaders, we recognize the foundation they have built for future generations of nutrition and dietetics professionals. To all our past presidents, we extend our deepest gratitude for your unwavering dedication, visionary leadership, and tireless efforts to advance the mission of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Your legacy continues to inspire and guide us as we strive to promote optimal health and nutrition for all Californians.

1924-1925 — Belle Hagerty Detman
1925-1926 — Helen B. Anderson – First President
1926-1927 — Helen B. Anderson
1927-1928 — Alvina Misch (Mrs. W. Hanson)
1928-1929 — Alvina Misch (Mrs. W. Hanson)
1929-1930 — Elizabeth W. Hayward
1930-1931 — Elizabeth W. Hayward
1931-1932 — Helen B. Anderson
1932-1933 — Elizabeth W. Hayward
1933-1934 — Charlotte Sloan
1934-1935 — Reeva Hinyan Grund
1935-1936 — Lucille Waite Jensen
1936-1937 — Katherine Brown
1937-1938 — Marguerite Richards
1938-1939 — Helen Walsh
1939-1940 — Eleanor Cressell
1940-1941 — Elsie Jo Nelson
1941-1942 — Lavern Owens
1942-1943 — Octavie de Beaulieu
1943-1944 — Virginia Jansse
1944-1945 — Elizabeth Starr
1945-1946 — Edith Marie Ferguson
1946-1947 — Margaret Anderson Clover
1947-1948 — Helen Hawver Anderson
1948-1949 — Clancy Morrison
1949-1950 — Helen L. Gillum
1950-1951 — Juanita Kenefick
1951-1952 — Margaret Ward Hudson
1952-1953 — Louise Christensen
1953-1954 — Virginia Stokdyk Blatchford
1954-1955 — Marjorie Peterson
1955-1956 — Maxine Merrick
1956-1957 — Gertrude Miller

1957-1958 — Jane Sedgwick Pirkey
1958-1959 — Margaret Berry
1959-1960 — Jane Sedgwick Pirkey
1960-1961 — Phyllis Ullman
1961-1962 — Charlotte Dent
1962-1963 — Helen Hawver Anderson
1963-1964 — Jessie Obert
1964-1965 — Jean Sturdevant
1965-1966 — Dolores Nyhus
1966-1967 — Alice Thomas
1967-1968 — Jewel Swindel
1968-1969 — Paul Damazo
1969-1970 — Virginia McMasters
1970-1971 — Mary Lou South
1971-1972 — Dale Lumsden
1972-1973 — Betty Bolton
1973-1974 — Carolyn Gustafson
1974-1975 — Bernice Aarons
1975-1976 — Carol Hayes Torio
1976-1977 — Carol Hayes Torio
1977-1978 — Doris Derelian
1978-1979 — Mary Jo Feeney
1979-1980 — Ann Coulston
1980-1981 — Mary O. Pitt
1981-1982 — Sue Kennedy
1982-1983 — Doris Constenius
1983-1984 — Sharon Long
1984-1985 — Rita Storey
1985-1986 — Cheryl Loggins
1986-1987 — Joan R. Hudiburg
1987-1988 — Corinne Williams
1988-1989 — Linda Dahl

1989-1990 — Jacqueline Saracino
1990-1991 — Barbara Emison Gaffield

1991-1992 — Nell Woodward
1992-1993 — June Payne-Palacio
1993-1994 — Judith M. Ashley
1994-1995 — Sheryl Edson Harding
1995-1996 — Deborah Lasker
1996-1997 — Kathleen Sweeney
1997-1998 — Joanne P. Ikeda
1998-1999 — Doris Fredericks
1999-2000 — Carol Ceresa
2000-2001 — Dorothy J. Terrill
2001-2002 — Caryl 8. Fairfull
2002-2003 — Rita Mitchell
2003-2004 — Suzanna Nye
2004-2005 — Lisa Gibson
2005-2006 — Teresa Bush-Zurn
2006-2007 — Soniya Perl
2007-2008 — Clara Browning Baity
2008-2009 — Kara Caldwell Freeman
2009-2010 — Dorothy Chen-Maynard
2010-2011 — Lorri Holzberg
2011-2012 — Nicole Quartuccio Ring
2012-2013 — Michelle Wien
2013-2014 — Arthur Kress
2014-2015 — Lisa Herzig
2015-2016 — Kathryn Sucher
2016-2017 — Amy Myrdal Miller
2017-2018 — Ruth Frechman
2018-2019 — Golnaz Friedman
2019-2020 — Nancy Banda
2020-2021 — Dorothy Chen-Maynard
2021-2022 — Monica McCorkle
2022-2023 — Fatinah Darwish-Elsherbiny
2023-2024 — Silva Boumjahed