Executive Committee 2023-2024

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Janet Reid Hector, EdD, RD

Janet Reid Hector, EdD, RDN

Janet Reid Hector is Asst. Professor & Director for MS Degree in Healthcare Management & Leadership at Rutgers University- Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) in the School of Health Professions (SHP). She is a graduate of Columbia University-NY with a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership and Adult Education, holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University & a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University in NJ. For 20 years, Janet worked at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ ( formerly UMDNJ) as the Assistant Director – Clinical Nutrition & Patient Services - planning, organizing, and directing all clinical nutrition functions for the inpatient and ambulatory care sub-units of the University Hospital as well as, coordinating the training, mentoring and precepting of allied health students, third and fourth year medical students enrolled in supervised practicums. Janet served as the Immediate Past President- New Jersey Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 2020-2021 . She has served as President- New Jersey Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 2019- 2020; and President-Elect New Jersey Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 2018-2019. During Janet’s tenure, she lead the organization to secure its most significant legislative achievement. On 01/13/2020 - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the strongest, most comprehensive nutrition and dietetics licensure bill in a generation. Janet was elected Chair-Elect of NOBIDAN, June 1st 2022 ; and will also serve the Academy on the President’s Strategic Advancement Group for the Diversity and Inclusion focus.

Lucy Balogun, MPA, RDN, LD

Lucy Balogun, MPA, RD, LD

I am a long term member of NOBIDAN, previously serving as Treasurer for two terms. I have served in volunteer leadership roles in Indiana and Georgia. My professional career included roles in food service management, clinical services, association management, long term care and school nutrition services. I am happy to serve as your Chair-Elect.

June M. Thompson, RDN, FAND

June M. Thompson, RDN, FAND
Past Chair

June M. Thompson, RDN, FAND has been a member of NOBIDAN (the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition) for the over 15 years, serving on a variety of committees and is currently past chair. June is a Renal Dietitian with Fresenius Kidney Care for the past 38 years and a consultant for Family Affair Care Group, Inc which provides service to adults with intellectual disabilities.

During her career, Mrs. Thompson taught a variety of classes in nutrition at N. C. A&T State University (it should be noted that Mrs. Thompson is a proud alumna of N.C. A&T State University, having obtained her BS in Home Economics with a specialty in Clinical Nutrition in 1979, and her MS in Foods and Nutrition in 1984, respectively).

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) conferred the title of “Fellow” to Mrs. Thompson in September 2017, she received the NOBIDAN “YAM” (You Are Magnificent) award in October 2020 and was voted Dietitian of the year in 1996 by the National Kidney Foundation. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Renal Practice Group (RPG), is also very involved with the North Carolina Counsel of Renal Nutrition, and other local and community organizations as well. She believes that nutrition is not just a job, but a type of "ministry" as well. June has also worked with the Guilford County commissioners on a variety of projects including food distributions to help those in underserved communities, especially during the initial Covid “lock-down”. June is also a member of the Health Ambassadors committee at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to increase understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic diseases in the Black community through its churches. 

June served on the committee that developed the National Baptist Convention “tool kit” which contains materials to improve the understanding of a variety of chronic diseases. It is available on the Academy website. June Thompson generally looks for causes which, in the end, have both the ability to help serve as many members of the community as possible with factual information, or to help as many members of the community as possible with medical services. Both are a necessity for complete service to any community, and for the healthiest community possible. June is also currently working with the Academy’s Health Equity and Diversity Affinity Group, the Diversity and Inclusion committee and Historically Black College and University (HBCU) faculty members to not only increase the number of Dietitians of color but, to increase the understanding of their struggles while becoming a Registered Dietitian.

In her personal life, she is married to Tony L. Thompson for 41 years. They are the proud parents of two adult children, Kenya Danielle and Tony Lee II. She is a lifelong resident of Greensboro, and a proud North Carolinian.

Lela Stapler, MPH 

I am a Public Health Nutritionist for the Georgia Women Infant and Children’s (WIC) program with 14 years of experience. I attended Fort Valley State University for my undergraduate and graduate education. My bachelor’s is in family and consumer sciences with a concentration in food and nutrition and I hold a master’s degree in public health. I recently completed my dietetic internship with the Georgia’s Public Health WIC Program and plan to sit for the registered dietitian exam soon. I am active in several national organizations. I serve on the National WIC Association’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, Diversify Dietetics, and the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I have been a member of NOBIDAN for the past two years and I am excited to serve as secretary.


Judith C. Anglin, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Judith is a nutrition scientist and a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) with approximately twenty years of experience in clinical practice and research – renal nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, nutritional status, clinical nutrition, and public health/community nutrition. She has conducted studies and published journal articles in peer review journals assessing the nutritional status of patients with chronic diseases including obesity, chronic kidney diseases, diabetes, and sickle cell anemia. The New York Times and Chicago Tribune has featured her obesity study. Judith is currently the principal investigator for two (2) renal related studies, examining nutritional status. She served on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Diversity Committee. She is the Education Chair of the Augusta Locally Grown. Judith is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the MS-DI program at Augusta University. She is also a proud Howard University Graduate and Alumnus.

Robin B. Nwankwo, MPH, RDN, CDE

Robin B. Nwankwo, MPH, RDN, CDE
Nominating Committee Chair

As a 30 year community and research dietitian diabetes educator, I have worked on NIH funded and foundation-funded grants exploring peer leader, diabetes education and support. I have co-authored book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles to contribute to the nutrition, nursing, pharmacy and diabetes education profession, emphasizing the empowerment approach to self-management of chronic disease management and outpatient eating disorders support.

NOBIDAN Executive Committee
2018 - 2019


Alison Brown, Roniece Weaver, Rojean Williams and Helen Jackson

NOBIDAN Executive Committee
2016 - 2017


Helen Jackson, PhD, RD, LD/N


Roniece Weaver, MS, RD, LD


Candice Coats, RD, LD


Lucy Balogun, MPA, RD, LD

Immediate Past Chair

Yvonne D. Greer, MPH, RD, CD




NOBIDAN Executive Committee
2014 - 2015


Patricia Brathwaite, Roniece Weaver, Yvonne Greer, Dr. Evelyn Crayton, Frances Titus and Denine Rogers

NOBIDAN Executive Committee
2013 - 2014


Top Row: Denine Rogers, Unknown person, Frances Titus, Helen Jackson, Lucy Balogun
Bottom Row: Lorna Fuller and Michelle Lites

NOBIDAN Executive Committee
2012 - 2013


Frances Titus, Lorna Fuller, Michelle Lites, Lucy Balogun, Lorraine Weatherspoon



Past Chairs with NOBIDAN in FNCE Chicago 100th


Lorna Fuller, Deborah Kemokai-Wright, Dr. Evelyn Crayton, Roniece Weaver, Helen Jackson, Yvonne Greer, Fabioa Gaines, Rojean Williams, Frances Titus, Michelle Lites, Eva Board and Clara B. Baity